Last Fabrics for March 2010

Sku# VL2045

Spice Tweed


72% Viscose 28% Linen


Designer-Ann Taylor

Shades of saffron, paprika, turquoise and spring green make up this beautiful blend from Ann Taylor.  This fabric is a woven, soft, drapey and semi-sheer.  Make a tunic, dress or skirt.

Sewl Mate

Sku# CE2038

Tangerine Pique 


96% Cotton 4% Elastine


Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining: Candy Yellow

Gutermann thread #863

Ykk invisible zipper #892

Buttons: Gold 4 Leaf Clover 1-1/8″ $2.70

Tangelo 1″ $4.00

Rayon Hem Tape: Whiskey

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 01/2010 #129

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4238, 5364, McCalls 5936, 6071, Simplicity 2417, 2888, Vogue 8483, 8511

Sewing Tip: Because this is a slightly loose weave, be sure to serge both ends of your fabric before prewashing.

Sku# CE2047

Tomato Red Knit


96% Cotton 4% Elastine


Designer-Phillip Lim

I love this gorgeous tomato red interlock knit.  Medium weight and drapey, this knit has excellent crosswise stretch and slightly less lengthwise stretch.  Make a wrap dress or any top with draping.  Add gold sandals and accessories and you are ready for summer!

Sewl Mates

Sku #CL2019

Red Roses and Khaki Leaf Print


97% Cotton 3%Lycra


Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread #406

Interfacing: Sheer Fusible Tricot

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 06/2009 #101

Pattern Suggestion: Butterick 5206, 5384, McCalls 5752, 6074, Simplicity 2417, 2443, Vogue 8582, 8633

Sewing Tip: Add an extra 1/4 yard to your purchase to allow for shrinkage.

Sku #RWN3044

Global Stripe


58″ Rayon 32% Wool 10% Nylon


Designer-Ann Taylor

From Ann Taylor, this is a fabulous dress weight wool blend.  Pronounced yarns in dark chocolate and white this fabric is semi sheer with a lovely drape.  Great for dresses, skirts and blouses.

Sewl Mates

Sku# C2042

Dark Chocolate Eyelet


100% Cotton


Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread #596

Buttons: Fortune Cookie 7/8″ $2.25

YKK invisible zipper #916

Rayon Hem Tape: Deep Brown

Sweet Inspiration

Instyle Magazine

Burda Style 02/09 #105

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4811, 5473, McCalls 6027, 6035, Simplicity 2588, 2702, Vogue 1113, 8577

Sewing Tip:  Use 1/4″ strips of fusible interfacing for all shoulder and neckline seams to prevent stretching.

Sku# LC2046

Sand Tweed


52% Linen 40% Cotton 8% Nylon


This linen blend has a subtle tweed background with two kinds of stripes- in black and cream and the other with 1/4″ squares.  The overall pattern is softly blended and the color palette sophisticated.  Very nice hand with soft draping, this is perfect for a dress or suit.

Sewl Mates

Sku# CS20119091

Black Stretch Sateen


97% Cotton 3% Spandex


Sku# CV4028

Timeless Taupe Double Knit




Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining: Diamond White

Buttons: Jaguar 7/8″ $4.50, 1-1/8″ $5.50

Gutermann thread #506

YKK invisible zipper #572

Rayon Hem Tape: Nude Beige

Sweet Inspiration

Burday Style 03/2010 #114B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5428, 5471, McCalls 6038, 6042, Simplicity 2424, 2473, Vogue 1127, 8630

Sewing Tip: Ok, this is more like a fashion tip.  Nude shoes are all the rage for spring and this fabric works well with that trend.

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