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Made by a Fabricista: Separates to mix and match!

For this month's post, I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous cobalt and black viscose and mohair woven to make something.... the question was what to do!  It is too cold where I live to make a dress that doesn't need some sort of jacket, sweater, etc., so I also ordered this beautiful super wash wool jersey in deep black.  


Sorry about the indoor photos.  Like most of the nation, we are in a deep freeze and the air temp just barely made it above zero degrees Fahrenheit today.  


That fun purple print is a sweater knit from my stash that I also purchased from FM quite some time ago.  The colors in it are just perfect with the cobalt and black.  Plus, I really to add some additional color in my life. 


All three fabrics sewed up dreamily.  Is that a word? 


Even though all three were awesome, the skirt is my favorite fabric.  I've never used a fabric with mohair in it and it just sewed and pressed beautifully.  This skirt will be a frequent rotation in my closet.


Here is a link to the McCall's pattern I used: Skirt pattern


Of course I lined this skirt and since this is a dark fabric, I decided to have some fun with a big pop of color!


I am not sure what I was doing there, but at least you can see the vibrant lining I used!  The lining is also from FM.




I like having the option to wear the long black cardigan with the skirt and top. 


I did mention to the hubby that I sort of felt like a librarian--no offence to any of you that may be a librarian, this is just very conservative.



I also wanted to be able to wear the cardi and sweater with other things, like jeans!  


This super wash wool is just light, warm, and wonderful to work with!


It drapes just beautifully!  To stabilize the hems, I used a notion that you can purchase on FM's site.  SeweyeKeys is amazing and works magic!  If you've never used it before, try it.  



If you are wondering, here are the patterns I used for the cardi and the top.  

On to the fabric--


Here is a close up of the skirt fabric and lining.  Dark colors are really hard to photograph.  


Here is another try at the skirt fabric.  


Here is a closer look at the sweater knit.  It feels like it has some wool in it and it again sewed up beautifully.


Here is a closer look at the cardigan made from the wool knit.  I decided to use a decorative stitch on the pocket edges.  

I enjoyed making these separates that I will wear together and apart.  

Happy New Year all!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. They all look great! I had been wondering what a good use for the superwash wool would be. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Love the whole outfit, Sue! Looks warm and cozy during this crazy weather!

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  3. Really nice combination, and they fit you so well.

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  4. Really nice combination, and they all fir you so well. I especially like the red lining - POP!

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  5. Love your outfit. I also have the purple sweater knit and it sewed up beautifully. Great job!

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  6. This looks like a group and great separates as well. Love your creative lining too. I can see myself in that warm cozy sweater.

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  7. Yes, dreamily is a word, and adverb. How did the fabric sew? Dreamily. (adverbs modify the verb). How should you drive down a residential street? Slowly.

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  8. Great projects that look great on you!

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  9. Lovely! I especially like the black cardigan. Can I get a link to the fabric?

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  10. Love them all. The cardigan is definitely a staple piece.

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  11. Thanks to all of you! I appreciate your kind words!

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