Sunday, June 26, 2016

More photos of our new favorite prom dress!

If you liked the fabulous lace prom dress we shared last week, take a look at these photos from the event! The dress is modeled by the Amanda, the young woman who designed and sewed it!


Doesn't she look stunning?




Check out our previous post for more details about this dress!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Chambray Dress

If you loved the chambray gauze we shared last week, take a look at this cute dress that Treadlette Julia made!


The soft pleats at the neckline take advantage of the fineness and drape of the double gauze. Don't try this with a too-crisp or bulky fabric; you need one that gently flows.

Julia used New Look 6431, a sweet, summery, sleeveless pattern. Nice choice, Julia!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Activewear fabrics

We have some bright new activewear fabrics in the store. These high-stretch knits are all about performance. Sew the perfect garments for running, yoga, or the gym!


Many of our new activewear fabrics are a micro-perforated dot mesh, which can help moisture to quickly evaporate off the skin.


Don't settle for poorly fitting workout clothes. Sew your own custom versions and get your body moving in comfort!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Delightful Prom Dress

You may have seen this dress displayed in our front window. It was made by one of our Treadle sewing class students for her senior prom. We were absolutely blown away by the fantastic job Amanda did on this ambitious design!


Amanda used a heavily beaded and embroidered lace which she appliqued by hand to the foundation fabric.


The back has a great detail, too: A deep V laced closed with a huge pink silk bow!


Amanda used Vogue 8729, a vintage re-release, to make this dress.


And finally, to finish the outfit, a little clutch purse made in matching silk with a leftover scrap of the beaded lace. Adorable!


Thanks for sharing your fabulous dress with us, Amanda!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Liberty Prints

We have some new Tana Lawn fabrics from Liberty of London, just the thing for the hot summer weather!






Monday, June 13, 2016

Chambray Double Gauze

Double gauze fabrics are always popular, and we can see why" they're soft, light, and so comfortable to wear. We have some new cotton double gauze fabrics in chambray shades, with a subtle woven dot pattern. Ideal for cool shirts and blouses!





Friday, June 10, 2016

Colorful Lace

Lace isn't just for bridal wear! We have a huge assortment of new laces in bright summery colors!


Lace looks sheer and cool blended with solid fabrics and can go from dressy to casual depending on how you style it. The latest issue of Vogue Patterns Magazine has a feature on using lace for casual summer garments. It's full of great ideas!










There are also loads of laces in black and subtle neutrals.