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Made By A Fabricista: Summer Feels

Hello darlings,

  

I feel like it’s been such a long time since my last post, don’t you think? Time is however still flying buy and we are almost to the end of summer and to close it on a high note I am bringing you two looks and they are super cool, fun summer looks.

For the first look I used this beautiful challis/rayon, the color palette is what attracted me to choosing this print. The black font is covered with orange, white, peach, a burgundy and two shades of green palm leaves, screaming summer. The hand on this fabric is super soft, while it has a nice body to it, it drapes amazingly. Needless to say that I was excited to work with it!

For the top I used Simplicity 8549 view C. This pattern showcases trendy bra tops or bralettes in three length, shoulder straps and closure variations. The version I used C can be treated as a faux bustier and ties in the back with a generous size bow. I love this tops as it fully lined and I used a black broadcloth. It is a simple top, I cut a size large and the only adjustment I made was that I lengthen the pattern to cover my mid-section.

For the skirt I used a NewLook pattern N6640. I am head over hills for this skirt. While I am a separates lover I am not so much a skirts fan, but this is the second time I have made this skirt, you have to believe that there is something about it (laughing). Yes, it is sexy and flirty and my husband said that I should have it in every color. This pattern also offers three versions and I went with view B, which is just a shorter version of view A. The highlight of this asymmetrical skirt is the front rushing on the left thigh that you obtain when creating a casing for the ties with the seam allowance. It also call for a zipper on the left side and a faced waist band. I was afraid that the design would be lost in the print, well it actually complement the print charmingly.

Would I make these two pieces again? Absolutely!

I can see this look with worn with a large hat, some open flats sipping on a Pina colada watching the sunset, yes someone is in a desperate need of a vacation anywhere!

For my second look I also chose a challis/rayon (my favorite fabric to work with). This fabric with a fuchsia font showcases the prettiest flowers in a green and brown combo and the white makes for a great accent bringing it all together. This fabric is light as a feather and the drape is marvelous. 

I have been on a duster mode recently and this fabric definitely called for one, well this patter is really a kimono. I chose a simplicity pattern 8533 which offers four views with front and sleeves variations. I have been wanting to make this pattern for a while now particularly drawn to view A. What was I thinking only ordering two and a half yard of this beautiful fabric? This view in a large called for at least 3 yards. Dilemma, decision, decision! I really wanted the sleeves, hence I sacrificed the length and I must admit that the result is still pretty spectacular. I can see this being a grab and go piece to many events such as parent teacher meeting, girl’s brunch, and a day at the mall, even date night, wait! What? What year are we in? This is about to most likely for some zoom meetings (hahaha).

I cut a size large and chose to skip the front ties and the elastic in the sleeves. This is also a simple straightforward Kimono a piece that I plan on wearing every chance I get.

Hope you enjoy these two makes and thank you for reading until next time!


DAYANA @26bydayana


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!

You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category CHALLIS

Comments

  1. There was no sacrifice on your pink top. It is a perfect piece the way you have it showcased. And your 2 piece outfit is really a nice combination. I’d say you really know how to put yourself together. Enjoy!

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  2. Super cute! I love that fabric for the Kimono top!

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