I was delighted when Sewing By Ti invited me to be a part of the Sew Ready for Fall blog tour! Fall is my absolute favorite season for so many reasons! I love the changing leaves, the perfectly mild weather, and the beginning of the holiday season! School starts for the kids and we (hopefully) get into a routine. And what could possibly be better than cozy fall clothing – hoodies, cardigans, tunics, and leggings!? Nothing.. nothing is better!
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Stylish Fabric sponsored this blog tour, and generously provided each blogger in the tour with fabric to create our fall looks! They have an amazingly large selection of fabric, with almost any kind of apparel fabric you could possibly want! Of course, this made my fabric decision very difficult! I kept going back and forth between french terry, sweater knits, rayon spandex, etc. This amazing chevron patterned sequined jersey knit jumped out at me immediately and I just couldn’t get it out of my head, so I went for it! I haven’t worked with sequin fabric very much, but I just dove right in – cut as usual, sewed up as usual, hemmed as usual, and it turned out great! 🙂 I will probably order more, especially because it comes in so many amazing colors!
In addition to having such a vast selection of fabric, their prices are amazing! When prices are this good, you sometimes worry about quality. I was very happy with the quality of the fabric I received and can’t wait to order more! Make sure to check out Stylish Fabric at all of their social media outlets!
As a busy stay-at-home mom who wears many hats, my wardobe HAS to be comfortable and functional above all else. If it happens to be stylish, that’s just a bonus 😉 I have to be able to comfortably walk, bend over, change diapers, sit cross-legged on the floor, take photographs, drive around, cook, sew, etc in my clothing. On the chance that I have to actually be seen in public, it’s definitely a good thing if my comfy clothes happen to be cute, too! For all of these reasons, I basically live in leggings and tunics.
Sewing an outfit that would transition from Summer to Fall was a fun challenge! I decided to sew up one of my favorite tunics – the Mama Mya from Made for Mermaids. I adore the fit of this tunic. The neckline is modest enough that there is no need for an undershirt, which is perfect for those warm days where you want to limit the layers. I thought the 3/4 sleeves were a perfect compromise between too hot and too cool, which basically makes this a perfect transitional piece! The curved hem tunic length is nothing short of perfection for pairing with leggings! It provides the right amount of coverage in the front and back to still be modest and comfortable. I can bend over to pick up the food my baby throws all over the floor, and not worry about anybody getting too much of a view! The Mama Mya is slightly fitted at the bust, and flows out in a beautiful a-line shape. It’s modest, comfy, and flattering! Check, check, check.
Check out that perfect amount of booty coverage! I paired my Mama Mya tunic with a pair of my favorite P4P Peg Legs. These are made in an amazingly soft black brushed poly from So Sew English. And want to know a secret? They are cropped length leggings (perfect for summer!!) but I wore them with a tall pair of socks and my favorite fall boots! Again, perfect for the Summer to Fall transition! With the wide, stretchy, and non-restricing waistband of the Peg Legs, these leggings couldn’t be any more comfortable. I might as well be wearing pajamas!
I love that this fabric really takes this tunic up a notch, and makes it even more versatile! Since it’s a lighter weight jersey knit, it is absolutely comfortable enough to wear all day while running errands or driving the kids around. The sequins definitely dress it up a bit, and I would totally wear this to a social event, school programs, or out on date night!
The sequins do affect the stretch of the fabric as you would expect, so I wouldn’t use this fabric on a pattern that is more fitted. For this flowing a-line tunic, it worked perfectly! I couldn’t be happier with the way this top came out, and I’m thrilled to start off my fall wardrobe with it! A special thank you to Stylish Fabric for allowing me to try out this lovely fabric!
Tibeca of Sewing by Ti has put together an amazing giveaway for the blog tour, including a brand new Brother sewing machine, a Stylish Fabric Sewing Box, and gift cards and patterns galore! You really don’t want to miss out on this one. For more details on the giveaway and to enter, visit the Stylish Fabric Blog.
Make sure to check out all of the other stops on the Sew Ready for Fall Blog tour! You are sure to be inspired, and gain some insight on many of the amazing fabrics that Stylish Fabric has to offer! Then grab your favorite fall patterns, some gorgeous fabric, and get to work transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Fall!
Sewing By Ti and Rebel and Malice
Gray all Day
Wild and Wanderful and The Sara Project
Doodle Number 5 and Sweet Red Poppy
Paisley Roots and Dos Natural Sistas and My Crafty Little Self
Made By Melli and Sew Far North
Sew Sophie Lynn and Creative Counselor
Frivolous at Last and EYMM
Lulu and Celeste and Sprouting Jubejube
Adventures with Bubba and Bug and All Things Katy and Sewing by Ti