Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flowery Spring Wardrobe at Stonemountain

             Spring is here - but showers are still around the bend!
            Why not make this cute raincoat to brave the spring rains?
            A brand new pattern from Sewaholic - what a delight!
            Every woman looks amazing in a classic trench coat! This is a feminine   take on the traditional military trench, with rounded edges for a   softer look.
The Robson Coat features everything you'd hope for on a trench coat,  including front and back storm flaps, epaulettes, topstitching, tie belt  and sleeve tabs. It's unlined to make it easier to sew, as well as  easier to press the finished coat. Front pockets are covered with welts  and lie flat against the body. All of the inner seams are bound with  bias tape for a clean finish.
A beautiful, classic coat you'll wear and love for years!
Flowery fabrics are "in" this year!
            But really are they ever not??

Floral Silk Chiffon  
            The  nice thing though we've noticed, is the combining of different flowery  fabrics together - for a bouquet of style! Here are a few cute patterns  for flowery fabrics! 
            Here is the cute Cambie dress in a fresh floral pattern.
            This dress can be made in a classic A-line skirt or full gathered skirt.
The slimmer silhouette is shown above.
This floral polyester is reversible - roses on one side and a field of tiny flowers on the other!
            How fun is that to have a flirty splash of color.
The Pendrell blouse is a feminine semi-fitted top. Your choice of   unique draped sleeves, flirty double ruffles or a classic sleeveless   shell. A great addition to your wardrobe!
            A fun, pretty way to dress up your basic skirts and trousers!
Sewaholic recommends chiffon, georgette, charmeuse, challis, crepe de chine, lightweight crepe, and lightweight jersey knits.  
Stonemountain & Daughter Floral Chiffons 
            For a detail with a lot of class, you can choose to use  chiffon for flowy details at the sleeves. Ruffles or  sleeves add  dimension at the shoulders, which balances out wider hips  so they  appear slim in comparison!
Tips and Quips 
If you decide to use our floral chiffons for the blouse bodice, you will need to line the blouse or wear very pretty lingerie!
            Consider making a cami to layer in a different floral.    
This easy to make cami pattern by Titus Patterns could be just what you need to layer!  
Brighten up your wardrobe with a pretty new blouse! The Alma Blouse  is a  feminine, semi-fitted blouse with neckline and sleeve variations.   Darts create a fitted silhouette without being too tight, with an   optional tie belt to cinch the waistline. The Alma Blouse closes at the   side with an invisible zipper.
All of the sleeve and neckline options work together to create nine  different blouses from a single pattern! Your choice of cute cap  sleeves, elbow-length sleeves or long sleeves with cuffs. For the  neckline, choose from a simple rounded neckline, a contrast Peter Pan  collar, or a notched neckline to frame your face. Perfect for work, equally pretty for a night out!
We recommend our pretty floral print rayons for this blouse!
Stonemountain & Daughter Rayons         
Other recommended fabrics available at Stonemountain are: Lightweight woven fabrics such as cotton voile or lawn,  rayon challis, shirting fabrics, seersucker, and cotton blends. Allow extra  fabric to match plaids or stripes.  
Quilt Inspirations
            Why not make a floral quilt?
            Simple shapes and fun fabrics make "Gracie" an easy-to-stitch quilt. Two  different arrangements of color and pattern make this a very versatile  project. In the larger block sections there is a  theme print, stripe and solids. In the smaller block rows the  monochromatic prints and stripes were used.
            This quilt is 66" x 78"
            Our floral retro print fabrics are precious!

April 22 is Earth Day!
            There are events throughout the Bay Area!
            Come to Berkeley, celebrate, and see our organic cottons in both wovens and knits!

Organic Cotton Wovens
            Organic Cotton Knits

Wishing you peace, love and prosperity

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