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Made By A Fabricista: New Year, Same Me

Happy 2023 all! It’s a new year & I am back with a new Fabric Mart make. If you’re new here I am Macy & I love to make dresses (they’re my specialty). I enjoy sewing a variety of fabrics & shopping for them even more, but floral fabrics truly have my heart in a chokehold. If you’re returning visitor, thank you for coming!

Today, I am sharing my brand new Simplicity 9642 make. I absolutely love this dress; I love the feel & movement of it, as well as the fabric. Fabric Mart had the most beautiful royal blue floral velour/velvet fabric & it paired perfectly with this pattern. The fabric has such beautiful flowers in the actual fabric that are: red, yellow, tans, & emerald green for the leaves. The fabric was remarkably easy to cut & sew with. 

The 9642 Simplicity pattern has a fitted bodice & flared skirt. They have a variety of sleeves & lengths to choose from, but I chose View C. The sleeves have a series of pleats, which creates a “poof” like look. 

The sleeves are my favourite part of the dress. When sewing the sleeves, I paid special attention to marking the fabric where the pleats were, because there were so many of them. The sleeve has an extra piece of fabric to create an extra cushion that creates my support for it. 

The sewing pattern was actually relatively simple to understand & I would consider it to be an advanced beginner sewing pattern just due to the pleats & extra pieces alone, but overall it was fairly easy to understand. I did not have to make many any alterations to the dress, or the pattern & those are the best sewing patterns to me. 



MACY  @macycamile


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, VELVET.

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  1. I also have a soft spot for florals of all sizes. I love the sleeves on your dress!

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  2. Beautiful dress ... very inspiring!

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