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Showing posts from October, 2023

Fabricista Guest Post: Rayon Challis and Wrap Dresses are Two of my Favorite Things to Sew!

Hello sewing friends! I am so excited to be a guest Fabricista for Fabric Mart today. I participated in the #fmwrapdresssewalong Instagram challenge Fabric Mart had in May 2023 and was randomly selected as a winner.  The sew along with Julie was so much fun that I inquired about being a Fabricista. My name is Patricia, I am a nurse, I just became a doctor last year, been married for 24 years and a mother of two! I have been sewing since I was a child. My Instagram is @Hoppaheedahoe I selected a colorful animal print rayon challis voile to make the Cashmerette Roseclair dress , view A with long, flowy tiers. Wrap dresses can be a challenge to fit so I was happy to see that Cashmerette offers a fit calculator on their website to aid in selecting a size.  I entered my measurements and made the size they recommended without any further modifications. I also compared the bodice pieces to other wrap dress patterns that I know fit me well. They matched up, so I went with Cashmerette’s sugges

Fabricista Guest Post: Andrea & Apostrophe Patterns

Hello Fabric Mart Friends! I am BEYOND excited to be here with you today with this guest post on the blog! Since this is my first time visiting, here’s a little bit about my background and my love of all things sewing (and fabric)! I’m a full-time working mom of two teens and a self-taught sewist who has been creating and collecting fabric now for eight years. And sometimes – I USE the fabric! 😊 I’ve been a long-time customer and fan of Fabric Mart for their eclectic collections and amazing sales. There is always something to drool over here on the site and the quality is super too. I’m also a huge fan of independent pattern companies and an early adopter of projector technology for sewing; I joined the projector movement in March of 2020 and since then, have been nearly paper-free with my sewing. You can find me sharing my joy of sewing and helpful tips over on Instagram at .  So onto sewing with all these gorgeous fabrics! For my first post, I decided to share mor

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: Fall is here! A medium weight fabric is called  for this season. My make is from a Polyester/Lycra floral over animal print Crepe Techno Knit . My choice  was a learn to sew pattern from simplicity, 8548. The simple, basic dress sewed up beautifully, having raglan sleeves, a jewel neckline, and an easy wearing style ! The fabric was a dream to sew on and provides just the amount of warmth needed for the cooler days of autumn. The fabric launders well and dries without wrinkles.   Making  this an easy to wear dress that can be dressed up or down as the needed! Thank you Fabric Mart for the great fabric! Dory: It was so hard to decide which I wanted, I decided to be an overachiever and make both! The black and white cotton/lycra floral poplin shirting made

Made By A Fabricista: Wrapped up in Denim

Denim is definitely one of my favorite fabrics to wear during the fall, more than any other season. I'm sharing my first denim project for Fall 2023 in this months Fabricista feature because let's be real, its one of the most iconic fabrics ever, its always in style and most everything can be made with denim. This denim is Fabric Marts Deep Prussian Blue 100% Cotton Denim, and it was the perfect fabric for this project. I really enjoyed working with this denim. It had a little more drape and body than most denims that are stiff and don't provide much give, but of course that's the good thing about denim, it comes in so many ranges which makes it clearly the best fabric for any project. I created a hack for my most recent Fall KnowMe pattern, ME2054. But not only did I hack this pattern, but I did a pattern mash with my Spring KnowMe pattern ME2020, creating this cool, chic denim jumpsuit.  Now, I've really gotten into creating jumpsuits more than ever. We all know h

Made By A Fabricista: The Perfect Set For Fall

 Hi everyone! Fall is definitely in motion! It seemed as if it happened over night, literally. Today, I am back with my newest fall blog. This year I have really been pushing myself to expand my wardrobe & make pieces that are different, but that I am able to wear each year. I decided upon making this boucle set & I could not be more ecstatic about how it turned out. I truly love it & it is perfect for fall.  The fabric I chose for this project was a black and white patterned boucle .  The fabric is relatively easy to cut & sew with. I would definitely recommend “finishing” the seams either with a stitch built into your machine or a serger, if not they tend to split & the fibers to come out & pull apart. When creating something with patterns it is always best to buy a little bit extra to match the lines & patterns, if not the outfit may not turn out as well. Matching the lines can sometimes be the hardest part about making projects like these.  For the jacke

Made By A Fabricista: Shades Of Brown

Are you stuck in a color rut? I know I am! I am such a creature of habit when it comes to the colors of my clothing. After walking into my closet recently, I observed that I didn't have a single brown-colored item. I don't have anything against brown; in fact, I like brown and have multiple pairs of brown shoes, so why the lack of brown clothing? I think my problem is that I like pink, blue, and black fabrics so much that they tend to dominate my closet.  With fall in the air, I set out to add some shades of brown to my color palette. When I popped over to check the Fabric Mart website, I was in luck! It was fully stocked with beautiful apparel fabrics in brown. I ended up purchasing two yards of an umber brown floral thermal knit, two yards of dusty brown mesh knit, and two yards of brown faux leather knit fabric all for $53. I’m constantly amazed at just how much fabric you can get for your money at Fabric Mart!  When my new fabric arrived, I set out to make two tops and a sk