Saturday, February 16, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Springtime Style - Simple ITY Maxi Dresses


Now that spring is officially on my mind, my makes going forward will be spring clothing that transitions into summer. Maxi dresses or skirts are  great staple pieces to have.  I was ready to start the creation of my Spring makes and when I came across these two great ITY prints I knew they were perfect for dresses.  Unfortunately, they are both sold out but these are two great ITY (Interlock Twist Yarnknits available in solid or floral that would definitely work for this style. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Made By A Fabricista: 2 Casual Tops Made with Malden Mills Technical Knits

The Jarrah Sweater (Megan Nielsen patterns) made with polartech knit fabric from Malden Mills

Hi everybody, as a confirmed fabricaholic I'm always curious and interested in new fabric - I want to see it, touch it, own it and wear it! Recently I was intrigued by a new lot of Malden Mills sportswear fabric and decided to order some. I didn't exactly know what to expect in terms of weight, feel and drape as I don't sew as much with technical fabrics than with other types of apparel fabric. I wasn't disappointed when I received my package - those Malden Mills fabrics are great!

Sometimes the pattern idea comes first and you find the right fabric for it, but in this project I let the fabric dictates the pattern choice. I've been wanting to make the Jarrah Sweater by Megan Nielsen since it came out last spring and this teal/turquoise Polartec double faced sweater tech knit was so perfect for it, plus it's a welcomed pop of colour in my wintery wardrobe! This specific fabric is sold out, but check out the Activewear category to see other options! (P.S. Activewear is 70% off today! 2/13/19)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Using Natural And Luxury Fibers

I simply love Fabric Marts selection of luxury fabrics!  Let me tell you about what I chose for this month's post.  I really love this outfit!



 I made all three pieces: skirt in a wool and cashmere blend.  Absolutely glorious to work with. It is so soft and so lovely.  I am so smitten with it!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Working Out My Sewing Muscles


One thing that I know for sure is that I'd rather be sewing than working out.  But sewing workout clothes is a pretty good way to motivate myself to to do more working out!  I joined a yoga class and a dance class this year, and used some of Fabric Mart's activewear to make several pieces that will be perfect for my classes.  I used this piece of nylon/lycra activewear as my focal point.   I only had 1-1/2 yards of it, but I used it in 3 of my pieces to tie everything together. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Winter Casual Comfort


Every winter I search for pieces that are warm but can transition seamlessly into spring.  I love a great button down and find that I wear them in all seasons, in the warmer months I just roll the sleeves up.  The Closet Case Files Kalle shirt is perfect for our mild Georgia winters and will fit beautifully into my spring wardrobe.

I've always wanted to try the Kalle and knew that pairing it with this fun color speckled chambray would make it a true workhorse in my wardrobe.  I have had fun pairing this top with different pants in my closet and the neutral chambray goes with every color of pants I own.  I'm especially partial to pairing it with the leggings pictured here and a red pair of ponte Simplicity 8748.