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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 jacket, I chose McCall’s pattern, M8011, View A, which is a shorter cropped version. This pattern was relatively easy to make. There were some steps that I felt were missing when it came to the hem of the jacket for View A, but all in all, it turned out fine. This fabric was a bit thick & it was hard to make the buttonholes once it was all put together. I hadn’t initially thought about it being so thick for the buttonholes until it was already put together so I end up hand sewing the buttonholes in. 

For the skirt, I chose McCall’s pattern M8248, View A. Honestly, I found this challenging in some areas. I felt the pleats were self-explanatory, but in some areas they didn’t match for me, then it ends up being too big, so I took it in some, which then I took in too much, and it was rather snug. Some pleats laid nicely & some didn’t too well. Even though this wasn’t extremely difficult to make I wouldn’t consider it to be beginner friendly, even with the “easy” recommendation on the back. The fabric was also fairly thick, so it added volume, as well, this pattern was more suitable for cotton blends, but I absolutely love the end result. 

MACY  @macycamile

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


  1. Beautiful outfit. Looks great on you!

  2. This is adorable and looks great on you. Styled perfectly too.

  3. Beautiful job. Congratulation!

  4. Beautiful Fall outfit. The two pieces give you so many style options.

  5. Great job!! Your outfit is beautiful!

  6. Very nice and good job. You look very 👌

  7. CASSANDRA MOSS - Miami, FlOctober 17, 2023 at 4:14 PM

    You look very nice in your black/white plaid outfit! If's Gorgeous!! Excellent work!! Don't give up sewing!!

  8. Absolutely adorable. Try doing bound buttonholes on thick fabric. They used to be standard on high end jackets, but recently I saw a $1,500 jacket without them so now only custom jackets have them.

  9. Super cool, you have a good eye for combining pattern, color and fabric.

  10. You did a fabulous job matching that plaid and you look fabulous in the outfit. Well done! Thanks for the great explanations of your process and the patterns.


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