Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Patterns for Pirates- Fabric for Pirates- March 2022

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, March 23, 2022 0 comments

Since it's March, I signed up for a(nother) one-time Fabric for Pirates monthly box- why not? I was feeling lucky. ;) You may remember my first Fabric for Pirates monthly box, back in January (what can I say- they had me at "fabric"...).

In case you're wondering what Fabric for Pirates is all about, it's a monthly (or, a one-time purchase!) subscription to a box full of sewing goodies mailed directly to you! The box includes two yards of mystery fabric, a special sewing swag (this month was a handy needle threader), and a discount code to purchase a(nother) Pattern for Pirates pattern. Sew, sew FUN! ;)

This month's two yard cut of fabric included a beautiful green and white tie-dye thermal knit. Since NC weather in March can sometimes be mercurial (freezing one day, sweating the next), I decided to sew up the Patterns for PiratesFree Tulip Tee (plain front, 3/4 sleeves, banded hem). I've got a confession to make- this was my first time sewing up this FREE pattern.... what took me so long?!! This easy pattern was so quick to sew up- I literally cut and sewed it up in the time it took me to simultaneously watch a show! (and, did I mention that this pattern is FREE?!)

Now, the question is, "How long until my next Fabric for Pirates monthly box....?" ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Sponsored Post- The Fabric Fairy- Pebble Waves Collection as Love Notions Patterns Forte Top

Posted by Heather at Tuesday, March 01, 2022 0 comments

Love Notions Forte Top (view C) in The Fabric Fairy Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex

It's no secret that I love to sew swim (sometimes referred to as nylon spandex) fabric! Plus, with Missy being a competitive swimmer, I've had lots and lots of experience sewing up lots and lots of practice suits for her. One of my absolute favorite places to buy high-quality, fun prints (and great customer service!) swim fabric is The Fabric Fairy! This week, they are releasing a brand new collection of custom printed fabric called Jaguar Pebble Waves and I'm so excited to share my make!

First, let's go over the specifics of the new Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex fabric: 
-Ethically sourced 
-78% Nylon 22%Spandex
-230GSM (Grams per Square Meter- aka, the weight of the fabric)
-58"/59" bolt width
-Interlock finish/superior weight and opaque stretch (aka squat proof! ;)
-4-way stretch (75%/35%)
-50+SPF (I LOVE fabric that has SPF- so helpful for warding off harmful UV rays!)
-Comes in two colors- Purple/Pink (shown) and Blue/Teal

Love Notions Forte Top (view C) in The Fabric Fairy Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex

Did you know that nylon spandex (and, specifically this The Fabric Fairy Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex) is also great for other garment sewing? Here are just a *few* reasons why I love to use nylon spandex for my WHOLE wardrobe:
-Requires very little (if any) ironing/pressing! ANYTHING that doesn't require me to pull out the iron is a WIN in my book! ;)
-The Fabric Fairy Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex has a cool hand and great drape- that means that not only is it flattering to wear (because of the drape), but it also feels GREAT to wear (and not too hot, either!)!
-Nylon spandex is made to take a beating (think sun, sand and chlorine) and this The Fabric Fairy Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex washed up beautifully while still retaining its vibrant color and texture.
-The Fabric Fairy Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex is not see-through- I can confidently wear this in an office setting OR on the beach (when sewn up as a bathing suit) and not have to worry about it being too see-through.
-Because of the 4-way stretch and characteristics of nylon spandex, The Fabric Fairy Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex has great stretch and recovery. This means that it can be stretched, and pulled and still spring back to shape without sagging and drooping- necessary fabric characteristics inside AND outside of the pool! ;)
-The Fabric Fairy Jaguar Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex is so, sew easy to sew up and handle. My machines cut through it perfectly, without bunching, snagging or catching.

Love Notions Forte Top (view C) in The Fabric Fairy Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex

Now, let's quickly discuss pattern details! I sewed up the Love Notions Forte Top (view C), mid-sleeve with gathers, size Small. I always love the professional drafting and spot-on sizing of Love Notions patterns. I love variety that this one pattern provides- depending on the view that you sew up, you can have a whole wardrobe of different looking tops. My Love Notions Forte Top (view C) can be dressed down with jeans and Converse (shown), or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heals- The Fabric Fairy Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex is good like that! ;)

Now, maybe I should sew something SWIM with the remaining The Fabric Fairy Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex fabric....!?!

Love Notions Forte Top (view C) in The Fabric Fairy Pebble Waves Nylon Spandex

***Disclosure: "I did receive free fabrics from The Fabric Fairy The opinions expressed here are my own."***

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