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Made By A Fabricista: Youtube Edition - Marty

I feel like I always take on more than I should, especially with these projects. BUT I do love how these pieces turned out. I feel like I have been workshopping them since November of last year.... You know, this project? 

I feel like I have grown so much in my patterning in the past year and I am very excited to see where I'll be in another year! I have also learned a lot about what I do and don't like in my casual clothing. And I think my next project will be more of the same. Mostly because it's getting time for cozy fall nights where I can sit on my patio with a book and hot cocoa. And I need equally cozy clothing.

The three garments I made are the Lydia Crop, the Hind Pant, and the Maya Pullover. And when comparing them to their first iterations last year, I couldn't be happier. Honestly... just look at the difference! The fit, the construction... I could go for days.

For the Lydia Crop I wanted something that could be very functional all year, but also fit the proportions that I've been looking for in my clothing as I've started dressing more for my body type. And so the three sleeve two neckline option was born. Honestly, I might be more obsessed with the tank than the short or long sleeve. That might change as it gets colder though. I am fickle, and so I need my clothes to match.

The Maya Pullover started because my friend requested one, and who am I to refuse a friend? That's right, I can't. The entire goal was to make a hoodie that was comfortable and could be worn by anyone. I think I achieved that. Plus, I might be a little more obsessed with the hood than I should be... Watch the video to see me geek out about it for a few minutes lol.

Lastly, the Hind Pant. My pattern testers have been calling these leggings. But they're not quite fitted enough in my mind to be leggings. So Pants they are. I wanted something that was high-waisted, semi-fitted, and (if made out of the right material) would make me feel like a badass. These are it. I think if I used a black knit instead of the birthday cake frosting fabric, it would have been perfect. But I'll also take looking like a cupcake. 

All in all, I am very happy with everything that I was able to make and *may* have already worn them multiple times... I might need to make more pants just so I can wash them... Which is a sign that you actually enjoy what you make. Right?

MARTY  @scrappypatterns

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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories, COTTON, COTTON KNITS, & TERRY KNIT.


  1. You are looking so happy in these pictures! Great job, well done. I just finished a dress I had been tinkering with for six years.


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