Archive for the ‘Silk’ Category

Rita Moreno Turns the 90th Oscar’s Red Carpet Green

This past weekend marked the 90th Anniversary of the Oscar’s , a night set aside each year to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements within the American film industry. However, for many fashionistas, designers and viewers worldwide, it is the night of the red carpet fashion parade. For fashion watchers this time, it was the night Rita Moreno turned the Oscar’s red carpet green.

As in years past, there often unfolds a seemingly unintentional color palate or design concept that becomes the fashion theme for the night. Whether it is black and form fitting or low plunging necklines and open backs, which fashion trends take center stage is always an anticipation and highlight.

Top Summer Wedding Color Trends 2014


With June still reining as one of the most popular months for marriage ceremonies despite February’s National Wedding Month ownership, color and fabric trends for 2014 are the main question inquiring minds want to know as the month unfolds. According to Pantone and several leading wedding planners around the country, the top 5 colors  for 2014 are mint, dark blue, pink, black, and emerald with mint taking center stage. From bold shades to lighter hues, the summer bridal palate offers its own statement against the traditional white of the bride and black tux of the groom.

2014 Color Trends



Twice a year, color forecasters go into research mode to predict and dictate the palates that the fashion industry and ultimately, we as consumers, will prescribe to for the season ahead.  One of the most respected and established is Pantone. With almost 2,000 colors in their index of tile colors and over 20 years of setting the color standards used worldwide to create a unified communication code for international use, they have become one of the leading global authorities on color.  Once their forecast is set, textile manufactures produce specifically dyed fabrics that designers inturn purchase for their collections. For them, these forecasts are viewed as a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ where those who choose to follow will become part of what ultimately becomes the trend….and what designer wants to be irrelevant?

Celebrate Love, The Heart, And National Go Red Day!

jandofabricsThis Friday (February 7 2014) is National Go Red Day, a day dedicated to the education and prevention of heart disease. And with heart disease still continuing to be the number one killer of Americans overall and women in particular, the need for us to take better care of our beating organ is the order of the day, year, and rest of our life. From proper diet and excersize, to sufficient rest and room for play, it is often the little things when applied overall that can make  the biggest difference and bring about the most profound change.

Golden Globe’s 2014 Red Dress Affair!

If you didn’t get a chance to stick around and check all the big wins  this past weekend at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards,  maybe you at least got a sneak peak of the red carpet styling as designers vied for celebrities to dress,  fashion police made arrests, and talk show hosts selected their best to be put on display. The only thing missing….a few good firemen to put out the flames as ladies on fire lit up the runway!

Get Your Hands on this Fabric Clutch Craft

Handmade accessories are a wonderful way to revive your wardrobe or just accomplish a seasonal switch-up. We love this fabric clutch tutorial from Martha Stewart; just find your fabric at J&O Fabrics to get started on your own version! The simple clutch is flirty, feminine and adds a simple touch of sophistication to any ensemble.

Fabric clutch tutorial

This simple fabric clutch provides a burst of color and will lead to a stream of compliments! (Admit it—we all like those).

Be a Doll—Just Add Ruffles!

Transform your child’s doll bed with a ruffle underlay (or your child’s bed)! This easy kids fabric craft is adorable and could even be used for an adult bed if done tastefully. Begin by browsing our selection of fabric online and finish off with some trims, tassels and cording.


You will need:

  • 2-5 yards of ruffle fabric, depending on size of bed. Find fabric here
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Ruler

Tip: Use elastic for a more non-permanent ruffle. This way it can be changed!

Sinfully Simple: Embellishments Transform Everyday Clothing Items Into Something Special

Did you know: Simple embellishments are a fast and fun fix for garments that have become drab or tiresome! Yes, anything that has lost its luster, including shoes, can be brought back to life with a few easy steps and a bit of imagination!

Shoe lost its soul? Ordinary goes extraordinary.

Love the shoe shape, but loathe the tiresome feel? Add a bit of personality with a flower toe, ribbon, crisscross pattern or any idea under the sun! Get inspired by searching for photos of shoes and then re-creating the style yourself!

Feel Fabulous with Fabric Necklaces

Stuffed or flat, braided or twisted, fabric necklaces are a fun and feisty way to brighten up that wardrobe this summer! Begin by browsing our versatile and modern selection of fabrics to discover instant inspiration for this crafty project.

They are plain white tees no longer when you drape a beautiful fabric necklace over them!

To braid a necklace:
•    Select one or more decorative fabrics
•    Cut to desired length and width
•    Fold and secure edges with desired stitch
•    Lay the 3 strips of sewed and secured fabrics on top of each other and stitch the top of them together on one end
•    Gently braid them together and secure the other end with a stitch
•    Add the clasp of your choice and you are finished!

Fabric Headwrap Ideas & Inspirations

It can be a disappointment looking for cute hair accessories and headbands in department stores, it seems I am never able to locate what I visualize in my mind! Creating your own unique fabric headwraps is enjoyable and rewarding, and you can be certain that no one else will have the same one!

Begin by deciding on a few bold prints or novelty fabrics here.

To achieve this look, cut out desired shapes and join them using a sewing machine or stitch. Add a matchy ribbon at the end of each tip for easy tying.