This week we're featuring some of our favorite dresses in our favorite fabrics. We have a dress pattern for every style and body type and, of course, every fabric you can imagine to make it happen! Shown above is Suzan's latest piece, her ESP dress by Decades of Style. Check out the FabricLady blog post below on this great pattern that we're all loving. Next to the ESP is Mary Jane's Simone dress by Victory Patterns featured in this blog post. We love patterns like these two that really show off the fabric, giving you endless options to showcase your creativity!
NAVIGATING NOTIONS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BIAS TAPE
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Bias tape is one of the most versatile notions: it can invisibly finish a seam, it can bind layers of fabric together in a matching color, or it can bring your piece to the next level with a contrasting color or pattern. It can be as little as 1/4" wide or as big as 2" wide, single fold or double fold, woven or knit...there is a lot of options! But if you're only relying on premade bias tape, you don't have as many options. Once you learn how easy it is to make your own, the possibilities are endless!
The Sewing Revolution is deep here at SM&D! Our community is growing stronger and stronger. All of us at SM&D are excited to sew, quilt, and craft our way through life. We hope that you will find time to stop by our store, web-store, or even send us an email to share what you are working on and looking for.
Feel free to pass on our email newsletter and coupons to your friends and family. We have been stocking up with the best fabrics, notions, and patterns and we're ready to reach out and grow! Our talented staff is just waiting to help you with your next project.
If you have read down this far, please know that you are a part of the reason that we are still here after 34 years in Berkeley. We have over 46 amazing staff between buyers, managers, sales associates, and teachers who care deeply about your creative experience at SM&D. Most of the other stores are now gone for various reasons and we hope to be here for years still - but we need you to visit us and pass our name along!