Skip to main content

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!





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!

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

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

      Delete
  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

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

      Delete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made by a Fabricista: Papercut Patterns Stacker Jacket

Hello sewing friends! I'm truly delighted to join the wildly talented Fabricistas to share some of my sewing projects in 2021. Sewing has been very helpful for me with the lockdown happening; each project forces me to focus on something specific and completing each garment goal is highly satisfying. My wardrobe is definitely coming out of this whole era the most impressive it's ever been!  Lately I've been eyeing some lighter jacket patterns. Living in southern California means that real winter weather never arrives, but I tend to run cold anyway and love to layer up to stave off the shivering. I settled on the Stacker Jacket from Papercut Patterns. The boxier style means I can throw it on over another shirt layer (or two!) without feeling like I'm too constrained, and I like the more cropped look since I don't need too much heavy coverage for weather that will soon be warming up around here.  This was my first time using a paper pattern from an indie designer, and

Made by a Fabricista: For the Love of Flowy Dresses!

Hello Gems! I am so excited to share with you my first look as a Fabric Mart Fabricista! This season I have been so inspired by floor length dresses and flowy frocks so when I ran across this beautiful Pink Purple & Green Double Georgette, I knew it would make the perfect midi dress. (You can find the fabric  HERE  if it's still available!) First let me just start by saying, when I received this fabric I was elated. The colors are even more spectacular in person than online. This is a double georgette fabric so it is sheer but not transparent. It's lightweight and very drapey! With enough volume from gathers or ruffles, you could create a gorgeous frock possibly without any lining. If you are looking to create something a little more fitted I would definitely suggest going with a lining. However, this fabric is great for the Spring and Fall seasons and even with a little layering you can get away with wearing it in the winter, especially if your Winters aren’t too cold.  Fo