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Made by a Fabricista: Denim Frenzy by Jenese

Hello Sew Family!

For my first official post with Fabric Mart, I wanted to share with you my Denim Frenzy outfit. There is nothing more timeless than denim. With multiple styles, colors and weight, denim provides endless possibilities to your wardrobe!



The denim used for this outfit is sold out now, but HERE are some other denims available.  I used about 3.5 yards and am in love with the weight of this denim as well as the color. It sews like a dream and can be worn in both warm and cold weather.

My shirt was constructed using Simplicity Pattern 2255. This garment was very easy to construct and from start to finish took my just under 2 hours.  I often have issues finding a denim shirt that fits me correctly.  This was my first attempt at creating my own and I will do so moving forward! I cut this pattern according to my bust size and used 5/8" buttons. No adjustments were made, but I think I will slim the sleeves on my next shirt.





Now for the pants!  I wanted to expand on my options for pants (I often draft my own).  I have owned Vogue 1416 since it was released and purchased it specifically for the pants.  I love the seamless waist and the welt pockets.  While welt pockets tend to be difficult for most, practice has proven beneficial for me.  I did not agree with the method creating the welts as per the instructions as there are many resources on youtube which makes the process of adding these pockets fairly easy.  None the less, I created a tutorial for the pants as per the pattern instructions to ensure they came out just right!  If you have never work with welt pockets, do your research and practice on scraps!

Check out the Tutorial Video: 







I wore this outfit to my sewing group's meet up and everyone loved it.  I find joy in getting compliments on my garments of which I follow up with "Thank you, I made it" woot woot!

I hope you love this outfit as much as I do, I will definitely be using both patterns again.  Until Next time..... MUAH!

~ Jenese from Needles and Fashion

Comments

  1. Can you say, "fabulous?" Love your entire look! The denim color compliments your complexion nicely!

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  2. You are my sewing Shero Jenese!!! So glad to see you here on Fabric Marts webpage doing your thing! I can't wait to get off work and watch the video!!!
    HUGS!
    Shari Williams

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  3. The you everyone! I look forward to creating more (hopefully inspiring) pieces!

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  4. Haute! I love denim and jumpsuits...double winning! Love to see your creations.

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  5. You look awesome, l live the pants.and shirt excellent job!

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  6. Jenese, I am inspired! I look forward to seeing more! Tyna T.

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