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Made by a Fabricista: Plaid Forever

Long time no see!  Since I last wrote in March 2018 I gave birth to my second baby, a girl, and she's almost 10 months old now!

Boy do I have a lot of makes to share with you today!  One for each of my four family members, representing 7 1/4 yards and 29 pearl snaps from KamSnaps.com.  I'd planned to only use the snaps for my own shirt, but then decided to work smarter, not harder, and used them on all of our shirts!


I present to you:  Violette Field Threads Piper Baby, Ottobre 03/2018 #20, Deer & Doe Bruyere and Kwik Sew 4075.

Made by a Fabricista: Sew Frosting Sleepwear

Last year Heather of Closet Case and Kelli of True Bias issued a Sew Frosting Challenge to the Instagram sewing community. The idea is that the basics of your wardrobe is the cake while the more frivolous items are the frosting (read more here). Unfortunately, I was swamped when this challenge popped up, but my wish was to sew a luxurious sleep set. My vision was a bold print in a soft silk-like fabric or a smooth satin. This whole idea was inspired by the then recently released McCalls 7875 sleepwear pattern which included a robe (with three length options) and a coordinating sleep pant. When I saw this black and cream graphic floral stretch satin, I decided I to go ahead and make that vision a reality even though the challenge had ended. Unfortunately this fabric has sold out, but you can find this similar fabric in a soft pink floral print here.

Made by a Fabricista: Brunswick Pullover

Happy Wednesday sewing friends! I have two great new sews to share with you today, one for my sweet girl and one for me! These two hoodies (as my girl would say) are the Brunswick Pullover by Hey June and we both are in love with them!

Made by a Fabricista: The Classic Ogden Cami

Happy Saturday loves!
Can you believe we are 19 days into the first month of 2019?  It seems like the first month of the new year is going by so fast.  I am excited about 2019 as I plan to elevate my sewing skills, take more risks while focusing on creating basic versatile pieces. I do plan to learn to hack more pattern and sew from my stash rather than buy every new pattern released.

Made by a Fabricista: A Trio of Textured Knits

I simply love wearing knits. So comfortable, so easy to wear, so stylish and fun!  For this month's post, I decided to use a new knit from FM and two from my stash that are also from FM, it's just that I've had them for a while, so I will have to share some similar fabrics with you.  

Made by a Fabricista: Emerald Green Silk Georgette Blouse!

Hi everybody! I'm back this week on the blog with my first make in 2019: a silk georgette blouse! I just love to make my own silk tops and not have to pay big bucks for something similar in RTW, so I didn't hesitate a second when I saw this silk georgette on FM's new arrivals page not long ago - I knew it would be great paired with a pattern I love, the Dotty Blouse by StyleArc.

Made by a Fabricista: Burnout Velvet Easy Dress! (New Look 6469.)

I really LOVED the Julie's Picks for December 2018.  I was all set to buy a few yards of a few fabrics, but because early December was crazy for me, I only got around to buying fabric in mid-December, and by that point, a lot of my favorite fabrics were already sold out (super bummed!).  But there were at least a few of this gorgeous blue burnout velvet available, and was I ever stoked to find out I could use them for a cute, comfortable, and very festive New Year's outfit.

Every year we are invited to friend's house (just down the street, so super easy to get to--we always walk) on New Year's Day.  I knew I wanted something that would suit the occasion, so I went with a long-sleeved easy and loose fitting swing dress.  I knew that even though the burnout velvet was a knit and quite stretchy, I would prefer the swingy feel for most of the dress since the beautiful medallion pattern would be most stunning when it was allowed to move and shine with the glimpses of the l…

Made by a Fabricista: Dramatic Double Knit Swing Dress

Happy New Year, Fabricistas! 

It's Meg from Cookin' and Craftin', back here with another double knit project. Can't stop, won't stop...