New Fabrics for March 2010

Sku# CL2037 
Dusty Rose/Banana Yellow Floral Cotton
97% Cotton 3% Lycra
Designer-Helen Wang


Floral prints are a big trend again this spring.  This is a blouse/dress weight cotton with stretch.  The colorway is dusty rose, banana yellow, gold, toast and khaki on an ivory ground.  Make a pleated skirt, blouse or dress.

Sewl Mates



French Pink Knit


68% Cotton 30% Viscose 2% Elastic 


Construction in Progress


Button: Honey Bisque  7/8″  $1.50

Gutermann Thread #323

Ykk invisible zipper #S082

Rayon hem tape: Whiskey 

Sweet Inspiration




Burda Style Plus Size Spring/Summer 2010  #413

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5453, 5455, McCalls 5655, 5845, Simplicity 2403, 2724, Vogue 1043, 2960  

Sewing Tip: Be sure to stabilize the zipper area with fusible interfacing.  

Sku# CE2036

White/Soldier Blue Geometric Print  


97% Cotton 3% Lycra


Designer-Helen Wang


This is a pretty geometric print in cool shades of soldier and midnight blue on a white ground.  A light weight stretch cotton perfect for spring dresses or blouses.

Sewl Mates

Sku# C2035

Midnight Navy Cotton Sateen


100% Cotton


Construction in Progress  


YKK invisible zipper #501

Buttons: Black & Royal Blue Brushstrokes  11/16″ $1.10   1-1/8″ $2.00

Gutermann thread  #249

Rayon hem tape White

Sweet Inspiration




Burda Style  03/2010  #101B

Pattern Suggestions:  Butterick 5450, 5451, McCalls 5630, 5801, Simplicity 2447, 2584, Vogue 8469, 8598 

Sewing Tip: “Baste crosswise edges together to prevent stretching during washing.”-from More Fabric Savvy by Sandra Betzina

Sku# CL2039

Key Lime/Stone Grey Tweed


58% Cotton 25% Linen 17% Lurex




 Key lime, ivory and stone grey with just a hint of metallic make up this gorgeous tweed from Canvasback.  The weave is firm but the overall hand has a soft drape.  Perfect for suits or dresses.

Sewl Mate

Sku# S1032000

Dupioni- Mint Green


100% Silk


Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread  #116, 704

Buttons: Square Chrome Mirror  11/16″ $2.75  15/16″ $4.00

Invisible zipper  #874

Rayon Hem Tape:  Iced Lime, Banker’s Grey

Sweet Inspiration




Burda Style 02/2010  #108  

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5277, 5316, McCalls 5716, 5923, New Look 6610, Simplicity 2452, Vogue 8621, 8640

Sewing Tip: This fabric is dry clean only.

Sku# CE2038

Tangerine Pique


96% Cotton 4% Elastic



This stretch cotton pique is from Phi (pronounced Fee).  Phi is a New York boutique owned by Susan Dell, wife of Michael Dell.  Dress weight with a crisp hand, this beautiful tangerine color would make a great skirt, jacket or sheath dress.

Sewl Mates




97% Cotton 3% Elastine


Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread  #460

Buttons: Gold Square Basketweave   1″ $2.50

Invisible zipper  #523

Sweet Inspiration


Burda Style 02/2010 #104B  

Pattern Suggestion: Butterick 5292, 5460, McCalls 6028, 6039, Simplicity 2404, 2424, Vogue 8355, 8644

Sewing Tip: Serging is a great seam finish that doesn’t add any bulk for pique.

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