Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from August, 2020

Made by a Fabricista: Inspired by Ready to Wear

  Do you see cute clothes in stores or online and think to yourself "I can make that!"? It happens to me often! I was a pretty big clothing shopper before I began sewing. And though I still buy clothes when I find a great deal, I usually end trying to recreate the outfit instead of buying. That is what happened with this jumpsuit. This black and white jumpsuit leaped out to me when I was scrolling through the gram. If you know me I love black and white, stripes and jumpsuits, so it's no surprise this was love at first sight. When I saw this Be Stripe Back Jumpsuit by Kiomios I immediately thought of McCalls 8047 as the overall shape is similar. I sewed the bottoms straight from the pattern. Yes, I could've added slant pockets like the inspiration photo, but I didn't want to add any bulk. I did however alter the bodice to achieve the looser fit of the RTW outfit. I made the following changes: added 1" at the center fold added 2" to the hem added 1.5&quo

Made by a Fabricista: Skorts and Stripes

  It's that time of year when I start itching to pull out all my boots, but it's still too hot for that yet. I don't know about you, but I always struggle a little to make transitional pieces that'll carry me through to a weather change. Thankfully I found just what I needed in the three fabrics I chose: this avocado chambray linen , peach rib knit (out of stock, but here's more rib knits )  and stretch salmon striped cotton (also out of stock, but here's a similar brushed stretch twill ). Skort hack! I love the comfort of shorts, but I don't really like the look on me. I much prefer a nice breezy skirt in the summer, but if you want to say ride a bike in breezy Colorado air, it doesn't work so much. That's where skorts are awesome. Skirt in front, shorts in back! I didn't have a skort pattern on hand, so started with a basic shorts pattern from Ottobre 2-2017-5. It's a simple shorts pattern with elastic on the back waistba

Made by a Fabricista: Jamaica Inspired Vacation Pieces

Happy Saturday ALL! Feeling nostalgic and not being able to travel this summer, in late July, I decided that for my birthday month August, I would infuse a little bit of Jamaica πŸ‡―πŸ‡² in my sewing plans. Even though I had to cancel my trips this year including this summer, I wanted to showcase a few pieces inspired by the vibrant colors. August is a special month for me as we celebrate Jamaica’s πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Emancipation day 3 days before my birthday and Jamaica πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Independence 2 days after my birthday. Whenever possible, I would schedule my trip to Jamaica around that time of the year so that I can celebrate the festivities during my birthday month. If you have been following my sewing journey for a while, you know I absolutely love working with bold prints and bright colors. After digging through my stash and finding a good amount of linen that I have accumulated from Fabricmart, I decided to make a tiered linen dress with the Rastafarian colors (red, yellow, and green). I lucked out with j

Made by a Fabricista: Sewing Some Summer Color

Hi again all! I hope once again, this finds you healthy, safe, and content.  This year has been weird, right?  Normally with my August blog post, I am sewing some transitional items to help with the upcoming fall weather.  Not this year!  This year, I decided to grab some of FMs gorgeous linen and make something summery.  I think yellow is such a fun and happy color!    This linen is so lovely.  It's very high quality with the designer's marks woven into the selvage.  How often do you see that anymore?   When I ordered this fabric, I immediately thought dress, but after getting a hold of it and doing some thinking, I decided to make a couple of tops instead.  A dress would have been fine, I just didn't want to line it nor did I want to wear a slip underneath.  This summer has been SO hot and SO humid, the lighter weight and fewer layers, the better.   I had been eyeing these two patterns I used for quite some time.  The top with sleeves is a pattern by StyleArc.  This linen