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Made by a Fabricista: Spring Separates

Hello all!  This time of year, I start to think about spring sewing and fun colors. In the northern plains of the US, it gets, well plain outside!  Everything is either white from the snow or brown from the dormant trees and plants.  It gets blah.

So, for this month's post, I knew I wanted some color and I knew I wanted separates.  

I found two amazing fabrics to use.  The first one is this gorgeous Coral/Pink Shirting.  This color is so bright and refreshing to wear and sew up this time of year.  It's easy to work with too!  It washed, dried, and sewed up beautifully.  Need I say more?




Next, I found this metallic Suiting, which seems to be sold out now. 
But here are some good alternates:

Both fabrics were so awesome to work with!  The suiting I used was very easy to sew with as well.  It isn't washable, so to prepare my dry clean fabrics, I throw them in the dryer with a slightly damp towel and run for a full cycle.




Here are the patterns I used.  I was able to use the shirting fabric as-is meaning no special treatments were necessary other than the usual interfacing.

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https://rebecca-page.com/product/ladies-tie-neck-blouse-pattern/

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For the skirt, I did decide to interline it as I feel like the finished product is a bit smoother looking.



See how nicely this fabric gathered?  I love the front and back yokes of this top.  And the sparkle in the skirt, fancy!



I enjoyed making these separates.  I hope where you live you are making some fun garments that are brightening your day!

Sue
Ilove2sew!

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  1. Very nice Sue! I love the 2 together and that metallic fabric is awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I love these together as well! And, they were fun to sew!

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