Trend Report – SewStylish (Spring ’11)

In each issue of SewStylish, I produce a fabric trend report article as a recurring front-of-book department. Every season I scour the designer fashion shows to determine the trends and then set out into the fabric district here in New York City. After much hunting, I gather up swatches from the Fabric District and pair them with runway shots from the season to create an inspiring trend board found in every SewStylish issue along with beauty copy to introduce and describe each look. From SewStylish Spring 2011:

Forever Blue – Durable denim gets to relax and play this spring
Designers took liberties with denim in the spring 2011 collections. Since the 1970s, this versatile cotton-blend, twill-weave fabric has proliferated in weights, fiber mixes, and washes. These runway picks are witty reminders of denim’s humble origin in jeans and uniforms, as well as hints of its fashion potential.
-Nicole Smith


Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.