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Made By A Fabricista: The Summer Blues

People often speak of the “Winter Blues”, but today I bring you the “Summer Blues”, and it is all good news. Most people don’t think of blue as a summer color but personally for me any color is Summer ready depending on the style and fabric. The moment I seen this Polyester Lycra Diagonal Plaid Stripe Print DTY Knit (SYB8432) I knew I wanted to make something fun for the hot weather to come. I love the Navy/Black/Powder White mix of colors and prints all in one designed fabric. This DTY Knit is made up of 96% Polyester and 4% Lycra with a 4 Way Stretch. It has just the right amount of stretch but yet not too much to make it difficult to work with. If you used a pattern not calling for stretch fabric you definitely want to make adjustments when choosing your size.

 

With the different patterns in this fabric and made cutting it a breeze because I actually misjudged the amount of fabric, I needed but was able to cut the bodice in one direction and the skirt in another. That’s what I call a designer’s choice. For my bodice I used the McCall’s 7566 in view “C” and for the skirt I used the McCall’s 7567 in view “A”. Cutting both patterns in a size 16 allowed it to fit perfectly together with no adjustment needed. I did not line any part of this dress, keeping it light and flowy. While I could have sized one down in the bodice, I decided to keep it the way it was and make my version an off the shoulder dress.

I absolutely love everything about this off the shoulder dress. The fabric print is beautiful and the fabric itself is very light and comfortable to wear making it the perfect Spring/Summer dress for any occasion. I also love the cut of the front of this skirt and how it overlaps for a fun detail to wear. This fabric is very breathable which is ideal for me because I naturally stay hot most times and it’s very important that I’m wearing fabric that will not contribute to making me hotter or starting to sweat. So, if you’re looking for a light and flowy fabric for the perfect make, this is definitely the fabric and the Mash-up of these two patterns are also perfect rather you create the dress as designed or off-the-shoulder as I did.


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  1. How inventive. Lovely make.

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  2. The way you paired these two patterns together is simply Devine. Love it and your fabric too.

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  3. very beautiful and professional looking, great job.

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