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Made By A Fabricista: Spring & Summer Knit Vibes

Spring/Summer looks like knits, puff sleeves and even more fun color combos and prints. I got my hand on a couple of knit fabrics from Fabric Mart to kick start Spring / Summer looks and I couldn't be more excited.

The first fabric is a beautiful medium weight red knit with a two-way stretch. This is a great knit that offers a bit more stability for pieces such as pants and activewear. I felt it was a great fabric to pull off the puff sleeves and structure of this knit top from McCalls pattern 8364. 

What I love the most about this pattern is the seams throughout the bodice that gives it a corset appeal and I love a good corset. Also the fact that it's knit and doesn't require any closures is a plus too. This was a pretty quick and easy piece to create if you enjoy sewing knits. I used my serger to bring this piece together and needles suited for knit fabrics to sew the topstitch.

I created view C and I didn't make any modifications to this pattern however, I 0thought a cute little flirty peplum would be a great addition so I drafted a peplum to add to the hem of the top and turned under the peplum edges to finish.

For my second fabric I chose a four way stretch fabric in a chevron multi color print. The print on this fabric was serving 80's summer vibes for me and its bold print drew me in.  It's a very drapey knit which may be a little more difficult to manage for those sewing knits for the first time


I chose a pattern with a more simple silhouette for this make like McCalls 8327 . I wanted to be able to take this piece from the street to the beach. I must admit this skirt makes a great cover up. It was a bit see-through and in order to be able to wear it away from the beach with a little modesty I doubled up the skirt and lined it. My favorite part of this piece is the twist detail on the waistband of the pattern. The whole piece is such an easy to wear look that I'm here for.

I also used the serger to sew this skirt and needle suited for knits for any other details. This was a pattern with few pattern pieces which makes it a pretty quick sew. I suggest using pins instead of clips while sewing your fabric if it is as stretchy and drapey as mine is. 

Knits make great pieces for Spring and Summer. Not to mention they travel pretty well. I can't wait to add more pieces like this to my wardrobe for the season.

Until Next Time!

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 

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


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