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Adorn Fabric by Alison Glass is Here!

Posted by Katie Remski on Aug 10, 2017 9:20:36 AM
  

Adorn by Alison Glass

New in the shop this week is Adorn fabrics by Alison Glass! Alison is exploring new substrates with Adorn, including double gauze, tailor's cloth, and lawn, all of which can be used for both quilts and garments.

Adorn by Alison Glass Adorn by Alison Glass
Adorn by Alison Glass Adorn by Alison Glass

There are seven lawn prints in Adorn, four with a double border print and three with a scattered floral. Lawns make light, smooth quilts and garments with the perfect balance of softeness and structure. Like quilting cotton, it's a 100% cotton woven, making for simple washing and care of lawn quilts and apparel. 

Adorn by Alison Glass Adorn by Alison Glass

The line has two double gauze prints, both the same scattered floral in either charcoal gray or blush pink. Double gauze is soft and light, almost plush and airy from the two very light plys woven together. Double gauze makes garments that are amazingly soft and comfortable in all seasons (cool and absorbent in summer, warm in colder weather) and after snuggling under a double gauze quilt you may have difficultly returning to plain cotton. Double gauze also shows off quilting stitches like no other fabric. 

Adorn by Alison Glass

 The last substrate is tailor's cloth, which is similar to a cotton canvas but lighter and thinner. It's perfect for garments and accessories that need a little structure, like fitted dresses, jackets, and purses, and would also make beautiful home goods like toss pillows and storage bins. "Adorn Symbolic Tailor Cloth" comes in two colorways -- warm and cool-- which is also great for those who like to choose fabric  that best coordinates with their closets and homes. 

 

Adorn by Alison Glass

 

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Topics: garments, Alison Glass, double gauze, canvas, garment fabric, lawn, adorn, adorn fabric, andover, Fabric

Apparel Sewing: Craving Dresses

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Apr 30, 2014 11:23:00 AM
  

In Houston, we experienced (or maybe endured is the better term) our first ninety-degree day this week. Perhaps that's what has me thinking about some new dresses. Or maybe Imagine Gnats' selfish sewing week is the culprit. I'm sure I'm not alone in a desire for dresses, whatever the reason! After seeing a rayon dress in person this weekend at a sewing retreat, I'm anxious to try it myself! I've also heard good things about double gauze, so maybe that's a good choice for apparel! And of course, voile would be nice and breezy for the Houston climate.
Cappucino Dress
Cappuccino Dress in AMH Rayon in Cyprus. This combination seems fun!
Date Night Dress
The Date Night Dress by April Rhodes in Koi Scalloped Edge in Plum.
Are you craving a new dress?

Topics: April Rhodes, dress, garments, rayon, double gauze, Apparel Sewing, Techniques

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