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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!


I made a fun jumper/dress using Cotton Shirting Poplin with 20% stretch!  This fabric was so easy to work with.  My machine loved it and so did I.  I used a vintage Butterick pattern 4205 and the fabric was the best choice for it.  It gave it a bit of a more “modern” touch.  It has 1/4” elastic in the waist, which I also got at FabricMartFabrics. This ruffle took a lot of fabric.  The pattern called for 3-1/8” yards of 60” fabric.  This particular cotton was 54” and I didn’t think that would be a big deal.  I did order a little extra just in case.  Good thing! I was able to get it out of the 3-1/2 yards but I had almost none left over and it took some finagling.  I’m proud to say that it turned out great.  It has a skinny belt to tie around the elastic waist.  I paired it up with a denim jacket that I already had and it makes for a really cute spring dress!  You can do so much with Cotton Shirting Poplin.  It’s one of my favorite fabrics.  And it is wrinkle free, after washing it in cold water and drying it on low.  


The fabric chosen for the make this month was a stretch poplin shirting of a 97% cotton with 3% Lycra blend. The pattern was called a plaid check with burgundy and black being the colors. This stretch Poplin  is 54 inches wide and it machine washed up beautifully and dried without any issues. This was a perfect fabric choice for McCall’s pattern L 9502 to achieve the look that I desired.

The dress itself has an inverted waistline with a line skirt. The fitted bodice featured a small section of gathers at the bust line and at the back under each shoulder blade area. The dress has Raglan sleeves with bands at the wrist. The neckline also has a neck band and small seam opening at the neck opening.  One of the easiest neck openings I have ever made. Both the wrist and neck bands were made using the wrong side of the dress fabric which is a solid black contrast in color! The sleeves are Raglan sleeves of two pieces, a front and back sleeve. Easy to piece together!

Closure was a 22 inch lap style zipper in the back and it went in much better than I had anticipated.  The back neck closure called for two loops sewed to the neck band and buttons along with a hook and an eye. As I am always looking for an easier way to achieve a closure, I attached a ribbon to the back neck band and closed the neck band with a bow.

The stretch Lycra Poplin shirting was so easy to work with that I will make it a choice for future makes. Thank you Fabric Mart! 

DEE & DORY  |  designdreamers

Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories COTTON, POPLIN, & SHIRTING.


  1. I love your pattern choices and as usual the fit on both is perfect! Good to see some different silhouettes as well as your video contributions!

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I really enjoy the sisterly give and take between these two ladies and follow them regularly. They always have inice tbings to say about the good quality of Fabric Mart fabrics.


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