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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!





The blouse is in silk.  Yes, I did say silk.  It was equally wonderful to work with.  I love how it works with the skirt.


So the sweater knit is a poly-lycra, but it feels so much more luxurious than that! 


So let's talk about the patterns I used for a minute.  The cardi is McCall's 6996, an oldie and goodie!


I made view B with some alterations through the bust area and mid-back so it fit. I really love the peplum in the back.


This top--I am so into Indy patterns lately and I found this one by a French company called Orageuse.

Download PRAGUE blouse - sewing pattern with detailed instructions immediately at Makerist

The blouse is called the Prague.  I thought it would be perfect in silk.  I think I was right.  :) 


This fabric behaved beautifully!  It isn't a slippery silk but has more of a raw silk feel.  It feels fabulous on your skin and was so awesome to work with.


I didn't know how I'd feel about the collar, but with how well this fits in that area, I will make another!


Here you can see what I did to the skirt pocket.  This isn't part of the directions.  I found some inspiration on Pinterest and decided to go for it.


If you are wondering, I used Simplicity 8175. 
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I fully lined the skirt as well.  It makes it so much nicer to wear. 


Below you can see some of the details of my makes.  
Here's the back collar/neckband along with the opening that's finished with a lapped binding. 


I am very proud of my topstitching on this!


Above is a closer look. 


Here's a close-up of the cuffs.


This is where the collar and v-neck intersect.  If you sew a pattern like this, make sure your stitching is precise in this area.


Just a close-up of the stitching to hem the cardigan.


Another look.




This is the detail of the pleating I added to the pocket.


Here's  a close up of the lining I hand stitched all around.

Thanks for reading!

I hope you'll try some of Fabric Mart's luxury fabrics.  They are so fun to use!

Thanks for reading!

Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. That is really well done! I can't resist wool or silk for clothing. And the blouse! I'm going to check that pattern company out right now!

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  2. Oh that blouse is sooo cute. It looks really good on you, too. Nice!!!

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  3. Love your makes. Great job. The blouse is stunning!

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  4. The silk is such a beautiful print, and it works well in this interesting design. I'm sure it's a treat to wear! And the berry is so pretty on you! This is the perfect skirt for winter, and the little pleat detail is fabulous on the pockets!

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  5. Great looking garments. Love the color combination of the blue and dark pink. It is always a pleasure to sew with natural fiber fabrics like silk and wool.

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    1. Thank you Audrey! I too love the blue and pink. So nice to wear happy colors in the dreary weather!

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