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!


v9193: the yikes stripes tunic

9 out of 10!

When we received a batch of colorful stripes and I saw them all lined up together, I immediately thought it would be fun to put together a fresh batch of our Yikes Stripes and then play with them in a garment. So, I really made this batch of Yikes Stripes for myself - and used 9 out of 10 stripes with lots left over. I'm passing these on to Katherine who is going to make another design...TBD soon!

I chose a T&T pattern, V9193, an easy to sew slouchy tunic top that works well in both knits and wovens. (On the pattern envelope I used a silky charmeuse for one view and linen for the other).

Started by placing the bundles of fabric as I thought they should be placed on the garment, then moved on to the cutting. Sliced the upper front to line up with the seam on the lower portion. Cut the back in 2 pieces. Cut some of the stripes on the bias - this works because the knits have 4 way stretch. Angled the stripes going up toward the shoulder as this is a more flattering line. Sewed the top together including finishing the neck edge before joining the top to the lower sections. I pieced the lower sections during the sewing process. Stabilized the back shoulder seam from neck to sleeve hem with a 1" strip of fusible interfacing to keep the sleeve from stretching out .Put a 1" strip of fusible interfacing in the pocket opening. Faced the sleeve edge with contrasting stripes - the edge is bound but there is a 4" facing so the sleeve can be rolled up.

yikes stripes stash builder combo

one yard each of 10 different stripes

sewing for now and the days ahead

V1733 top & v1731 pant

We've paired two best selling (and easy to sew), patterns: V1733 top, with V1731 pant. The top uses two harmonious viscose knits, Extempo, and Flair, using one knit for the front and one sleeve, the other for the back and one sleeve.

Taking a cue from RTW, the pant uses a lining fabric, Black Mini Dot Lining, which has just the right drape for this soft pant and makes a great basic.



the soft drape pant

My best selling Pant V1731 is a 'sleeper', it has been in the pattern book for many years. On the pattern envelope I used washed linen and soft denim, but there are many more options to consider. See some of my choices in the Soft Pant Collection.

The pant works well with both knits and wovens.If you want the pant to hang close to the body, choose a soft drapey fabric like rayon, silk or jersey.

If you want a more sculptural effect, you could use linen, denim or ponte.

Before you cut, determine the best size and length. The pattern runs large, so consider going down a size or two. Measure the pant at the hip and compare with your hip measurement and adjust before you cut as well as fitting as you sew. To eliminate some of the fullness, take in at the center back seam. To help determine the length, measure a favorite similar pant.

Butterick 6784 in blossom dearie knit

blossom dearie

Butterick 6784

V1808 in Astral Blue

Our sewing friend Jean used V1808 paired with our Astral Blue Jacquard. The pattern is designed for knits, but this fabric works well because it has a touch of stretch.

Astral Blue Jacquard




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