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Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading for this issue.

September 30, 2016

Fabrics Featured this Month


Rose Silk Crepe de Chine: This floral print was paired with a solid black georgette (purchased locally) for Arden.

Burgundy Gold Sparkle Lurex Poly Rayon: One version of Winona was sewn in this sparkly, waffly knit.

Laguna Cotton Jersey in Onyx: This jersey was paired with Black Knit Floral and Geometric Stretch Lace for the other version of Winona.

For even more fabric suggestions, head over to Swatch Service.

Notions + Supplies


Lace Heaven: Satisfy all your crazy appliqué desires with this shop.

Lace Appliqué at Mood Fabrics: Mood has a pretty solid collection of classy appliqué.

Spandex House: For all your stretch lace needs.



Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion: We recently discussed this book in the Colette Book Club, but it's a must-read if you're interested in slow sewing.

Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel: This is the next book that will be discussed in the Colette Book Club. It imagines the life of one of the most well-known and controversial fashion designers, Coco Chanel.



Royal Shakespeare Company Costumes: Take a behind-the-scenes peek at costume making for all your favorite Shakespeare characters at Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Fringe Association: If you would like to read more about—or participate in—Slow Fashion October, here's the outline.

Motion Picture Costumers Union: The creative team that evokes emotions and transports audiences to exotic places and times—past or future—through the visual influence of costumes.

Costume Designers Guild: The Guild represents Costume Designers, Assistant Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators working at the highest levels of skill and expertise in motion pictures, television and commercials.

Finding Inspiration from Vintage Patterns: This article from March covers tasteful and inspiring ways to incorporate vintage touches to your garments.

Cosplay Tutorials—A Resource for Costumers: If you ever need help making a costume or you want to give cosplaying a try, this site has every tutorial you might want.



Named Patterns, Evolution Theory: Named just released their new collection, and several of us have already bought some copies to make!

Harrison Shirt: Cashmerette released a button-up with princess seams for a curve-friendly fit.

Trina Dress: Victory's latest release is a stunning kimono-inspired dress.



Next Level Knits: Sew tailored knit attire your coworkers, friends and family are sure to admire.

Fitting Fashion Knits the Palmer/Pletsch Way: This Craftsy class will teach you how to fit knits using tissue, without creating multiple muslins.

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