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Made By A Fabricista: Mommy and Me in Vibrant Florals!

Hi Fashionistas:

I hope you are well and enjoying the cooler temperatures of fall.  I truly enjoyed watching the Fabric Mart sewing challenge in the month of September and did quite some sewing myself!

My latest project has been this beautiful dress for my darling daughter and a shawl for me to match.





The fabric I ordered was this one. It is sold by the panel and I got 3 panels.  They only have 8 panels left as I type this. The fabric is a shantung and was so lovely to work with. 

For Jasmines dress, I drafted a bodice and free handed the skirt. The bodice is self-lined, but on the inside of the bodice, I used the wrong side of the fabric as the correct side, as it is much softer and acted as lining. The skirt is unlined. 



Now moving on to what I made for myself. I am that person that is always cold. Initially, I had decided to make a chunky cowl neck using a sweater knit and adding a panel of the fabric to it, but I ended up with a shawl, which is actually a lot more practical as I will get a lot more use out of it. 


For my shawl. I used some leftover fabric I had from this dress I made a long time ago. 

The shawl is basically a rectangle with a panel of the shantung topstitched on. The four sides of the sweater knit are serged. 


I haven't shared this on my blog yet, energy has been limited, but I am expecting my 2nd little munchkin in February! Here he is making his debut!



Here are the back of out garments and her side view



I'm always going to cherish these mommy and me moments with Jazz. I started sewing for her when she was one, I cannot believe she is already four! As a mum, you always feel like you are missing out.. I am pretty certain I will be an old lady one day with a lot of handmade girl clothes I am never able to give away. 


Well, I hope you enjoyed spending some time with me and reading about my sewing adventures. Hope all is well in your world. That you are happy and peaceful and that you are enjoying the feeling of fall. I am looking forward to making my next project. Thinking of an unstructured drapey coat. And you? Let me know what you are working on next!

XOXO- Vatsla from Fashion Behind The Seams




Comments

  1. Congratulations Vatsla! You look lovely, and so does the dress you made for your daughter. Best wishes to you in your pregnancy.

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  2. Congratulations! I hope the pregnancy goes smoothly! Very cute little dress and fun matching shawl.

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  3. Congratulations! What a wonderful moment for you and your family. Your daughter is beautiful! She is growing up right before our eyes. I love her dress. You look great!

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  4. You might be able to give those handmade girl clothes to a grand daughter someday!

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