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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A SURE BET...

Recently, I was asked to do a guest post for Fabric Mart's new sewing blog, Fabric Mart Fashionistas. The only requirement was that I use one of their fabrics...that was easy! I chose to use this Dana Buchman
silk/cotton blend

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which has been very popular. I already know how this fabric is for travel; when I went to Ethiopia last January, I made a scarf/bandana from it and was so impressed. It's lightweight, cool and DOES NOT WRINKLE.
I decided to make a shirt/tunic top which could be worn with several outfits that are going with me.
I used one of my TNT's, B5526, View C, but I changed it somewhat. I added some gathered pockets and a ruffled "Frill" instead of a standard collar.

I made the sleeves without cuffs, but faced them, so I can roll them up.

It's hard to see the pockets, but they are quite cute and different.

The reason I KNOW this is going? I have worn it half-a-dozen times, already, in our latest hot weather!

Fabric Mart is offering a 20% coupon to those of you who "like" them on Facebook. By doing this (I have done so), you can get early news of special savings and new fabrics!

20 comments:

  1. I love the jacket, and the fabric that you have selected. I enjoy looking at your creations. You are so talented and an inspiration to me.

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  2. Now that is simply stunning!

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  3. Really really gorgeous, Margy. I also have some of this fabric, marinating away. :)

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  4. Oh yeah, this one needs to travel! It looks fantastic. Great pattern choice for the fabric. I love the collar and pockets, and the buttons are perfect. Very nice!

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  5. That looks so good on you - congratulations on being asked to do a post for Fabric Mart's blog (testament to your excellent work)

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  6. Gorgeous and congrats on the score with Fabric Mart. You show their product to great advantage with your skill and great fashion sense.

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  7. You are my travel-wardrobe-heroine/bad influence!!! What a gorgeous tunic!!

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  8. Yet another perfect pairing of fabric and pattern from you - what a gorgeous result!

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  9. I love your shirt! The details are terrific. I used this material to make Louise Cutting's new shirt pattern. The fabric feels great and never wrinkles. Perfect for traveling.

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  10. I love your shirt! The details are terrific. I used this material to make Louise Cutting's new shirt pattern. The fabric feels great and never wrinkles. Perfect for traveling.

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  11. I also have this fabric. Looks great on you. I really like that collar.

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  12. Great shirt/jacket and fabric. Looks good
    Marcia

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  13. Looking at how you placed the print, like where the fabric meets in the front, plus your comments about pockets, collar...these details are fabulous! I am inspired.

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  14. Hi, I just met Shams yesterday and she introduced me to your blog. I just moved to San Diego in the Rancho Santa Fe area. I would love to meet up if you are interested. I have added your blog to my reader. I love the clothes you have made. Beautiful work!

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  15. The fabric is gorgeous, Margy, and you look fabulous in your creation. Fabric Mart obviously picked the right fashionista!

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  16. Great looking jacket. Like the ruffle for collar.

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  17. Very nice combination of White and black color and it suits on her :)

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  18. Like the ruffled/ruched pocket and oh how I love FabricMart!

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