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Made by a Fabricista: Summer's Hottest Pattern

New patterns are released all the time by the big four as well as indie pattern makers. Several go virtually unnoticed but sometimes there's a hot new pattern that takes over the social media sewing community. A couple of years back it was Vogue 9253, remember that? (If not, maybe this will jog your memory.) Well this summer the viral pattern seems to be the Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory. I feel like literally every sewist has sewn a version of this jumpsuit and for good reason this jumpsuit features no closures making it a breeze to sew and wear!

Made by a Fabricista: Peachskin duo for summer

Once upon a time I had a beautiful drapey skirt.  It was out of poly chiffon, it was peach and it floated on the wind.  It was the stuff of magic, but as things sometimes happen to be, it wore itself out.


 I blame the summer ground, my sandaled feet and also some extra style lines in the skirt that put stress on the seams of that not so sturdy chiffon.  Since that sad day when my skirt bit the dust, I've wanted to replace it, and maybe future proof the next one.

Past skirt, meet version 2.0 in peachskin.

Peachskin skirt: modified Burda Easy Fall/Winter 2014, 3D I originally meant to make 2 versions of this skirt from the Fall/Winter 2014 Burda Easy.  For it, I chose this tiger orange peachskin print and this fern green geometric peachskin print.  But when the fabrics came in the mail, I decided to branch out.  
The green would be for my skirt and the orange print for something more dramatic and outside of my comfort zone.  What can I say?  The drape of this peachskin is dreamy and …

Made by a Fabricista: Lander Pants and Kalle Shirt

Oh my goodness...it's summer! What does summer mean for you and your family? Summer is one of our busiest times of the year. Kids are gearing up for camps (each of mine have at least two camps) and this year I am too! I'm headed off to my first ever summer camp to help be an adult leader with the middle school girls...wish me luck! I'm sitting down to write this the night before we head out bright and early. I am so excited to share my two newest makes...a new pair of Lander Pants and a Kalle Shirt.

Made by a Fabricista: Ready, "Set", Go!

Happy Saturday Loves!
I am officially on summer break and I am so excited that I will have all the time in the world to sew.   I am ready to embark on my summer challenges and tackle and learn new skills.  One of my main goal before the end of this summer is to make a lined jacket and prep for a fall coat.  I have been dreading it for years and plan to overcome my fear.

Made by a Fabricista: The Ivory Eyelet Bias Skirt!

Hi everybody! Some fabrics just say summer, and cotton eyelet is definitely one of them in my opinion. For this month's post I played with a gorgeous ivory eyelet and made a bias skirt using McCall's 4970, a pattern with 3 lovely skirt options.

Made by a Fabricista: Plaid Summer Shirtdresses

It's summertime here in Illinois!  Even though I love to be outside and spend time in my garden, I also am quite concerned about preventing sun damage to my skin and covering up as much as is reasonably comfortable.  For that reason, I decided to make some shirtdresses that would be lightweight, breezy, yet, tightly woven fabric that would offer some degree of SPF protection, and cover at least my upper arms and shoulders.  In the photo on the left, it looks like I'm wearing a camisole- I'm not, that's just the line where the sun protection from my hat ends-guess I need to button up a little further!  The two fabrics that I used just sold out, so maybe you even bought some! But if not, Fabric Mart has a great selection of other shirtings in stock.

Made by a Fabricista: Tween Swimwear and Tween Sewing

I have begun the adventure that is sewing for a "tween."  I knew it would come to this one day, and I knew that I would be just fine if my daughter no longer wanted anything made by Mom, after all that's just more sewing time for ME!!  However, my daughter still prefers that I make her a few special items that we are hard-pressed to find in a store.  As women we know that finding swimwear we love is a chore but for my tween, it seems as if the options are even more limited.