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Made By A Fabricista: Sewing the Saguaro Set

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer.  I have been all about the bright colors and florals this season.  Never knew I liked florals as much as I do!  When I saw the Saguaro Set from Friday Pattern Company I smelled another matching set in my future.  I also knew that it would be made from a floral fabric.  Off I went on a search for floral fabric on the Fabric Mart site.


Sewing the Saguaro Set

The Saguaro Set Pattern is a woven top and pants set that is perfect for a lunch date with the girls or for the night out on the town.  The top features a deep V-neck with a tie option and flowy sleeves and an elastic waistband. The pants are wide leg pants with an elastic waistband and draw string.

For the top, I made a size Large based on my body measurements and I thought it fit perfectly.  The pattern has an elastic guide but I didn't use it. I just put the elastic around my waist and tightened it until it was comfortable.  This top is very simple to put together and the pattern instructions are very detailed and there is also a YouTube tutorial.  My favorite part of this top was making the neck binding and I really love the elastic waistband.  Here are a few photos of the top construction.





For the pants I ended up making a size XL. I did a fit test with the pattern by pinning one of the pant legs together and I thought the Large was a little tighter than I wanted the pants to fit at my thighs so I went with the larger size.  Wide leg pants are very on trend and I've been wanting to make a pair for a very long time.  I didn't have to make any adjustments to the pattern at all, not even to the length.  I'm a shorty and always have to shorten my pant hems, but not this time.  I also love the wide elastic waistband with the drawstring.  

The fabric I found while searching the Fabric Mart website is this Black/White Cotton/Lycra Floral Poplin Shirting fabric.  I just knew this fabric would be perfect for this project and I think I was right. Poplin Shirting is a soft and smooth cotton/lycra blend that has little stretch and shine.  This fabric is perfect for shirts, dresses and the Saguaro Set Pattern.  This fabric is also perfect for the summer since cotton is a breathable fabric and will help keep you cool.

This set is giving summer vacation vibes and I would definitely make it again.  The pieces of this pattern come together very easily and I was able to sew both pieces in a day.  I would recommend this pattern to beginners because there aren’t too many pattern pieces and there really aren’t too many seams to sew together. 

I hope you all enjoyed my Saguaro Set just as much as I do. I can’t wait to wear this out in the wild.  I know I will get so many compliments. 

Until next time,

 JOHANNA @soveryjo 





Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: SHIRTING.
You can also shop our selection of Friday Pattern Company patterns HERE.

Comments

  1. Your outfit is amazing. Looks so comfortable on you yet very dressy too. Love your fabric choice too.

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  2. Slay, slay, slay! You are working this outfit, love it, and great fabric choice.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the fabric… The red accents really make it pop!

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  4. Absolutely stunning!

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  5. I have not read your article because as soon as I saw you in this I said WOW...OMG you look great in the outfit and you have done a great job sewing.....the accessories.....!!!!Now I will read. Carry on!

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  6. You look gorgeous! What a fabulous pairing of fabric and pattern! Thanks for the description and photos of your sewing, too.

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  7. Beautiful use of this fabric! Love the pop of red with this too.

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  8. I just love the look!

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  9. This is just a perfect combination of style, fabric choice and sewing skills! I love, love, love, the way this looks on you and the way you look!

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