Saturday, July 21, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: One Pattern, THREE different VIEWS!

Happy Saturday!

I am so excited to share my July make along with two other amazing sew sisters that I met via social media. After winning last year's Fabric Mart challenge, I have connected with so many awesome ladies in the sewing community!

   Honestly, over the last ten months, I have learned so much from my sewing community of friends who have always shown much love and support.  I am grateful for this platform and opportunity with Fabric Mart, where I am able to share my monthly makes and be committed to a hobby that I truly enjoy. Carla (middle) and Johanna (right) are two amazing ladies that I can always count on for sewing advice.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Made By a Fabricista: White Lace Skirt for Summer

Hi Fashionistas!

I hope you had a lovely 4th of July Holiday and sewed and celebrated! My latest sewing project for the month of July is this beautiful white lace skirt that I made by combining a white cotton corduroy with a white lace fabric overlay.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: Bright Pink!



Summer arrived full-force in South Dakota and when I think of hot weather, I automatically go to linen.  With this bright pink linen, I knew it would be a great dress.  Fabric Mart has such an awesome linen collection.  Have you checked it out?  You can do that here: Designer Quality Linen

There are so many wonderful colors to choose from!

I simply LOVE this stuff!  It washes and dries beautifully and it's made from completely natural fibers, so it sews and presses like a dream.  Need I say more???

Before I cut into my fabrics for this monthly post, I try and do some research.  For this month, I looked for summer dresses with easy silhouettes and fun sleeves.  This is the dress I came up with.

I really love those sleeves and I had read from several reviewers that the sleeves were fully lined and clever.  Sold!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Instagram Summer Photo-A-Day Challenge

Introducing our Summer Photo-A-Day Instagram Challenge!


The What:
We've created a twenty-one day photo challenge to add some excitement to your summer! Beginning July 15th, join Julie by taking & posting a photo with the day's theme on Instagram. At the end of the three weeks we are going to pick three random participants to win one of three prizes. Each day you participate is one entry into the giveaway. Which means if you post every day, you'll have twenty-one chances to win! For fairness we are only accepting one photo per day. So don't do three days at a time, or you're entries won't count! And you can participate just one day, or all twenty-one! Missed a day? No problem! Don't know what to post for another day's prompt? Skip it! The whole goal is to have fun & to get to know each other!

The Where: 
On your very own Instagram page! Make sure that your page is public & that you use the hashtag #FABRICMARTPHOTOADAY, otherwise we won't be able to see your entry. If we can't see it, we won't be able to choose you as a winner! So it is very important that you follow these posting rules! Sorry this challenge is for Instagram only. Facebook entries will not be counted.

The When: 
The first day is this Sunday, July 15th! The last themed day is August 4th. We have allowed for two catch up days on August 5th & 6th in case you started a couple days late. ALL photos must be uploaded between 7/15 & 8/6! Photos posted prior to 7/15 will not be counted. Winners will be selected on 8/7, so make sure your photos are posted by 8/6!

The Win: 
What are the prizes? Well we are glad you asked!

  • First Prize: A $100 Fabric Mart Gift Certificate.
  • Second Prize: A Julie's Picks Membership.
  • Third Prize: Two Patterns of the winner's choosing from FabricMartFabrics.com

Eligibility & Legality: 
The photo challenge is open to any who wish to participate! However, the giveaway is only open to participants who are 18 years or older who live in the United States or Canada.  This giveaway is sponsored solely by Fabric Mart, Inc. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Instagram.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: Marfy 6194 dresses in black and red linen!

Marfy 6194 in black designer linen

Hi everybody, it's Virginie from Jazz Couture.

Does it sometimes happen to you that you're inexplicably drawn to a particular pattern? Well, that's just what happened to me when I looked at the Marfy summer collection on Vogue's website. Marfy 6194 is the one dress pattern I kept looking at repeatedly, so I took the plunge and ordered it!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Made by Fabricista: Floral Scuba Knit Jalie Adele Dress

Hi, all!  I hope your summer has been good so far, and that if you are sweltering in the heat (most of us, right?), that you are cooling off somewhere!

I decided that for July I would make a fun frock that could go with me multiple places.  I wanted it to be loose enough to be comfortable, but not so unfitted that it was unflattering, and I desired a piece that was unique in construction as I really enjoy the sweet details that sewing your own clothing can afford you.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Made By A Fabricista: Double Knit Concord T-shirt Dress

Seasonally inappropriate sewing alert!

I've got a long sleeved double knit t-shirt dress for you on this hot, hot midsummer day... I was absolutely melting when taking these photos (hence the sunglasses and wet hair!) but I am in love with my new dress!