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Made by a Fabricista: Frozen for Fashion

2021 Trendwatch: Frozen for Fashion @nicoleangelinesews It is cold. Just so, so cold here in the Midwest. However, my winter sewing got away from me and so instead of being behind, I want to get ahead with some spring makes. Since this is my first post as a Fabricista, I got a little ambitious and wanted to hit a bunch of 2021 trends: Pantone colors of the year, pastels, and the trench. With these points in mind, I scoured the Fabric Mart website and thanks to their amazing variety, found exactly what I was looking for. These makes felt a little odd to plan in February, but once they were done, I started to get giddy for it to start warming up here in the Midwest. Which will probably be in May. Also importantly, February is Black History Month, so I wanted to make with a Black designer’s pattern. The Black sewing community has been so crucial to my development as a sewist--they are a constant source of inspiration, joy, and help--and I wanted to highlight one designer’s work with this

Made by a Fabricista: For the Love of Flowy Dresses!

Hello Gems! I am so excited to share with you my first look as a Fabric Mart Fabricista! This season I have been so inspired by floor length dresses and flowy frocks so when I ran across this beautiful Pink Purple & Green Double Georgette, I knew it would make the perfect midi dress. (You can find the fabric  HERE  if it's still available!) First let me just start by saying, when I received this fabric I was elated. The colors are even more spectacular in person than online. This is a double georgette fabric so it is sheer but not transparent. It's lightweight and very drapey! With enough volume from gathers or ruffles, you could create a gorgeous frock possibly without any lining. If you are looking to create something a little more fitted I would definitely suggest going with a lining. However, this fabric is great for the Spring and Fall seasons and even with a little layering you can get away with wearing it in the winter, especially if your Winters aren’t too cold.  Fo

Made by a Fabricista: Border Print Georgette Kimono - New Look 6438

Happy Wednesday Fabric Mart Fam!  We're super excited to share VivMom's first Fabricista Make of 2021! She created a beautiful Kimono using a light & flowy georgette with a floral stripe border. Just wait until you see how she made the most out of that striped border!  Click below to watch her YouTube video & be sure to drop a comment to say hello!   Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly! You can find similar fabrics in our  GEORGETTE  or  CHIFFON  categories.

Made by a Fabricista: A Blast From the Past

 Hello everyone! I’m so excited to share my new look with you guys! Fashion is one big revolving circle. Trends, colors, styles, etc. all tend to repeat themselves. One of my favorite time periods is the 1960’s. It has so many traits that is true to me, they had vibrant colors, amazing silhouettes, lots of florals, and dramatized accessories.  When I saw this gorgeous Fabric Mart Chiffon fabric (found  HERE  if still available!) I immediately thought of an amazing 1960’s styled dress. I imagined this flowy floral dress with a dramatic sleeve & an immense amount of color.  The fabric has many colors in it including: olive, mustard, hues of purple, pink, hunter green, blues; it is indeed out of a 60’s dream. Instead of creating a pattern from scratch, I decided to use a pattern in case anyone would want something similar. I used the pattern 8089 by McCall’s View A. The pattern was pretty easy to use & I didn’t have any complications when making it. The fabric being chiffon it is

Made by a Fabricista: Literary Dreams and the Fabric Hole

My close friends and family have been known to call me notorious. No, I’ve never committed any crimes, but I am known to cause a great deal of damage to one’s budget (and fabric stash.) My true offense is pulling people down the fabric equivalent of Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole. My poor sister is often the victim of the “fabric hole,” as we lovingly call it. I can’t help but see the perfect fabric for her next outfit, and then promptly plead with her to purchase it so I can make it for her. Fabric Mart is often the catalyst for many fabric hole adventures.  One dreary winter morning, about a year ago, I checked my email and was struck by the most spectacular exclusive chambray linen fabric new to Fabric Mart. This linen started calling my name from the fabric hole, but with my stash overflowing, I refused to give in to temptation. Many Fabric Mart linen sales came and passed and I never gave in to the exclusive chambray linen, but it was always in the back of my mind waiting for

Made by a Fabricista: Papercut Patterns Stacker Jacket

Hello sewing friends! I'm truly delighted to join the wildly talented Fabricistas to share some of my sewing projects in 2021. Sewing has been very helpful for me with the lockdown happening; each project forces me to focus on something specific and completing each garment goal is highly satisfying. My wardrobe is definitely coming out of this whole era the most impressive it's ever been!  Lately I've been eyeing some lighter jacket patterns. Living in southern California means that real winter weather never arrives, but I tend to run cold anyway and love to layer up to stave off the shivering. I settled on the Stacker Jacket from Papercut Patterns. The boxier style means I can throw it on over another shirt layer (or two!) without feeling like I'm too constrained, and I like the more cropped look since I don't need too much heavy coverage for weather that will soon be warming up around here.  This was my first time using a paper pattern from an indie designer, and