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Made by a Fabricista: Three New Outfits




Hey there Fabricistas!  I have been sewing up a storm the past week and it has felt so good.  I have been in a little bit of a funk recently and it has felt so good to sit behind a sewing machine and sew away all of my worries!  Sewing can be very therapeutic and it helps me clear my mind!



I ordered some fabric from Fabric Mart last month and I usually end up ordering fabrics that go really well with each other.  This time, though, I ordered fabric that didn't really match well with each other, which ended up being a great thing!  Now I have three brand new outfits! I should warn you, this post has a ton of photos, but who doesn't like to look at a bunch of pictures!



I sewed one pattern that was familiar to me, I've sewn it before.  And then I tried two new patterns...and I love how all three things turned out!  First let me share my repeat pattern...the Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes.




This sew started with the fabric. I've been looking on the Fabric Mart website for some tencel fabric, and last month I was shocked to see there were actually three tencels in the shop!  I grabbed this gray / brown / taupe looking tencel and then got it home and had no idea what to make with it!  My teenage daughter said I can't sew this into chinos, because I would look too much like a teacher (ha! I am a teacher). So then I leafed through the patterns I own and landed on the Tania culottes!  This pattern was perfect for the tencel...the drape is amazing!



I am smitten with my new Tania Culottes! I've noticed the tencel sells pretty quickly. This one is out of stock, but right now Fabric Mart has two more tencels in stock!



Okay, outfit change number one...this one is the Willamette Top by Hey June patterns. I debated whether I needed a new button down shirt pattern, but I am so very glad that I did end up buying this one!



The Willamette Top is a very casual button down shirt. Well, and actually it's not a button down shirt. It's designed to be a pop over. But I saw that Tori on The Doing Things Blog turned her Willamette into a button down and I loved the look!





I used a voile fabric (no longer in stock, but poke around, there are plenty of other voiles in the shop).  I forgot how easy it is to sew with voile. It's a great lightweight fabric that has a bit of drape to it, but is easy to sew with like shirting!



Last outfit change...the Evans Blazer, the newest pattern by Hey June Handmade.  I bought this pattern on it's pattern release day. I never do this, probably because I pride myself on not being an impulse shopper, but I absolutely love the look of this pattern.



I sewed the Evans Blazer out of this bright red Ponte knit. I bought the knit thinking I would make a Charleston Dress, but then the Evans Blazer came out and I started cutting my fabric right away!  I absolutely love this pattern and cannot wait to sew it again!



Oh, and this Ponte knit is still in stock!  It's a great one...it's a rayon, nylon, lycra blend which is my favorite type of Ponte.  I love to find a good quality Ponte knit and I think I might have to order some more to make that Charleston Dress!

Have you started any fall sewing yet?  Thank you Fabric Mart for the amazing fabric!

Teresa @dandeliondrift

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