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Made By A Fabricista: Sweater Knits Done Two Ways

As we head into Autumn one of the things, I look forward to is the cooler weather clothing.  The layering, sweaters and warmer fabrics are always fun to play with and gives me so many options!  When I saw this Black Hacci Sweater Knit with random dots I could already envision making something nice and cozy with it.  When it came in, I fell in love with its soft hand and drape. I immediately started to think of vintage men’s knit shirts from the 1950s and 60s. To work on my rendition, I used the Oliver shirt from Sinclair Patterns.  This polo/ hoodie pattern gives you a both of options including sleeve lengths and if you want to make it a regular polo or a hoodie with a placket.  I decided to go for the long sleeve version with the cuffs as I could see that as something I could easily wear for work or out running errands.  This was my first time working with this type of fabric and I will say it was a fun adventure.  I had to keep my nail file at the ready while sewing because the fabri

Made By A Fabricista: Boys Camo Jacket, Shirts & Pants

My seven year old son doesn't get a whole lot of sewing love, so when I saw camo Ripstop available at Fabric Mart, I KNEW I had to make him a jacket! With my $50 budget and Fabric Mart's stellar prices, I still had room to add a few more fabrics to my basket, so I decided I'd also make him a pair of fleece pants, a dress shirt, and long sleeve knit top to go with it! And, since I had a few dollars left in my budget, I also picked up some Kylie and the Machine woven labels ! These are super fun and I included them inside each garment!  For this project, I used the new Jalie Laurent t-shirt, hoodie, pullover pattern (I chose the pullover view). This is a quick and easy sewing project - one that's sure to be a great wardrobe builder! I selected a black and white striped rayon-lycra lightweight knit (Italian import, NY designer) - this one feels a bit like ITY and has a nice drape. I did make it a size too big though - I was more familiar with the fit of Jalie Nico, so I we

Made by a Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Marty - 1490's Florentine Fashion

Sometimes you see a fabric and it just speaks to you. That's what happened with this fabric . And what came from it is a piece that I will love forever. The green dress is inspired by 1490's Florentine Fashion, a time period I haven't explored a lot, but it was the only time period this fabric wanted to be. And so it became. MARTY   |  @ scrapsandsequins Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly! You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, SILK CHIFFON .

Made By A Fabricista: Neutral Fall Styles

Hello Everyone! Summer is gradually winding down and we are approaching the fall season. I am currently in the process of transitioning my closet from summer to fall. As much I love my bold colors, there’s something refreshing about staple neutrals. The Fabric. I selected a rust/brown polyester and rayon blend suiting fabric for this project. I really like the color and texture of the fabric, it’s also very soft and comfortable on the skin. It is medium weight, opaque and a dream to sew/press. The Pattern. I chose 2 different patterns for this fabric, a dress (Vogue 1675) and a jumpsuit (McCalls 8203). Both patterns worked for the looks I was going for with the fabric. Vogue 1675 is a fitted dress with right front drape gathered to midriff. McCalls 8203 is a romper/jumpsuit pattern with different bust cup sizes, puff sleeves and round square neckline detail with an option to add ruffles. The Sewing Process. The sewing process for both piece required time and attention to details. For

Made By A Fabricista: YouTube Edition | VivMomSews

YouTuber Vivmom Sews shares with us her most recent Fabricista Make in today's blog post. She sewed up McCall’s 7943 in a beautiful crinkle challis. Make sure to click play to hear all about her make... And click on over & leave her video a little Fabric Mart Family love!  VIV    |   vivmomsews Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly! You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category: CHALLIS .

Made By A Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Korok Inspired Loungewear

At long last, I recently got access to a nintendo switch and have finally been able to play one of the most celebrated games for the console - Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild. All throughout the game, there are these adorable little Koroks. I just think that they’re so cute and knew that I wanted to make something inspired by their look. Since I am still very much in a comfy-cosplay mode, I chose to make this month’s project a Korok inspired loungewear set. For this project, I used a soft and stretchy beige heathered jersey knit.  Check out the video below to see how I made my piece! I used an existing pair of pants and a dolman sleeve top to create the pattern for this set. I altered the top by including a hood, which also features the ‘branches’ that are seen on the tops of the Koroks heads. I added two front pockets to the pants for convenience, and a soft folded waistband. To keep the look the Koroks have in the game, I also hand painted an organic striped pattern on the set wi

Made By A Fabricista: Summer Feels

Hello darlings,    I feel like it’s been such a long time since my last post, don’t you think? Time is however still flying buy and we are almost to the end of summer and to close it on a high note I am bringing you two looks and they are super cool, fun summer looks. For the first look I used this beautiful challis/rayon, the color palette is what attracted me to choosing this print. The black font is covered with orange, white, peach, a burgundy and two shades of green palm leaves, screaming summer. The hand on this fabric is super soft, while it has a nice body to it, it drapes amazingly. Needless to say that I was excited to work with it! For the top I used Simplicity 8549 view C. This pattern showcases trendy bra tops or bralettes in three length, shoulder straps and closure variations. The version I used C can be treated as a faux bustier and ties in the back with a generous size bow. I love this tops as it fully lined and I used a black broadcloth. It is a simple top, I cut a si