The apparel fabrics are rolling in at an alarming rate. And by "alarming", I mean fantastic. If you're getting ready to take any number of the classes down at MD (Raglan T-Shirt, Intro to Couture, Ties for Tying-- just to name a few), you'll want to come in and look through our tube bins. Pictured is just a sampling of what's new, starting with Michael Miller knits, silks, and rolls of jersey blends (hemp, cotton, bamboo, etc.).
There is also a brand new Liberty print (with more coming in March):
Micheal Miller's Tammis Keefe Tribute is here in quilt weights, along with Bicycles (Micheal Miller Basics) in quilt and coated cotton, and new prints from Alexander Henry, Northcott and Art Gallery.
We are not leaving you hanging this month.
I know they are predicting snow for this week, but I can only think about the possibility of Spring when it comes down to sewing. Not helping:
We have the entire line of Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill voiles on the shelves. Plus, we are carrying four of the quilt weight prints (pictured at top).
- Powells is hosting Mary Adams this Sunday, January 16 to celebrate The Party Dress Book.
- The Modern Quilt Guild, including the Portland chapter, is hosting their 2nd Quilt challenge for Project Modern. This time the theme is monochromatic and includes some pretty great prizes.
- The 20% off Books and Patterns Sale will last until Sunday, January 16. We will not be restocking all of our inventory, so if you love it, get it!
There has been much buzz about Colette's new pattern for men-- the Negroni. I picked one up at the 20% off sale at the store (now through January 16th) along with some brown gingham shirting. I'm planning a short sleeve version (to start).
Could I suggest some other options, if you're thinking about it? I think it would work great in some of the shot cottons. I realize I keep bringing them up, but I'm all right with that. I also picked out this pile of other apparel weight cottons (above). They are from various manufacturers and as usual, I'm a sucker for gingham and plaids.
These three cotton shirting bolts are all brand new from Andover. If you don't see them right away, make sure and ask. I really like that middle one-- tiny black skeleton keys on white. Of course, it's still cold here and will be for quite some time. We have a nice selection of wool and flannel for a sturdier, long-sleeved version fit for the weather.