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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!


When I saw this beautiful challis fabric on Fabric Mart’s website I knew that’s what I wanted. I had high hopes of making a New Look 6655 dress.  The pattern said I only needed two yards, so that’s what I ordered.  Ha! there was no way I could cut that dress out of two yards of that fabric.  So I put on my thinking cap.  What else could I make that I would wear A LOT because I love this fabric.  I decided on Butterick 6456.  I was a little confused with the pleat because it was really an inverted pleat and I kept wanting to make it a regular pleat. Finally, my sister and I discussed it and got it right.  I wanted the shorter sleeve, but didn’t realize I didn’t cut the pattern in the right spot and ended up with longer sleeves.  I decided since the sleeve flounce was so noticeable that I needed to line it with the same fabric.  I like the way it turned out a lot!

I made a skirt to go with it from a scuba knit I had in my stash.  Also from Fabric Mart.  This particular piece I received in one of their fashion bundles and is it ever nice fabric!  Easy to work with. I’m never disappointed with their fashion bundles.   I made my skirt from McCall’s 6966.  It was suppose to have an overlay at the very top of it, but I couldn’t quite figure it out. Once again, I called my sister and we decided leave the overlay off.  The fabric speaks for itself. 

I feel I ended up with a fantastic outfit for fall.  I’m in love with it!


The softest double brushed knit was used to make this topper! The colors range from eggshell,browns and strawberry, making this a versatile topper indeed.  The knit has a 4 way stretch adding to wearing ease and sewing on this fabric was not difficult.  I found it best to cut the pattern on single fold as the fabric tends to stick to itself.  The topper pattern is a  NewLook  6476. A great addition to any wardrobe. 

The slacks are made from a polyester, lycra grid double knit. Love love love this fabric…it has a 4 way stretch and a wonderful texture.  This fabric was super easy to work with, sewing up beautifully!    I compare the ease of wearing this fabric to a favorite pair of sweats, but the looks of the fabric take it up to the next level. This medium weight is perfect for the cooler days ahead!  The pattern is Simplicity 9272.

Both fabrics laundered well on the delicate cycle of the washer and dryer.

DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers

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


  1. Lovely clothes! The topper looks great and is so useful as many places keep air conditioning too cool. Dory’s colorful outfit is dramatic. Nice sleeves! It’s nice to see projects from ladies my age. Sewing can lead to a lifetime of creativity! Great work, ladies! Thanks for sharing!


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