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Made By A Fabricista: It's A Neck Tie Affair

Hello Gems! So excited to share with you my most recent Fabricista feature this month with Fabric Mart fabric!  A couple of my go to trends this season are high necks with ties and slinky silhouettes! It's such an elegant and chic look that never fades.

I created two looks using gorgeous prints from Fabric Marts selection! This time of year we see so many slinky form fitting dresses for the holiday season.  They are feminine, sexy and with the right fabrics and the right cut they fall against the figure and accentuate the curves so beautifully!

This first look I used a bold Chevron print in peaches and blues that give off cool 70s vibes. And as you know, I love a 70s vibe. This fabric was even more gorgeous once I sewed it up! It melts onto the skin nicely. Its a medium weighted woven fabric with a lovely drape. 

To execute this look I took Simplicity 9232 shirt pattern and created a dress by lengthening and drafting the bottom. I love the open sleeve detail this pattern provides and it features a great high neck with tie.

 Also, this fabric yields such a lovely cuff detail. I actually created the cuff about 2 inches bigger here and widened the sleeve hem so that I would get a bit more gathering at the cuff! 


As for styling, I played on the 70s vibe with this look and added a modern touch! I loved the look of the open sleeve and kept the cuff open for a little added drama. It's definitely a whole vibe!

My second dress is created from Fabric Mart's tangerine and white zebra print fabric. Zebra print is one of my animal prints and I thought this orange palette was so chic! The fabric is drapey as it is a satin like fabric. It's quite slinky and slips a bit much like chiffons and silks when cut and sewn so, definitely use lots of pinning. 

I constructed this piece by using one of my favorite slip dress patterns, Vogue 1697 and drafting the bodice and raglan sleeve for the dress. It comes together like a puzzle with pieces cut on the bias which I thought was the most flattering look with the fabric and print. It also allows a little more ease in the fit and seeing as this is a slip on dress this was definitely needed. It features the high neck with tie, which I drafted for this look. I created a longer more elegant version for this piece with the hem length closer to the floor. 

Although this dress could easily be dressed up as a formal look, I threw on a pair of chunky boots to make it more street chic and added a burgundy red box bag and specs. I love how both of the looks turned out . They are both easy to wear, have flattering silhouettes, cool neck tie features and can be dressed up for swanky occasions. 

Until Next Time!

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: BLOUSE WEIGHTS & CHARMEUSE.

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  1. I love your creative changes and the details. Looks fabulous. Now I want to add a long open space by a sleeve cuff.

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