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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 Shirting which was 58” wide. (If still in stock, you can find it HERE.) Originally I was going to make a dress from this fabric, but once in hand I changed my mind. The fabric has a slight crumpled texture as does linen after washing. You could leave it this way or iron for a crisp look if desired. I felt a light flowing summer top was a better choice for this fabric. So Butterick 6486 was the pattern!

The fabric was easy to work with.... but the edges fray quickly and easily.  All seams were sewn with a serger except the neckline facing. There the edges were finished off with overcasting before sewing the facing in place. A beautiful light summer top for those hot summer days!



Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories...

For those blouse weight wovens, check out our SHIRTING & BLOUSE WEIGHT category.
Or browse our general COTTON & LINEN categories.



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