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Tencel Linen Colour Blocked Dress

Posted by Lightning McStitch on

Tencel Linen Colour Blocked Dress

This post was written by Shelley aka Lightning McStitch. I saw the inspiration for this dress on a website way back in June, and knew immediately it was the dress I wanted for summer.  Pinterest Link During that time Maaidesign started to stock Tencel Linen and that was definitely the fabric for me. Imagine a fabric that gives you everything you love about linen; the textural weave, the breathability, the structure. Now imagine the benefits of a lyocell fabric; the drape, the luscious, suede-like hand and soft sheen.  Are the creeping niggles about those fabrics starting to come to mind?...

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An exercise in luxury | sewing with Tencel Denim

Posted by Rosey Huf on

An exercise in luxury | sewing with Tencel Denim

Tencel Denim is soft, drapes beautifully and is surprisingly light-weight. Knowing in advance how these properties affect decisions in the garment construction process will help ensure a pleasurable sewing experience. 

This post uses the Palisade pants from Papercut Patterns as a test case to highlight the special properties of Tencel Denim, with tips for working with the fabric in the areas of; pattern testing, cutting, prepping (stablising), construction, and finishing. 

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A Tencel Twill Lena Horne Dress

Posted by Katie Freeland on

A Tencel Twill Lena Horne Dress

My encounter with a fabric that evokes a cloud, cools you like a fresh summer breeze and has the support of an overzealous little league coach: Tencel Twill.

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Simplicity 1059 Tencel Twill Dress

Posted by Robyn Borley on

Simplicity 1059 Tencel Twill Dress

Hi, I'm Robyn.  I live in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and I look forward to sharing some of my projects with you as a contributor to the MaaiDesign blog.  Feel free to follow me @robynborley on Instagram if you'd like to see all my projects. At the moment I am loving all the beautiful greens that I'm seeing in RTW, so when I saw the teal green Tencel twill I was completely smitten.  I knew if would pair perfectly with Simplicity 1059, a pattern whose simple elegance had captured my imagination.  I'd never sewn with Tencel before so I wasn't quite sure...

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A Tencel Twill Dress + A Give Away!

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

A Tencel Twill Dress + A Give Away!

Kylie from Kylie and The Machine made a beautiful dress for Melbourne Frocktails last year. If you haven't heard of Kylie, she is the creator of the very clever woven labels that are taking the sewing world by storm (now available in the MaaiDesign store here). She is also the designer of the Ida Clutch, a free sewing pattern that has been very popular in the online sewing space. Kylie used our Tencel Twill in Navy for her Frocktails dress and it resulted in a flowy elegant stunning dress. You can read all the details now on her blog. Since she...

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