New Prints from Lecien and Hokkoh (and other bits to put on your list)

Lecien Cotton/Linen medium wieght Lecien quilt weight cotton

I am a big fan of Lecien, the Japanese manufacturer of beautiful quilt and apparel weight prints.  The top photo shows off some of the new medium weight blend (cotton/linen) prints and the bottom is a sampling of some of the new quilt weight cottons from Hokkoh.  The medium weight prints would sew up beautifully into a new autumn skirt or a lighweight coat.  And since I can't stop thinking about that book, the quilt weight cotton is especially appealing to me right now-- especially the tiny florals.  There's more from Lecien in the store, but you'll have to come in and check it out. 

*Colette's hot-of-the-presses wrap dress, Crepe, pattern is here and it's beautiful.  This pattern is especially geared to the beginner apparel sewists among us.  They are running a part 2 of their extremely informative "Before You Sew" blog series this month as well.  Check out previous posts on sewing with silk and prewashing-- I'm looking forward to some more pattern cutting tips.


*Betz White, queen repurposer and author, has come out with a line of "Make New or Make Do" patterns.  Are you seeing the tree stump-turned-pin cushion?!  Cute.  Check the pattern bins for more.