Tag Archives: Fabric

Cutting Knit Fabrics

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Cutting Knit Fabrics Knit fabrics can be difficult to work with. They’re soft and fluid, which means they like to slip and slide around while you’re trying to cut them. If you’re not careful, you’ll end … Continue reading

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Knit Blouses

Sunday’s Someday Project: Emerald & Taupe Knit Blouses Awhile ago, I purchased several yards of a slubbed rayon knit. It’s lightweight, super soft, and very drapey. I bought some in a dark teal and some in a light tan. I … Continue reading

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Aqua Plisse Blouse

Wednesday’s Project: Aqua Plisse Blouse When I walked into Hobby Lobby a few years ago, I immediately fell in love with a cotton plisse they had on display. It had so many things going for it. The color, for aqua … Continue reading

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Cotton Sateen

Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Sateen Sateen is a fabric that’s been made with a satin weave, where more of the cross threads are on the surface of the fabric, producing a slight sheen. Sateen is usually made of cotton, or sometimes … Continue reading

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Cotton Flannel

Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Flannel Flannel is an extremely soft, napped fabric, usually made of cotton, but sometimes of wool. In some cases it can be napped on both sides, but usually it’s smoothly woven on one side and very soft … Continue reading

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Mint Suede Dress Coat

Sunday’s Someday Project: Mint Suede Dress Coat Because of my wide back and sloped shoulders, I have a very hard time finding coats and jackets that fit. Most of them are too narrow across the back, and so they bind … Continue reading

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Silk Dupioni & Georgette Curtains

Sunday’s Someday Projects: Bedroom Curtains I need curtains for my bedroom. My new comforter is a warm, dark purple—almost a wine color, but more purple—and my accent colors are lavender, soft gold and dusty green.

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Taffeta

Saturday’s Stash: Taffeta Taffeta is a luxury fabric that’s lightweight and crisp. It tends to have a slight sheen to it, and it makes a characteristic rustling sound when it moves. Many taffetas are shot, that is, cross-woven with different … Continue reading

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Burnout Chiffon

Saturday’s Stash: Burnout Chiffon Burnout chiffon is a lightweight fabric where a pattern is chemically burned away, leaving a raised opaque area and a burned away sheer area. Often the pattern is floral, with the space in between the floral … Continue reading

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Shot Cotton

Saturday’s Stash: Shot Cotton With shot fabrics, two different colors of yarn are woven together, so that the weft threads are of one color and the warp threads are another. If the two colors are similar, the eye will often … Continue reading

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