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Made by A Fabricista: Polyester Plaids


Spring is just around the corner, and I am still obsessed with plaids!  I wanted to officially end my journey with the color combination that originally lit the fire of plaids in my life this season.  The fabric used for these pants is a poly novelty weave suiting found (HERE).  I actually used the wrong side of this fabric because the lines seemed more in line with my taste (grainy and broken vs the other side)

Right Side

Wrong Side

I used Simplicity 8056/S0652 to create these pants.  It is part of the Amazing Fit series and had alternate back pieces for different body types.  I used the curvy option.  Unlike many of my other projects, I created this garment as per the manufacturer instructions with one minor adjustment, which was added 3 inches to the length.  The construction took a tad bit longer vs some of my go to slopers.  The level of detail is not that far off from constructing jeans.  I plan on converting this into a sloper as well for future jumpsuits/rompers and pants suits.  The pattern also contained some great tips on interfacing and the waistband which also has facing.  

I used my inseam as the dominant stripe for these pants.  

My top is a basic peplum in painted leather (originally green) and was created using Vogue 8815 with an additional breast dart.  








The polyester was just light enough to wear today!  I hope each and every one of you have an awesome week.  Until next time...... 

Happy Sewing!!

- Jenese

Comments

  1. love it - looks great, both the pants and the top!!

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  2. Love it. And I've never seen options for back pieces. that's so smart! I'll have to check out that pattern

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    1. Thanks Tasha. I didn't realize it until I brought the pattern home. I yelled GLORY!!! lol

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  3. Love the pants, the top and the hair. You look awesome

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  4. What a great looking outfit ! Traditional and modern all at the same time.
    Best Wishes,
    Gail

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  5. Your outfit is just beautiful! I really like the peplum top.

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  6. I like this fabric and I,love a long wide leg...topped of with the perfect top.

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  7. Love Love Love the outfit! Really sharp top. Got a question about the top though. You said the top was painted leather that was previously green. Is this something you did and if so what did you do, how'd you do it... You know, give the newby all the details!! Thanks, Becki

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