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Made By A Fabricista: Summer Brunch looks just in time for Mother’s Day

Happy First Friday of May! I am truly excited that I have 22 more work days left before the summer break.  This school year has been a roller coaster ride and I have enjoyed some high moments and dealt with some low ones in between.  I wanted to start my summer looks early and decided to focus on looks I can wear when I visit Jamaica or other tropical places. These looks made are both great for Sunday brunch as well.

This set is my first faux romper for this year and I love the fact that I can rock it as separates. When I came across this yellow graphite gray polyester fabric, I knew it was perfect for summer.  To top it off, I found the perfect matching earring from Purple Paradise Studio in lime (Rise stud in lime) and knew I wanted a chic summer faux romper set. 

I decided to hack  McCalls 7943 dress pattern and create another top.  I have made it several times as I truly love it and plan to use this pattern as one of the beginner patterns for my summer sewing class. I have made it 3 times as a dress and 3 tops and each time that I make it, I have had some aha moments.   

For the shorts, I went back to my summer shorts pattern which I have made several times.  I hacked  Vogue 1708 jumpsuit romper pattern and created shorts. I adjusted it to fit my body type by slashing and spreading it a few inches starting from the center keeping in mind not to slash the crotch area to avoid having an excessive amount of fabric. 

I like the fact that this can be made with any fabric and still fits well.  Moreover, I can not resist creating an elastic waistband and adding pockets to my pants or shorts. Having an elastic waist garment allows me to still wear it when I gain or lose an inch or two around my waist area. 


I have been wanting to create a tropical set for brunch here in Miami and could not resist this fabric I found and purchased in January. I was on the fence about whether to create a cute dress or set.  After much thought, I knew I couldn’t resist making a set because I can rock the top separate with jeans and the pants with a classic white top and a denim jacket.  Hands down this is one of my favorite sets for the books and I love the fitted top as the fabric has stretch.

I honestly was also dreaming of a tropical vacation brunch when I sewed this up.  The top is made using the Newlook 6678 pattern that I made in my last blog post here and the pants pattern is Simplicity 8605.


I am super happy that I created both sets just in time for the summer months.  I am learning to make pieces that fit my personal taste and lifestyle and are flattering on my body.  Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out my Instagram page to see what is up next on my sewing table.


Have the most amazing weekend!  

One Love, 

MARICA  @heymaricamitchell

Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category SHIRTING & BLOUSE WEIGHTS.

Comments

  1. I bought that same coral pink and palm leaf print when it was Sue's Pick of the Day! It was irresistible and it's nice to be able to see what someone else did with it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is indeed a beautiful fabric. Glad to share an inspo.

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  2. You did a Great Job! Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Beautiful make that is shown so well.

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  4. You are going to look fabulous this summer. Love both your new outfits and so versatile.

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  5. I love the sets! They turned out beautifully. The prints are perfect for the styles you chose. I’m always for elastic waist for the same reason. And you can’t go wrong with separates. Definitely standout looks! Well done!

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  6. I love that you used two fun fabrics with lots of energy! I’ll use your photos as a guide towards my summer projects.Well done!

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  7. Marica, I wish I had your ability for matching scale of a print to a particular garment!

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  8. Wow 🤩 Looks fabulous!

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