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Made by a Fabricista: Flowers for spring

Hello all!  I hope this finds you well and healthy!  As I write this post, I am still WFH and still in need of COMFORT!  Know what I mean?  When I was drooling over FMs catalog and trying to pick out my fabric, I found myself ordering this gorgeous and soft double brushed poly. 

You can see the fabric I used here: double-brushed-jersey-knit
Here are some lovely choices too: Double Brushed Poly Choices
 Have you tried this fabric yet?  I can't think of anything softer.  



Of course then comes all sorts of dilemmas.  What do I make?  Maxi? Dress?  Tops?  Cardigan?  Pants?  I spent a good week just looking at this and finally came up with separates so I could have some ultimate comfort clothing.  I love the look of jumpsuits, but I remember back in the day getting undressed to use the restroom and that was appealing to me.  I settled for second best and made pants and two different tops.
Here's a link to the pants pattern I used: Pippa pants
And here are the two top patterns I used:
Adele Boatneck top
Cachet tee



This fabric washed and dried beautifully.  Yes, I throw my garments in the dryer.  My hubs helps with the laundry and I don't want him to accidentally ruin something that I didn't mean to be washed and dried.  The white fabric were some tiny pieces of remnants I had in my stash.


With stretchy knits like this, when you are planning your garments, test out the stretch and recovery.  If you are making pants, you want to make sure your fabric recovers immediately or you may not like how you look in the mirror at the end of the day.  Just sayin.  



I use pattern weights and a rotary cutter for almost everything I sew but it's really important when cutting knits.  You get nice clean edges and nothing gets wonky.  


I use SewkeysE tape at the necklines, back shoulders, and hems.  I also topstitch the hems in place with my regular machine and a stretch stitch.  


That's it!  I had fun making these and I know I'll wear all three pieces a lot!  



Thanks for reading!

Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. I love the top pattern and this all came together so nicely! I saw it's a PDF pattern. Do you just tape your PDFs or do you take it in for a large size print?

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  2. These are so cute Sue! Love the sleeve ties, and for sure the idea of a jumpsuit minus the bathroom inconvenience is a solid win!

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