How do you organize your fabrics? By color, by type? I keep my stash organized by type of fabric and season. Now that Fall has arrived I took all the summery light-weight fabrics from the cabinet and back to the storage bed, and brought back to the shelves all the warm and cozy Fall/Winter fabrics.
When I joined all this fantastic sewing blogosphere (about 3 years ago) I was greatly surprised to find that most people sewing for kids were using quilting cotton for every.single.thing, either a dress or a skirt, a top, a shirt, even trousers and coats. At the time I was taking sewing classes from a professional dressmaker. She took us once to a fabric store and guided us through a few different fabric types and their uses. There was no quilting cotton available at the main fabric shops, only apparel fabrics. Quilting cotton could only be found at craft stores. Although quilting cotton is suitable for several garment pieces it isn't for them all.
When picking a pattern to sew we have to pay close attention to the fabric recommendations. Using the right fabric is crucial for a perfect drape and fit. That doesn't mean that you can't try new things and use a fabric that is not recommended in the pattern. I am certainly guilty of doing that and I have always been successful in doing so. And so can you!
Today I am sharing with you a few fabric ideas for all of your Fall sewing, along with some patterns that you can find on the UpCraft Club pattern shop.
Fabric choices for Fall sewing
Here are a few sewing patterns suitable for Fall that you can find on the UpCraft Club shop:
Dresses and bottoms
How's your Fall/Winter sewing? Many plans? What are your favorite patterns?
Going back to the fabric topic, you can ask for samples on several online fabric stores (sometimes they are free and others you have to pay a small amount). This way you can feel them, learn their weight and drape, before you use them.
Don't be afraid to try new fabrics! Push yourself to the next level, you will love it!