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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.




Lets start with the fabric.  This is the pink scuba used for the bodice portion of my girl's Charlie bombers.  It has a great smooth hand and nice weight.  Plus its held up so nicely to being balled up and thrown in the bottom of back packs on a daily basis for weeks now.  My girls can be rough on their clothes, which is just par for the course in my opinion, so I'm always pleased when a fabric can stand up to their durability tests.
I can't find the gray fabric on the FabricMart site so I'm pretty sure its sold out.  It was a boutique ponte.  Any ponte would work but the quality of this particular ponte is very nice.  I'm not sure what boutique FabricMart's "boutique fabrics" are purchased from, but I've purchased several lately and the quality never disappoints. 


The pants are made from a poly/lycra ponte now sold out as well!  It isn't quite as thick and substantial as the ponte and boutique fabric which makes it just right for these fun kid's pants.


The Jalie Charlie Bomber is a great little pattern to have in your stash.  The inside of the jacket isn't lined but that is just perfect for the in-between seasons that we experience in Georgia.  The welt pockets have such a clever order of construction that results in really great looking welts.  I think they made the process as straight forward as possible.  The only hiccup I had with the pattern was that the required zipper lengths weren't right for these jackets and I had to use two zippers from my stash that were a good inch longer than listed.


I love this pattern so much that I made one for myself with a beautiful Ralph Lauren interlock knit purchased from FabricMart.  I don't have pictures of it but love the resulting jacket and will wear it constantly once our temperatures drop.

The pants are a Burda kids 9393 pattern.  Burda really does a fabulous job with their pant patterns.  My girls love these pants which is a high recommendation because they are hugely picky when it comes to pants...they must be soft, comfy, stretchy, and easy to move in.  These pants check all the boxes.

A bonus project for this ensemble is the Aztec print top my eldest is wearing.  Its a techno knit purchased ages ago from Julies pick and is made up with the Hey June Morrison Tee.


When I initially planned on making these jackets I knew I wanted to personalize them to my girls interests.  So my eldest and I made the long trek to Joanns and found these great Simplicity patches.  The fabric held up so well to the high heat and steam I used to adhere the patches and that was so impressive to me.





It is always so satisfying to be a little ahead of the changing seasons when it comes to my girls clothes and just looking at these cute separates inspires me to get to work on a few more separates for them...that is if I can get myself to stop cranking out all the fall clothes for myself! Ha!  Thanks for reading and I hope your fall sewing is off to a fantastic start!

Elizabeth

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  1. Great makes for your daughters Elizabeth! These look like the perfect garments for school: comfortable, cute, and easy to move in!

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  2. That's a beautifully made jacket, and I love the personalization with the patches! I bet your daughters are so excited to have Mom make them something just for them.

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  3. So cute on both of the girls. I know they’ve enjoyed wearing them as it has turned cool this week.

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  4. Love the outfits and the models. ❤️❤️Nana

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