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Made By A Fabricista: Make a Fall Fashion Statement in Bold Blue

Hello Sewing Friends! I have been eyeing the linens offered by Fabric Mart (There Are So Many!) and knew for my fall make I wanted to use linen.  After all, I live in a state where linen is appropriate year-round.

Today’s Fabricista make and blog post is all about my fall linen “suit”!   


On my Pinterest board, I had saved an image of a blue suit as I liked the look. However,  I have no need for a suit and certainly didn’t wish to waste my sewing time on something that would not be worn.

Realizing what I liked best about the look was the bold color, I browsed through the blue fabrics on the Fabric Mart website waiting for something to jump out at me.

Suddenly, there it was.  Exactly what I envisioned for my blue suit.  A bold, royal blue 100% mid-weight linen.

I quickly placed an order.  Although, in my excitement, I forgot to request matching thread.  I love that Fabric Mart provides that service when you order fabrics.   This is not a color I sew frequently, and having thread arrive with the fabric would have saved me a trip to the store.

The pattern I chose for my jacket was Simplicity 9271, an open-front kimono-style jacket with front patch pockets.  I wanted a simple style so the beautiful linen would be the star.  I eliminated the front band interfacing to keep the soft, linen look I wanted.


For my pants, I knew I wanted front pleats, wide legs, and pockets. Got to have pockets, right?

I liked the cropped pants from my June Fabricista make so much, that I ended up using the same pattern for my linen pants.


The pattern is from the BurdaStyle magazine, April 2016, pants number 106. 

Isn’t it great when you have a pattern you can get a completely different look based on your fabric choice!  


Because I don’t plan to dry clean my pieces, I prewashed the linen.  I used a cold wash/cold rinse on a gentle cycle and used low heat in my dryer.  Because this is such a vibrant color, I tossed in a color grabber sheet to catch any excess dye.

I like that I can wear the pants without the jacket or even paired with a different jacket.


The jacket is the perfect topper to pair with a white tank and jeans.

Although my husband thinks this is “too much blue”, I am a firm believer in wearing whatever makes you happy.  And this bright blue linen suit definitely makes me happy.  


Until next time, Happy Sewing!

SHARON  @thesharonsews


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