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Made by a Fabricista: The Golden Girl


Hello Peeps! We had a little va-kay while the sewing competition was happening but we are baaaccckkkk! Let me tell you how much I love gold especially metallic-gold so when I saw the gold tone silks that Fabric Mart had to offer I had to get a few shades. I have two shades one Hollywood-Gold for myself (yes I said myself) and this Gold-Black for Mori.

Now since this is a LUXE fabric the pattern needed to be simple, so I chose McCall's 7200 "Easy" kimono. I made view C with view B length. The pattern is very Easy perfect for a beginning sewist. It is a slim fitting kimono so if I use the pattern again I will add some width for a fuller look. I would also make my ties thicker, they are a little dainty for me.

I love the look of this kimono because you can dress it up or down. I topped my Golden look off with a pair of DIY distressed jeans that I made using Simplicity's 8222 #Mimigstyle pattern, a plain white t-shirt, these fabulous Gold open toe shoes and the statement of all statement necklaces.







    
 



I hope you've enjoyed my golden look and are inspired to give gold a try!
Until next time Michelle @www.thatblackchic.com


Comments

  1. Love this! It looks really expensive. I never realized fabric mart has so many colors of dupioni! Any of the colors would look great with this jacket style, but my favorite is the Stone Gray/Black Variegated. Gorgeous!

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  2. I've never seen gold metallic silk before. Fancy - I love it!

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  3. You look adorable! I never think I have anything I want to sew in dupioni and FM also has the best ever colors and patterns of it. I have a similar pattern -- the Tokyo jacket from Tessuti and this gives me the best ideas!!!!

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    1. Thanks Colleen , that's my daughter Mori in this gold piece.

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    2. Well, then SHE looks adorable! I actually ended up buying some dupioni yesterday in the sale. I have the Tessuti Tokyo jacket which is very similar. I can't wait until it gets here!!!! Thanks SO MUCH for posting this!

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  4. Hi Michelle

    Beautiful....Just in time for the holidays...
    An GOLDEN CHRISTMAS.

    SMILE
    Renee

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  5. Love it!!! Gold is my favorite color and those shoes!!!! You did great and you look great also!!

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  6. The whole outfit is just stunning! I love how the distressed jeans balance the jacket.

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