Monday, October 03, 2016

Style Maker Fall Tour - Simplicity 1066 & Butterick 6378

Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes

Happy October 3rd and 
welcome to the last day of Style Maker Fabrics'  Fall Style Blog Tour 2016 and it is my BIRTHDAY!  I am so excited to be a part of the is tour and can't wait to show you my new clothes!

My favorite birthday present is clothes and what is better than beautiful fabric that you can create into spectacular garments!?!





Let's talk about this Chestnut Faux Suede Fabric and how absolutely gorgeous it is.  Michelle  was telling me about it and I knew I wanted to give it a try,My initial thought was a longer coat but upon arrival of this yummy yardage, my mind started going in a different direction.  In fact, I just couldn't help running my hand over this fabric and I turned it over to see the back.  At that moment the lightbulb started to glow even brighter.  

Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes


I had a flashback to my teenage years, working in my grandfather's western store.  All those leather coats with fabulous yokes and I knew what I was going to make.  I decided to use the wrong side of the suede for the yokes and went digging in my pattern drawer.  I found the perfect pattern, Simplicity 1066

Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes





That pattern couldn't have been more perfect for my idea and this fabulous fabric.
contrast yokes on Simplicity 1066

Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes


While constructing this jacket, I was able to really take my time.  Thanks, Michelle for letting me be the last stop on the tour.  I used care when pressing this jacket, press cloth always.  I couldn't let anything happen to this great fabric.  


This fabric all was used for skirt by Erica  and a Moto Jacket by Helena


As I was taking my time, I thought of extra details I wanted to add to my jacket.  I used the embroidery feature on my machine to embroidery a "L" on the center back.

piping and embroidery details on lining


Then I decided I need to add piping to the lining of the jacket.  I had just enough scraps from my blouse for the piping.


piping detail on lining


Brown buttons with a hint of red, were perfect for the sleeves and front.




I am so in love with this new jacket and hubby just kept commenting how good it looks.  That was just on the hanger, it looks amazing on!  My grandfather would be proud of my handiwork.

Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes

This faux suede has lots of great companions in the Style Maker Fabric's Outer Layers Category


Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes

One thing you might notice in these pictures, my collar on left side is turned up.  Sorry,  I should of  looked in the car window one last time.  Don't let this distract you from the star of the garment, the fabric.  Sorry!

Now onto the blouse made from Cotton Gauze and this might be my new favorite blouse fabric. It was so easy to cut, sew and press,  I went with Butterick 6378 for the blouse and can't wait to make more of this pattern.
Style Maker Fabrics' Paisley Cotton Gauze made into peasant style blouse, Butterick 6378

Michelle always does such an amazing job selecting fabrics for the season.  They are always on trend for colors, garments and styles.  This pumpkin color gauze is only one of many in the

Style Maker Fabrics' Paisley Cotton Gauze made into peasant style blouse, Butterick 6378

The construction for this blouse is straight forward and easy.  I have made this once before and love how quickly it goes together.  I cannot wait to make it again.  

Style Maker Fabrics' Paisley Cotton Gauze made into peasant style blouse, Butterick 6378

I want to write a bit about Michelle and express to you how the amazing factor of not only her fabric but her customer service.  She responds so quickly to emails and Instagram direct messages whenever I have a question about fabric or need her to suggest a fabric for a specific pattern.  Michelle has a great eye for all of this and through her talent and ability I have made some amazing garment.s

I want to thank Michelle for including me in this tour as well as the Spring Tour
Style Maker Fabrics' Paisley Cotton Gauze made into peasant style blouse, Butterick 6378

Now if you missed any of the Fall Blog Tour, head over to Michelle's first post to get all the information.  Also, the $5 shipping special at Style Maker Fabrics ends on Tuesday, October 4th.





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32 comments:

  1. Great makes Lori...and sew coordinated! I love those fall colors and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a GREAT day!

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    1. Thank you, Terri, I love these colors together and Michelle was a such a great help. It was a good birthday, thanks

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  2. Happy, happy birthday! I'm loving the 70s vibes of your outfit - that suede is so lush.

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    1. I am loving it too, just so fun. Thanks so muchn

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  3. Both pieces are beautiful!

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  4. Happy birthday Lori!
    That jacket is to die for. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Irene, I love this jacket, it will be so fun to where. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  5. Happy,happy birthday Lori ! Both of these garments are so amazing -colors,fabrics patterns ! Great job !

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, I am so happy with these two garments and know I will make both of them again.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS!

    i knew you would rockstar some separates! what a beautiful jacket, it must have been so fulfilling to think of your grandfather all along the way. (and i think it would be stunning with your gabriola--one of your shots ends up right next to your sidebar pic and the colors look beautiful together!)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, I like being a rockstar - oldie but goodie but still a rockstar!!! LOL. It was so nice to work with this and think of my grandfather, we spent many hours together at the store. Good idea of pairing it with the Gabriola

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  7. Amazing makes -as always! Happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy, I appreciate it.

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  8. I love that color on you! And, happy birthday - have fun!

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    1. Thanks so much!

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    2. I may have to copy that blouse. . .I love it!

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  9. Happy birthday Lori! This jacket is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Candice, I appreciate it.

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  10. First of all, Happy Birthday!!!
    I am in awe with this outfit, everything looks perfect to me, including the color palette! Great craftsmanship on the jacket, well done!

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    1. Thanks, Tany and your comment means so much, your sewing is amazing.

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  11. First of all, Happy Birthday!!!
    I am in awe with this outfit, everything looks perfect to me, including the color palette! Great craftsmanship on the jacket, well done!

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  12. Your jacket is soooo good looking! And your sewing is beautiful, as always. Love the print top - gauze frustrates me, so ornery. looks like you really tamed it!

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    1. Thanks, Coco, it is one of those outfits that makes you feel so good. I love the print, too and it was so easy to sew.

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  13. Fantastic jacket! I love the blouse too. Happy birthday and wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann, I am in love with both garments and I appreciate the birthday wishes.

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  14. Fantastic jacket! I love the blouse too. Happy birthday and wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

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  15. Love this! That jacket is just perfection. Well done!

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  16. Great look. I love the tunic and it teams so well with the suede coat.

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  17. Great job! Love the blazer and I have the Butterick pattern so I will certainly have to sew that up soon.

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  18. I have been eyeing that fabric for sometime, going to place an order soon. The jacket pattern is perfect for this fabric and love the contrast for the yoke using the wrong side. Adding both patterns to my wish list!

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  19. Your jacket is exquisite! I love all the detailing and your blouse is a perfect match.

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