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It's time to think about the cooler Fall temperatures ahead.  Yes, I hear you saying, "Wait!  It's still hot out there!"  And it is still hot in some parts of the country.

What to do----what to do????  Louise has the answer.  Make up a new garment in cotton dobby from Japan.  I know she has a few of these fabrics in her stash, and now that she is back from teaching in New York, I think she is eager to get started.  Here's the event where she was invited to teach:

         Threads Sewing Experience

The dobby is a fantastic transitional fabric, ideal for these conditions.  It's all cotton, so it's comfortable if your weather is still warm.  However, most of our dobby fabrics are in dark colors, so they look appropriate if your temps are already cooling.  They wash well and require little pressing.  What more could we want, right? 

I'll show you a few garments I've made in dobby fabric.

         Take Me Anywhere        Take Me Anywhere pattern

I made View A of Take Me Anywhere, including the hidden button placket and the cool pocket.  It's a great shirt for Fall, and the dobby fabric gives it an extra punch.  (You know I like to add that "third piece"; here it's a scarf.)

         Comfort and Style vest       Comfort and Style pattern

I used a button and loop closure on my vest, but you can also use the tie closure.  Either way looks good.  I also made the kimono from the same pattern.  This versatile fabric works for shirts, vests, and light jackets.

         Comfort and Style kimono       Comfort and Style kimono

Wear it free and easy without the sash, or if you want to be a bit more dressed up, add the sash.  (There's also a terrific obi in the pattern!)

So let's see some of these lovely fabrics.

         cotton dobby from Japan       cotton dobby from Japan

         cotton dobby from Japan       cotton dobby from Japan

         cotton dobby from Japan       cotton dobby from Japan

         cotton dobby from Japan       cotton dobby from Japan

         cotton dobby from Japan       cotton dobby from Japan

It could be hard to choose just one.  (I have a few in my stash, and they'll be on the cutting table soon.)

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Keep your eye on the Events page.  We're discussing what we'd like to do next year, so don't miss out.  We'll be posting new retreats soon.

               Isn't It Fitting booklet   While she was in New York, Louise taught fitting adjustments from her new book, Isn't It Fitting.  One student commented, "This method makes so much sense!"  If you have fitting issues (doesn't everyone?), get this book and adjust your patterns to fit your unique body.

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