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Made By A Fabricista: A Holiday Mini-Capsule

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!!

This month for my Fabricista makes, I wanted to sew something like a capsule wardrobe but just for the holidays. I took two yards of ruby red heathered sweater knit and three yards of plaid rayon shirting and turned them into the holiday mix-and-match outfit of my dreams.


I started with a sweater made with Simplicity 8982. I made view B, but added a cuff to the sleeve. This is a lovely simple sweater pattern that is great on it's own but loose enough to layer. This sweater knit is the softest, coziest fabric and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's light weight but plenty warm enough for winter.

From the rayon shirting I made a plaid blouse from a 1968 Simplicity pattern (no. 8399). This seems to have been a fairly popular pattern at the time as it is widely available. It's a pretty basic top with a one piece collar. I like the clean lines and the easy construction of it. Also, the envelope illustrations are just delightful.


Finally I added a matching circle skirt using the free Veronika pattern from Megan Nielsen. This was probably the trickiest make of the whole bunch. Once I had sewn up the skirt, but before hemming it, I hung it for several days to let the fabric relax. After that the bias cut sides had stretched out significantly and the skirt was decidedly no longer a circle. I got out my handy skirt marker and began pinning where I wanted the new hem line. This gave me a nice, even hem parallel to the floor. From there I could trim off the excess and hem the skirt as usual.


After all of that I had plenty of the sweater knit, so I decided to go ahead and make some cozy accessories. I made the Ellie and Mac Sew It Forward socks, a cozy winter hat from French designer Ivanne. S, and a pair of Gina Rene Designs pleated fingerless gloves. These will all get warn quite a bit this winter.


There you have it! A mini-capsule for the holidays. I can wear everything for a Christmas celebration (a bit much but doable), or just wear the blouse and skirt as a faux dress, or the sweater with pants for work, or the skirt with a plain t-shirt. I can even carry these pieces into the spring and summer, just imagine the plaid top with a knot in the front and a pair of shorts!  

KRISHA  @buttercupthreads 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics in the following categories: SWEATER KNITS, KNITS, & SHIRTING.

Comments

  1. Happy Holidays to you and your family. You will look spectacular in your new pieces. I can see them out shopping, at a fun holiday party or Christmas concert. Love the socks! Do you have a pattern for them?

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  2. Great job! I absolutely LOVE your SOCKS, cap and gloves!!! Not a scrap getting wasted!!!

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  3. So classy! I think this is so perfect for many occasions and will never go out of style. Beautiful!

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  4. I posted on this earlier but it looks like it didn’t show up. I love your new outfit. I have never even thought to make “socks” but yours are so cute. I may have to give it a try. I love the way your shirt color peeks out of your sweater to give it a vintage look. This is a great make, thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  5. Very nice, I love all the pieces.

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  6. I bought a ton of that shirting for traditional pajamas and once it arrived and I washed it up, I was in love with it and will be making a dress.

    I LOVE YOUR LOOK! And nice call on the accessories!

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