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Made by a Fabricista: Youtube Edition | Dee & Dory

YouTuber's Dee & Dory are back on the Fabric Mart blog today with their most recent Fabricista Makes. Make sure to click play on the video below to hear all about their fabric choices & how their projects turned out!



Dee:

For my spring dress I chose a 100% Cotton Poplin Shirting, with a soft smooth finish, being tightly woven.  I loved the fabric and did not use my original dress pattern as the poplin did not drape or flow as I had hoped. For me the fabric is just a bit crisp for the pattern I had originally chosen and, I feel, even for the pattern I made. The color palette is a beautiful green background with black dots and black and white flora branches.The fabric being a 100% cotton handled with ease and sewing on it was a breeze. 

    I used Simplicity 9138. This dress has 3 views, with the various views being a change with the sleeve view.  I choose the three quarter sleeve view with elastic insert,  the neckline is finished with a bias binding made out of the fabric. The front of the neckline has gathers as does the waist where the fabric made belt casing is placed.  The fabric made belt goes through the belt casing and ties in the back. A zipper is inserted into the center back seam as this is needed to get the dress on over one’s head! For this particular pattern I would choose a fabric with more flow..but the poplin fabric is beautiful and would be perfect for a more structured look!!

Thank you Fabric Mart!!

  



Dory:

I’m in love with the fun, spring look of this fabric. For the dress l used a 100% Cotton Poplin. The pale yellow and navy blue combination is perfect for this dress that reminds me a bit of the ’50’s. I used Simplicity 9473, View A and also made the versatile little jacket to go with it.  For that fabric I used a nice chambray yarn-dyed linen.  Both of the fabrics are from Fabric Mart.  The jacket and the bodice of the dress are both lined, which gives them a nice finished look.  There are a few issues with the guide sheet that Simplicity provided for the dress.  Check out our YouTube where I show you the pattern pieces and the discrepancies in the guide sheet. There you will see it says to sew up the side seams and then add the pockets, which you can’t do, and also it leaves out on the tissue of the pattern that the back bodice of the dress needs to have lining also cut (not just the fabric). But all in all I love the dress with the little jacket! It makes a nice spring time addition to my wardrobe. Be sure and check out Fabric Mart's cotton poplin and linen!


DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers


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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories LINENPOPLIN & SHIRTING.

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