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Made By A Fabricista: Shining Bright for the Holidays

As the holidays are upon us it is always a fun time to find a way to get dressed up and have a good time.  One thing that always screams festive to me is sparkle!  When I saw this sparkle denim I just knew it would make something great to wear around this festive season and as one of my last posts as a Fabricista. 

When the sparkle denim arrived The front of the fabric was a more normal dark-toned denim with just hints of sparkle but the back really shined bright! I wanted to find the perfect pieces that could highlight both aspects of the fabric together to make a statement.  I truly racked my brain trying to decide on a garment, did I want to go formal or have fun with something a bit more wearable in my wardrobe.  At the end of the day, I decided I wanted to shine bright in my casual comfort and taking inspiration from Rich Fresh I wanted to create a denim athleisure set of sorts;  so that I could dress it up or down and be comfortable on any occasion.  

To start this project I decide On two patterns to reach my goal.  The Huy Trousers from Melilot patterns and McCalls 7637 bomber jacket.  Both patterns allowed for some color blacking which let me play with both sides of the fabric for a unique but cohesive look.  

The Huy trousers have integrated pockets with the yoke so that was the perfect place to use the right side of the fabric while the rest of the pants I could use the shiny backside.  These elasticated waist pants are super comfortable and offer two different leg styles from slim to wide giving you some design flexibility.  I went with the slimmer leg.


For the jacket, I decided to use the dark fabric as accents making the sleeves and collar.  This jacket is a pretty simple make and you can make a big impact with a short amount of time.  I added a sleeve pocket in the shiny side of the fabric for added interest and went with gray-toned ribbed knit to finish off the sleeve and bottom bands.  

I love the end result and can see myself rocking it with a collared shirt or a T-shirt and get a nice interesting effect that makes an impact. One phrase that has been resonating this me this year especially looking at next year is “be the light”.  Going into the holiday and new year this is an outfit that personifies that for me.  We as a world have seen struggle and ugliness more than any other time these past few years.  It is my goal to be a source of light that we can use more examples of.  


Happy Holidays and New Years - Be the Light!  

JULIAN  @juliancreates


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Comments

  1. Very fun, hope it is just the last post of 2021, not the last post ever. I would like to see more of the inside construction since that lining looks intriguing and I saw the jacket seams are not finished so I assume it is fully lined.

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  2. Your suit looks sharp! Love the contrast facing, such a nice touch.. Where do you get your ribbed knit?

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  3. Your ideas really make this fabric work for you. You look great. Have a truly wonderful holiday season and May 2022 be all you hope for it to be.

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  4. Looks perfect for a NY house party.
    Good wishes to you in 2022.

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  5. Looks fantastic! Love how you've created the two tone effect!

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