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Made by a Fabricista: Experimenting with Percale

Don't know about you, but this time of year, I like to start thinking about sewing some garments for fall.  I love the colors of fall, the browns, oranges, greens, and purples.


I found this brown, floral percale on Fabric Mart's site and wanted to try it for a garment. There are lots of choices on their site, which you can see here: Percale/Sheeting




This fabric has a very crisp hand, perfect for a pair of cropped pants.  Back in my day, these were called gauchos.  Anyone else remember that phase?  Here is the pattern I used, if you are interested! 


This fabric was a great choice for this pant as it holds its shape, is crisp, and is comfortable.


I only made a few modifications, the most noticeable was to lengthen the tie.


Let's talk about my bright green top for a moment.  This is some of FM's linen, this is the avocado green.  I had just enough left in my stash from a previous project to make a fun top to go with these wild, floral pants.


I modified this pattern, by leaving off the flange of the sleeve.  Simplicity 8642


I love how these fabrics go together!




I hope you are all enjoying summer and creating some great makes!
Thanks for reading!
Sue


Comments

  1. These are cute and I was wondering how those percale fabrics at Fabric Mart sewed up! And yes, I remember the term gauchos!

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  2. Wow! Another outstanding outfit! Fabulous!!!!!

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  3. Great color combination! Love your shoes and accessories too!

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  4. Love the top! Never even thought of leaving the ruffley thing off.
    I remember wearing gauchos !

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  5. Thanks for showing the percale. I have been looking at the beautiful percale prints in the FM website.

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  6. I actually had 2 of those picked out to sew up some tunics, but was worried and scared off by the fabric. Would this be a good choice for early fall? I am new at fabric choise and always worried I am going to waste my money since I can't feal it in person. Super cute pants by the way...

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