Saturday, October 20, 2018

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.
PERFECT for layering during Fall and WINTER!
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.



My typical work attire.


I selected an easy sew elastic waist pants instead of a fly front or side zipper to recreate a similar palazzo pants based on the inspiration look.  For me, pants making has been my biggest challenge in sewing because of the changes needed to fit my long legs, hips and derriere. I have somewhat mastered the art of the adjustments needed once I measure a pants pattern.


My go to "EASY SEW" wide leg elastic waist pants pattern is Simplicity 8605 which I have made quite a few times.  I love the fit, especially when made with a rayon fabric seen here on my blog. (Details and  modifications made to the pattern is on the blog post) .  After losing 2 inches off my hips since the last make, I had to adjust my finish pants adjusting the sides by about 3/4 of an inch for a much better fit.  I am still not 100% satisfied and may tweak the fit of the pants a wee bit before wearing it again.
I knew I wanted to make a versatile dark navy two-piece look that I can rock multiple ways. After testing Montayo Mayo's Tory Wrap coat pattern (picture here), I knew it would be the perfect pattern hack to make the top from my inspiration look with less cleavage. This pattern is currently available for preorder here and you will NOT be disappointed with the various options. I fell in love with the pattern the minute I tested it and knew it was perfect to create the look.

Still summer weather in Florida so this is perfect for an evening business event.
Fabric Mart selection of linen fabric is absolutely breath-taking especially for this look based on the fabric used from my inspiration picture and my wearable muslin.  The last few weeks I have fallen in love with a wide variety of linen available at Fabric Mart.

Here are the modifications I made to the top after making a wearable muslin:
Wearable MUSLIN
1. Adjusted the length of the bodice by 9 inches to avoid any peekaboo issues as I did not want a cropped look. (Next time I will change it to 6 inches instead)
2. Removed 6 inches from the length of the waistband and inserted it at the side seams.

If I was to make this top again, I would definitely add back darts based on my smaller waist area for this length and style.

Jazz up the top with a pair of jeans and heels for a dinner date!
I am totally in love with this linen make especially my top and plan to rock it more ways than one.


Here are two other linen tops I created this month using Cutting Line patterns featured on the Fabric Mart Blog here.



Thanks for reading and don't forget to stop by my Instagram page to view all my latest makes!





6 comments:

  1. beautiful jumpsuit look. I really love linen also. That top pattern is great. I'll have to check it out. and that yellow top is gorgeous on you!

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  2. Beautiful and so So fashion forward. Are you dry cleaning that linen?

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    1. Thanks, yes, I dry clean all my linen makes!

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  3. Super cute and so flattering. I am curious if you have tried Burda patterns. I have found them easier to adjust to my full figure and I love the details

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    1. Thanks a lot! I will definitely try Burda patterns

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