WHAT TO WEAR WITH LACE
Pair romantic jewelry with delicate lace.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH FAUX LEATHER
Showcase your faux leather apparel with metallic fashion accessories.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH FLORAL
Floral prints can be bold or delicate; your accessories can be as well.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH FAUX FUR
With its texture & variety of colors, faux fur can become an accessory.
Wear it with simple textures & solid colors.
PRINT & PATTERN
Key Prints & Patterns:
Animal Prints: Snakeskin & Leopard
Check, Brushed Cotton Plaids, Jacquard, Stretch Denim & Lace
Floral Rust: Infuse patina floral prints with matte or shine detailing
Sweater Knits, Reversible Knits, Slub Knits, Rayon Spandex Knits & Peachskin Silky Prints
EMBELLISHMENT & TEXTURE
Studs: All over placement or detailing on garments & accessories.
Bow: A strong icon in accessories, apparel, home decor & crafting
Fringe: Seam & hem detailing with beads, feathers, fringe & pompom plays a strong role in fashion trend
Key Yarn Textures:
Chunky Knits: Ribs, boucles & loop effects with oversized textures, gauges & stitch detail form a super-sized approach to accessories
Natural fibers, soft colors & organic approach for a youthful look
Sewing Tips & Tricks
SEWING TIPS & TRICKS
When sewing with lace, use a zigzag stitch to ensure the lace is secured to its adjoined fabric with every stitch.
When sewing with fur, determine the direction of the nap direction the fur falls and trace the pattern on the back side of the fabric.
Add at least a 1/2" seam allowance on patterns using fur as the fabric.
Sewing with leather takes precision. Practice stitching on a scrap of the leather before sewing the actual garment or accessory to prevent mistake holes throughout the finished piece.
Always mark the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric.
Always use new needles in the sewing machine when working with a delicate fabric.
Use a rotary cutter to prevent slippage when cutting a pattern from silk or chiffon.
COLORS FOR FALL & WINTER 2014-15
Blend pastels & vintage romance for this soft, glorious Fall color palette.
Rich luxurious blends of color & metallic for Winter.
Black & white remain the dynamic duo for fashion apparel & home decor, interpreted in stripes, geometric patterns, check prints and solids.
Lace: Openwork fabric, patterned with holes by machine or by hand.
Faux Fur: Faux fur is an apparel accessory must-have for Fall/Winter 2014/15
Faux Leather: Durable, flexible material with multi-functional appeal.