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Made By A Fabricista: Fall Corduroy

Since the weather has gotten cooler I’ve been drawn to corduroy looks and getting inspiration from vintage seventies fashion to add more Fall pieces to my wardrobe. For this month's Fabricista feature I created the perfect two piece to set off my Fall looks. This corduroy from Fabric Mart is a bright turquoise blue and its medium weighted which makes it great for outerwear and bottom weighted pieces. I used two of my favorite patterns to create a complete look and added Fabric Mart’s printed satin to create a scarf to coordinate.

Trench jackets and wrap coats or a classic. Nothing says classic vintage like the iconic wrap and trench coat so I had to give into my whelms and create Simplicity 8554 view C. This jacket has a cool laid back polish look and this particular view has a tie at the wrist that creates an interesting ruffled hem cuff. It features two large pockets on the front, which I would usually skip or leave off for this look. I felt it added to the 70’s vibe and actually love the feature in this corduroy.

This piece was pretty easy to bring together. It is an unlined jacket yet it has the front flaps and large collars with front facing. This pattern called for silkier fabrics and even fabrics with a little more body but works so well with this corduroy fabric. This fabric sews up well, However be sure to cut all pieces in the same direction so that the grain and fabric runs in the same direction.

I'm always a fan of a good pair of bell bottom pants and I've been dying to create a corduroy pair. I used my favorite Vogue pattern 1640 to create these bell bottoms. They are a high waisted paneled design that  has always been a perfect fit no matter what fabric I create them in. I made adjustments to this pattern. However, I did at length to accommodate my height as I always do. The pants turned out even better than expected. There is no stretch in this corduroy so I was a little worried about the give in the hip and the thigh area but they are actually a great fit and very comfortable. 

Love all the ways I can recreate looks with the separate pieces and the color is a great bold color to play with this Fall. It's not your usual Fall palette but who really sticks to Fall palettes anyway. It's all in how you wear the pieces.I’ve chosen a lightly faded printed satin fabric as a scarf accent to add to this look. I folded under the hem along the edges of this fabric to finish it. It is a double sided fabric and can be used to create a halter style look with the pants on warmer days, as a scarf on cooler days and even a head covering on windy mild days. There are so many ways to wear oversized scarves. I look forward to playing with it and re-creating many different looks with these pieces.

Until Next Time!

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: CORDUROY & SATIN.

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  1. Love everything about this look! The jacket and pants go together perfectly--you are rockin' it girl! The pants look like the perfect fit.

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