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Made By A Fabricista: Lady In Red


Red is one of my favorite colors but surprisingly enough I hardly have any red pieces in my closet. So, I used this opportunity to make not one but two very different garments using fabrics with a red shade and help spruce up my closet!

The first piece is the ever so popular ‘shacket’. I feel like the shacket has become a staple piece for fall fashion.  I used Simplicity pattern S9388 which was a relatively easy sew. The fabric I used was a cotton woven boucle, I was really attracted to the stripes and texture shown within the fabric.  


I was cautious to make sure I matched the stripes repeat in the fabric.  Matching the stripes gives it a more professional finish.  The fabric frays very easily, I would highly recommend doing a seam finishing such as a overlock stitch or bias binding as I had done.  I finished my seams to not only prevent the fabric from unraveling but also to give a clean finish inside the garment since it is not fully lined.


It really feels like I’m wearing a blanket and gives a nice casual look for fall.  Perfectly styled with a pair of boots.  I am also considering making a matching bucket hat to style with the look.


The second look is perfect for a date night look. I used McCall’s M8035 which is part of their spring line. However, with this jacquard fabric it’s a perfect piece for fall. I honestly couldn’t decide on which side to use.  I don’t think it was initially intended to be double sided, but the “wrong” side had a beautiful sheen on it and that was the side I decide to use. 

The fabric has a beautiful hand and drape and is perfect to use for ruffle detailing. 

I had all intentions to complete View B of the dress, but once I was trying it on to check the elastic waist fit, I realized I much more preferred it as a top and would be more practical to style with my favorite pair of jeans.  I’m happy I did it’s now the perfect top!



JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: BOUCLE, COTTON, & JACQUARD.

Comments

  1. Both outfits look great on you. Looks like you did a super job sewing them too. Congrats on doing an article also, I loved reading about your choices.

    Deborah H.

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  2. I just bought the first pattern you mentioned, and I never would have thought to use a boucle for it, but you made it look so cool! I like the long length too.

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