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  • Tee Party! Recreating Favorite Tees
    by Kathryn Brenne

    Learn how to work out patterns for some of your favorite jersey garments from a Basic Tee pattern... (read more)

    Shirtmaking: Buttoning Down the Basics
    by Kathryn Brenne

    A good shirt is a staple of every wardrobe, and is always in fashion! Whether dressy or casual, classic or a design statement, the techniques of shirtmaking ... (read more)

    Luxurious Leather
    by Kathryn Brenne

    Nothing compares to the smell and feel of natural leather! Available in a wide range of colors and finishes, lamb, goat, cow and pig suede can be used alone or combined ... (read more)

    Sheer Perfection
    by Kathryn Brenne

    Sheer and lightweight silks are the perfect choice for soft and flowing garments and accessories with timeless elegance. Blouses and scarves are more commonly ... (read more)

    Brocades: Day to Evening Elegance
    by Kathryn Brenne

    To add richness and elegance to an outfit, the brocade family of fabrics are a wonderful choice! They are typically woven with an extra set of yarns to achieve rich textures, ... (read more)

    Tweed & Bouclé: The Classic Cardigan Jacket
    by Kathryn Brenne

    During her comeback years in the early 1950s, Coco Chanel introduced the classic cardigan suit. The jacket was usually made from soft bouclé or tweed fabric.. (read more)

    Test Drive a Matte Hybrid
    by Kathryn Brenne

    Matte Hybrid - doesn't that sound like a high end, fancy sports car? In fact, Matte Hybrid is a high tech polyester fabric that is easy care, wrinkle free and a dream to work with. (read more)

    Ponte Perfection  by Kathryn Brenne

    Ponte is pure fabric genius! It's one of the most versatile and popular fabrics available, and for many top designers it's a favorite, season after season. (read more)

    Warm Up to Sweater Knits!  by Kathryn Brenne

    When it comes to sweater knits, the possibilities are endless! They are always in style, comfortable to wear, have a forgiving fit, come in an endless variety of weights, patterns and textures and resist wrinkling. (read more)