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Made by a Fabricista: Casual Button Downs For Boys

I genuinely love making clothes for my 3 sons.  From the time they were little guys tossing around my fabric scraps on the floor while I sewed, seeing the joy on their faces as I finish a new garment is something that will never get old for me.  So often they love picking their own fabric and planning out various aspects of each project.  Working with them has always been part collaboration, and it's wonderful to see design through their eyes!  I knew that these Hawaiian cotton lawn prints would be the perfect opportunity to do just that with my boys.  Let's talk about the fabric, the pattern, and what you can do to make awesome button downs for the tiny men in your life.

Fabricistas Explore : Cutting Line Designs Part Two

Hello again Fabricistas! It is time for the next post in our Fabricistas Explore series! Today we have  bloggers Sue from Ilove2sew & Ann from SewBaby News. They have each chosen a pattern from the our newest pattern company arrival, Cutting Line Designs. If you missed Part One, make sure to head over & read that too! But make sure to come back & finish Part Two!
"By Popular Demand" Sue from Ilove2sew

Hello sewing friends!
A while back, Fabric Mart asked if there were volunteers to try the Cutting Line Designs patterns and since that was a new-to-me company, I jumped all over it!
I choose theBy Popular Demandpattern as I loved the styling of the boxy jean jacket.  I’ve always wanted to make a jean jacket style with a boucle fabric and that’s what I did.  This fabric is a wool blend from the designer section from FM and I simply love the feel and colors in it. There are still a few yards of it in stock. You can find it here! While it is a blend, it took a lot of h…

Made by a Fabricista: See it, Make it, Rock it!

Happy Saturday Loves!!

Have you ever been wowed by an inspiration look on Pinterest or Instagram and vow you will find a pattern or learn how to make it?  I was super excited when I came across a look on Instagram that I knew I could make and selected this beautiful deep denim blue linen fabric to create this month's look.
Over the past few months, I have spent more time advancing my sewing skills and learning more about what fits my body type.  I am in love with wide leg pants, classic tops, and pieces that I can rock more ways than one.

Made By A Fabricista: Dark Florals for Fall!

Hi Fashionistas!

I am into fall sewing for the last couple of months and this months project is building on last months black tie back top. When I picked out this gorgeous 100% Cotton Percale, I knew exactly what I had in mind. I wanted a poofy gathered skirt to complement the top I made last month. But first I styled it with my favorite button-down:

Made by a Fabricista: Sew House Seven Jumper

I have been holding out on making a pair of super cute 'overalls' for a while but there are so many cute patterns and makes out there!  I decided to dip my toes in the water with Simplicity 8641 and yes, I know.  It isn't a full-on pair of overalls, but it has the overall styling, perfect for deciding if this is right for me.
Here's what that pattern looks like:


Made by a Fabricista: My 3 versions of the Sinclair Skylar Knit Hoodie!

Hi everybody, it's Virginie from Jazz Couture and I hope you're doing well! On the blog today I'm showing you 3 interpretations of the Skylar Knit Hoodie (Sinclair Patterns).
A while ago I selected some knit fabrics and I had envisioned wrap dresses, tops and maxi skirts. Well, Sinclair Patterns just released the Skylar Knit Hoodie and that totally changed my plans. I decided to go with my instinct, I bought the pattern and made 3 hoodies in a row. I'm so glad I did, they're just perfect for the changing weather we have here in eastern Canada!

Fabricistas Explore : Cutting Line Designs Part One

Happy Monday Fabricistas!
Welcome to the very first post in our Fabricistas Explore series. Today we have a special two part blog post for you! We have selected four of our lovely Fabricista Bloggers to try out patterns from Cutting Line Designs, the newest pattern company added to our store. Today we have bloggers Dina & Marica. Make sure to check back Monday 10/22 for part two with Ann & Sue!
"This or That"Dina from My Superfluities

Pattern: This Or That
Fabric Used: Striped Linen and a Brushed Floral Jersey
Were the instructions easy to follow? I loved that they were so very detailed, but to be honest, they were SO detailed that I was a bit overwhelmed at times at the sheer amount of information.  I think a beginner will be appreciative, however, some of the explanations were a bit clunky, so if Cutting Line is interested, I think a sewalong (online or a video) for these patterns would be wonderful for a sewer who might like a bit m…

Made by a Fabricista: Ponte and Scuba Separates

Every fall my girls begin to complain about the excessive air-conditioning in their school and begin to request a new zip up jacket.  This year I was ready for their requests with the Jalie Charlie Bomber pattern and some gorgeous pink scuba and lovely thick ponte, all courtesy of Fabric Mart.

Made by a Fabricista: Woodland Walk Wear

I recently read a book about the Finnish concept of "Sisu".  What is Sisu? It's a unique word to Finns that describes their nationality personality- one of perseverance, determination and resilience.  And how do you get Sisu?  Well, this author had many suggestions, including walking in the forest to reduce stress and anxiety.  I thought, "I can do that!".  She said that 90% of Finns say that they go to the forest on a regular basis.  I don't know about you, but with all that is happening in the news lately, I've been feeling a little more stressed than I want to be.  You're probably wondering- what does this have to do with sewing??

Well, a friend and I decided to take up Nordic walking in the forest, and I felt that my neon bright, high tech, polyester workout wear was completely out of place there! I felt like a fish out of water.  So, I went on the hunt for some natural fibers in some forest shades that I could make for walking in the forest.  …