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!
What you will need:
This ITY print
Cynthia Rowley Pattern 8124
You can even jazz it up with this necklace!
For measurements, reference the back of the pattern:
We also highly recommend these fabrics for this cozy romper:
In order: Shibori Bamboo Knit in Red, Shibori Bamboo Knit in Indigo, Robin Crepe, Pebble Crepe, Andrea Eyelet & Liberty of London Anderson
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!!
That’s right! 20% off our entire website for a limited time!
Just a quick post to inform all of our blog followers about our monthly online sales calendar for May!!! Discounts on sequins, polyester shantung, bridal satin and rosettes, lining, Chinese brocade, batiks, Christmas cotton prints, and polyester charmeuse are on the horizon… Click on the image to visit our online store!
Just a quick post to let all of our blog followers know about our monthly online sales calendar for April!!! I see discounts on cotton prints, buttons, bridal laces, home decor silks, swimwear prints, and patterns are in your future… Click on the image to visit our online store!
The temperate spring months leading into summer are a perfect time to adorn oneself in the high quality wares of the famous London design house, Liberty. Synonymous with the ideals of British design, this brand has become famous for its detailed prints on exquisitely woven cottons and silks that have lead to numerous licensing deals and collaborations with the world’s most renown luxury brands. Ever since Liberty’s collaborations with Target, Nike, and MAC Cosmetics, to name a few, their brand recognition stateside has skyrocketed. Now opened up to a whole new market of home sewers and designers, the Liberty print fabric collections are highly coveted. We love Liberty of London here at Michael Levine, and to say we make fuss about any new Liberty shipments would be an understatement! This week, we celebrate Liberty of London and make way for the new collection with a clearance sale of 20% OFF all in-stock Liberty of London cotton & tana lawn prints; sale starts Monday April 2nd, 2012 and ends Wednesday April 4th at midnight EST.
A Nike sneaker featuring Umbel print, available in cotton lawn at LowPriceFabric.com!
If you’d like to read a fantastic little post about Liberty’s rich history and brand, click here:
If you’d like to shop our current stock of Liberty art prints, click here.
And if you’re interested in the Rowan by Kaffe Fassett quilting cotton collection of vintage Liberty prints revisited, click here. (These are not Liberty branded, however they are authorized reproductions of archived Liberty designs in new color stories.)
Either way, there’s plenty of Liberty to go round and now’s a great time to indulge if you’ve been holding out! Sale ends Wednesday at midnight EST.
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.