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Made by a Fabricista: Time To Suit Up

This time of year is one of my favorite times, the season of Autumn. I love the colors, the layering of clothing and the styles. The Fall months are when it’s perfect for a Michigander like myself to break out in those wool blend outfits or maybe even a suit. With this outfit it was a combination of both. 

I’m loving this Wool Glen Plaid Suiting fabric in the colors Gray, Royal Blue and Garnet Red (DFB3437). I actually love plaid but sometimes I choose not to sew with it because of the hassle of matching at seams especially if the garment has darts, but this one was a win for me. I love the different colors in this plaid, not only because they compliment each other but also how I can change how I accessorize this outfit every time I wear it. 


I chose to start my Fall wardrobe with a skirt suit, but of course I didn’t want the traditional suit coat. I chose the McCall’s 8155 view “C” long vest suit coat and paired it with my self-drafted high waist skirt. One thing about me and fabric is I believe in “No Fabric Left Behind”, so once I saw I had enough fabric left to make something else, I decided to throw in there a shorter vest using the Simplicity 1499 view “C”. And just like that, I have a 3-piece outfit that I love. 

I love every detail and the colors in this fabric and even though I decided to line both vest and the skirt, it’s actually not a scratchy feeling wool like most wool blends are. This is so perfect for this time of year because it not thin but yet not super thick which makes it also perfect for layering like I did with my self-made top underneath. 



What are your perfect wardrobe pieces to kick start your Fall look?

ANGIE  | @angiedenise_boutique 

www.angiedenise.com


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  1. Beautiful make and looks gorgeous on you!

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  2. That is a pretty amazing combo of fabric and style lines. Beautiful!

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  3. Stunning! I was casually scrolling by and my jaw dropped just a little. Even though this isn't a look that would suit my little teapot figure, it looked so amazing on you that I had to read every word and look at every picture. GORGEOUS!

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