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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!


Dee

Simplicity 9189 was the pattern used for the wonderful ponte knit of polyester lycra.  This is a medium weight fabric, perfect weight for cooler weather wear or layering when it is colder.  The fabric sews up easily and there were no issues with working with this fabric.  It also launders well. I used cool water and in the dryer a medium temperature.   Wrinkles were not an issue.   A great choice if you need a medium weight stretch fabric for a garment.  

This fabric can be dressed up or down, looking chic with a pair of jeans or a topper for a dress.

Do be careful though if the pattern calls for the reverse side showing, as the wrong side of this fabric is white!



Dory

I found this ITY Knit 58” wide perfect for Kwik Sew 3873.  It’s such a flowy fabric, 4 way stretch, and the colors are so nice!  For this pattern you need at least 58”wide fabric as the last piece uses a lot of fabric!  In fact for size L it was almost 5 yards.  The great thing with Fabric Mart is that you can get matching thread.  It’s an easy add on and you don’t have to figure out the match, they do that for you.  This pattern took 1-1/2 spools of thread.  The fabric has a bit of slippery feel to it, but that didn’t cause any problems with sewing.  The only issue was all the maneuvering of that much fabric to get it all cut out. The results though are very rich looking. I can scrunch this dress up and take it traveling and it will not wrinkle!  I love the pattern of both Kwik Sew and the pattern of the fabric, as well as the feel! 



DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers


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

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  1. Both of these makes are fabulous! I love working with knits and both of these have a beautiful finished look.

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