It's no secret that ikat is one of our favorite fabrics. The ease and breathability of cotton together with the gorgeous woven designs...it's a winning combination!
|Clockwise from top left: Washi Dress in Dakota Ikat by Meg from Sew Liberated, self drafted dress by Junebug and Darlin, Scout Tee in another Dakota Ikat by Rita, and Bridgetown Dress by Mary.|
While we're on the subject of cotton, we always love to see people garment sewing with quilting weight cottons. Such a good way to show off all those fun prints!
|Clockwise from top left: Emery Dress in Libs Eliot print by Lauren (with a Seamwork Elmira sweater), Cotton + Steel button down by Bernard, Elizabeth's lipstick print dress (print by Bouffants & Broken Hearts), and Willow Tank in an Erin Michael print by Ally.|
We've had a lot of stunning prints in rayon lately, and our customers make them look even more fabulous!
|Clockwise from top left: Simplicity 8124 by Montoya Mayo, Trina Dress by Yavanna, Sway Dress in rayon batik by Jeanne, and shirtdress in rayon challis by Alisa.|
If bold cotton and rayon prints aren't your thing, try sewing with some other fibers. Yarn-dyed cottons, slubby silk noil, lightweight linens, and linen-rayon blends often have some texture to add visual interest to an otherwise plain fabric.
|Clockwise from top left: Kielo Wrap Dress in Sorrento Linen by Alex, Talia Woven Pants in textured cotton by Katie, Ethel Top in Caramel silk noil by Vanessa, and Farrow Dress in linen/rayon by Catherine.|
We couldn't forget about knits! For quick, easy projects, you can't beat the simplicity of knits.
|Clockwise from top left: Agnes Tee in Art Gallery cotton/spandex knit by Kendra, Fraser Sweatshirt in quilted knit by Lauryn, poly/rayon gothic print leggings by Stephanie, and Plantain Tee in shibori bamboo knit by threadassembly.|
If you can't decide what you want to sew with, try our upstairs for a little bit of everything! There are some real treasures up there, and everything is half-off. Check out what these customers found!
|Clockwise from top left: Nancy's Pilvi Coat, Seamwork Mesa dress by Sarah, Mimosa Culottes by Chuleenan, and a Limoncello Cardigan Chuleenan made for her mom.|
If you want to participate in Me Made May, there's still time! Just tag your pictures on social media with #memademay or #mmmay17. And as always, no matter what time of year, tag us with #stonemountainfabric if you post something with our fabric, patterns, or notions!