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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!

Dory


I made a purple floral tunic out of 60” jersey fabric using Vogue 9224. The fabric was so easy to work with and washed up fabulously using a cold, gentle wash.  Because it’s a jersey there is no raveling and no need to roll a hem.  Just turn it up and sew it down! I was able to make a size medium because of the four way stretch in the jersey. Also, the fabric made for an easy cowl neck! This tunic is long enough it can be worn as a dress with leggings!


The second garment was a Kwik Sew dress from pattern 4215 with a 44” cotton quilting print.  It was just such a fun, romantic fabric that I had to have it!  I’m absolutely in love with it, looking vintage, parisian or whatever else you want to call it.  Style it with an old fashioned hat and gloves and it’s a success! Being 100% cotton means there is ironing involved, but the fabric makes it worth it in every way!

Dee


A wardrobe staple was made from McCall’s 7122 view C.  The fabric is described as a dark imperial blue Modal/cotton/spandex jersey knit from Stitch Fix. It has a 4-way stretch making the dress a most comfortable wear.  The fabric laundered well using a delicate cycle with cool water.  Regarding sewing with this fabric..a stretch stitch was used and I experienced no issues.  This was a perfect jersey weight for the dress and is destined to become a seasonal favorite!

An on trend topper was made from the 100% polyester large paisley print peach skin blouse weight fabric with no stretch.  The fabric was a little lighter than expected and I needed to go to a light flowing topper verses a structured top I had in mind. I uses Simplicity 8419, view A.  This fabric was perfect for this light topper. The fabric frayed easily and the seam edges needed to be enclosed or serged. It was easy to sew with, keeping in mind how silky the fabric is.  It laundered well and dried without wrinkles using a delicate wash and dry.  A useful addition to my wardrobe!!

DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers


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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories JERSEY KNITS, KNITS, BLOUSE WEIGHTS, & COTTON.

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  1. Such nice work Dee & Dory--really enjoyed your YouTube!

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