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Made by a Fabricista: All Things Fall

Hello darlings,

We are well into fall, and here, the weather finally decides to join the party. We are in the 70’s with not much humidity and for us Floridian this is a win, YES!!!!

Since we don’t get to experience the four seasons, I compensate by creating seasonal garments selecting appropriate colors and the two looks I am bringing you today speak of fall.


The beauty of sewing is having that perfect picture in your head and being able to recreate it. Let’s talk about the first look for which I used this lovely Burgundy and Royal sheer chiffon. When I chose the print, I knew it was nice but when I received it, it definitely exceeded my expectations! What was I thinking about only ordering 2 yards? I make it my rule to always order a minimum of four yards, that way I can ensure I get enough for this 5.9” tall me. This being said, you can imagine my dilemma deciding on a make, hence my moto “when in doubt make an Ogden Cami” but hack the hell out of it!

This fabric helped me deliver a stunning piece and here are some of the modifications I made:

Because the fabric is sheer I chose to flat line it, creating a thicker one.  I lengthen the pattern by height inches rounding the back piece longer while I left the front with a straight hem a bit shorter to create a high and low look. I opted for a generous one side slit, decided on ties at the shoulder, deepened the V in the back and the “coup de grace” (the cherry on top) I added a gathered band creating a lovely ruffle which I left unlined just to be a little extra with some flare.  Well, mission accomplished my friend this hacked Ogden Cami is so sexy, I paired it with some wild cuff denim and burgundy heels and ready to dance the night away.


The second look is so good you guys, I really hype my own makes right? It’s all good. I used this vertical striped Cotton Lurex Shirting fabric. I was attracted by the softness of the different shades and how they complement each other. The fabric is 100% cotton with a linen blend hand, it drapes amazingly. The Pietra pants from Closet Core Pattern is one I’ve had my eye on for a minute now and I must admit all the big whoop about them is earned, they are amazing!!!

The pattern offers three views, and I am so pleased that they give you the pieces for each view so that you don’t have to be tracing the desired view, I mean kudos to that! This is an easy make that features front panels for the pockets. The best feature of these pants is that slanted pocket, a facing for the front band and the back has an elastic band. I went with view B.

I hesitated, but I should have flatlined the fabric to enforce it as it’s very thin and on the sheer side. However, I am not less delighted with the outcome, I absolutely love the fit. After some measuring and analyzing the size I cut a 20 for the back and believe it or not a 16 for the front even if I believe I could have gotten away with a 14, I will judge that when I use a fabric with more body for the next pair. Absolutely, I am making them again. If you do not have a pair yet, fix it! (hahaha)

For the top I used Simplicity 8839. This pattern offers different views with sleeve length variations all with one or multiple rows of elastics. I went with view B which features just one row of elastic which I inserted by using satin ribbon to create a casing. Since I use the stripes vertically on the pants I thought it would be interesting to use them horizontally on the top and create some contrast, and you know it I absolutely love the look.

This fabric is soft and feels good, I style this look with some nude sling back and a cross body bag. I want to explore the world with this look on.

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 categories CHIFFON & SHIRTING.
You can also shop our collection of Closet Core Patterns HERE.

Comments

  1. Great makes and the hype is well placed. I love the stripes, both top and bottom.

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    1. Haha thank you so much Pat. I will get a lot of wear out of these pieces😉

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  2. You look great in both of these. I love what you did on the cami. Have to look at that Pietra pants pattern.

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