Skip to main content

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. 
Image result for images simplicity 8175


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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

      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: Melton Wool

Guess what sewing friends, this is a great time of year to make a new traveling coat for the holidays! We're heading to celebrate in a colder climate than where we reside, so a heavier coat is a necessity. I'm already a big fan of wool in general, so a coat in wool Melton was high on my list of wants, both for warmth and sustainability. I decided to sew an Octave Coat by Love Notions. I've sewn this pattern in recent years both in a heavy fleece and in a knit coating I bought from FM years ago. The original pattern includes a shawl collar or hood option, and this enormous moto-style collar is a free add-on. I love how it's both dramatic and has a vintage flair. I appreciate the thigh-length bodice of this coat, I really need that kind of coverage. The wide overlap of the lapels also adds to the layers of warmth I crave.  Rather than a button closure or the waist tie closure option, I just added a simple heavy-duty snap. I might go back and add one more for security, but

Made By A Fabricista: An Outfit for First Snow

We had a marvellous autumn in western Canada with warm dry days and just a couple of hints of frost. When I was perusing Fabric Mart Fabric's site in October, I was tempted to focus on pretty florals for blouses or dresses but part of me knew that ... (da dah dum ... ) winter is coming . Fortunately, Fabric Mart was stocked with a huge selection of fabrics that are perfect for winter or holiday sewing. Over the past several months I've been planning my sewing projects so I have pieces that work together. To stick with that theme, I decided to pick a print fabric for a top, and a solid for pants, using navy as the neutral. Pants For the pants, I selected Navy Poly/Nylon/Spandex Stretch Corduroy. This fine 14-wale corduroy is warm enough to wear outdoors but will be especially comfortable indoors. It also has a bit of drape which makes it nice for trousers. And who doesn't want some stretch?  I selected Vogue 9181 (Custom-Fit Bootcut Pants) because it is designed for stretch

Made By A Fabricista: Velvet for the Holidays

Are you getting ready for the holidays?  I am.  From past years, it gets so busy in my household around this time of year, so it is never too early to start my holiday sewing.  This year I decided to sew velvet, a fabric I had not sewn for many years but I think it is luxurious.   As luck would have it, FM’s poly rich black velvet flashed on my computer screen and I bought lots.  I thought it would be pretty for a one-shoulder gown, which I had never worn before but admired on others.  The following week FM’s multi-colored one showed up.  It was a poly embossed Bohemian print velvet with jade, yellowish, and crimson colors; it screamed fall and family get-togethers.   I just had to have it!  When the fabrics arrived, the deep colors did not disappoint. I chose Butterick B6557 for both dresses, View B for the knee-length printed dress and View C for the maxi dress. It was perfect for velvets; the front was one whole piece and so was the back.  I cut the fabrics with the nap going down