Skip to main content

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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made By A Fabricista: Speaking My Truth

Happy Saturday All! In these unsettling times, I hug my children a little tighter, spend quality time embracing them, and cherish every moment even more. This pandemic has allowed me to appreciate deep conversations about racial injustice, police brutality, and their feelings about growing up black.
My daughter Arielle, a happy go lucky child, shuns away as she is always being questioned about her race and which box she checks off on an application. She hates the fact that she is consistently asked by her peers and teachers at school if she is biracial, Hispanic, or Black. She has often times questioned her own identity, yet she gladly responds to anyone who asks, “ I am black and I am a part of the human race”.

My son despises the news media (especially social media) and doesn't watch it at all. The death of his older brother and guns triggers a fear that we pray he overcomes. Over the past few weeks, I have read some of the most unreal remarks and comments about "all lives ma…

Made by a Fabricista: Summer Time Blues

Hello again and happy July!  In April, I started sewing a work wardrobe in red and black, and I decided to expand that work wardrobe to include blue and white.  I just love the combination of blue and white especially in the summer!  For my work wardrobe, I want fabrics that do not wrinkle easily, can be laundered, and can mix and match with other fabrics.   I ordered several coordinating fabrics- a white ponte, a blue chiffon print, a blue geometric crepe de chine, and a blue double weave suiting.  Most of these are still available as I write this, but are in the 60-70% off categories, so if you like any, I would order soon!



Have you ever used a Burda Style pattern magazine?  I used to always subscribe the Burda Plus magazine which is for larger sizes, but they stopped making it in English and I stopped my subscription.  I missed it so much, that I took a chance and ordered it in French directly from France on burdastyle.fr.  It wasn't expensive- about $15 total including the po…