Hello and Happy August!
Today we are starting something new that I hope you all will enjoy. There have been a lot of questions in the sewing community about what fabrics work well for which pattern. With online shopping, this can be tough to know what a fabric feels like and what its properties are.
Each month, we plan on putting together a round up of all the patterns released the previous month, showcasing a few of the beautiful makes our team has made and suggesting fabric pairings for each pattern. Hopefully this will provide new ideas and some info on each fabric as well helping to catch you up with all these fun new releases.
Here are some new releases from July 2020. Enjoy!
Annelaine Patterns - Feather Dress
Size 0-30. A loose fit dress with optional elastic waist with various hem options, necklines, and sleeves. This pattern is designed for knit fabrics with a minimum 20% stretch.
Erin used the Pylos LiKnit in Teal to create this stunning and simple dress. The Pylos LiKnit is a specialty KNIT fabric that offers 50% horizontal stretch and has a unique texture and appearance similar to linen and beautiful drape. Check out all of our colors here, we just restocked them yesterday and added additional colors!
Forget Me Not Patterns - Iris Tee
Size 32" - 52" hip. Knit fabrics. A crew neck t-shirt with multiple sleeve options including interesting sleeve pleats.
Nichole used some old designer ends fabric for her cute top, since that is gone we recommend modal as the perfect "keep cool" summer secret. Step your t-shirt game up with this cute sleeve detailing and some cool modal fabric.
Love Notions - Ravinia Skirt Re-release
Size XS-5X. Designed for light to mid weight knits. A pocketed skirt with various lengths
Made for Mermaids - Ruby Top and Dress
Size 34" hip to 64" hip. Lightweight knits with minimum 40% stretch and good recovery for both patterns. Ruby is a bodycon dress with spaghetti straps and a center front slit with optional buttons.
Kamali made this stunning Ruby Dress with Double Brushed Poly. This pattern was practically made for DPB! Double Brushed Poly has a soft and buttery feel. As the name implies, it is brushed on both sides. This fabric has great recovery which is perfect for a form fitting dress. Check out our DBP collection.
Made for Mermaids - Sage Dress
Size 34" hip to 64" hip. Lightweight knits with minimum 40% stretch and good recovery for both patterns. Sage is a split hem t-shirt dress with cute color blocking options.
Patterns for Pirates - X Factor Crop and Dress
Size XXS-5X. A varity of stretch knit fabric including athletic fabrics. A fun twist crop that can be dressed up or down or used for fancy workout gear. The dress options makes this pattern extremely versatile.
Kamali used our 265gsm Athletic Brushed Poly to make this X Factor Crop for activewear. ABP is a lightly brushed fabric with a soft feel and has moisture wicking properties. It has great stretch and recovery and is anti-microbial so it's perfect for those warm work outs! Check out our ABP selection.
Sinclair - Iris Swing Top and Dress
Size 0-30. Medium weight knit with minimum 50% stretch horizontal and 30% vertical. Raglan swing top or dress with flutter or bishop sleeve options.
Amanda used Cupro Pique in Black for this dress. Cupro has a great drape, a silky smooth texture, incredible drape, and is cool to the touch making it a perfect summer fabric. Check out all of our Cupro colors.
True Bias Ogden Cami Re-release
Size 0-18 and 14-30. Lightweight woven fabrics. The cami is the ever popular woven tank with a flattering v-neck. The jumpsuit is a comfy one piece featuring pants length, elastic hem and waist and pockets.
Chalk + Notch Patterns - Marcel Dress and Tank
Size 0-24. Light to medium weight fabric with a nice drape. This is a yolked dress or top with gathered tiers. Loose below the bust for an easy fit.
Nichole used the Dusty Olive Montego Stretch Woven which has gorgeous drape for this pattern. To showcase the beautiful gathers on this garment, try Washed Rayon Gauze in Apple Butter. This is a woven fabric that has a nice crinkle texture and a wonderful fluid drape that would look amazing sewn into this flowy dress.
Size Tween-5x. Roller Romper is designed for 50% stretch knit. The Retro Romper is a fun 80's style tank romper made for roller derby or maybe just relaxing. Foxy Bottoms are designed for swim fabric. The Foxy Bottoms are a high waisted swim bottom with some ruffles and a front tie.
The Retro Romper would be magic in Burgundy Crushed Stretch Velvet. This would also be great in a DBP or even rib knit.
The Foxy Bottoms would pair nicely with any of our swim fabric. I especially would love to see this sewn up in a stripe with that awesome detailing at the waist. Check out this Royal and White Vertical Stripe.
Size 0-24. Most all mid-weight fabric with some drape will work for the Seaforth pants. This is a loose-fit pant with two views, full length with a wide hem and ankle length with elastic hem. Cargo style pockets with zippered opening and optional back pockets.
The Vero Beach set calls for drapey wovens for the top and mid for the bottoms. This is a two piece pattern. The top is a hooded shirt with a kangaroo pocket and a bias bound neck. The shorts have slash hip pockets, elastic waist, and optional drawstring.
Helen’s Closet - Gilbert Top
Size 0-30. Light to mid weight fabrics with no stretch. The Gilbert Top is a button and tie front top with two sleeve lengths that complement different fabrics.
For a perfect "almost solid" try the Sage Melange Poplin.This gentle sage color is an unexpected neutral for the summer months and would look great with this pattern. Plus, Poplin looks the same on both right and wrong sides of the fabric, so the back side of the tie wouldn't stand out.
Size 0-20, 14-30. Opal is a pants or shorts pattern with a standard elastic waist or a trendy paperbag waist, wide or tapered leg. Olive is a relaxed fit, woven dress with dropped shoulders and multiple sleeve finishes.
Try Pink Chambray for the Opal pants. A fun color would make these a statement piece in your wardrobe and Chambray has a nice texture for pants and shorts. This is the perfect weight to maintain some movement but have enough structure to hold up for day to day wear.
For the Olive Dress, check out Hunter Green Rayon Challis. Using a solid color highlights the bodice detailing. This would be a great Autumn/Winter color and a fantastic layering piece.
Pattern Emporium - Entice Me Dress
Size 6-24. Fitted t-shirt dress that can be dressed up or down with multiple sleeve options, hemlines, and an optional cowl back. 4-way stretch with good recovery.
This is such a versatile dress that would work with many fabrics we carry. DBP, Modal, Bamboo Spandex. Here we're showing a rib knit that would make for a super on-trend dress. Check out the Autumn Floral on Rust in Rib Knit:
Size XS-4X. Knits with 50% stretch and good recovery. Phoenix is a tank with multiple lengths and necklines including a flounce. Romy Twist is a cross over bodice and a twist hem skirt to match.
Phoenix looks great in a rib knit. Check out Persaphone Floral on Light Mustard.
The Romy Twist skirt would look amazing with the drape of Bamboo. Pictured is Cyberspace.
Sageville Patterns - Gardenia Top and Dress
Size XXS-6X. Knits with minimum 25% stretch and good recovery with a nice drape. A fit and flow dress with godets for extra volume and a peek-a-boo shoulder and flutter sleeves.
Sonia Estep Designs - Bahama Bottoms
Size 00-30. Light to medium weight wovens or drapey knits. Pants or shorts with a relaxed fit.
Tidal Wave ITY would pair perfectly with the relaxed vibe of these pants.
Trish Newbery - Dana Shrug Cardi
Size XXS-4XL. Summer weight knits with min 30% stretch. Cocoon style shrug with optional hood and option back buttons and dolman style sleeves.
For a perfect summer cardigan, try Bamboo Spandex. This fabric not only has a wonderful drape, it is extremely breathable and very stretchy. Here we show it in a great neutral color, Greige.
5 out of 4 Patterns - Daniel Shorts
XS-6X. Medium weight knits with minimum 25% stretch. Basic men's shorts with optional pockets and a great size range.
These shorts would look great in a variety of different fabrics. For a comfy and athletic feel, try Circular Knit. Here it's shown in Midnight Green.
If you enjoyed this round-up, leave us a comment with your favorite pairing. :)