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Meet Zayn

Meet Zayn

Here it is, the one you've been waiting for...The Zayn Shirt. This split personality top is perfect for those who want to be classic and modern, all in the same garment. The short sleeve garment drapes from its flattering high, curved neckline and plunges into a gorgeous drape on the left side. And, this is a garment you don't have to take sides on  – it is suited for both wovens and knits!

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Sewing with Velvet

Sewing with Velvet

​Velvet is the ultimate luxury fabric. For many, the deep, rich qualities of velvet bring to mind everything from sumptuous royal gowns to memories of special occasion holiday dresses worn as a child. As this holiday season approaches – and the holiday party invitations start trickling in – I have found myself thinking of creating new velvet pieces for my wardrobe. But I don't want these garments to be worn just for special occasion, I want to be able to bask in the luxury of velvet after the party season ends. 

Erin is wearing our Stella top and Valencia pants. The dark purple velvet of the Stella top has a subtle print that makes the color even richer. The Stella top is a great choice for this fabric because it really shows off the drape of the velvet fabric. While the Stella on its own is a loose fitting garment, it isn't so blousy that you can't tuck it in. A trendy wide belt is the perfect accessory to pull the outfit together, while accentuating your waist line. 

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An Unexpected & Essential Sewing Tool

An Unexpected & Essential Sewing Tool

Sometimes the simplest tools can be the best. Take the humble tweezer. Sure, it has been stereotyped as a bathroom-only apparatus used only for splinters and the stray eyebrow hair. But the tweezer is more than that, it is an apparatus that can be used in the most delicate of sewing situations. 

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Sewing with Faux Fashion Leather

Sewing with Faux Fashion Leather

Fall fashion trends come and go, but few have the staying power of leather. The leather motorcycle jacket became a classic look the instant Marlon Brando roared into movie theaters on his motorcycle in The Wild One in 1953. Nothing says sleek, sexy – and rebellious – like leather. Whether you are wearing a full jacket or just a pop of leather trim, leather can take your look to the next level. 

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New Fabrics

New Fabrics

New fabrics! Spring is here and it's time to look at fresh new colors and lighter weight fabrics.

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Haiku Two KITS Now Available

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Pattern Kits Now Available!

F2 Emma 2015 Kits

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Texture Play Zen Jacket - Sew Confident! January 2015

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Sew Confident! as a Gift

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Tamari Apron

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Summer Challis

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When I think of challis, I conjure up images of European paisley wool skirts. Beautiful, but not exactly what I am wearing these days, especially in the summer.
 
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Burberry Goes Street Chic

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The various plaids appear to be collaged onto the fabric with softened and zigzag edges, all of which are carefuly blended over 40's-style glamour portraits.

While I can imagine making a skirt from the eDress download pattern, my guess is that I will make a Eureka Top to wear under an Onde Jacket.

Check these two knits out. 5-813-5 has some purples and rose tones. 5-813-6 has more yellow plus many earth tones.

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5-813-6 Portrait Printed Knit - Earth

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Marvelous Mulberrys

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Magenta, mulberry, burgundy, plum, cranberry - whatever the season's color flavor is called, this color category is always in fashion, one way or another. 

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Serious Shirtings

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Shirtings are a most for a breezy, cool spring.

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French Knits

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We have just added 21 fabulous new knits, most of them from France.

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The Fabrics are Pouring In.......

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Just when we thought activities would wind down around here for the holidays, we get an unexpected surprise!  Fabrics are just pouring in this week!  So we're starting off with the most unique first, textured jacquard weaves from France.  Here's a little more detail from Linda herself......

We just received some very unusual jacquard weave fabrics from France. The textured weaves are quite detailed and the colors are so rich. I can't wait to make a simple shirt like the Zen Shirt, the Liberty Shirt or a MixIt Shirt to wear as a jacket. Or the Tosca Dress always works well in purple jacquard. All of them are washable and won't wrinkle.  Very limited yardages available.

Here's a few similar styles just to give you an idea.....

Then let your imagination run wild!

  

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Missoni! Missoni! Missoni!

We can't get enough of these fun sweater knits! And of course, each one in our color of choice: citrus green.

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Erin (left): Missoni Sweater Knit eVest

This eVest was bound using Sea Blue & Grey Blue Stripe Knit along the center front & armholes.

Linda (right): Pear Crochet Sweater Knit eVest, Grey Rayon Trio T-Shirt, Grey Pinstripe Trio Pants

This eVest was bound with Floral Knit Print - Pink/Green along the lower hems & armholes.

 

Sweater vests, cardigans, wraps and shrugs are so popular right now. Get your hands on these great fabrics before their gone!

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Sewing with Nancy

I had the wonderful opportunity of going to Wisconsin to film two television shows with sewing star, Nancy Zieman.

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Rich Textures for Fall

New luxurious fabrics are coming in everyday, just in time for fall. The temperatures are dropping which makes me excited for lush & sophisticated jackets like the Verona Jacket. Try out this flattering jacket using Wool Damask Knit or Damask Print Velvet.

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