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Made By A Fabricista: You Got To Coordinate!

For my very first post as a Fabricista, I wanted to really show my style.  I love to make matching sets that you can wear together or mix-and-match with other pieces.  It’s just something about a matching set!  I received 4 yards of teal houndstooth ponte knit.  I love houndstooth and I absolutely loved the color!  It has a nice pop!  It’s a smaller print so that made it easier matching up my pieces.  I used two patterns.  For my first, I chose a newer pattern by MimiG, S9182 view C.  It’s a pencil skirt with a waistband, front slit and front pockets.  Ponte knit is one of the suggested fabrics for this pattern.  So, this was perfect!


The skirt was pretty easy.  The pattern says to use a “lap” zipper.  I had never heard of that.  So, I went to Joann Fabrics looking for one and of course, didn’t find it. I think I even Google searched. Lol.  MimiG has a tutorial for  both views on her YouTube channel.  I found that the “lap” zipper was no special zipper but it was the technique used to install the zipper that gives it a lapped appearance.  It was a little tricky to do.  I had to use my seam ripper and repeat but I finally got it.  I really love this zipper style!  It looks so good.  My back pieces are a little off at the waistband but other than that, I think my skirt turned out great.  


I had originally wanted to make the skirt with the coordinating top.  However, due to spring approaching, I decided to make something else.  So, after deciding against view B I thought long and hard.  Lol.  I finally decided on a tried and true pattern that I have already made twice.  I really love it and I knew it would be perfect.  I chose to make Simplicity pattern 8554 view B.  A long sleeve, unlined trench style jacket.  Knit is not a suggested fabric, but I’m known to use fabrics other than what is suggested.  I’ve already made view C (shortest) and view B (mid-length).  So, I chose view B again for my coordinating jacket.  This jacket is collared, has a front overlay, facing, belt, pockets, and ties on the sleeve.  I especially love the ties!  


I had no issues with the jacket.  I’ve made it twice before so it was an easy make for me.  It just has a lot of pieces!  Cutting the pattern pieces is so much fun, isn’t it? Lol.  I just forgot to add the slits on the sides of the jacket but I still think it looks good.  These two pieces go really well together or would look great paired with other garments.  How do you feel about matching sets?


Thank you for reading!

ADRIA SHANELLE  @AdriaShanelle

Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories KNITS, PONTE KNITS, & DOUBLE KNITS.

Comments

  1. Congratulations!! This is a great looking outfit!! Enjoy wearing this.

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  2. Oh my this outfit is absolutely gorgeous! I love having matching pieces because then I don't have to think about what to wear when I am in a hurry. Love, love love your style! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very nice pieces!!
    That skirt is giving what it was supposed to give!
    Cute together but I can see them paired separately sooo many ways.

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