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Think About Sewing… Leather & Ponte Together

If you love leather but want to keep your costs low, think about using leather for the focal point of the garment and then ponte for the rest. Take this DKNY skirt above, for example. To knock it off, you’d buy one large skin (or about a yard of faux …

Fall/Winter Fabric Trend Report By Mood: Menswear Fabrics

Mood Trend Report #2: This fall, borrow from the boys and include menswear fabrics in your wardrobe. Not only are wool and wool-blend suitings, tweeds and crepes among the most classic of fabrics, they also can be easy to sew and work with. Think about making a fitted dress in …

Finished: Bomber Jacket of Leather and Metallic Brocade

Readers, I think I got a little bit carried away with the whole bomber jacket trend. First I made this bomber, then this one, and now here’s my third–AND LAST!–bomber jacket. I really enjoyed sewing the first two versions, but this one I just wanted to be over with. I’m …