- The NY fashion week shows are over and many exciting looks came down the runways for fall. But since we are just about to have SPRING, it might be fun to look at some of the current trends. One of the most energizing trends is textured fabrics. They are being used for work clothes as well as casual and evening.
- Let’s take a look at a few designers for inspiration.
Textures for Day
The weekend is a time to really have fun with fashion! This
Primrose Leno Weave Cotton (Sold Out) (a Pantone color for spring/summer) in a cold-shoulder blouse is a perfect way to glam up your weekend attire.
|ZigZag Tweed Vogue 1500|
Duplicate this dress from Anne Klein for the office using the textured tweed
ZigZag Tweed and Vogue 1500.
What to wear to an outdoor wedding, fashion show or an informal brunch with the girls? Make a jumpsuit using
Lapis Blue Floral Eyelet (Sold Out) lined with Royal Blue Silk Charmeuse and McCall’s 7366.
Textures for Night
|Reptile Print Stretch Sequin Tulle Michael Kors|
On those Saturday nights when a plain old t-shirt won’t do, make one in this Reptile Print Stretch Sequin Tulle! A t-shirt pattern like McCalls 6927 with a center back opening is best. Pair with
Blue Denim (Temporarily Out of Stock) or Graphite Grey Ponte Knit.
Updated your classic skirt with a flounce. Use
Black Lace with White Backing (Sold Out) and Vogue 9172. Pair with Ivory Silk Double Georgette and make a beautiful classic blouse.
|Smokey Taupe Lace and Sequin Stretch Lace Vogue 1534|
It’s time to “put on the Ritz” when the occasion calls for black tie! A Satin in Smokey Taupe and coordinating Smokey Taupe Sequin Stretch Lace using Vogue 1534 is just the ticket.
Sewing with textured fabrics can be fun, challenging, and rewarding. Refer to sewing guides for how to handle lace and other textured fabrics. Head over to Sew Much Fabric to see all the Textured Fabrics. And don’t forget your notions from the web site- threads, buttons, and linings.
Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.
Great ideas and great fabrics.