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Made by a Fabricista: Living in Linen

As the warmer weather approaches linen is probably one of my favorite fabrics that I feel often gets overlooked.   It drapes well, it’s cool and comfortable and you can make almost anything out of it.

For this feature I used 4 yards of designer linen to create a vintage inspired look.  I had an image of a vintage Butterick pattern from the 60’s that I had saved on my Pinterest board.  I love the versatility and easiness of the style.  Since I did not have access to the pattern, I used similar patterns from my stash along with my own pattern drafting to replicate the style.  In the end I created 4 pieces total allowing for interchangeable looks.

To create the skirt I used McCall’s pattern 7981 which is almost I identical to the on featured on the vintage pattern.  The shorts pattern was McCall’s 7962.  They are perfect to wear underneath the skirt for a layered look or by themselves.


The bralette was self-drafted, I took my basic bodice sloper and moved the dart to create a center front dart as it was in the initial inspiration.  I shirred the center back panel to make it easier to take on and off without having a closure. I also thought about possibly adding buttons to the side as a closure option since I had buttons featured on the other pieces. To make it easier for adjustment I created straps to tie into a bow which also gave it a nice touch.

The final piece which could be worn as either a light cropped jacket or top was self-drafted as well from my basic sloper.  I blended the sleeves to the bodice and cropped it using the vintage pattern as a reference.  I ended up cutting it out twice because with the first one I realized that I wanted the sleeves to be deeper. I made a facing to clean finish the neckline and added 3 buttons for the closure.

I love my modern update to a vintage pattern, reminds me of summer and is perfect of a stroll at the beach or a walk in the park!  Like with most linen I kept me cool and was comfortable to wear. 




JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz

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Comments

  1. This is so beautiful and chic. You have quite a sewing talent. I envy you.

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  2. What a great little collection! I especially love that cropped jacket piece.

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  3. Yowza! This is fabulous, from inspiration to finished collection.

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  4. Tres sophisticated! Now I'm wanting Fabric Mart to market your pattern. I find linen to be ever so comfortable in the heat and always classy looking, but I'm terrified to sew with it yet.

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  5. Your outfit is divine. Love how you made the bralette work without a closure, what inspiration! I have an idea you will be wearing this outfit often this summer since it is so versatile with 4 awesome pieces.

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  6. Sophisticated and chic! Love it!

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  7. I love linen. All of your outfits are classy. You do great creating.

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  8. This looks so fabulous! I really love the skirt!!

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