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Made By A Fabricista: Summer Boho Vibes

The weather is getting hot and I've definitely been in full summer wardrobe mode since the first day of June. There are so many fun styles and trends to get into this season and let's not forget all the fabulous summer fabrics to choose from. Of course we are talking about our light to medium weight breathable cottons, linens voiles and batiste fabrics because those are my go-to fabrics for the summer.

For this month's Fabricista feature I had to share one of my favorite styles for the season and that’s the bubble and puff trend. My summer Knowme Pattern  ME2093 was recently released and I think that it is right on trend with the season.  Long live the puff sleeve! But better yet, let's make it extra bubbly because, Why not?

For this top I went with Fabric Marts cotton oxford shirting fabric! This is your classic shirting fabric. In fact this is a Ralph Lauren fabric. It’s a great quality cotton fabric. It's sturdy yet breathable. It creates a nice voluminous puff sleeve and bubble garment and was perfect for the top I had in mind. I did a one shoulder hack of View A of my summer KnowMe Pattern. 

In order to create this you will need to cut the front piece on the fold and using a ruler cut the top of one side of the front and back neck line respectively in a diagonal. Do the same with your lining and only cut one sleeve from the main fabric and the lining. If you want to make this cropped as I did, you can cut the front and back pieces of the main and lining about one 1” below the waist line.

I assembled the shirt following the manufacturing instructions and added the elastic at the waist. You can check out how I modified the waist with my KnowMe Sew A long for View A.

For the skirt I chose Fabric Mart’s cotton voile fabric in saddle brown! I love the airiness of this fabric. It's lightweight and transparent so I did create a lining for it made from the same fabric. I love this type of fabric for summer. It gives me boho beach vibes and it's so easy to create and so effortless to wear. I used Simplicity pattern S9958 View B to create this pattern. I didn’t make many modifications to the pattern other than adding an 17” tier to the hem and doubling up on the skirt to create a more voluminous look making it less transparent also.

I feel like this skirt is a classic Summer piece that is easy to create and style. I enjoyed working with this fabric and obviously adore the look and vibes its giving this summer! It does give a more boho vibe. So if Boho is your thing for the summer like me than this is definitely a look you can get into!


Until Next Time!❤️

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


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

Comments

  1. Wow! I love the dramatic full-on summer vibe! Very cool and cute.

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  2. Boho is a great and timeless fashion look. I just love your outfit. I was looking at FM's cotton voile solids and wondering what could be gone with them. Now I know !

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