Tag Archives: Fabric Focus

Fabric Focus – Silk Jersey

This is my latest make – an Agnes top in silk jersey. Actually, not entirely in silk jersey – the back piece and neckline were cut from black French terry. I found the silk jersey beautiful to work with and … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Liberty Tana Lawn

DID YOU KNOW? Tana Lawn is named after the Lake Tana in Sudan. It’s constructed from the long, stable fibres of Egyptian cotton. There are over 43,000 Liberty prints in existence and… 120 new designs are released each year. Both … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Wool

The above photo shows just how myriad wool can be. Six swatches, all of them completely different. The details are from top left, working clockwise: Waffled wool coating, £23.95 a metre Blue grey line check floppy wool mix tweed suiting, … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Corduroy

My jumbo cord dungaree dress – love it. Corduroy. Soft to the touch, relaxed in fit, much comfier than denim yet with the same undertone of too cool for school. Before I began sewing, I thought corduroy was corduroy. I … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Viscose

Viscose (or rayon to my US readers) – source of many a heated debate. Some Sewists hate it. I remember back in the Eighties and early Nineties, if a shop-bought piece of clothing was made of viscose, it went back … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Linen

We are very lucky today, readers. Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic works a lot with linen and I thought she’d be the perfect person to talk to us about this fabric. I wasn’t wrong! She kindly agreed to … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Stretch Cotton Sateen

When I wrote my Absolute Beginners post, a couple of readers put in a plea for fabric guidance. I thought this was such a good idea and ‘Fabric Focus’ sprang immediately to mind. I’ll learn something, too. After all – … Continue reading

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