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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 how convenient a fly one piece can be when we are searching for something to wear in our wardrobe. A lot of the time, we don't have the time to think about pulling a whole look together but still want to look like we did.


I chose to bring these two KnowMe patterns together because design wise, these two meshed so well and share a few common similarities, which means not having to make too many modifications to bring them together.

I did leave the pockets off of the cargo pants and the top of the top. I feel like the wrap feature makes this piece so chic.

One feature I did add that was not on either original pattern was the double collar. I drafted a larger collar to attach, bringing an edgy vibe to the existing bodice. I kept the flutter sleeve and epaulets that are provided in ME2020 View A. 

I did not have to make any adjustments to the waistband or the length of the bodice for the mash up, but if you have a longer or shorter torso, adjustments may be necessary. Also make sure to prewash your denim before you start your project as most denims can have excess dye that can transfer onto clothes and hands and with this fabric being 100% cotton I want to make sure to eliminate any shrinkage. 


Until Next,

Happy Sewing!

❤️

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


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  1. I like the optimistic style,

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  2. The design really works! The pictures show me how certain blends can drape, and I appreciate seeing that. I have really been into jumpsuits for several years now, and am currently sewing one out of soft vintage corduroy.

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