4th of July off the shoulder ROMPER!

 

Okay, who else is dying in this heat? Because I know I sure am!

With that being said, it’s OFFICIALLY summer. So what’s easier to just throw on and go other than a romper? They are my go-to & we are so ready to share this one with you, just in time for the 4th of July!

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What you will need:

This ITY print

 Cynthia Rowley Pattern 8124

Elastic

You can even jazz it up with this necklace!

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For measurements, reference the back of the pattern:

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We also highly recommend these fabrics for this cozy romper:

In order: Shibori Bamboo Knit in RedShibori Bamboo Knit in Indigo, Robin Crepe, Pebble Crepe, Andrea Eyelet Liberty of London Anderson

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Here you will find a video that walks you through the whole process of creating this garment (hope the music puts you in the summer mood!) If you are a beginner, don’t worry, we have provided a simple walk through! If you are more advanced, we have accommodated you through the use of using your serger!

We want to see your final product!!! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #MLEVINECREATION for a chance to win some goodies!!

Need Feedback :)

Hey everyone,

I need YOUR input!!

Im new over here at Michael Levine and want to really connect with you guys in new ways.

One way I am thinking is offering DIY kits for purchase on our site. That being said, whenever we do a tutorial for something, we would offer all the contents needed in one kit, just for you!

For example, this cheetah print DIY that I have planned for you guys this week, if a kit were put together for you to reproduce it, would you be interested in purchasing it?!

LET ME KNOW! I would love to get involved with your input in any way, shape or form!

xo,

Jackie

New, Just in from Robert Kaufman…Squares, Strips, and Hexies

Just in, new pre-cuts

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42 pcs of Kona® Cotton, Summer ’13 palette, by Robert Kaufman. Each square measures 5″ x 5″. Charm Pack includes a duplicate of some prints.


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40 pcs of 2 1/2″ strips, all Artisan Batiks, Elementals Geos. Includes two pieces of every print. / 2.8 yards

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42 pcs of Kona Cotton Solids White Palette for Robert Kaufman. Hexagons are laser-cut at 2” per side, and measure 3 7/16” across the middle from side to opposite side. Please note the laser-cutting process discolors the edges of the fabric. This discoloration can be minimized with hand-washing, and that area of the fabric would be hidden in the seam allowance when pieced.

Enjoy!

 

Friday Warehouse walk… Just in and so excited!

Friday Warehouse walk...Just in and so excited!

Just in from Robert Kaufman, Hello Tokyo, is a new collection from designer Lisa Tilse. We have been waiting for this collection to hit the warehouse and today it finally did. I know you’re going to love it as much as we do. The prints are perfect for apparel, home décor, crafts, and more. The buttons and appliques make this collection even more versatile. Check out our post from last week and see the tuffet we made that would be perfect in this fabric.

Click here to see the free downloads from Robert Kaufman…

Click here to download the free  pillow pattern from Robert Kaufman.

Click here to download the free zipper pouch pattern from Robert Kaufman.

Click here to download the free softie pattern from Robert Kaufman.

The collection will be on the sales floor tomorrow and online next week.

Enjoy!

Fabric Friday….

So this week we have a lot of new product going online and there is still so much outside my office & in the warehouse it is crazy. Larry (#larrylovesfabric), the owner, has been buying like crazy and I have to say he has found some beautiful fabrics at great prices, which we can now pass onto you. I think you’re going to be very happy over the next few weeks as the fabric continues to roll out.

Here are a few apparel fabrics that caught my eye this week…

As the summer leaves us and we gear up for fall these three wool/spandex blends are perfect. Sometimes a solid is just what is needed for a staple piece.

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I know you all love a good strip knit, so here you go. Navy and white is such a classic combination. Love this!

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This black & white stretch gingham seersucker fabric is a great weight. It is 58% Cotton/29% Polyester/10% Elasthane/3% Spandex. This classic black & white gingham is right on trend for the fall.

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I posted this knit print as I was photographing last week. The modern feel and geometric print just caught my eye.

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This Chambray Stretch Linen by Robert Kaufman is soft and breathable.  It is 54% Linen / 44% Cotton / 2% Spandex. Personally stretch is my bacon…everything is better with it.

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For a little more stretch we brought in a few new rolls of denim. They all have stretch, but this one is called a Super Stretch. It is 98% Cotton / 2% Polyurethane. That should fit like a glove. I don’t have a picture, but it make me think of the beautiful black leather with a spandex coating we just received. Just perfect for the leather pants I keep seeing online and in all the magazines.

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We ordered this 21 wale corduroy in 21 colors. From kiwi to flamingo and many shades in between. It is ultra soft and light weight. I can’t wait to see what amazing items you all are going to make with this.

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Beside fabric we’re really trying to boost our notions department online. This week we added over 50 new products. Here are just a few…

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We have had chain in the retail store for sometime now. Last week we received over 60 new chains so we’re going to try them online as well. They sell by the yard and come in the traditional gold and silver, as well as many colors and styles. Last year I made a few great necklaces for the holidays. They were so simple and really great for all the holiday parties I went to. We plan on making a few new ones in November. I was inspired by a few great ones I saw in Anthropology last week. A little felt, some vintage looking buttons, and E600, and you’ll be ready to accessories. You can take a look at the ones I made last year  here.

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Remember many of these items were just photographed this week. They are in the process of going online. I have linked to where they will be. We just like to give you a little preview of what is coming.  Have a great weekend.

Enjoy!