New Fabrics for April 2011


Computer Blues


100% Cotton


Designer Tuleh

This is a whimsical print that reminds me of computer parts and wires!  The fabric is a cotton lawn, semi sheer with just a hint of crispness.The colors are caribbean blue, purple, white and black.  Make a summer dress, skirt or blouse.

Sewl Mate

Sku #L2106 

White Linen

100% Italian Linen


Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining-Aqua

Buttons: Sugar Plum  1/2″  $1.00

Sugar Plum  5/8″   $1.15

YKK invisible zipper #547

Gutermann thread  #621, 945

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 4/2011 #123

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5555, 5615, McCalls 5388, 6202, Simplicity 2254, 2255, Vogue 8470, 8668

Sewing Tip: Use a size 9 Universal Needle.

Sku #C2120 

Calming Waters


100% Cotton


Combine a soft cotton lawn with the soothing shades of blue and purple and you can’t help but think relaxing thoughts.  Make a maxi dress or blouse with full sleeves.

Sewl Mate

Sku #WS1090 

UltraViolet Double Cloth Wool Crepe


96% Wool 4% Spandex


Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining-Royal

Buttons: Violet Quartz  1/2″  $1.00

Stardust  7/16″  $.45

YKK invisible zipper # 558

Gutermann thread # 251, 928

Sweet Inspiration

 Burda Style 3/2011 #125

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5486, 5612, McCalls 6079, 6331, Simplicity 2175, 2215, Vogue 1086, 8723

Sewing Tip:  Fold twice and topstitch for an easy hem finish.

Sku #V3121 

Animal Instinct


100% Viscose


Get on board with the animal print trend! This lovely black and grey reversible print is dress weight with good drape.  You can back this with fusible interfacing to add body and make it jacket weight.  Sew up a sheath dress, A-line skirt or tunic top.

Sewl Mate

Sku #WS1088
Black Menswear Wool
97% Wool #% Spandex

Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining-Grey
Buttons: Hubcap 1″ $2.00
Crater 5/8″ $4.00
Gutermann thread #110, 010
Ykk invisible zipper #580

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 3/2011 #120 Jacket, #122 Skirt

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5466, 5554, McCalls 6201, 6278, Simplicity 2212, 2282, Vogue 1118, 7963

SewingTip: Highlight the reverse side at a princess seam, collar or a band at the hem.

Sku #PVM3117 

Black Metallic Jacquard Brocade




This special occasion brocade is reversible.  One side has a matte black background with shantung like slubs.  The leaf print has a subtle metallic sheen.  The other side is where the metallic sheen really stands out with just a hint of the slub texture and matte black color.  Perfect for a cocktail suit, one shoulder dress, or evening gown.

Sewl Mate

Sku #S10522022  

Black 4-ply silk


100% Silk


Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining-Black

Buttons: Ebony Jet  1-1/8″  $1.50

Ebony Jet  1-3/8  $2.10

Gutermann Thread #010

Invisible zipper #580

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 2/2010 #140

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5322, 5603, McCalls 6292, 6320, Simplicity 2253, 2256, Vogue 1154, 1174

Sewing Tip: Make a covered button using the opposite side of the fabric.

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