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Made By A Fabricista: Neutral Fall Styles

Hello Everyone! Summer is gradually winding down and we are approaching the fall season. I am currently in the process of transitioning my closet from summer to fall. As much I love my bold colors, there’s something refreshing about staple neutrals.

The Fabric.

I selected a rust/brown polyester and rayon blend suiting fabric for this project. I really like the color and texture of the fabric, it’s also very soft and comfortable on the skin. It is medium weight, opaque and a dream to sew/press.



The Pattern.


I chose 2 different patterns for this fabric, a dress (Vogue 1675) and a jumpsuit (McCalls 8203). Both patterns worked for the looks I was going for with the fabric. Vogue 1675 is a fitted dress with right front drape gathered to midriff. McCalls 8203 is a romper/jumpsuit pattern with different bust cup sizes, puff sleeves and round square neckline detail with an option to add ruffles.


The Sewing Process.

The sewing process for both piece required time and attention to details. For the jumpsuit, I raised the shoulder seams by sewing using 1 inch seam allowance instead of 5/8in to accommodate for my short torso. I also cut 4 panels (the pattern requires 3 panels) for a more dramatic effect on the next line. I especially love that the pattern came with different bust cup sizes to get the perfect fit. The dress had some tailoring detail that required lining but I skipped that and drafted a facing for a neat neckline finish. I didn’t really make any fit modifications with the dress and it still turned out great. I love the side front drape, it adds a bit of drama to the dress.



The Styling.

I went for a monochromatic look with the styling by pairing both looks with a pair of brown/nude pumps. The jumpsuit can also be styled casually by pairing it with flat/moccasins or sneakers to run errands or for a casual outing. The dress is perfect for work or even a formal event.




I look forward to wearing my 2 new handmade pieces all season long, have a good weekend and see you on my next post!

RALIAT  @raliat.oyinlola


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  1. These pieces turned out great & look beautiful on you! That color suits you! Perfect shoe choice as well.

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