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YouTube Fabricista Vivian: Multi Season Linen

Happy Wednesday fellow Fabricistas! Our Youtube Fabricista Vivian (Vivmom Sews) shared her second Fabricista Make in her newest Youtube video today.  Click play to see what she made & to get a little lesson on Linen.


Don't you just love it? We sure do. Want to get your hands on this linen? Shop here. (Psst, today 10/16/19 & tomorrow 10/17/19 it's 60% off! Discount taken off at checkout.)
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Made by a Fabricista: Wool Top and Skirt with Embellishments

When Fabric Mart asked for volunteers to make some garments from wool, I jumped all over it.  I love FM's wool.  There's always a great selection and the quality is great!  What more can you want?  


For my skirt, I used a brown/black/tan/multi wool & poly blend tweed suiting.  You can see that fabric here: Boucle Tweed-Suiting.  This has a slight metallic thread running through it which is always a bonus in my book.  

For my top, I used a wool jersey, which isn't available any more, but here is another good option... Sweater knit

The patterns I used are both from Vogue.  I was so smitten with this one from Vogue I simply had to try it.  I wasn't able to find a zipper the right length, so I improvised and made this decorative one work.  I like the slash of sparkle.  
Yes, the pattern does call for the sleeve length zip, but I put in the shorter zipper and stitched up the sleeve seam.  It works.  I really love the heavier sweater knit for this.  Plus, after some fla…

Made by a Fabricista: The Pinstripe Wool Suiting Pulmu Skirt!

Hi everybody! Fall has arrived and to kick off the season I played with some wool suiting, a fabric I haven't sewn with in a long time!
Fabric Mart's website is literally bursting with gorgeous fabrics these days, and while browsing the wool section I came across a wonderful pinstripe wool suiting, which I thought would be a great pairing with the Pulmu skirt (Named Patterns). You just can't go wrong with a wool pencil skirt for fall!




The pattern



I've been having the Pulmu skirt in a corner of my mind for some time - it features details that speak to me, such as the long triangular side panels, the side vents, the belt loops and a belt that closes with D rings (I always love hardware on a garment), not to mention that this pencil skirt is lined, which makes for a neat finish on the inside.



I bought the PDF version of the pattern as the paper version wasn't in stock when I started my project, but you can check the Named patterns page here to see when it comes back i…

Made by a Fabricista: Bright Red for Fall

Hello Fabricista's!  I hope that the change of seasons has inspired you to sew lately.  I always love the onset of fall since it is my favorite season.  Although it is still very hot in Georgia I am hoping that a cool down is just around the corner.  For my post this month I was hoping to branch out of my typical silhouette and sew something exciting and different.  I wanted to sew a pattern that had interesting details with a fabric that was easy to handle and so I settled on Simplicity 8791 with this bright red seersucker.  This top really stands out in my closet since I don't have anything with sleeves like it.  While I can say that it is definitely a deviation from my usual style I am still somewhat undecided about it.

First of all the fit was challenging, I ended up moving the dart around and shortening the length.  I also added a snap to the center front to battle the deep gaping.  The dart turned out fair but the added snap pulls the front together in a way that the t…

Made by a Fabricista: Color Blocked Linen

One technique that I love to see in clothing, but rarely use in my own sewing, is color blocking.  Why?  Well, it can be tricky to mix fabrics of different weights or compositions.  I recently ordered two pieces of linen, and when I opened up the box, I thought- "Ooh, these look pretty good together!  The weights are pretty similar.  Let's do some color blocking!".

I had 2-1/2 yards each of both the blue and this fawn color, and was able to squeeze out 3 garments. The blue color is sold out, but Fabric Mart has lots of other linen in stock.   The first was a dress from a 2012 issue of Burda magazine.  It was so memorable, that it was always in the back of my mind for when I found the right fabric.  Here is their version:


And here is mine:


This was a technically challenging dress because I had to do a full bust adjustment, which with that wacky front was a real headscratcher.  I had to do two muslins to get it right, and then sewing those curves- aaaacckk!  But I do thin…