Learning more about sewing! 

Craftsy's monthly subscription

Craftsy now has a monthly subscription service called "Bluprint." 

I subscribed, and I think it's totally worthwhile to have this at my fingertips whenever I have a little time. I'm trying not to accumulate "stuff" like more books, music, and videos, so I try to limit myself to media that I can access online. (Note to self: it's not always working).

Learn about dressmaking, couture techniques, fitting, and more. Some, of course, are specific to one sewing pattern, kind of a step by step tutorial. Others might be tied to specific products. But I think there's enough worthwhile to be seen just from watching.

 

Attention beginners! This looks good for you...a basic startup tutorial. 

 

Posted by ExqFab Admin Tuesday, August 14, 2018 7:43:00 AM Categories: sewing education summer break

The Animals have it! 

Fall favorite fabrics

Nothing says "fall is here" quite as much as some lightweight woolen in a cozy animal print! Take this wool sweaterknit first! It's wool and angora, imported from France, from Ungaro.  

 

Posted by ExqFab Admin Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:06:00 PM Categories: designer couture fabric fabric Fall 2018 Ungaro wool

The Animals have it, part 2. 

Fall favorite fabrics

This is a beautiful silk and cotton blend textured clocque, imported from Italy. Perfect for a topper for your other animal prints, or to enliven a plain black outfit! The squares and houndstooth offset the wildness! 

 

 

Posted by ExqFab Admin Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:04:00 PM Categories: designer couture fabric fabric Fall 2018 Italy silk

Get ready for Fall with special order fabrics! 

Order now for September delivery

Coordinates galore for your Fall/Winter 2018/19 delight!  

We sewing enthusiasts are often all about the fabrics. I know I am. Half the fun of sewing is dreaming up the statement outfit of the season (with or without inspiration from the latest runway collections). 

Eyeing the fabrics and how designers use unexpected combinations, how the textures play off each other, how the right garment in the right fabric is just a big accomplishment!

Here's a coordinated grouping from a leading European designer that features silks and woolens. Classic black and cream with a touch of fall-ish red is just right!

haute couture fabrics

Posted by ExqFab Admin Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:10:00 AM Categories: fabric Fall 2018 Italy silk special order wool

Summer vacation time 

Textile world on vacation

It's tradition for Europeans to have a long summer break, and the world of textiles is no exception. It may be to protect the equipment from overheating, don't you think?

 

We received our last "just in time" shipment today, and no others will be shipped until late this month (maybe even September). 

Dark burgundy satin face silk shantung for a mom of the groom this fall! 

 

We don't mind though. It gives us more time to ponder the offerings for Fall/Winter 2018/19 and just how they are going to turn into creations to add to our wardrobe.

 

 

Posted by ExqFab Admin Monday, August 6, 2018 2:46:00 PM Categories: fabric Fall 2018 Italy shantung silk special order summer break