Saturday, August 10, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Early Fall Separates

Hi all! 
This time of year, I start my fall sewing.  I love the fall colors with the rich darker tones and the not so vivid florals. 





For this month's post, I chose the Designer linen in Navy.  This linen is the bomb of all linens.  It washes and dries well, wears well and feels like a billion bucks when you are wearing it. 

Here's a photo of it in all it's glory. 

Midnight Navy 100% Linen 58W

If you love this as much as I do, I've also included the link here: Midnight Navy Linen

The pattern I used for this is a fun one that's so on-trend right now with the paperbag waistline.  I wasn't sure how this design would look on me but I really like it! 

Here's a picture of the pattern. 

Image result for images Style Arc Thea pant

The company is StyleArc and they are know for their pant pattern drafting.  I made very few alterations to the fit.  The biggest one was to take these in about 2" at the side seams as they were a bit looser than I like.  The patch pockets in the linen worked like a dream! 



For my tank and cardi, I used this amazingly soft (and pretty!) double brushed knit.  I honestly want to wrap myself in several yards of this and I think I'd sleep like a baby.  This is the softest knit and it feels like you are wearing the most elegant silk.  It washes and dries beautifully.  Did I mention that it feels amazing? 


The colorway I used is sold out, but here are some great choices! Double Brushed Knit


The patterns I used are shown below. 


The tank pattern is FREE!  Isn't it cute?  I love how it fits.  The pattern company is Itch to Stitch. 

Free Pattern Itch to Stitch Lago Tank

The cardi pattern is the uber popular Blackwood Cardigan by Helen's Closet. 

Blackwood Cardigan

I made the shorter length sans pockets.  I am not sure why I waited so long purchase this and make it up.  It's really fun and goes together quickly.


Thanks so much for reading and I hope you'll check out FM's linen and double-brushed knits!


Sue from Ilove2sew! 

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit. Colors are very flattering. I think I may try sewing these patterns.

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  2. What a great set. I love those patterns and colors paired together - perfect!

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  3. Nice outfit. Well done on getting started on the new season.

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  4. I've gotten a couple of pieces of that linen from FM and you are SO right, it is a dream to wear and work with!

    Love the outfit, I'm working on getting inspired for fall! :)

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  5. Lovely outfit. The colors, especially in the knit, are so flattering.

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  6. So pretty Sue!! Love the color combo as well!

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  7. What a great outfit! I think this my favorite outfit of all I've seen you make.

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