The Fall Trends are everywhere….

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As my kids get ready to go back to school and there are no more vacations on the horizon, I find myself starting to look forward to fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and the easiness of it, sundresses and flip-flops never get old, but I also like when the weather cools down and I can get back into a great trouser and a comfy sweater. Tonight I decided to take a look and see what Fall 2013 holds for me. While I don’t redo my wardrobe every season, I do update and add a few new fun pieces. Take a look at what the “experts” are saying. While not every trend works for every body, there is definitely something for everyone this Fall. I am really excited about some of the trends this Fall and can’t wait to bring them to you in our projects coming soon.

  • Here are the colors that we will be seeing this Fall. Everyone is still talking green. From emerald to olive, green is hanging around a bit longer. Beside green, head-to-toe black knocked prints off the runway, while pink, orange, and red really warmed things up. Cream and camel provided palette cleansers, while moody moss-green and inky sapphire brought sophistication.

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  • Outerwear is in. Try it in houndstooth, plaid, velvet, fur or leather. All these fabrics made an appearance on the Fall 2013 runway.

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Emporio Armani - Runway - MFW F/W 2013

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  • Leather never goes out, but this Fall try it in a deep blue, moss green, or burgundy.

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  • Embrace a classic print. From plaid to houndstooth, these classic prints are out in force. Like leopard, houndstooth, as well as other classic prints, pretty much go with everything. They really are a neutral. I love what Glamour says, “An old school menswear pattern in a 2013 cut is a recipe for chic if you ask me. Look for a houndstooth blazer for the office, which you can also wear with skinny jeans on the weekend.” I definitely think this is one trend I will jump on.03-nyfw-tommy-hilfiger-houndstooth-trend-w724-1

Moschino - Runway - MFW F/W 2013/14

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  • BCBG, as well as others, say layering in going to show up this Fall. While some of the runway combinations were a bit unconventional for my taste, I did like that they did keep the print and color to a minimum. Also since none of the pieces were bulky, the effect was still very streamlined. This trend may be one I have to think about.

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  • Dare to wear white. According to the runway, winter white will make a huge presents this Fall. Remember, as long as the fabric is appropriate, leave your lighter textiles, such as cotton, linen, and seersucker in the closet, and think more wool, cashmere, flannel, silk, and leather, you will be right on trend. Try a chic coat for the office, a chunky sweater, or a wool dress.

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  • High slits and skirts below the knee.Altuzarra - Runway - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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  • Fur, I say go faux, was hot on the runway. From a vest, to a hoodie, to a full jacket, fur is making a comeback.

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Wow, there are lots of great ideas to take away. I will be spending some time over the next few weeks talking to Robin and figuring out what new fabrics we have coming in for Fall and what projects we want to show you. Should be fun!

Enjoy!

Spring has Sprung! Celebrate with Luxurious Cotton Shirting from Michael Levine and LowPriceFabric.com!

Spring is a great time of year to take advantage of our great shirting selection, most of them being of super fine quality from Italy’s finest luxury textile manufacturers. The regular price is unbeatable at $5 to $7 per yard, so with our additional 20% off during this week’s Shirting Sale, this is definitely a CAN’T MISS opportunity. I know you’re probably thinking, “At such a low price, how luxurious can it be?” But trust me, this is one of THE deals of our store!
Taking a hint from current menswear-inspired trends, high-quality shirting is now a very affordable luxury!

Gingham at the Gap:

Chambray at Anthropolgie:

Our Shirtings are a lightweight, finely woven material with a high thread count, and they are 100% cotton or close to it (a few have a tiny bit of spandex in them for added comfort and mobility). They are so beautiful and soft, the quality really is asstounding. I often refer customers in our store to the shirting section, because the prices are better than a lot of the quilting cottons, and the fabric is of such high quality. To check out our entire shirting selection, click here. And to persuade you to take advantage of this great sale, I figured I’d show you a handfull of my favorite spring home sewing patterns (all of them available in our store – with an everyday low price of 20% OFF MSRP!). This dress pattern by McCalls (#6350) is great. The body of our shirting fabrics would really lend itself well to the pleating and draping of this design. And imagine it in this vibrant bubblegum stripe! You could also do a tailored shirt or bodysuit for a very classic look, hence the material’s namesake. Here, Burda Patterns 2561 & 7353:

 

I love this acid lime green with orange:Or try one of our double-face gauzes; it’s like having a contrast lining without the work of lining the garment; double-face gauze is two-ply, having two usable faces. Imagine a rolled up sleeve!For younger girls, I like the idea of a romper. You’d want to line the shorts or bottom part of this style if using shirting, but the results would be so unique! It’d be just the perfect dose of a bold plaid in this short jumpsuit from Simplicity (#2222): Lastly, I touch on the spring Easter holiday and the kiddies who love that special reason to dress up. With this adorable pattern from McCall’s (#6304), Easter fashion is a walk in the park! Just check out some of our gingham shirting! So how about it? We’ve got so many choices in this beautiful, soft, high-end fabric, and now’s the perfect time of year to get comfortable in it! Shop our entire selection of shirting here, now 20% OFF for a limited time only. Sale ends Wednesday March 28th at midnight, EST.