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The Frenchy Shirt - Vogue 1899 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Frenchy Shirt - Vogue 1899

We fondly refer to this shirt as The Frenchy Shirt because it evokes men’s shirts seen in Paris that combine different prints while having the dressmaker details seen in women’s blouses from the ’30’s and ‘40s which I saw in Parisian vintage shops.
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A New Season of Tana Lawn Cottons from Liberty of London - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

A New Season of Tana Lawn Cottons from Liberty of London

Marcy Tilton introduces her curated collection for the latest prints from the fabled Liberty of London on their trademarked Italian-milled Tana Lawn cotton plus a version of her popular designer from V1899 from Vogue Patterns made by mixing Liberty prints.
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Mesh Cardi — Vogue 8975 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Mesh Cardi — Vogue 8975

One garment I collect and know I will wear again and again is a summer shrug or cardigan to wear over sleeveless tops, tunics and dresses on hot days. I cannot pinpoint the exact moment in my life when I realized that my days of wearing sleeveless clothes was over, but that is when I started to seek alternatives to sleeveless garments. A sheer shrug or cardigan is a perfect solution. V8975 has simple flattering lines, is fluid and drapey, can be worn open or tied closed, and both the style and the fabric allow the air to move.

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Hand Embroidered Special Cut Indian Cottons - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Hand Embroidered Special Cut Indian Cottons

Hand sewn by artisans in India (necessarily in small pieces) where textile traditions continue, you can feel the craft in every stitch.
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New Nani Iro Cottons & Linens - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

New Nani Iro Cottons & Linens

If you love wabi sabi style, then our curated collection of Japanese cotton, linen and lyocell featuring designs by celebrated textile artist Naomi Ito for Nani Iro are pure fabric heaven.
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Pieced Tunic Shirt — Butterick 6877 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Pieced Tunic Shirt — Butterick 6877

This easy fitting, flowing and flattering pieced tunic can be made in a woven or a knit, in one color or color blocking, or, a collage of harmonious prints.
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Reversible Jacket — Butterick 6863 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Reversible Jacket — Butterick 6863

Wanting something warm to wear, I decided it would be fun to try my hoodie pattern Butterick 6863 in flannel. The pattern is oversized so this continues my experiment with making this ‘designed for stretch knits’ in a woven.
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The Puzzle Dress — Vogue 1860 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Puzzle Dress — Vogue 1860

The studio working name for Vogue 1860 is The Puzzle Dress because it gets its unique asymmetrical design from shaped pattern pieces that go together like the pieces in a puzzle.
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The Hem Band Tunic — Vogue 1846 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Hem Band Tunic — Vogue 1846

Sculptural swingy tunic features a subtle bell shape defined by a band at the hem that adds a bit of weight and subtle movement.
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The Art - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Art

A whirlwind of museum shows, walking, wandering, a bit of shopping and eating. That’s what this trip to Paris has been about. Seeing what is new, what is gone, what is happening. A bit of napping sneaks in as well but the largest impact for me has been the art.
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A Couple of Cool Combinations — Butterick 6817 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

A Couple of Cool Combinations — Butterick 6817

Combining prints is totally on trend and also terrific play. Play is so good for the soul and sewing play provides the perfect entertainment for those of us enamored with the craft.

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Fooling Around With Flannel Jacket — Butterick 6521 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Fooling Around With Flannel Jacket — Butterick 6521

Here’s another version of B6521 — my current BFF shirt pattern — in flannel. I alliterate the feel of flannel with the flattering fit of this shirt. There is nothing like a flannel shirt when the seasons turn into cooler weather.
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Autumn Leaves Jacket — Vogue 1817 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Autumn Leaves Jacket — Vogue 1817

Hard to believe, but this is the 6th rendition of this pattern that I’ve made! The minute I tried on the finished garment I breathed a sigh of happiness. It feels like a second skin, feels great, soft and smooth, has the vibe of a sweater, is flattering, hangs close to the body and will work as an indoor garment or an outer layer. Makes a good layering piece too, can slide a thin vest under the jacket and could slip a coat over it. The print adds a quiet wash of color and will work with all my black basics, so I know this will become a cool weather at home, out and about and travel basic. Does not show spots or wrinkle either.
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Inside and Outside Curves — Simplified - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Inside and Outside Curves — Simplified

Here is a simple technique for sewing concave and convex curves together. I'm working ...
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Free Reign With Liberty — Butterick 6521 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Free Reign With Liberty — Butterick 6521

The feel of silk with the breath of cotton —much to love — that’s Liberty Tana Lawn for you. Plus a myriad of colors and patterns to choose from. I love my jeans (or black pants for a little dress-up) so blue is always a good choice for me, especially if there’s a little black thrown in. I chose 4 Liberty fabrics — Felicity, Emily, Carlisle and Portsmouth Liberty Cotton Woven and used one yard of each (2 units).
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How to Add a Separating Zipper to a Jacket Step - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

How to Add a Separating Zipper to a Jacket Step

Prominent zippers sewn into garments are a trend we see in European clothes and all ove...
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How to Add a Sleeve & Lengthen a Dress or Top - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

How to Add a Sleeve & Lengthen a Dress or Top

Join me in my studio as I demonstrate how to add a sleeve to a sleeveless dress (or top), add length to an asymmetrical hem, and piecing tricks (if you need them.) I've had many requests asking how you would do this for my Cirque Dress, Vogue 9112. After auditioning many possible fabrics, I settled on a Japanese cotton double gauze.
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Fall Jacket & Vest — Vogue 1817 - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

Fall Jacket & Vest — Vogue 1817

I am thrilled that my Fall Jacket, Vogue 1817 is on the catalog cover this season! The pattern is fun to make and wear and both jacket and vest lend themselves to a wide variety of fabrics and the styling can be interpreted for any season and will flatter nearly all figure types. Make it in jacquard, brocade, linen, denim, cotton, taffeta, cotton flannel, silk, ponte, wool suiting.

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How to Carve Fabric Stamps - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

How to Carve Fabric Stamps

I want to show you how easy and fun it is to carve your own rubber stamps. Once I realized how quick and simple it was, I began searching for and collecting images.
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How to Create a Mitered Corner with Gwen Spencer - Marcy Tilton Fabrics

How to Create a Mitered Corner with Gwen Spencer

How to make a mitered corner, in The Studio with Marcy and Gwen Spencer. See Gwen's fast and easy, foolproof method for making a mitered corner.
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