Friday, March 31, 2017

Style Maker Spring Blog Tour

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket




Welcome to the last stop of the Style Maker Fabrics  Srping Blog Tour, and I am so happy that Michelle invited me to be a part of this tour again.  This is my third time on her blog tour and I am so honored to be a part of the fun and inspiration.



Michelle does such an amazing job of curating her fabrics and then works so hard to get them organized into categories, fabric type, suggested garments, etc. Today my fabrics come from the Modern Nautical latest trends and that is a trend I have always loved. I think Nautical seems to be a popular spring trend.

First up is this gorgeous Abstract Rayon Challis in Navy and White and it is an incredible fabric.  I washed and dried the fabric and once it was out of the dryer, I knew exactly what pattern I wanted to use, McCall's 7542, after all this very on-trend fabric needed to have an equally on-trend pattern..  Spring 2017 needs a great fabric and a great sleeve and this pattern has the emphasis on the sleeve

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542

I went with a size 12 and added a couple of inches to the length, one thing to note this pattern has separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cups.  Makes it so much quicker when you don't have to alter for a FBA.

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542

One thing I did find I had to change on the pattern was to make the circle opening on the ruffle piece larger, it just wouldn't fit onto my sleeve piece.  Also, if somehow I did get it to fit, my hand would not of gone through that piece!

Now I am just going to show you some photos of the sleeve in action.
Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542



Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542





This rayon challis was so wonderful to sew and press and made it easy to have a beautiful blouse.  I have my eye on a few more of Style Maker Fabrics' Rayon Challis for spring and summer

Here is the back of the blouse, with a simple hook and eye closure.  Yes, my facing is sticking out just a bit in the back, sorry but on a very positive note, I am so happy how the center back seam matched up.


Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542


Now for more modern nautical fun, I selected Style Maker Fabrics'  Polka Dot Stretch Twill in Navy/White, see a color theme here?  I knew the navy and white polka dot would look great with so many of my garments, I went with a jacket.  I love my first Lonetree Jacket so much, I wanted another one in a spring look.  So I pulled out my Lonetree Jacket pattern again, ordered all the notions I needed and went to work on another one.  This time I omitted the hood.


Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket

I went out twice last Sunday to take pictures, one time raining very hard and all the photos were taken on my front porch and a couple with an umbrella.  As I was working on some photo edits, the sun came out and I went out for a few more photos.  

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket





Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket


This stretch twill was such a dream to sew and I enjoyed every step of my jacket.  The fabric was easy to cut, sew and press.  I love the way the polka dots look for spring and I know this jacket will be well-worn.  I put a post on Instagram about the plans I had for the fabric and Michelle commented yea, and a white zipper will be great.  As you can see I used a navy zipper, white would have been striking against this navy but I was just a bit worried about keeping it clean.  I know myself and was just a worried about the white zipper in a jacket that will be worn quite frequently.

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket



These two fabrics look so good together, print mixing is so fun!

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket



Here is my cord stops and my drawstring.  Now my drawstring is an extra long shoe lace.  I forgot to order twill tape or equivalent for my drawstring and was running out of time, so I picked up a shoelace and it worked just fine.  Plus, if I get this one dirty, I have the other one in my drawer, I can just replace it!

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket cord locks


I had only scraps of the rayon challis left and wanted to incorporate it in my jacket.  The perfect spot was the pocket flap lining.

Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour -  Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket pocket lining

Take a look at Style Maker Fabrics' Twill and Denim selection, I am seeing several fabric choices for me in  shorts, jeans, and skirts   Michelle also suggested this floral camouflage for a utility jacket idea, isn't it cute? 

 Also, a big thank you to Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics for letting me be a part of this Spring Tour and for providing us with such gorgeous fabrics. As I told Michelle,  I have been making a list of my wants and pulling some patterns for needs, the Style Maker Fabrics site makes it so easy to get the patterns matched up the the fabric correctly.

Happy Spring Sewing!
Style Maker Fabrics Spring 2017 tour - rayon challis blouse in McCall's 7542 and Polka Dot Twill  Lone Tree Jacket



If you have missed any of the stops along the way, please take a look at all these incredible garments made by very talented ladies.  Also, take a look at Michelle's full spring fabric blog post



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27 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful combination Lori.

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    1. Thanks, Faye, I really love these two pieces

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  2. Love your top and jacket. I, too, am a huge fan of rayon challis which I've been sewing with for years. Just yesterday I placed an order with Style Maker for some rayon challis love! Karen

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    1. Thanks and I just want to buy all the rayon challis around after sewing and wearing this blouse.

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  3. Such a wonderful combination Lori.

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  4. Love both of these pieces!!

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    1. Thanks, Patty, me too!

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  5. Love your job of print mixing !

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, they were fun to make.

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  6. super cute blouse and great fabric combo

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    1. Thanks, Beth, I have two more cut out and ready to sew.

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  7. They look great together!

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I really love them both.

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  8. Funny I just added the McCalls top pattern to my bag this morning, thanks for the tip on the ruffle I'll be sure to check before cutting. Great top and jacket love the coordinating fabrics and navy and white is one of my favorite color combos!

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    1. Thanks, Joen, anxious to see yours.

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  9. I want this entire outfit!Beautiful!

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  10. These are gorgeous pieces! I love the mix of the geometric prints. I just made a top with a similar type flounce, and had quite a time trying to narrow hem it. Your hem looks great- do you have any tips on how you did it?

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    1. Well on this blouse, I used my serger to finish the hem. I then turned it up the depth of the serger stitching. I was lazy and should of turned it up twice, but didn't - oops. I do find the serging and making it narrow makes it so much easier to press up and turn.

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  11. Both are gorgeous pieces. Love the navy and white combo.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, I love navy -white

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  12. These pieces look so cute on you! That top is on my spring list,too. Fun fabrics! Must check out this site,now.

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    1. Thanks, Justine. I have 2 more tops from that pattern cut out.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful combination. Blue is my favorite color!

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    1. Thanks, Shamj, me too and I am trying to add other colors to my wardrobe but always pulled back to blue!

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  14. Love both pieces. They look great together - beautiful!

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