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Meet the Fabricistas of 2021!

We had an overwhelming response when we put out a casting call searching for new sewists to join our Fabric Mart Fabricista family this year. With over 100 responses from talented Bloggers, YouTubers, & Instagramers throughout the country we knew we would have to increase the amount of spaces we we're offering this year. We decided to offer both bi-monthly & quarterly spots this year. And now we're so excited to be giving you a sneak peak of the thirty (Yes 30!)   Fabric Mart Fabricistas that you will see through out 2021! Scroll down to learn a little bit about each of them.  KATIE   | @kak513   Hello all, I'm Katie and I reside in southern California. I adore sewing and I find so much joy in creating clothing I can actually wear, it's like an art project that I can't help but show off every time I get dressed. All the sewists who share their shortcuts and tips and gorgeous clothing on social media inspire me.  I really love how sewing is skill I can cont

Made by a Fabricista: Thinking of Spring

Happy Monday Fabric Mart Friends! Today's post is from our YouTube Fabricista Duo Dee & Dory . Despite the cold, they both decided to think ahead to spring with their newest Fabric Mart Makes. Click play on the video below to see their makes in motion. Then scroll down to read a little bit about their fabric choices! DORY: As soon as I saw this beautiful Deep Strawberry/Tangerine/White Floral Cotton Shirting (found HERE if still available) I knew right away what dress I wanted to make with it.  It’s such a lovely fabric that makes me feel like I’m taking a stroll in Paris to go to an outdoor cafe. I used McCall’s 7970 which is a maxi dress with tiered ruffles in various lengths.  I decided not to put in the slit and I tacked the v-neck so that it wasn’t so low.  It has an elastic waist.  The fabric was a breeze to work with. Florals always make me happy.  DEE: My choice of fabric has a wonderful light feel to it! The fabric was described as a 100% Cotton Digital Print Linen

Made by a Fabricista: Velvet Holiday Jumpsuit

Hey friends!  So glad to share one last make with you.  Hope you've enjoyed wonderful holidays, even if they have been a bit different than normal. I'd been wanting to try making Deer & Doe's Sirocco Jumpsuit for a while, but was afraid it wouldn't be flattering on my mom-tum.  I finally got over that with a romper this Summer (oops, never got around to blogging that!) and decided to follow up with a velvet jumpsuit for Christmas! When my hubby saw it he called me an elf.  Bahaha.   But I love it; I even wore it for our Christmas card photos. I used a green stretch velvet I picked up at Fabric Mart a couple of months ago.  The particular deep green velvet I used is sold out now, but I just love these alternatives: Rosewood , Ocean or Obsidian (or you can find even more options here! )  I think the marriage of stretch velvet and this pattern is really excellent! I didn't have to make many pattern alterations:  I often need a full bust adjustment (FBA), but di