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Made By A Fabricista: Spring Is For Suits

Spring has sprung once again here at Fabric Mart! Today I am sharing my newest two piece set that is hot off the press. Two piece suits are very “in” this year/season. I would also like to consider these pieces to be a classic closet staple, meaning you can truly wear this at any time & it would still be considered fashionable. 

To make this outfit I chose a beautiful white rayon twill & a white polyester lining. I thought this would be perfect for the Simplicity sewing pattern S9689. The fabric itself was not at all hard to sew with. Personally, I don’t hardly choose white to create with, because I just don’t wear it too often, but it truly came out nice. The fabric does tend to wrinkle fast. For matters of this nature, I would starch press it before leaving, so that it can add longevity to the garment. 

The Simplicity pattern S9689 was not hard to sew for me, but maybe more Intermediate than a Beginner. The vest has a cute faux welt pocket detail & a tie around the waist, but I didn’t add the tie in my version. This patterns offers lots of skills for anyone trying to pick up sewing. The pants were not bad to make, but I would try them on as you sew along. The most important thing is once you sew a pant fly on a few times, you breeze right through it the rest of the time.

When sewing with white, things I would consider would be keeping your station clean. White picks up any little stain that it touches immediately; whether that’s a liquid, old fibers, pen marks, etc. I know people that love to sew & often have drinks at their station, or food, or candy even, but when creating with white I would opt out just due to the nature of the fabric & it immediately showing up. White is already such an elegant color, if you wanted something to bring & down & make it more casual try opting for more casual buttons. I love buttons! These buttons were so cute & fun to me! Spring is one of my favorite seasons & I have thoroughly enjoyed creating a new piece to wear it through into summer! 

MACY  @macycamile

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


  1. Your all white outfit is beautiful! I especially love the slit openings at the front of the pant legs…unexpected, and modern casual.


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