Skip to main content

Made by a Fabricista: Bright Red for Fall


Hello Fabricista's!  I hope that the change of seasons has inspired you to sew lately.  I always love the onset of fall since it is my favorite season.  Although it is still very hot in Georgia I am hoping that a cool down is just around the corner.  For my post this month I was hoping to branch out of my typical silhouette and sew something exciting and different.  I wanted to sew a pattern that had interesting details with a fabric that was easy to handle and so I settled on Simplicity 8791 with this bright red seersucker.  This top really stands out in my closet since I don't have anything with sleeves like it.  While I can say that it is definitely a deviation from my usual style I am still somewhat undecided about it.

First of all the fit was challenging, I ended up moving the dart around and shortening the length.  I also added a snap to the center front to battle the deep gaping.  The dart turned out fair but the added snap pulls the front together in a way that the top doesn't appreciate.

Secondly I could not decide on what to pair it with.  I ended up sewing two new skirts to see if it would translate well into my work wardrobe. 


This beautiful floral skirt is Pamela's Favorite Bias Skirt made up in a vintage rayon from my stash.  This is a great little pattern.  I love a great maxi skirt and this one is loose and comfortable.  I really want to make another since they are SO easy to sew up- there's ONE pattern piece.  I am loving florals this fall and have been searching for something perfect to pair with this vintage rayon so this top definitely fits into my formula.  
  


The second skirt is Simplicity 8175 which Marica also recently made.  I have had this animal print sateen from Fabric Mart for a while and it makes a great skirt to pair with my new top.


Every now and then I like to try a pattern that is outside of my norm and although I've had some difficulty with the fit of this one I'm still happy to put it into my wardrobe rotation.  I hope your sewing is as challenging and fun as mine sometimes is and I hope that if you venture out of your normal wheel house that you'll be rewarded with a beautiful garment.

Elizabeth

Comments

  1. Love it! I noticed animal print is quite popular this season and has been showcased in a lot of stores.

    ReplyDelete
  2. hi, elizabeth! you look great in your new outfits! have you considered doing a full-bust adjustment on your blouse pattern? i think that would give you a smoother drape on the front. maybe try this with an inexpensive fabric first as a 'wearble muslin'?--anne

    ReplyDelete

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: Wintry Chic in Wool

Hello, all! Here we find ourselves in the midst of winter and it’s still chilly, but most of the festivities are over. I feel all the doldrums this time of year and mostly wind up wearing shapeless sweats much of the time, but I’d like to shake that off and aim for something much more stylish. I suppose we could file this measure under dopamine dressing, too. Hard to not step a little lighter in pretty clothes! I planned this outfit idea around a wool skirt. This design is luxurious, classic, and so easy to wear, and I chose a medium-weight wool suiting fabric in a tiny houndstooth to attempt to make it more transeasonal. I love a good larger plaid, but that pattern type definitely screams fall and winter to me, and I’m thinking this would be equally snappy worn with a graphic tee and some clogs for spring.  The threads are mostly black and cream, but the design is so tiny that this skirt really reads gray, and I love this more muted appearance; it’s really neutral and pairs with so mu

Made By A Fabricista: Luxe Viscose Rayon Wrap Dress

I've always loved long flowy dresses that skim the floor, no matter what the season is. However, particularly around the Springtime! It's been a while since I've created one but since Spring is right around the corner I'm getting the itch to add them to my wardrobe.  For this months Fabricista feature, I sharing a selection from Fabric Mart's gorgeous viscose rayon collection.  I fell in love with this beautiful viscose rayon fabric which, if you know viscose, you know it  is the perfect fabric for a flowy floor length piece. It's lightweight, yet still opaque, fluid and soft to the touch.  Also, I think viscose is just heavy enough that it's not annoyingly slippery and hard to handle as satin and silks.  Needless to say I was taken by this bold vibrant print! If you know some of my previous pieces I've made, bold and vibrant is my jam! I chose to create a rendition of my Early Spring KnowMe Pattern ME 2020. It's a wrap woven wrap dress with cargo po

Week 4: Jeansmaking- What They Made

This is it, the final round! And we certainly did not go easy on our three remaining contestants this time. This round they had to make their own pair of well fitting jeans. I think they all did an absolutely outstanding job! Take a look what these ladies accomplished & be sure to vote for your favorite! (Link at bottom of post.) And, don't forget to show us your me-made jeans on Facebook or Instagram. Details at the bottom of this post. Danesha from  Classyfied Life So first I must say that this entire challenge has been just that...a challenge! Two weeks ago there was hurricane Irma and I was blessed enough to not lose power and then I went out into the aftermath to capture some photos of my submission. Then two weeks ago I had a big trip planned so I had to do EVERYTHING  in two days . Then the BIGGEST challenge of all...THIS week! I got the challenge and I was super excited to have an extra few days and then before I could even get started I ended up in the eme