Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Fall Gertie Fabrics!

As you may recall, my first line of retro-inspired apparel fabric hit Joann's stores in March. The response was fantastic, so I now have a fall line arriving in stores as I write. Like the spring collection, fall features vintage-themed prints on apparel-friendly fabrics. For fall, we went a little more rich and jewel-toned and we have some exciting choices: knits and jacquards and flocked chiffons, for instance! Here's a look at the collection, with links to purchase online.

First, a beautiful floral cotton sateen in greys and purples.

Grey Floral Sateen
Also on sateen, a retro atomic jacks print in both purple/grey and black/white

Purple/Grey Jacks Sateen

Black/White Jacks Sateen

I love the drape of rayon challis, and we have some beautiful ones this season. First, a retro rose floral in both blue and black colorways.

Blue Floral Rayon Challis

Black Floral Rayon Challis
I love this faux-stitch floral print on black.

Stitch Rayon Challis
Also on rayon challis is this sophisticated dot pattern.

Gray and Purple Dots Rayon Challis
I adore velvet flocking on fabric, and I knew that would be a must for a fall collection. To start, we have little dresses flocked on blue faille!

Flocked Dresses on Blue Faille
Next, flocked poodles and dots (!!!!) on grey chiffon.

Flocked Poodles on Grey Chiffon

Then these lovely rich jacquards in blue/black and grey/black. These have really nice body and a subtle sheen.

Blue/Black Jacquard

Grey/Black Jacquard
Finally, knits! This rose pattern was inspired by an actual '50s dress and it comes in monochromatic red, purple, and grey on a luscious rayon-spandex knit. It has fantastic drape. This fabric is way easier to sew than I anticipated too!
Red Floral Rayon/Spandex Knit
Purple Floral Rayon/Spandex Knit
Grey Floral Rayon/Spandex Knit
What do you think? Do you have any favorites? I hope you love them, readers! A huge thanks to both Fabric Traditions and Joann Fabric and Crafts for putting these out. 

39 comments:

  1. Really love the flocked dresses!

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  2. On the top of my list is the jacks print and the little dresses print.... great collection.

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  3. Your fabrics are great! I really enjoyed getting some of your Spring Collection and I look forward to getting some of these! My favorites rit s are the retro rose florals in both blue and black and both of the flocked materials!, so fun!
    Beth

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  4. This is my favorite collection of yours so far! I'm particularly drawn to the stitched floral challis and the jacks prints.

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  5. Wow, that dresses print is very nice. I thought they were fans. Can I suggest some good border prints, possibly not the floral kind, but really I am always amazed by the lack of them, everyone loves them, they fetch enormous sums and are hard to find. I think Michael Miller did one but I rarely see them amongst the many thousands of vintage inspired cotton prints.

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  6. I really like this new collection, Gertie. And I am SO glad Joann is carrying more rayon challis. Now if they would only stop burying the non-collection challis in with the Simply Silky polyester prints.

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  7. I love those dreses. I wish that they would come out in Australia.

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  8. I'm loving the floral knits, but they are all fun and gorgeous..

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  9. The black-faux stitch and the purple jacks!

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  10. I'm loving the floral knits, but they are all fun and gorgeous..

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  11. They're really lovely, Gertie. I got to see many of them up close at the American Sewing Expo, where they were used by the Passion for Fashion contestants in their designs. I love that gray floral sateen and the two jacquards in particular. Congrats on a great fall collection!

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  12. I love the little dresses. Reminds me of a skirt I saw on modcloth. It was Japanese fans on a emerald green background. Joann's doesn't post internationally :(. Let us know if an online supplier happens.

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  13. I love the little dresses. Reminds me of a skirt I saw on modcloth. It was Japanese fans on a emerald green background. Joann's doesn't post internationally :(. Let us know if an online supplier happens.

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  14. I love all of the rayon challis prints and I am SO EXCITED about the knits!!! All of the colorways are gorgeous!! New knit dresses for winter! :)

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  15. Thanks so much for being part of making these fabrics available! I collected quite a few of the spring line and have so far made 2 circle skirts with them. Still hunting down one or two fabrics. Looking forward to sewing with these!
    Laurie

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  16. Oh my gosh, these are SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors!! I would love to make some blouses with the sateen and dresses with the knit!

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  17. Nice collection! Congratulations! My favourites are the floral cotton sateen and the knits. I'd love to get some of the grey one, I'm sure a top made of it would go with everything. Sadly they don't ship internationally. :(

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  18. Very nice collection. I cant wait to grab up a few of theses.

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  19. Hey! Are the knits light-weight of heavier weight? I'm wondering if they would work for wrap-dresses and tops or if they're thick enough for a stretch pencil skirt.

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    1. I just bought some of the knit. It's dress/top weight.

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  20. These are all such gorgeous prints! The rayon challis and knit prints especially.

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  21. Gorgeous!!! I want the red rose knit!!

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  22. I wish these were available in Europe, they are truly stunning!

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  23. Please please try to get these stocked in the UK, this is the nicest range of fabric I have seen for ages.

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  24. Beautiful Gertie! I'll about knitwear these days and can't wait to try these!

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  25. I love the challis! I haven't seen any in years!!! I like the cotton sateen too! I told myself I was not going to buy any more fabric until I sewed up my stash of apparel fabrics, but it looks like I am going to give in and buy some from your collection.

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    1. Cynthia, Joann seems to be getting more challis in stock. There have been a few in recent collections other than Gertie's and a few in the Simply Silky collection. Hopefully they will continue to get them in...I see way too much polyester in RTW, and I avoid I for the most part when sewing.

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  26. I love the challis! I haven't seen any in years!!! I like the cotton sateen too! I told myself I was not going to buy any more fabric until I sewed up my stash of apparel fabrics, but it looks like I am going to give in and buy some from your collection.

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  27. Ooo, oodles of poodles! Can't wait to see what you make for yourself from these beauties.

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  28. I think my favorite is rayon challis in sophisticated dot pattern.

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  29. I love all of them. my fav is the little black dress and the jaxs!!

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  30. My favorites are the poodle dot flocked and the floral knits! I am going to get those knits in each color! Love!
    For you next fabric collection, would you consider making more fabrics in natural fibers like cotton, linen and silk? I love all your designs but would love them even more in my favorite natural fibers.

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  31. Love the flocked dresses and poodles!!! ♡♡♡

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  32. Hi Gertie,
    sorry for my english, i´m a spanish follower and I have just see this video, and i would like to share it with you, hope you enjoy it as much as me.
    Thank you for your time and all the lesson you have spread to me.

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  33. Spotlight in Australia stocks/stocked your first fabric range. Do you know whether they'll be getting this range in too?

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