Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dots & Stripes Forever



                   
These prints are so much fun - like in this Marcy Tilton dress.
Pattern - Vogue 8975 - Marcy Tilton dress

This very loose-fitting, pullover dress (close-fitting through bust) has fun draped pockets. The shaped hemline is longer in front than back. You can use bias binding for neckline and armholes.
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This pattern also comes with a loose-fitting, unlined jacket with dropped shoulders (on the model in white). A tie closes the neckline. This jacket is unusual in that the front and back is cut-in-one with a side panel but no shoulder or side seams, and side front slits - SO Marcy Tilton.

THIS PATTERN IS UNSUITABLE FOR OBVIOUS DIAGONALS - SO USE YOUR DOTS HERE!

COTTON KNIT WITH LYCRA

If you want to go colorful - this is the fabric for you!
Vogue recommends two-way stretch knits such as rayon and spandex and cotton and spandex.

What is the difference between Lycra and Spandex?

Spandex and Lycra are the same material.
Spandex is a generic term to describe the cloth, whereas Lycra is one of the most popular brand names of Spandex.      
   


      
But stripes are not to be left out! 
Here is a classic skirt pattern that is jazzed up with stripes! 

     BURDA SKIRT - 3152 PAIRED WITH A STRIPED RAYON/POLY KNIT

Want to see this pattern and other tips for working with stripes in action? Check out Suzan's blog, FabricLady3!
     

      
                   
   
       
 
This cute bag would be great in a fun cotton!     
VOGUE 8843- MARCY TILTON BAG

This lined bag has inside and outside pockets to stash your favorite items!
Echino cottons from Japan are a nice heavy weight, perfect for a great bag!


Parents, do you have a little one in the house?
Our laminated cottons are perfect fun drop cloths. 
Easy to clean: Just wipe down with a damp sponge - no washing required. 






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