Thursday, March 26, 2015

Burda Style Easy Spring/Summer 2015

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Line Drawings

This is perfect for those early, cool spring days.
Midi Cardigan #1C-Cascading Floral Knit

Girly and Romantic!

Love the interesting lines of this skirt.
Maxi Skirt #5E-Navy Ponte Knit

Instruction included for this lovely bucket bag that can transform into a back pack!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Burda Style April 2015

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Line Drawings

The sleeves give this relaxed look a glamorous touch!
Blouse #112A-Oyster/Black Polka Dot Silk Shantung

Hello summer!
Wrap Around Dress #121-White/Black Windowpane Linen

The 70's are back and culottes are trending....

Wouldn't this look fabulous in a suiting fabric and denim?!

Plus Size
For all of your summer special occasions

Kids Fashions
For your mini fashionista!
Dress #136-Linen Grey Circles
contrast the collar with White Linen

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Burda Style Plus Size Spring/Summer 2015

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Line Drawings

Think of all the fabric combinations......!
Jacket #413-Cream/Grey/Silver Metallic Suiting and Cream Stretch Sateen

Details-Scallops and a Hi/Low Hem

Fabric texture adds interest to a classic sheath dress.

Summer is just around the corner.
Halter Dress #429-Black Rayon Crepe

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Lights, Camera, FASHION………..

Houston!   Get ready for the 4th Annual Design Competition and Fashion Show at Elsik High School!  As you know, for the last three years, Sew Much Fabric has developed a community service project with Elsik High School’s Fashion Design Department by creating and producing a Design Competition for students. The purpose of the competition is to raise awareness about the need for classes like this to remain in public schools.  Sew Much Fabric understands it is important to support ALL career paths for students, whether they choose to pursue a four year degree or not. Additionally, this project allows us to raise money for the Fashion Design Department’s much needed supplies.    Last year’s show was such a success that the Fashion Design Department had a waiting list for students clamoring to take the class! 

Expect to get the RED CARPET TREATMENT this year!  Our theme for the 2015 show is all about Hollywood!  Guests will arrive at 6:15pm to enjoy a 30 minute Mocktail—delicious non-alcoholic beverages and some light hors d’ oeuvres.  Ladies and gentlemen I’m warning you now: paparazzi will be everywhere taking pictures of you, so come dressed to the nines as you walk the red carpet and view the designers’ portfolios!   The fashion show starts at 7pm and will feature spring 2015 fashions from casual attire to the hottest trends for prom.  

The last segment of the show features the Design Competition.  The advanced design students are challenged this year is to take a character from a movie made in the 50’s 70’s or 80’s and transport the character into a garment they would wear in 2015.  This challenge incorporates a study of fashion history and how it influences today’s trends. Here are a few of the popular movies that the design students have selected:  The Godfather, Lady Sings the Blues, Seven Year Itch and Desperately Seeking Susan. 

As our community service project grows, so do the prizes.  This year the first place winner will receive a $300.00 cash prize from Sew Much Fabric and a lap top computer sponsored by Shell Oil!

Excitement is building for the fashion design students as they press for the April 17th finish line.  Who will win?!  The only way to find out is to get your tickets by contacting or me at  

Are you ready for your close-up?


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sewing for Spring: A Floral Blouse

Just finished this Burda blouse. 
(out of print)
While I absolutely adore the fabric (sold out-try this or this), I'm a bit uncertain as to the style on me.  But back to this wonderful fabric.  It was a dream to sew with and I love the sateen finish on the outside!  I can see this fabric made up into all kinds of wonderful garments -- skirts, tops, dresses, etc.  It is the chrysanthemum that seems to be sold out.  Too bad, because it is an awesome fabric! So wish I could get some more.

Cissie, this is such an elegant addition to your wardrobe.  Thank you for sharing!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Burda Style March 2015

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(sold out)

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Classic shirtwaist dress with a twist
Dress #110A-Watercolors

Fabric selection can make this work for the office, a night out on the town, or for weekend glam.

Love this wrap dress with the front skirt pleat.

A spring coat for those last few chilly days.....
Plus Size
A classic cowl neckline is always a good choice.

Pretty fit and flare dress
Dress 133-Splotches