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Made by a Fabricista: The Perfect Statement Fabric

I’m 100% one of those people that select fabric solely based how I’m feeling in that moment.  I never have a project in mind or a look I want to make.  Once the fabric arrives and I get to touch it, within a few days the ideas start to come.  The only downside to this is a fabric stash that looks a bit like a retail store.

When this double-faced satin suiting arrived, I initially considered a pant suit but thought this fabric was a little too special and at the last minute opted for something more dramatic despite having no place to where it.  I figured If nothing else, I can wear the skirt with a t-shirt for school drop-off lol.


The top was made using a drafted bustier pattern with lots of boning and interfacing.  Definitely time consuming but well worth it.  I enjoy a nice dramatic sleeve and interfacing gave the sleeve enough structure to accomplish just that.



The skirt was made using vintage McCalls 9260.  I have drawers and drawers filled with vintage patterns.  The beauty of vintage patterns is the ability to easily customize them to make it your own.  Vintage patterns typically have far fewer pattern pieces than newer patterns which makes this process a breeze.

For this skirt, I opted to make the waist 3” higher and a side zipper instead of a back zipper.  After the skirt was made, I cut it at an angle with the front significantly shorter than the back. I then added a gathered ruffle.



There are times when a fabric calls for a statement, and this was it.

This double-faced satin suiting is sublime.  It has a good weight, perfect for all this drama and surprisingly irons well.  Make sure you use a ironing cloth or the heat will definitely change the composition of the fabric. (I learned this the hard way)

Now off to get these beauties in bright pink, black, pale blue and brown.

NIKKI  @beautejadore


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, SATIN & SUITING.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous! I hope you get lots of wear out of the top and skirt, either as a set or separates with other items. Wherever you decide to wear them, you will inspire whoever sees you!

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    1. That's so kind, thank you so much. I've already worn the skirt lol.

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  2. I would say your pieces are “fashion runway” worthy.

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  3. That top is to die for! Amazing. Now go pick the kids up in that top!

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  4. Everything about this is pure perfection!!! I can't get enough of the drama & volume of both pieces. Sometimes even the grocery store or a coffee run needs a little extra sass!!!

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