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Made By A Fabricista: Hard things lead to easier ones.


Hi again! I am happy to be back as a Fabricista this year! And to beat on my own drum, I am proud to maintain this commitment despite life getting in the way of every single post. I feel that lately, all my blog posts have circled around the same topic: finding the time and motivation to keep sewing. But you know what? I push forward, and at the end of the day, I am always glad I did. So here I am, ready to put the [sewing machine] pedal to the metal. 


I made two jumpsuits last year (one for a summer party and one for Christmas), and I got so fond of wearing them that I decided to sew a third one this time. The twill-look double knit fabric I got on sale was perfect for this Brunei Jumpsuit by Luluferris, which requires a nice drape and elastic material. It would also look great with a thinner viscose/spandex, but I thought I would give it a try with double-knit. 


The jumpsuit's top is fully lined, so I opted for a black spandex for the lining instead of using the same fabric. It was a remnant of this swimsuit lining. It provides a clean finish and makes the jumpsuit lighter, since double knit can quickly become heavy and hot. To be completely honest, I believe I would like the seams to be thinner because they bulge a little due to the main fabric's heaviness. I didn’t even iron them because I felt it might damage the double knit’s elasticity. 

I also chose not to hem the legs, and it wasn’t for time-saving reasons! I made it this way because I love the fabric’s drape, and luckily, the edges do not fray or roll up. Had I hemmed the legs, I would have had a more structured bottom, and I imagine it would have looked like two lampshades on my thighs. I tried to twirl a little to showcase the fabric’s drape in the pictures!

For once, I also remembered to put a cute label from DIY Daisy x KATM! Labels are a cute final touch if you think of placing them in before assembling your pieces. I love this one, with a woven, colorful message: “DIY your Dreams.”

As always, while sewing, I thought about what I would like to write in the post, and nothing came to mind. I was focused on completing the seams, matching pattern notches, happily alternating the sewing machine and the serger, carefully following the project steps… My mind concentrated entirely on getting the jumpsuit done – from printing and assembling the pattern to making the pictures – in a single afternoon. Not only did I do it, but I also ended up finding this post’s title (at least). My mother-in-law often says that “hard things lead to easier ones,” and I have known it to be true in many aspects. Sewing is not different than other things. 

If I could finish it all in one afternoon, it is not because this is an easy project. It is because, by now, I have acquired enough sewing practice to make this fast AND find it easy. Life can become busy and stressful, but I have gotten to the point where sewing can make me happy despite all the pressures. And that, my friends, is something to celebrate! So today, I thank my mother-in-law for her wisdom and inspiration and for always being the first to comment on my posts! Gracias, Judith!


INES  @bynunis


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: DOUBLE KNIT & KNITS.

Comments

  1. The drape is perfect. I looks so playful and the addition of your tag is perfect.

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  2. What a lovely fit. You were inspired to use this fabric, which is perfect. Double knit is a wonderfully versatile fabric.

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  3. Very flattering and attractive!!!

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  4. Love this 😍 and as you mentioned ..nada como involucrarse en algo q amas hacer!!!!!

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  5. This is so cute on you! And I had never thought of the solution for doubleknir drape, yet it seems so obvious! Thanks!

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