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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!


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!


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 a very comfortable and easy to wear McCall’s 8621 view C with sleeves from view B.  This fabric was sooooo easy to work with and laundered beautifully.   The long sleeves made it a perfect wear for this time of year (autumn).

The second make was Kwik Sew 4026 View B out of the white/dark navy/lilac rayon/lycra small animal print jersey knit. Loved the fabric. Very easy to work with.  I added 9 inches to the length of the pattern to make it more “wearable” for me.  I did have a silly moment or two with this pattern. One - totally my error - I sewed the bodice upside down, which has the cowl neck attached, so the cowl neck was at the waist instead of the neckline.  I’m going to claim that this fabric made it turn out great anyway, as it drapes very nicely and you wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t told you.  The other issue with the pattern has nothing to do with the fabric, it had some markings wrong so that if you followed the lines for the size you were making it could have really messed you up.  They had the L line connect to the XS line. Glad I caught that before I cut it out.  All in all it turned out great and I love this one too.

DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers

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  1. Love these ladies and the styles along with fabrics they chose. Dory dresses were on point with my type of pick. Beautiful dresses with glowing fabric.

  2. You two are adorable - love the video! Beautiful job on both dresses!

  3. These ladies are fun to watch
    They do beautiful things with fabric. I'm so glad that you have selected them as Fabricistas.


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