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Made by a Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Dee & Dory

YouTuber's Dee & Dory are back on the Fabric Mart blog today with their most recent Fabricista Makes. Make sure to click play on the video below to hear all about their fabric choices & how their projects turned out!



Dee: 

My spring outfit was made from 3 different fabrics.  The floral cardigan was made from an FTY Knit having a fluid drape.  The pattern used was a New Look 6476.  The cardigan feels so soft and moves wonderfully!  The cardigan can be worn several ways making it a versatile part of my wardrobe. 

For the pants I choose a delightful black Cotton/Lycra Stretch Denim.  I was not disappointed!  This denim has a soft feel while maintaining the durability factor denim is known for.  Be sure to serge the seams, overlock the edges, or finish off the seams in some other manner as denim is also known for its fraying!  The pockets were made out of a lighter matching fabric to reduce bulk.   They fit so comfortably, they are a sure basic for my wardrobe!  My pattern was a McCall’s 6743.

My top was made out of a Nylon/ Lycra Activewear Knit. McCall’s 6843 was my choice for this top.  The fabric has a 4 way stretch and sewed up beautifully.  The feel of the fabric is also very soft and drapes well.  This also will become another great addition to my wardrobe.  I would definitely use all 3 types of fabric again!

Dory: 

Spring is in the air and that makes me think of flowers and flowing fabric.  When I saw the FTY Knit in Crimson/Black/Lemonade I knew I wanted it!  I have a necklace that has those colors in it and would go fantastic with it.  The fabric has such softness to it, it’s yummy to feel.  I chose to make Simplicity 9116 top because the sleeves looked like a flowing fabric is what it needed.  This FTY fabric was easy to work with.  Just remember to keep the fabric on a level surface as you sew, so that it doesn’t pull in anyway. The pattern doesn’t state it needs bias tape in the notions, but the neckline calls for it.   I had enough fabric left over  that I quickly made a self drafted one-seam skirt with an elastic waist (elastic also from Fabric Mart).  Look out spring here I come!

My intention was to pair the FTY knit fabric with a black to make some slacks.  I saw the Stretch Twill Suiting in my Julie’s Picks swatches and thought that would do nicely.  Once I got the fabric in hand I was even more in love with it!  I changed my mind in which slacks I would make because this suiting fabric looked like a more classic look than my first intent.  I made Vogue 1642 which suits this fabric just right!  Now I feel I have a high quality pair of slacks, even down to lining the side pockets.  The front has a nice waistband and the back has two channels of elastic. 


DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers


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  1. You both have made beautiful spring outfits. Love the video too. I have never heard of FTY so thanks for giving a description of it here and letting us see how lovely it makes up.

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