Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Made By a Fabricistas: Sewing With a Splash of Color

Hi Fashionistas!

Can you believe that Easter is less than a week away? Keeping with last year's tradition, I am making matchy matchy Mommy and Me Easter outfits. 

This year I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone, and go with something bright and bold. I found the perfect, happiest fabric I have ever seen and it was such a pleasure to work with. Here is what I came up with.



This dress is a mix between a pattern and self drafting. I used McCall 7315 for the bodice, view D. For the skirt and facing of the bodice, I self drafted the design. The facing is lined with the same fabric I used for the outside of the dress. 

I used a gorgeous floral abstract scuba knit from Fabric Mart. (Sold out now) I have never sewn with or even touched scuba knit before and I have to tell you that it was such a joy to work with. It's fun to cut, fun to sew and it presses beautifully. That surprised me given its made with a man made fibre. I also LOVED the fact that it does not fray. What you say? A raw hem on a high end looking garment? Yes please!!!!


The backside of garments are often overlooked. I showed the back some love by opting for a v-neck and also installing a beautiful exposed zipper with gold teeth. Oh! And watch me twirl in this full circle skirt. I love the body and drape of this fabric. It makes wearing a circle skirt so much fun!





Here is a side view..



And a closeup of the back zipper.. (the fact that I had eggplant color nails is a total coincidence!)


And here is my daughter's dress...so adorable!



I hope you enjoyed reading this! Sewing with scuba knit is such a pleasure.. Give it a try!

See you in April. Until then, Happy Sewing!

XOXO-Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams

18 comments:

  1. This is truly gorgeous! I would have guessed cotton sateen. I love scuba knit too . It sews into higher end looking garments , IMO. It looks like a lot of fun to wear.

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  2. Beautiful, Vatsla! Stunning fabric! I like the zipper-very creative!!

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  3. This is beautiful! Wish I had picked up that fabric! I just picked up a scuba knit at my local Joann's to make a dress for my daughter and I'm glad you love the fabric so much, it makes me even more excited to sew it up!

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    1. Thank you! Love to see what you made for your daughter and self!

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  4. Your dress is lovely - really says "Spring has arrived!" I love the back zipper detail.

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  5. Y'all really NEEEEEEED to bring back this floral scuba knit!! Total and complete HEART EYES! Love how this turned out, Vatsla.

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    1. Thank you Abbey! I agree, would love more of this fabric!

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  6. Beautiful! You chose a wonderful style for this print, and the black belt and shoes set it off perfectly. Great job!

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  7. Omg I absolutely love this Fashion/Sewing Blogger... Her creations are always on point... always willing to help..Congrats Sis...... Cree

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