Posts tagged ‘garment fabrics’

Blog Tour: Deborah Moebes on Stitch by Stitch

I always knew Deborah Moebes was a powerhouse, but lately her empire has grown exponentially! Her shop Whipstitch Fabrics was one of the first major fabric shops on Etsy. She recently went from teaching sewing classes at Atlanta’s Beehive Co-op to opening her own brick-and-mortar shop and sewing lounge (also called Whipstitch). For the locals [...]

Silk Week: Silk Jersey

Yesterday I covered silkworms and silk production, now let’s learn about different types of silk. Silk jersey is a stretchy knit fabric, and maybe it’s not the most common type, but it’s been on my mind since seeing the Saturday Night Silk Jersey Set (pictured above) in Heather Ross‘ book Weekend Sewing. It is very [...]

Cute Lawn

Just ordered some of this cute cotton lawn because I’m of a mind to make a dress. It’s from Denver Fabrics (15% off sale right now!) and it also comes in stretch canvas and sateen in blue and pink. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Thrilling Black and More Apparel Fabrics Spring [...]

Interview (Part I): Josephine Kimberling

Josephine Kimberling is a Seattle-based graphic and surface designer. Her debut quilting fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, Hot Blossom, is arriving in stores this month. It’s a bold, colorful, graphic collection in three colorways, with bright, layered, splashy florals; happy butterfly flocks; modern folk medallions and birds; an updated bohemian paisley; and versatile geometrics. Hot [...]

Robert Kaufman: London Calling

(Feed readers, click over to see the slideshow, if you don’t mind … ) New from Robert Kaufman is this Liberty of London-inspired collection, London Calling. Last year’s Sofia was printed on light, semi-sheer cotton lawn and some of the prints were reminiscent of Liberty, but this collection wears its inspiration on its sleeve. London [...]

Know Your Rayon

General Facts Popular Dress Rayons, from the 1943-44 Fall-Winter Montgomery Ward catalog – Rayon is not quite a natural fiber but not completely artificial, either. It is derived from cellulose (the structural component of green plant cell walls), but cellulose must be processed significantly in order to become rayon fibers. – It has been around [...]

Nani Iro: Spring 2009

Naomi Ito’s Spring 2009 Nani Iro collection for Kokka (translated link) is now available in stores. The painterly designs are at subtle and gorgeous in color and line, yet bold in pattern and scale. Her signature florals and Asian- and Scandinavian-influenced abstract shapes are once again printed on double gauze, one on a cotton-linen blend [...]

Anna Griffin: Darcey and Riley

{feed readers … please click on over to see the slide show … I’m trying to figure out if it’s possible to make these slide shows visible to you all … } Stationery designer Anna Griffin has put out many impressive collections for Windham (including last year’s favorite, Blythe). One of the two most recent [...]


“Garden Love” in Cyan “Lawn” in Green My friend Susan pointed me to Flowie, who makes bags, apparel, and housewares from screenprinted fabric and also sells yardage. The botanical designs are beautiful and the base cloth is 56″ wide cotton lawn, which (unlike most hand-screenprinted fabric available out there) is lightweight, drapey, and suitable for [...]