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Made by a Fabricista: Youtube Edition | Dee & Dory

YouTuber's Dee & Dory are back on the Fabric Mart blog today with their most recent Fabricista Makes. Make sure to click play on the video below to hear all about their fabric choices & how their projects turned out!

Dee

This wrap dress is made out of Butterick B 6703, view C and an easy pattern!  My fabric of choice was a DTY Polyester/Lycra floral paisley print. This fabric has a silky soft hand, lightweight with a fluid drape. The fabric laundered well and sewed up beautifully for perfect early fall beautiful dress. 


Dory

I chose this super soft Double Brushed Polyester/Lycra floral knit to make a cute fall dress.  I used McCall’s M7353 with a small cowl neck. It just screams autumn to me. I loved the print and it was super easy to sew on. I used Fabric Mart’s iron on interfacing for knits on the neck edge and also on the sleeves. When it came time to put the cowl neck on I had to get out of my own head, because I kept thinking I needed to put it on differently than the pattern said to.  But alas, the pattern is correct!  It washes up terrifically and no ironing required! I even managed to make a scrunchy for my hair out of the same fabric. 

I also made a pair of leggings out of Black Viscose/Lycra Novelty Knit.  I didn’t read all the instructions on care, and so I tumble dried the fabric on medium instead of hanging to dry.  After the shrinkage I thought I would not have enough to make McCall’s M7874, but guess what?  I did! And they are the most comfortable leggings I have ever had. I’m in love with them. 

DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers


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  1. I absolutely LOVE Dee and Dory's posts! They seem to be such genuinely nice women, and I love their enthusiasm and the way they encourage their viewers.

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