Designer Fabrics


Welcome to the world of Marcy Tilton where we are always in the mood to sew. In our online fabric store you will find a carefully curated selection of new, deadstock and vintage designer fabrics for fashion, decor and more. We sell both knit fabrics and woven fabrics as yardage, special cuts and full panels. Many of our designer fabrics come to us directly from the studio stash of top fashion houses around the world. Other fabrics we bring to you from top fabric mills in France, Italy, India and Japan that produce designer fabrics for the biggest names in fashion. You will also discover designer fabrics featuring exclusive prints available only from Marcy Tilton Fabrics. Marcy's current garment designs are available from Vogue Patterns. Happy stashing and sewing!

B6283 in peacock shibori

B6283: a secret 'sleeper' pattern

Katherine's B6283 is a simple design with subtle tuck details and a flattering asymmetrical V neckline and slimming silhouette that can be made in both knits and wovens. Shown here in our Peacock Shibori stretch rayon, smooth and drapey in an on trend hand dyed effect print. Make this versatile pattern with or without sleeves and consider it as a tunic or t-shirt.

Check out the line drawing below to see the details - and pockets too!




B6771 in 5 liberty prints

Taking a nod from RTW shirts using Liberty fabrics that retail in the $900-$1100 range, we created our own version. The only thing better than one Liberty print is combining a grouping of Liberty prints in one garment. As an experiment, we cut one yard of 5 different prints for this shirt. Katherine is a master at the art of combining prints in one garment as well as deciding the placement. She played with possibilities, then pinned the selected print to the pattern piece. (In another nod to the RTW versions we eliminated the collar).

Tips from Katherine on combining prints:
The more fabrics you have to work with, the easier the deicison making.
Choose colors that harmonize but are not exactly match-y match-uy.
Use prints of varying scale/size.
Start with the front.
Decide on the placement of the main pieces.
Make the placket different from those on either side.
Choose the back fabrics so the patterns that meet at the side seam are different.
Choose the fabric for the sleeves which is determined by what is next to them.

One of the sleeves might match the fabric it is next to - and this is fine.

Shirt pattern Butterick 6771 is perfect for this project as it has a number of pattern pieces that lend to the blending of different designs. After the shirt was cut, there is enough fabric left to make another entire garment.

We used: Encanta, Lotus Land, Adonis Blue Butterfly, Meadowland and Pink Lady Slipper.

the liberty collage shirt

liberty collection


new from katherine tilton: butterick 6877

Pieced Tunic

We're celebrating the release of Katherine's new pieced tunic, and have created a special collection of over 90 fabrics that are right for the style. This easy fitting, flowing and flattering pieced tunic, Butterick 6877, can be made in a woven or a knit, in one color or color blocking or a collage of harmonious prints.  Shown here in our Fresh Lime Lightweight Ponte.

Read more in Katherine's blog...

the line drawing shows the details

B6877 in woven

B6877 in knit

Tiramisu Dot in V9112 - AKA the cirque dress

The cirque dress: ready for spring

Just right pairing of pattern design and fabric, our Tiramisu Dot, deadstock from LA designer Spirithouse, is a crinkled cotton/poly woven with just the right structure. The presence of polyester assures that the crinkles are permanent.

The Cirque Dress is our studio name for Vogue 9112, a best selling pattern and one of Marcy's all time favorites. Here, we made the dress straight from the pattern envelope, but have made other versions adding a sleeve. Read how to add a sleeve in the blog post.

The dress can also be lengthened. Or, wear as a jumper - the perfect little T to wear underneath is in pattern V1860.

Gwen made this dress in gingham, one of the season's trending fabrics. See Gwen's version in the blog post.





FALL 2022 | OCTOBER 22-29