September 27, 2018

Skin Tone Stretch Mesh is back in our Etsy shop!

We're thrilled to announce the return of our carefully coordinated skin tone stretch mesh (aka "illusion net" or "power net") in LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tones.

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

We carefully swatched and color-checked this mesh to perfectly match the light, medium and dark tones of American Girl® doll vinyl. Don't they look great?

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon and 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, as well as a wide variety of cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

That's right — these are great fabrics for people, too!

Since we first offered this trio of meshes, we've discovered that there is a real need for illusion net in skin tones beyond the usual pale "nude." That's why we are now offering these fabrics BY THE YARD. Buy as many yards as you need for any size or project scale, and we'll cut your full length to order.

FIRST CLASS SHIPPING will be calculated for each order — and if you buy several yards and we are able to save packaging weight and get a lower rate for your shipment, we'll make sure to issue you a partial refund after we ship. We know that both shipping and fabrics are getting more expensive, and we're going to do everything we can to keep these beautiful materials affordable.

Click here for LIGHT SKIN TONE stretch mesh

Click here for MEDIUM SKIN TONE stretch mesh

Click here for DARK SKIN TONE stretch mesh

Click here for the SKIN TONE SAMPLER PACK, which contains 1/2 yard lengths of all three colors!

HALF PRICE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST — SKY BLUE stretch mesh in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This is a gorgeous fabric — the same sturdy 82/18 mesh as our skin tone meshes, but in a really pretty, flattering clear blue. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

Wait — what color is that?

Some time ago, we offered a seasonal Ice Princess Fabric & Trim Kit. We were able to get a great price on a sky blue stretch mesh that was perfect for the kit — as long as we bought the entire bolt.

Those Ice Princess kits are long sold out, but we still have a fair amount of that sky blue mesh left over. It's time to clear the shelves in our store room, so we're putting that mesh in our Etsy store at HALF PRICE!!!

This is a gorgeous fabric — the same sturdy 82/18 mesh as the skin tone meshes, but in a pretty, flattering clear blue.

Click here for the SKY BLUE stretch mesh (at HALF PRICE)

Here's our Caroline wearing a skating dress that we made using this mesh. It would also make great, soft tulle skirts — which are a lovely look for the Holiday season. Grab a yard or more while it's still available. Once this fabric is gone, it will not be re-stocked!

HALF PRICE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST — SKY BLUE stretch mesh in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This is a gorgeous fabric — the same sturdy 82/18 mesh as our skin tone meshes, but in a really pretty, flattering clear blue. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

We made these just-like-the-real-thing skating dresses for our American Girl dolls using our skin tone stretch mesh, and Lee & Pearl Pattern 1055: Skating Dresses for 18 Inch Dolls.

Find the skating dress pattern at the link above, or as part of our Dance and Sports Performance Pattern BUNDLE for 18 Inch Dolls, which includes Pattern 1054: Superheroes! Costumes and Accessories, and our Gown Pattern Tweak — two more patterns that look great made with our skin tone stretch mesh!

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK skin tone STRETCH MESH, now available in the Lee & Pearl Etsy shop. This 60" wide fabric is high quality and sturdy, made of 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex for full four-way stretch. It's perfect for skating and ice dancing dresses, gymnastic leotards, dance outfits, strapless gowns, pageant dress inserts, cosplay and costumes for dolls — or humans!

COMING SOON - the Lee & Pearl MYSTERY BAG SALE. Our bags will be stuffed with gorgeous, luxury fabrics like these!

Speaking of gorgeous fabrics...

Pearl is hard at work sorting materials for our upcoming MYSTERY BAG SALE. Make sure to check your email inbox for our newsletter next week, so you don't miss out on generous cuts of glorious luxury, specialty, costume and cosplay fabrics like these!

Here's a final treat for you this week! Doll blogger MERmade9 made this stunning version of our Pattern 1072: Corps de Ballet Fitted Bodice and Romantic Tutu for 18 Inch Dolls for her friend's church auction.

MERmade9 made this gorgeous Romantic tutu and bodice using Lee & Pearl Pattern 1072: Corps de Ballet for 18 Inch Dolls. Find this gorgeous pattern in the Lee & Pearl Etsy store!

Isn't that beautiful?

MERmade9 has a blog post about the outfit — and we just love what she had to say about our tutu pattern: "Don’t let this pattern fool you, as I’ve never made anything so intricate, but their excellent details and photos make it very do-able!"

If you'd like to make amazing holiday gifts of your own, Pattern 1072 is available separately, or as part of our Ballet Performance Bundle for 18 Inch Dolls, which includes a mix-and-match strapless bodice and our amazing (and very do-able) classical "pancake" tutu.

Make amazing holiday gifts with the Lee & Pearl Ballet Performance Bundle for 18 Inch Dolls, which includes both Pattern 1072 and Pattern 1073 for mix-and-match bodice styles, with both the Classical and Romantic tutu for 18 Inch American Girl-size dolls.

Make amazing holiday gifts like this Sugar Plum Fairy costume using the Lee & Pearl Ballet Performance Bundle for 18 Inch Dolls, which includes both Pattern 1072 and Pattern 1073 for mix-and-match bodice styles, with both the Classical and Romantic tutu for 18 Inch American Girl-size dolls.

See you next time!

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