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Made by a Fabricista: Stasia Dress, Two Ways

Hello from the Sunshine State! I am so excited to be a Fabricista! This is pretty intimidating for a self-taught, intuitive, and impatient sewist like me! In this post, I will be sharing my process to make two very different versions of a dress. Anytime I use a pattern, I make changes along the way. I know I am supposed to copy, measure, be precise, but I tend to just cut, sew, and improvise. After browsing through all the Fabric Mart patterns section, I chose the Stasia Dress , by Sew Liberated . It’s exactly my style, simple and versatile, and described as: “A knit dress that feels like wearing secret pajamas.” Who wouldn’t want that?" I chose a floral multicolored jersey knit , thinking it would look good for an informal, bohemian, long dress. The pattern comes with a booklet and offers multiple options: tank top, short dress, maxi dress, sleeveless, or with short or long sleeves, with or without pockets. One of the first tips is that “Your fabric choice will have a huge impact
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Made by a Fabricista: Tying in Culture

          When it comes to sewing & creating garments everyone’s style & preference is different. Some people create garments that are on trend. Some people love to make vintage clothing. Some people create garments that is catered to things they love. For me, I have always been heavily inspired by my life. My grandmother & my culture have played a significant role on things I create & the things that inspire my style. My grandmother for starts often made me work out in the garden with her when I was a child & I developed a heavy love for nature & especially florals. But with my culture, I am Filipino, & ever since I have created my Instagram I have always dedicated a few pieces out of the year to that alone. When I saw this fabric , I immediately was reminded of the Filipino sun. It was so similar to the actual image & the fabric was so beautiful that I had to absolutely have it. Usually when I make a Filipino look, I tend to make a traditional sleeve

Made by a Fabricista: Bold Beautiful Crepe Spring Look

Hello Gems! I'm so excited it’s finally Spring time! I've been inspired by color lately. It could be the beautiful flowers in bloom or the bright sunny days we’ve been having! Whatever it is, it has illuminated my creative senses and I’ve been feeling so inspired. So I just have to share with you my most recent make as a Fabricista with Fabric Mart using this bold red-orange and purple Crepe de Chine.  The fabric is a very fluid and drapey crepe fabric.  I’ve also noticed wide leg pants hitting the scene for Spring and I thought this crepe would make a great pair of wide leg pants. It’s a medium weight, opaque and falls so nicely against the skin.  The print is a leopard print with a pin stripe detail. In this red-orange and purple color combo this is a very bold and playful print but can still make for a sophisticated look so I wanted to give you a little bit of both of those aspects in the actual look. I'm not much for a jumpsuit but I love the fact that this two piece al

Made by a Fabricista: Spring Has Sprung

Spring is finally here! Yay! Have you had a chance to smell the fresh blooming flowers yet? I encourage you to go outside and see, feel, and touch the beautiful blooming flowers, if you live in an area where you can do so.I find this to be calming, and I feel inspired to get back into my sewing room and make pretty garments.  Hello friends! My name is Tea and this is my first post as a Fabric Mart Fabricista. Today I’ll be sharing my recent experience sewing the Lenox Shirtdress by Cashmerette that I made with this gorgeous Silk Cotton purple fabric that was sponsored by Fabric Mart.  Fabric Choice I chose this beautiful purple fabric because it is perfect for spring time, and it reminds me of lavender fields, which I love!  Also, I am a huge fan of cotton apparel fabrics. So when I saw this beautiful fabric on the Fabric Mart website I was instantly taken by surprise, and immediately thought of making a shirtdress. This fabric is a 55” wide medium weight non-stretch woven with a soft

Made by a Fabricista: Weekend Getaway Capsule for $50

Hi everyone! I’m Chelsea, of @thatssewchelsea and I’m excited to share my first Fabric Mart Fabricista makes with you! The inspiration for my post is a sunny resort weekend getaway. A casual, relaxed capsule of resort wear inspired pieces. I’m talking my ideal warm weather weekend getaway – hot and sunny weather, no schedule/agenda, a book by the pool, a cold beverage, and some good food. My capsule has pieces that can be styled several different ways for a weekend of relaxing. The best part? My capsule costs only $50 total, for 9.5 yards of fabric and 3 days’ worth of mix and match outfits. For my fabrics, I shopped the $2/$3/$4 per yard sale at Fabric Mart to get the most bang for my buck. I was determined to stick to my budget, so I waited for the right sale to pop up and got to work on picking my fabrics. I also knew that since I wanted to make pieces for a hot weather/summer getaway, I wanted light and breezy fabrics, which helped narrow down which categories to watch for and shop

Made by a Fabricista: Spring Style Essentials

Is there anything more versatile for your Spring wardrobe than a T-Shirt Dress and a classic button-up blouse? In this Fabric Mart Fabricista blog, I'm going to show you how these two little wardrobe staples can be rotated through your spring me-made wardrobe for 5 different and fun looks!  I was browsing the Fabric Mart website when this lovely 100% Cotton Parchment/Black Striped Jersey Knit Fabric popped up. I’ve been itching to make a T-Shirt dress with the Rebecca Page T-Shirt Dress pattern ever since the pattern launched back in February. As I continued to browse the Fabric Mart website, I was struck by the most lovely Blossom Pink Silk Shantung Shirting that I knew would be perfect for a Grainline Studios Archer Button-Up ! As the wheels started turning, I realized that the cotton jersey paired with the silk shantung shirting fabric would be a match made in heaven for my me-made wardrobe. So naturally, I had to get both fabrics plus the Archer Button-Up pattern! I was not d