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Simple Everyday Tricks

Have you ever used a simple trick to do something clever? You may not always have the required tools or supplies needed to complete a task, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing it. Sometimes, you can use simple everyday tricks like the ones illustrated below to get things done efficiently. Not only will these […]

Fashion Color Report Fall 2014

On Thursday, February 6th, Pantone published its Fashion Color Report Fall 2014 just as New York Fashion Week got underway. To produce this semi-annual report, Pantone begins well before Fashion Week, interviewing today’s top fashion designers to find out what colors are on their minds, on their drawing tables and on their radar for next season. The […]

Perfect Patterns: Spring & Summer

With Spring and Summer just around the corner, we teamed up with our friends at BurdaStyle to bring you some perfect patterns for Spring and Summer! The Romantic Maxi Dress The Romantic Maxi Dress may be the highlight of this collection with its revealing sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and flowing full skirt. Two different florals are beautifully feminine. We […]

Girly Gingham Fabric

I have always had an affinity for gingham fabric. It makes me think of Brigit Bardot, sunny days and picnics—a visual we could all use right about now. I like its playful vintage quality and also its versatility in projects. While the polar vortex has yet to loosen its grip, it’s never too early to […]

Hemming Jeans – Fast & Easy!

Let’s face it, everyone wears jeans (who doesn’t love Denim Fabric?). Young, old and especially anyone in between wear them for just about any occasion. Jeans are typically manufactured in very long lengths so shortening them is a common necessity. Surprisingly, jeans are one of the easiest of pants to hem. Why anyone would pay […]

Seersucker Fabric

When I think seersucker fabric, I envision wearing summer shorts on a yacht with boat shoes and a polo tee. Ahh. It’s a preppy warm weather fabric perfect for a sundress or breezy button-up—no Ralph Lauren ad scenery required. If you’re already working on your spring wardrobe and aren’t quite sure how to utilize that […]

Top Trends at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has arrived yet again, and with it comes some serious sewing inspiration. From new silhouettes to fun textures, I’ve rounded up the top seven runway trends to keep in mind when picking out fabric for your next creation. 1. Rounded Shoulders. In the world of posture, this is something to be […]

Here Comes the Bridal Fabric

With all those Christmas proposals finally sinking in, it’s time to really start planning that spring, summer or fall wedding! And, of course, it’s never too early to take care of the most important part of the occasion: the dress. Whether you’re making a custom gown for yourself or a loved one, it’s time to […]

Coats With Statement Wool Fabric

As the polar vortex tightens its grip, we need to reach for coats that will keep us toasty and, well, brighten our mood. The best way to do this? Make our own standout toppers in wool fabric we love. Right now, the most luxurious designers are all about bright saturated colors—but we can create our […]

Chenille Fabric for Home & Wardrobe

For Christmas in 7th grade, my mother bought me a black chenille fabric sweater. It might sound bland, but it seemed magical with its soft warmth and beautiful texture. I wore it to death—till the color faded and the sleeve edges were frayed. It was very loved, and to this day when I hear the […]