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Showing posts from May, 2024

Made by a Fabricista: Me Made May

Hi everyone!  By the time this post goes live, tomorrow will be my birthday!! So, this is a birthday dedicated post!!  Typically, my birthday always falls on or around Memorial Day Weekend so there is always something to do. For this post I challenged myself to make 3 pieces as I am always building my wardrobe.  I now have a closet that is about 90% handmade.  I love the theme in May as Me Made May where sewists post handmade looks every day for the entire month.  I think it’s helpful to see what you have and what you can build upon in your closet.  I would sew a lot of non-practical garments, as gorgeous as they were, I could not wear them day to day and found myself mostly sewing for social media posts.  That has since changed, and I am pretty much #memadeeveryday! My first garment is this fun blazer that I may using a printed Mikado from Kimberly Goldson.  She is one of my favorite designers and I love that I get to use this fabric to create my own look.  I used Simplicity #S9825 fo

Made By A Fabricista: Mix n Match Jungle Vibes

Hi Fabric Mart Fans! For years now, my youngest has adored leopard print, so when she saw this fabric available in time for our next project, she was adamant that she needed it! My eldest on the other hand, was drawn to the bold floral print on Cotton Lycra Knit, which I thought would make a fabulous dress or capri length romper. Twelve year-olds have opinions though and after it arrived, she refused a dress and romper, so we compromised on shorts and a t-shirt.  With such drastically different fabrics, I decided to bring the looks together for this post by using the same patterns for each one. It’s amazing how different fabrics can change things up! I also wanted to make the pieces have an option for a faux romper, along with the ability to mix and match for more wardrobe possibilities.  Both pants and shorts were made using Jalie Sylvie. This pattern has three length options: shorts, capri, and long. It also has an optional teeny-tiny inside pocket, perfect for a credit card, key, or

Made By A Fabricista: Youtube Edition - Marty

This month was a little different. I decided to take the opportunity to really beef up my summer wardrobe with three new dresses. And since finishing them, they have become my everyday uniform. I started playing with this pattern back in March when I tried, and failed, to make a dress the night before my cousin's wedding. (don't worry I had a backup dress) The pattern that I used for these dresses was my third iteration. And honestly, as with everything your practice, it just got better. These dresses hug every inch of my body and hide everything else. I mean, what else would you want from a dress right? I hope you enjoy the making process as much as I did and I'll see you all next time.  MARTY   |  @scrappypatterns Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly! You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories, CHALLIS .

Behind The Scenes | Employee Spotlight

In the spotlight today is our man of few words, Dan! Honestly Dan has one of the most labor intensive jobs here at Fabric Mart. One that is not for the faint of heart for sure. All day Dan walks up and down the three flights of stairs in our building, pulling all of the fabrics for your orders, and getting them ready to be cut and shipped out. So let's hear it for Dan everyone! Here is what he had to say when we asked him a few questions... Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself. Daniel McCormack. How long have you worked at Fabric Mart? I have worked at Fabric Mart since 2018. What are your main responsibilities? What do you do? My primary responsibility is to pull fabric to be cut for internet orders. What’s your favorite thing about working at Fabric Mart? My favorite thing about working at Fabric Mart is the people I work with. What question are you asked the most? The most common question I get asked is "Do you know how much this fabric costs?". The next m

Made by a Fabricista: All White Look - Le Diner en Blanc Jamaica

Happy Friday! With bubbling excitement, I'm returning to blogging after a much-needed break. The past few months have been a struggle to create new pieces, and I'm now finding my way back to sewing and sharing my creations on social media. The news of Le Diner en Blanc Jamaica was like a spark of joy, igniting my passion for sewing and blogging. This all-white outdoor event, shrouded in secrecy until the last moment, is a global phenomenon, and it's been four years since it graced Jamaica.   Attending Le Diner en Blanc is like entering a glamorous, secret garden dinner party. Picture yourself dressed elegantly in all white, surrounded by a diverse group of people enjoying a magical evening under the stars.  The atmosphere at the secret location, Dunn’s River Falls, Ochi Rios, Jamaica, was lively yet sophisticated. The tables at the event had beautiful decorations, delicious picnic food, and wine. This unique blend of elegance, community, and culinary delight made it an unfo

Made By A Fabricista: The Westcliff Dress

Hello friends.  Do you love a wrap dress?  This is Byrd, your curvy sewist and I am back with my latest Fabricista make.  The re-release of DVF Diane von Furstenberg’s Wrap Dress has everyone pulling out their favorite wrap dress patterns.  The DVF was initially released in 1974 and re-issued earlier this year.  If you love a wrap dress, you will love the Friday Pattern Company Westcliff Dress .  It is a size-inclusive beginner-friendly faux wrap dress with a tie belt that runs from XS to 4X.  My Westcliff is sewn up in Fabric Mart’s cotton lycra painterly floral knit.   Fabric Mart’s cotton lycra is perfect for a spring or summer wrap dress.  It’s lightweight and breathable with a soft drape and excellent recovery. The fabric has gorgeous light lime green, white and purple flowers set against a light gray backdrop.   The fabric is easy to cut and sew.  To keep fabric from slipping, use pins or clips as you sew together layers of fabric.  You can use a serger/overlocker, stretch stitch

Made By A Fabricista: A great tee shirt pattern – or three!

Hi fellow sewists! It’s Andrea and I’m here today to talk tee shirts!  I love a good tee pattern…or two…or four. Despite having more than enough of them in my pattern collection, I’m always up for trying a new one. And I also have my favorites and tried and trues (TNTs). I love the versatility of a good tee pattern – dress it up with fancy fabrics to make a work wardrobe piece, use a high quality solid to add some basics, or anything in between. Today I’m sharing three patterns I’ve used multiple times and with many different kinds of fabrics - all a little different and all great beginner patterns too. First up is the newest addition to my pattern collection – the Upland tee and crop top by Rivet Patterns. They are a newer designer who I recently discovered when this tee pattern caught my eye. I love that it has multiple bodice options including a classic design tee and also a crop version with different separate and uniquely shaped bodice pieces. I first made the

Made By A Fabricista: Summer Dress Season is here!

I love attending outdoor Summer concerts! This month I wanted to make the perfect dress to wear to an outdoor Summer concert that is loose, flowy, comfortable and would be nice to wear in the south Georgia heat. I think I achieved it with the Marcel dress by Chalk and Notch in a Barbie Hot Pink Linen.  The Marcel dress is a tiered dress that has shoulder straps which comes in sizes 0-30 and 2 cup sizes. I chose to make my dress according to my high bust size and it fits slightly loose but comfortable. I made my straps tie by lengthening the strap pieces. You can make a tank, a short dress or maxi dress. I lengthened my dress by 3 inches as I am 5’10” and this dress is drafted for 5’7”. I added 1 inch (total of 3 inches) to the bottom 3 tiers, and 3 inches to the center front and center back panels. The length is perfect. The back of the dress has a very open back and should be really cool for the hot Summer weather! I can’t wait to wear it out soon!  Chalk and Notch provides a QR code