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Made By A Fabricista: Spring Ahead

Happy Spring!  We have finally made it into my favorite season which happens to also be my birthday season.  I feel like the New Year really starts in the spring season as everything comes back alive, and we all feel refreshed.

So, for this post I created two separate looks to encompass my spring vibes.

This first look I dared myself to create a look using two different prints.  I don’t work with prints often, but I had been really inspired lately by fellow Fabricista Marcia (keechiibstyle) who just has a magical way with mixing her prints.

For this I used two different print jersey knits of 2yds each and McCall’s Pattern M8238 which allows for easy color blocking but in this case print mixing.  The fabric requirements call for a 2 way stretch but this knit worked just fine for the pattern. I love the contrast between the two prints.  This is the perfect spring style but can also but transitioned into summer as well.


I did view C which had a high slit in the center.  Initially I planned to make the long-sleeved version but didn’t have enough to make the second sleeve long, so I ended up cropping it which I am happy with the outcome.  The pattern calls for a hook and eye closure, but I switched to snaps which I feel like would be easier when wearing. 


All together It’s a soft but fluid look perfect for a Spring Day out. I have a few remnants left of the fabric and plan to make some undies out of it later!


My second look I used this gorgeous light colored stretch twill Magenta which I ordered 3 yards, which is one of my favorite colors, but I don’t get to wear it enough. I created McCall’s M8203.  Working with this fabric was a little tricky because it frays easily, so I would highly suggest that you want to edge finish the raw edges.  The best way would be to use an overlock/serger machine.  However, if you don’t have one on hand you can do a zig-zag stitch of the edge of raw edges.  Also, sometimes it’s helpful to carefully use fray check as well. 


I loved the ruffle detail along the neckline which attracted me to the pattern.    This fabric was very light weight and perfect match for the pattern. The fabric also makes it a very comfortable wear since it has slight stretch to it.  The drape of the fabric is nice which adds to aesthetic to the design. With my two new looks I am spring ready!



JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: JERSEY KNITS & TWILL.

Comments

  1. I love your choices of fabrics and the patterns! Great Job! You look terrific in them!

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  2. This mixed print dress is just so much fun, Jazz! Love it! And the jumpsuit is equally fun and totally Sunday brunch ready too

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    1. I AGREE. Fabulous combination.

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  3. I do love both your outfits, but the magenta is really gorgeous and lovely on you. You should wear it more often!

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  4. I really love your taste. I like vivid colors and sometimes softer, spring pastels. I love the first dress on you. Beautiful.

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  5. Brava! Your dress is spectacular.

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  6. Love both outfits, especially the dress. Looks great on you! What is the McCall pattern number?

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  7. Love your makes Jasmine!! The lilac jumpsuit is my fave!!!

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  8. Both of your garments are fabulous! I especially love the mixed print dress -- wonderful match!

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  9. I love the mixed prints! I don't typically have vision for that sort of thing.

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