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Made By A Fabricista: Taking My Time

At the start of the new year I like to reflect on how I will go about my makes for the year.  I noticed this year a lot of people created a Make Nine chart of the 9 main looks they want to make for the year.  For me I had taken a hiatus from sewing towards the end of last year and was fighting to get my sewjo at the beginning of the year.  Making this blog forced me to sit down in front of my machine and these pieces are the first full sewing projects to kick off my year.

Starting off I did not know exactly what it was I wanted to sew but I knew I loved working with denim so I got denim and sateen with the initial intent to make a full look with the pieces together.  Once I received the fabric I realized the hand was a little bit different than what I expected and changed my plans.

The denim set I am absolutely in love with and was inspired by a look I saw online and decided to recreate.  My favorite details are the zip removable pockets on the pants.  For this look I used McCall’s M8155 for the jacket. I've used this pattern several times before making different variations.  I made it with a layered vest on top of the jacket with faux pockets.  It also closes by wrapping around instead of a regular front closure.

The pants are Simplicity S8177.  I sewed the pattern as is for the most part as its only modifications were to add inseam pockets and add the details of the removable zip pockets.  For that I used a separating zipper sewing one portion into the yoke of the pants and the other onto the pocket. 

I love how these pieces can be styled together or separately with other items from my closet.

For my third item I used this cool gray cotton sateen.  I had been debating on what to create with it. When it comes to sewing I like to let the fabric tell me what it wants to be before actually deciding on a style.  My initial thought was a button down but I felt like I could do more with it.  I sewed a Viki Sews Laima blouse.  It’s a clean cut wrap top with bell shaped sleeves. I thought it would fit well into my closet.

During my downtime from sewing I learned to give myself grace and not feel guilty for not being as productive.  I am now back to slow sewing and taking my time and not to feel rushed in order to post a make. 

JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz

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


  1. Love love love this denim outfit . Great job!

  2. The detachable pockets are brilliant. Perfect nuetrals. I like your new clothes, and good on you for the self-love!

  3. This is beautiful and fits you well. Much talent!

  4. Beautiful work! They look good on you.


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