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Made by a Fabricista: The Perfect Linen Dress πŸ’—

Hi everyone! I am back again with a new blog. Summer is in full effect & one of my favorite fabrics to work with is linen. Linen is a fabric that is made by using fibers that are derived from a flax plant. Linen is very absorbent, breathable, and hypoallergenic. I know sometimes linen can get a bad rep for the way it wrinkles, but it is extremely beautiful, light weight, & easy breezy.  For this dress, I used 4 yards of this very beautiful powder pink linen from Fabric Mart. The texture and hand of the fabric were very soft & lightweight. It was perfect for a summer dress.  When working with linen, it is easy to use & simple to cut with minimal fraying. Linen does need to be pressed very good when making things, because it does tend to wrinkle easily.  The pattern I used for this dress was the Aura Dress, by Papercut Patterns . I had to grade it a few sizes up, as sometimes patterns from different countries vary in sizes, but for the most part it worked out for me. I b
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Made by a Fabricista: Boho Chic Summer

Hello Gems! I'm so excited to share this month's look as a Fabric Mart Fabricista featuring two gorgeous fabric selections from Fabricmartfabrics.com. If you know me by now, you know that I adore a cool, floor length, boho chic look. There is something so sophisticated, sexy and cool about a free flowing look this time of year made from lightweight breathable fabrics such as the ones used for my most recent Fabricista make. Although the weather is warmer, I still enjoy creating long flowy dresses and free flowing silhouettes to stay cool in the summer and beat the heat. So for my June look, I did a hack of Vogue pattern 9311 and created a voluminous floor length dress with large billowy sleeves and a plunging neckline. I used Fabric Mart's Rayon Framework Crinkle  Challis fabric, which is very light weight and breathable, but not transparent. I love the drape of this fabric and how it just melts onto your body. I added facing down the front and made it a button up so that

Made by a Fabricista: Easy Breezy Beach Capsule

Happy to be back for my second post as a Fabricista! This time around, I am sharing three easy outfits for the upcoming summer weekends. The pictures were taken on a very windy morning, hence the title of this post! First, I opted to sew the Cocoon Cardigan by Jalie. I planned to do it a little oversized to wear it over the swimsuit during the day or as an extra layer in the evening. The Daisy White Leaf Jacquard Terry Knit was perfect to achieve my vision. It is a polyester/cotton blend, lightweight, a little stretchy, fresh, and it has a wonderful drape, which was necessary for this item. The leafy tropical pattern looks stunning in person and gives the cardigan such a pleasant texture. Overall, this was an uncomplicated piece to sew, and the result exceeded my expectations! Right after taking these pictures, I had to order more fabric because my sisters snitched this one… For the second piece, I chose a Rayon/Lycra Jersey Knit with a beautiful flower pattern. Colors are popping, a

Made By A Fabricista: YouTube Edition | VivMomSews

 YouTuber Vivmom Sews shares with us her most recent Fabricista Make in today's blog post. She sewed up New Look 6125 in a Cotton Voile . Make sure to click play to hear all about her make & how this fabric became "The Little Fabric That Could" . And maybe click on over & leave her a little Fabric Mart Family love!  VIV    |   vivmomsews Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly! You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category: VOILE

Made by a Fabricista: Making My First Pair Of Jeans

 Hey everyone! Welcome back to my second Fabric Mart Fabricista post! When I selected my fabrics, I had a completely different idea in mind for what I wanted to make. But the more I thought about it, and the closer I got to starting my project, the more I dreaded the make!  Then, my office job announced that we are going to start going back to the office 2x/week, so I decided to ditch my original plan and come up with a couple pieces that I could use for transitioning back to the office. I knew I wanted something easy to throw on that I could style a couple of different ways, which is how I settled on this neutral colored Crinkle Chiffon that I got for $1.99/yard! I used McCall #8030, View A. Making buttonholes give me heartburn enough the way it is, but the thought of trying to do it on chiffon nearly sent me to the grave… so pearl snaps to the rescue!  This pattern is meant as a dress, but with the sheer nature of the chiffon, I went for a layering top. The pattern also calls for mor

Made by a Fabricista: Summer Maxi Dress Joy

Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved dresses! I used to wake up in the morning with images of dresses in my mind that someday I hoped I would make for myself or others. I didn't know how to sew back then so I often wondered if my dream would ever become a reality.  I went through a phase around age 8 when I refused to wear pants. Dresses and skirts were the only things I wanted to wear and I was very outspoken about it. Sorry, Mom, for being such a stubborn kid, I just loved dresses too much to bother with pants. Though many things have changed in the past twenty years, my love for dresses has not changed! I still wake up some mornings with images of dresses in my mind, and when given the choice to wear pants or a dress, I'd pick the dress every time. When given a chance to sew pants or a dress, I'd also pick the dress every time! I think little 8-year-old me would be happy to know that I learned to sew and that I love to make dresses just as much as I love to wea

Made by a Fabricista: Black Summer Outfits

Hey Friends! It’s Tea and I’m back with another Fabricista Sewing Blog. This month I made a few sewing projects for this post including  the Southport Dress by True Bias, a McCall’s pleated skirt pattern, a Vogue stylish hat , and a simple and easy jersey Burda Style tee. I’m excited to share my experience with you and give you a review of the patterns and fabrics I used to make these projects.  Growing up in New Jersey, summer was remarkably hot. My mother often cautioned my siblings and I to avoid going outside in dark clothing. “Dark clothing attracts heat and going outside in this summer heat in all black can cause a heat stroke …” mom would say. I’m sure many of you have heard this before. It’s definitely something I heard every summer.  Although I agree with mom, I love wearing black throughout the year, and I usually make a few black summer outfits. Since childhood, I’ve learned a lot more about how and when to wear black clothing in the summer without attracting heat or causing