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Made By A Fabricista: End of Summer

Summer is nearing to an end but here where I am in Texas the heat isn’t letting up any time soon!  I still have plenty of time to get a few more summer looks out of the way.  In this blog I will be sharing two separate projects.

The first project is this denim set; I had the inspiration saved on my list of makes to make.  For this project I got this gorgeous denim and matching thread to start my project. Yes, Fabric Mart will match the thread to your fabric perfectly and with my favorite thread brand Gutermann. 

The denim had a very great weight and wasn’t too stiff.  It was very starchy when it arrived, so I did a prewash before working with it.  I’m so glad I did because it had a lot of dye saturated in which would not have been great for the skin and other clothes.

For the first part of the set, I drafted a corset with the scallop edge cups, such a cute detail!   To start I used my bodice sloper to make the corset, I was not worried about the design details and focused more on getting a good fit.  I was able to get muslin from Fabric Mart to make samples to test out the fit. I also recommend getting a muslin that has the weight like your fashion for more accuracy.  With perfecting the fit, I ended up making 3 toiles in total before I finalized the draft of my top.

Once that fit the way I liked I went back to create the stylized cups in the pattern. I also loved that the cups feature a dart instead of seams, one of the details that really interested me.  I love the fact that I can see something that I like in store or online and make that very same thing for myself.  Sometimes it’s not about trying to save the cost but more for the thrill and exploration. This turned out to be the cutest top ever!

I finished the set by making matching shorts with a scalloped edge hem.  To do this I used a jean pants pattern and manipulated the design.  I made the fit a little wider and I added a pleat in the front of the shorts.  The finishing touch was adding the scalloped edge at the hem.

 This is such a cute and comfortable set!  I am very much a fan of complete denim looks. 

Since the temps are still hot here in Texas for my second look I decided to create some swim for myself using the swimwear knits from Fabric Mart.  They actually had a pretty good selection of spandex and it was hard to narrow down a color.  Ultimately I ended up going with Black and a Deep orange color with the intent to color block.

I first made a bikini top using Sirena Patterns, I used the black for my outer shell and the orange as my lining.  I also added these anglets the strings ends.   A little tip for when I try to get the end inside a bead or anglet, I like to tape the ends enough to make a point then I slip them through!

For the bottoms I used McCall’s 8329 View C, this time I used the orange for the outer shell and the black as part of the lining.  When installing the elastic I personally like to use my overlocker to help get those clean finished edges before I go back over with a zig zag stitch.

Now I’m taking in the sun with my new pieces.

JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz

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


  1. Very Cute outfit. You did great job with the corset top. Best Wishes,

  2. A beautiful set with really nice, stylish, current details. Thanks for sharing your process.


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