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Made By A Fabricista: A Year of Reflection

I can’t believe we have made it to the end of another year.  Since this post is coming out right around the holidays, I wanted to create something with a bit more glam.

I found this velvet sequin knit and I will say it is even more gorgeous in person.  For my look I decided to make the Mimi G x Simplicity S9370 but I decided to turn it into a gown!

To do this I measured from my waist to floor to add the additional length that I needed and added additional to the back to make it have a small train.  I spread the hem of the skirt to create more of a trumpet style silhouette which made the perfect gown.

This fabric was actually very easy to work with, since it is a velvet, it does have nap, so I had to make sure that I cut in the correct direction.  I also noted that I should have pre-washed this fabric before using because the fabric dye did rub off a lot as I was working on it.

Once I tried my dress on to check the fit I was in love! It was so comfortable and fit perfectly.  The waist tie I initially did the actual pattern length but since I lengthen the hem so long I realized it looked a bit out of proportion.  I tried to ignore it but my instincts made me recut and lengthen the waist ties which I’m really happy that I did. 

For my second look which was a quick and easy sew I used this vibrant royal blue knit to make this jacket. I used Simplicity S8742 which called for a woven, however this knit have very minimal stretch and had a great hand and drape which was perfect for this pattern. I love the cascading neckline and feel like this could be style many ways. Plus the color is amazing!



JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz


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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: SEQUINS, VELVET, & KNITS.

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