Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Skirts by Nina

Nina used New Look 6456 to make these two super simple, very fun cotton skirts!

These are a great example of how varying your fabric choice can give you a whole different look!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Speckle Knits

These knits look solid, but are actually hiding a rainbow of tiny multicolored speckles! The cream-colored jersey reminds me of confetti birthday cake!

 While the grey French terry has a more subtle, heathered look.

Knits like these sew up so fast! You can have a new dress in a day. Or a t-shirt, jacket, pair of pants, whatever!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Five New Cotton Voiles

These soft cotton voiles are lighter than air, sheer and transparent, with a softer, looser weave than lawn. Perfect for scarves, sheer dresses. and summer blouses for weightless layering.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Art Gallery Knits

We have a few more gorgeous new cotton knit prints from Art Gallery! Take a look!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Liberty Lawns

Smooth, silky cotton lawn, adorned with gorgeous, unique prints: there's really nothing like Liberty of London! Take a look at what's new.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Art Gallery Rayon

Swishy, soft, drapey rayon challis makes the perfect summer dress, especially when you want something a little more elegant than cotton, but more washable than silk! These rayon prints from Art Gallery are the perfect balance. Try these when you need a dress to wear to a wedding, a date on a warm night, or simply to look great running errands!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Michelle's White Dress

Michelle made this cool, summery white dress from a combination of embroidered and solid cotton.

She used the embroidered fabric judiciously; the bodice back and sides were cut in the solid to save precious fabric! 

 The straps were done with a beaded, braided cord. Beautiful!

Michelle used Vogue 9252, a pattern from the Very Easy line with a high-low hem and cup size options for fitting.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Woven Cotton Stripes and Dots

These woven striped cottons are softer than a classic poplin shirting, with a drapey feel and cloudy soft texture. But like shirting, they are perfect for, well, shirts! Blouses, dresses, pajamas, and skirts would be equally lovely and comfortable.

These dotted cottons are part of the same fabric family, with the dots woven in to create a dobby texture.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Striped Knits

Striped knits never seem to go out of style. We have several new jersey knits in bold, fresh stripes for you to enjoy!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Penny Rose Lawns

We have some sweet new printed cotton lawns from Penny Rose Fabrics, a line that's part of the Riley Blake family. Fresh colors and florals are just right for summer!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: A sweet dress by Rebecca

It's definitely not too late to start sewing summer dresses! Summer is in full swing and quick projects like this sweet little girl's dress made by Treadlette Rebecca are perfect. Start it this morning and she can wear it this afternoon!

 Rebecca coordinated fabrics to make the cute soft toy match. She said she doesn't have a plan for this dress, but when she saw the pattern, she knew she had to make it! It was too cute to resist!

Rebecca used Simplicity 8347, which includes both the dress and the soft toy!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Neutral Silk Crepe

Bright colors are eye-catching, but sometimes they aren't the most flattering or appropriate to the occasion, or may simply not be your style. A neutral shade like these, in delicate, soft pastel silk crepe, can be the perfect fabric for you.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Seven Gorgeous Silk Prints For Summer

Airy light and vividly bright, summer silks should float on the slightest breeze and make you look fabulous. These silk chiffons, crepes, and charmeuse satins definitely fit the bill!

We have a wonderful selection of silk right now, so stop by and see!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sevenberry Petite Garden

We have some adorable new small-scale floral prints from Robert Kaufman's Sevenberry Petite Garden line.

These small prints are easy to wear, and the soft, smooth cotton makes them great for blouses and dresses!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

We're taking this Treadlette Tuesday off to celebrate Independence Day!

The store will be closed today, July 4. Shop again regular hours tomorrow!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shot Cottons

Woven with different colors on the warp and weft, shot fabrics have a lustrous, iridescent quality. It helps when the colors are as bright and saturated as in our new shot cottons!