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Made By A Fabricista: Animal Print for Winter

Hi everyone! 

I am back again today with my final blog for this year. It truly has been an amazing time to work with Fabric Mart & be a Fabricista. When we think of winter, we associate it with staying warm & cozy. I, myself, still like to dress up; so I made a turtleneck & long asymmetrical skirt & paired it with my favorite winter booties. It is the perfect holiday outfit, while still being able to wear it on different occasions.

For my turtle neck, I decided to make a one-piece bodysuit, which I call a onesie. This is a garment that extended through the crotch like a panty or swimsuit & snaps at the bottom. These are truly a staple in my wardrobe; they are one of my favorite things to wear. They are my favorite to pair with fitted skirts & fitted pants, because they have a seamless appearance. To make the bodysuit, I used Simplicity’s pattern 8513 in View D. Everything fit extremely accurate, but I did make the neck hole an inch smaller. It was a very simple make & the instructions were easy to follow. My fabric choice was this extremely soft black rib knit, which was absolutely perfect for this project. This project is great for someone that is open or wants to try new skills. The snaps can be used in many different projects such as: children’s clothing, certain closures, etc. They are simple to do, yet you will have a professional look. 


Next, I went on to begin working on my skirt. For the fabric, I chose this very beautiful animal printed jacquard. It has the most beautiful colors of burnt orange, royal blue, black, tan, and shimmers of gold to make the print. I consider jacquard to be an easy fabric to work with, however, it can fray. To create the skirt, I used Simplicity’s pattern S9375 View A. It is an asymmetrical below knee pencil skirt that has an overlay that creates a scrunched detail in the front. 


The skirt’s pattern & instructions were easy follow & could be done by a beginner or intermediate sewer. Looking at the picture of this project, it can be viewed as intimidating due the detail in the front, but in reality they used simple sewing methods to create the bunches. I was truly surprised how simple, yet nice the actual pattern & project was. I think this skirt can be worn dressed up, or down depending on how you style it. I think the skirt can be worn with a graphic tee, and cute sneakers for a dress down day, or styled with heels & an drapey top for a more elegant look. 



MACY  @macycamile


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  1. Adorable shape to your skirt Macy. Nice choice of fabrics. Thanks for the recommendation for a body suit!

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