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November 8, 2019 by Barbara Emodi

My mother used to talk about car coats, loose thigh length half coat/ half jackets suitable for dashing out of the house on errands, which in my life most often means driving down to the Fabricville at the bottom of my street for supplies.

October 25, 2019 by Sara Dagenais

Hello fellow sewists!

Fall is here with its beautiful colours, cool weather, and Halloween! I have been having a blast making my kids’ costumes over the years, and for the first time, at my children’s request, I made myself a matching costume!

October 16, 2019 by Melanie for Following The Thread

My latest Fabricville blogger’s project is the cat’s meow! I used McCalls 7992, a Laura Ashley pattern, and added this Cat Happy Printed Cotton (SKU WR704-014) to come up with a dress that is just purr-fect.

September 27, 2019 by Fabricville

Fall has a way of sneaking up on us. Slowly but surely, the temperature is cooling and soon the leaves will start turning. And if you’re a fashion lover, you will want to greet the chill in the air by updating your wardrobe.

August 30, 2019 by Fabricville

It’s already time to think about our Fall and Winter wardrobe. We need to face the fact: summer will soon be over. The silver lining to a change in season is that we can spoil ourselves by filling our closet with new clothes.

August 20, 2019 by Sylvia

Have you ever been in the middle of a project and realize that it is just not going to work out? That’s how I felt when I was working on my most recent project for the Fabricville blog.

July 16, 2019 by Fabricville

To celebrate summer’s arrival, why not sew yourself a new dress? This year, there are a lot of options that you will want to wear from morning until night, at work or on vacation. To help you navigate through this season’s many trends, I offer you two tips to help you pick the right style for you.

July 11, 2019 by Sara @ Birdz of a Feather

Comfy lounging is a priority to me no matter what time of year. As soon as my work day ends, I can’t wait to put on the most comfortable clothing so I can chillax for the remainder of the day!

June 13, 2019 by Barbara Emodi

Of all the new Jalies I made this spring I think I had most fun making the Michelle summer dress.

June 4, 2019 by Max Donos

Treating your father only takes a few meters of cotton poplin, a simple pattern and 5 hours of leisurely sewing. 

May 28, 2019 by Sylvia

Hello everybody,

I am excited to share my first Spring Fabricville project with you. This time, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and use a fabric type that I have never sewn with before and I loved it!

by Barbara Emodi

I made the new Jalie Simone wide-legged pants and the Gisele round neck top as a set for comfortable travelling.

May 24, 2019 by Fabricville

Spring has finally sprung! For this spring edition of the newsletter, I wanted to talk to you about a trend that has been going strong for a few seasons now: the jumpsuit.

May 22, 2019 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Je n’ai, de ce que je me rappelle, jamais porté de jumpsuit auparavant. Et je n’avais pas le projet d’en porter une non plus. Mais c’était sans compter sur ma BFF de couture qui a réussi à me convaincre de m’en coudre une.

May 9, 2019 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

Sewing the perfect 1950’s dress

Spring weather gives a fresh slant to fashion. The aim is to look crisp and cool by wearing a refreshing look! As I vintage style fashion lover, I am always looking for inspiration in the fashion trends from the past! For this project, I wanted to create

by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

As I transition into Spring this year, I have something new in mind to guide my pattern choices. I’m actually halfway through my first pregnancy and my wardrobe is actually not maternity friendly.

by Carole Cardinal

A roomy tote bag is the most useful bag in our wardrobe. In this blog post you will find notes and recommendations on how to sew a zippered, lined tote bag along with quick and simple ideas to customize

April 16, 2019 by Melanie for Following The Thread

For my most recent dress for the Fabricville Bloggers Project, I chose this very sweet McCalls 7834, Laura Ashley design. I had my eye on View B (the blue one in the middle) as the most likely to suit me.

by Kris for Sewnotes

Who is ready for Spring?  I know I sure am, it’s definitely been a long winter here.  It is finally nice to see the sun and the snow melting.  The beautiful sunshine has got me thinking about my spring and summer wardrobe. 

April 11, 2019 by Jean Charbonneau

Hello everyone. This is my very first time blogging here so please bear with me.

First a quick background. Although I’ve been dressing up on Halloween over the years, I’ve only been a serious Cosplayer (Costume Player) for about three years.

April 4, 2019 by Claudine Gauvin pour LesClaudines.com

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Dès que j’ai vu le patron pour veste Vogue Pattern no 9338, j’ai été conquise par les détails des manches. Le pli, le volant doublé et la longue attache procurent au vêtement un look haute couture et un brin sophistiqué.

March 26, 2019 by Yvette Chilcott

Sewing for Summer Gives me Joy

Sewing for summer brings lightweight, easy-care fabrics and uncomplicated styles to my mind. My idea for this blog post was to choose 1 pattern for a “bottom” and 1 pattern for tops of varying options.

March 18, 2019 by Fabricville

Let’s talk about fashion trends and sewing, more specifically about denim. Denim can be dressed up or down, and no matter what you pair it with, it’s always easy to wear.

March 4, 2019 by Sara Dagenais

Hello dear sewing community!

I am very pleased to once again share my most recent make with you! After 6 wonderful years as a stay-at-home mom, I rejoined the workforce a few months ago.

March 1, 2019 by Fabricville

We continue to hope that Spring will soon be here. To help make the time pass faster, we can start to think about the new fashion trends that will fill our closets this season.

February 21, 2019 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

 

Après le blouson (que je mets plus souvent qu’à mon tour, et que j’aime tellement!) que je vous ai présenté au début de l’automne,

January 9, 2019 by Fabricville

A happy new year from all of us at Fabricville. We wish you a year filled with fun sewing projects. Now that the holidays are over, I invite you to kick back and indulge in soft and luxurious loungewear.

November 27, 2018 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

À la fin de l’été, j’ai été invitée à une soirée de reconnaissance des bénévoles de la ville de LaSalle. Thème : Chalet Chic.
by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Pour cette seconde participation à ce blog, il me fallait trouver une pièce automnale. Je suis allée sur le site de Fabricville pour regarder les patrons et mon choix s’est arrêté sur plusieurs options : manteaux, robes, blouses (j’adore les blouses!).

November 23, 2018 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

Inspiration from the past

I always loved the grace and elegance of vintage fashion, especially the 1930’s to 1950’s. Now, that winter as arrived, I absolutely needed to make a vintage inspired winter outdoor piece for myself.

November 21, 2018 by Sylvia

Hello everybody! I am back to share another classic fall project with y’all. Blazers are such a great transitional piece and as it gets colder, it is time to make one. I had a couple of challenges during this project and I will be sharing those, along with some tips to consider if planning a similar project.

by Max Donos

This project is an investment: in style, in comfort and in your self-esteem. It is a very time-consuming, but deeply satisfying traditional tailoring process.

by Melanie for Following The Thread

Upon seeing this wonderful cotton lycra knit print in the Fabricville online shop, I knew I had to make something that would highlight the scribble print — as a sewing librarian, I have a real weakness for any kind of alphabet/text based print. I used this charming fabric to make my first ever Marcy Tilton pattern, Vogue 9329, which is rated “easy”. 

November 14, 2018 by Fabricville

Winter is soon coming! When the temperature drops, a warm coat and a good pair of boots quickly become a necessity. Would you like to try your hand at sewing outerwear? In this newsletter, you will find everything you need to make your very own winter coat.

November 8, 2018 by Kris for Sewnotes

Hi there, I’m back here on the Fabricville Sewing Blog to share an exciting and beautiful make.  I’m actually wearing my dress right now as I type this up, that is how excited I am to share this with you all.

November 6, 2018 by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

Fall is definitively the best season for fashion lovers! In this post I’ll share this midi length dress I created for the fall blog tour.

October 24, 2018 by Sylvia

I am so thrilled to share my first fall project for Fabricville with you! It is only fitting that my first dress for my favorite season be this gorgeous and classy McCall 7429 number. Everything about this dress is to die for.

by Sara Dagenais

Every year, my favorite sewing project, by far, is my children’s Halloween costumes. I usually start sewing in September, seeing as I have to make three! I took complete advantage of the fact that my kids are still very young, so I got to choose this year’s theme: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

October 16, 2018 by Barbara Emodi

 This fall I decided to get practical. I travel a lot with family all spread out and I decided I really needed something I could wear en route and still wear around when I arrive.

September 6, 2018 by Fabricville

For most parents and kids, September means back-to-school season. For fashion lovers like me, it also means the arrival of new Fall fashion! Fabricville’s buyers sourced the latest trends in fabrics and I can’t wait to share them with you.

August 7, 2018 by Kris for Sewnotes

When I came across the McCalls 7120 dress pattern, I knew I wanted to make view D for a summer dress.  While I was searching for the perfect fabric for this project, I saw this Embroidered Border Cotton fabric in Aqua/Blue and I figured this was the perfect fabric for the vision that I had in mind. 

July 30, 2018 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

A little fashion history context : HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR

Leopard print outfits are always attention-grabbing, but none more so than American actress Marian Nixon’s. In 1925 she turned heads  and probably crashed cars, as she walked down Hollywood Boulevard in a leopard skin coat, accessorizing with her pet leopard on a leash… (This is definitely what you call pushing fashion to the extreme!)

by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Bonjour à toutes,

Je m’appelle Virginie et je suis bien heureuse de faire partie de ce blog, et de donner un peu de visibilité aux femmes aux généreuses formes.

July 18, 2018 by Lisa Favre

Adding a touch of colour to my otherwise neutral living room with my DIY No-Sew Cushions.

July 6, 2018 by Fabricville

The long sunny days of summer are finally here. It means that we have more time to enjoy the outdoors with our loved ones.

July 4, 2018 by Sara Dagenais

Hello fellow sewists! My name is Sara and I am very excited to join the Fabricville Blog community!

June 29, 2018 by Kris for Sewnotes

Welcome to my first blog post for Fabricville, I’m really excited to be here!

June 13, 2018 by Max Donos

I fell into sewing by accident, or rather, necessity. I used to come to my friend’s house in Town of Mount Royal and borrow her sewing machine to hem the curtains.

May 28, 2018 by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

If you follow me for long enough, you  know that I am a shirt-dress addict. While purging my closet at the end of winter, I realized 2 things:

May 14, 2018 by Melanie for Following The Thread

I’ve been working  away on a new Lisette pattern, Butterick 6567. I liked the potential of this pattern when I saw it,  the contrast yoke offered some possibilities.

May 8, 2018 by Fabricville

Warm sunny days will be here before we know it, so it is time to start thinking about swimsuits. From bold cutouts to ruffles and everything in between, this season offers swimwear styles to suit your every mood.

April 30, 2018 by Barbara Emodi

This spring I decided to try something new, totally inspired by a fabric.

April 26, 2018 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

I always been obsessed by Dirndl dresses and find them so feminine and pretty! I don’t know if it is just me, but there is kind of a vintage look to them, which I love.

by Sylvia

My obsession with asymmetric necklines reached its peak last year but I had never thought of making my own until McCalls released their version of it. I was sold right away and knew exactly what to make while I was going through Fabricville’s spring fabric collection.

by Maude Parent

Whenever I want to start a new project, I usually choose a pattern first and then I’ll go shopping for the fabric and notions. This time tough, I had an idea of the fabric that I really wanted to use before I even knew what to do with it.

April 3, 2018 by Sylvia

Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the trees are coming back to life, and the wind has never felt more refreshing.

April 2, 2018 by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

After a long winter, all I want is for my body to get some sun therapy. The cold shoulder look, as well as those culotte are just perfect pieces to transition to the new season.

March 28, 2018 by Max Donos

A casual bomber jacket in chic lace fabric – how does it fit in a curated wardrobe? Is it a piece that you would reach for time and time again, or is it a once-in-a-while kind of garment, which is hard to pair with other clothes?

March 23, 2018 by Fabricville

The trendy fashion jacket that will take you from Spring to Summer is presented here for HER, for HIM and for the entire FAMILY. Inspirations, sewing projects and products we love.

March 13, 2018 by Maude Parent

I’ve recently created a pattern inspired by a tank top I’ve tried in a store and I’m not ashamed to say I probably wear my creation at least twice a week. I can’t help it; the style is incredible and it fits my personality.

January 29, 2018 by Fabricville

Let us introduce you to our newsletter editor, Chantal Lapointe. She started collaborating with us in 2015 and we thought that it was a natural fit to bring her on board for this new project.

January 16, 2018 by Melanie for Following The Thread

This is my latest make using a gorgeous Fabricville velour. I used Vogue 9275, a wardrobe pattern, focusing on View B, the tunic.

December 4, 2017 by Margo B.

Christmas is upon us and though I’m not completely ready…I will be dressed for it! I love this time of year because you can bring out all that glitters and sparkles and shines.

November 23, 2017 by Deb Zaleski of Sprouting Jubejube

It’s that time year when we want to feel comfy and cozy because its getting cold outside! I used one of my favorite patterns to make Amelia a pyjama top, Jalie 3245 and for the bottoms I used Jalie 3243 for the first time.

November 20, 2017 by Chantal Lapointe

Inspiration

Every year, I look forward to the arrival of the Fall fabric collections. This year, the Monsoon rayon twill collection caught my eye and the foulard print in green and navy blue was instantly my favorite. Right away, I wanted to make it into a long shirt to wear with skinny pants and long boots.

by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

November is here and this means lots of grey and dark days. I made it a mission to add a couple of brighter fall make to my Fall wardrobe. For this look I decided to create Anne Klein’s Vogue 1509.

October 30, 2017 by Sylvia

Fall is all about basic pullover tops so when I saw this vogue 9169 pattern, I knew I had to make it. I hunted for the perfect fabric from Fabricville and made this magical combo. I have never made two views of this same pattern as fast as I made this!

October 11, 2017 by Sylvia

Fall is here! The best way to start my favorite season and keep warm is to make the comfiest, most gorgeous jacket in this beautiful Kashmir coating fabric.

October 2, 2017 by Barbara Emodi

 

Like most women one of my aims with my sewing is to make sure I always have something to wear for whatever I do.

by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

 

Fall is definitively my favorite season to dress up! I love layering clothes and wearing colorful garments. I made it a tradition to enter into fall with a brand new coat.

September 25, 2017 by Chantal Lapointe

Inspiration

This t-shirt dress pattern caught my eye when I first saw the McCall’s Spring 2017 pattern collection.

July 25, 2017 by Melanie for Following The Thread

I saw this gorgeous linen-rayon blend ages ago and was  thrilled to be able to get a length of it along with the newish McCalls 7597 for my new experiment…

by Fabricville

Are you preparing to take a vacation in the next few weeks? There’s no better way to prepare for your trip than by producing some cool DIY sewing creations to accessorize your travel items.

by Sylvia

Hello Everybody! If you are looking for a sexy yet classy look for a summer night outing, look no further! Vogue 1531 and this amazing stretch satin will make your occasion that much better.

June 20, 2017 by Barbara Emodi

 

On my recent trip to San Francisco I knew exactly the jacket/coat I needed, both there in the misty mornings and at home in the windy and wet days here in Halifax.

June 9, 2017 by Margo B.

 

As we were deep in the throws of another Canadian winter, I was longing for summer days and warm weather.  To get myself through, I was clinging to my laptop, taking in all the Spring 2017 fashion trends, dreaming of what I would make and wear.

June 5, 2017 by Barbara Emodi

I have to say I was thrilled when Jalie patterns appeared at my local Fabricville. I have long been a huge Jalie fan and it was so nice to know that I can now just go down to the bottom of my street to buy them – no more taping printed letter sized sheets together, no more waiting for the patterns to come in the mail.

June 1, 2017 by Fabricville

Now that winter is finally behind us and the sunny days have begun, it won’t be long until your patio once again starts playing host to garden parties, BBQs and other fun gatherings with friends. However, before that, you should make sure your furniture is up to the task. If your patio furniture has not aged well, you should consider refurbishing it by updating the fabric. Ditch the dirty old cushion covers and replace them with something that has style and sophistication!

May 9, 2017 by Chantal Lapointe

 

The sporty chic look is still very present in fashion magazine. I am sure that it’s due to the fact that it is so easy to wear and very comfortable.

by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

I decided that this Spring and Summer were going to be all about dress this year! When I saw the lovely fabric for the Spring collection of Fabricville, I knew I was going to have a lot of fun creating dresses this year!

Pattern and Fabric

My most recent make is this beautiful floral dress (Very trendy this year) I made using McCall’s 7119 pattern and the Bubbly Crepe coordinate.

May 8, 2017 by Margo B.

Hey there! I’m back with another dress…(I promise you, I do make some practical, everyday garments, really I do) but it’s no secret that I love dresses and this one is on the favorite list for sure! It would be perfect for a summer wedding.

by Sylvia

 

 

Ruffles are definitely getting some attention this year and with the weather getting warmer, I had to celebrate by making this gorgeous fit and flare ruffle dress.

April 26, 2017 by Fabricville

The history of knitting is certainly a tricky one to unpick. Due to early knitting projects being made from natural fibres such as wool, cotton, and silk, many have since decomposed leaving few surviving examples of the craft. So where did knitting originate? Let’s deconstruct this mystery!

March 31, 2017 by Melanie for Following The Thread

As Spring approaches I’m trying to hurry it up by making a warm weather dress, from bright red quilting cotton featuring playful mice, of course! Unfortunately making a cotton spring dress means I had to wait a week for a day suitable for outdoor pictures after finishing it.

March 23, 2017 by Margo B.

I recently returned from a trip to Punta Cana…I know…lucky me. Believe me, I’m still pinching myself! It was a 25th wedding anniversary gift to ourselves and we had a blast!

March 22, 2017 by Maude Parent

 

Even if I am that type of person you always caught wearing a pair of jeans, I really do love dresses; s

March 16, 2017 by Chantal Lapointe

Big thanks to Fabricville for the fabric and notions used for this project!

March 1, 2017 by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

 

The pattern and fabric

While patiently waiting for spring to come back, I am slowly building my Spring Wardrobe.

February 24, 2017 by Lynn Worall for Inspiredbymomxoxo

I have been sewing up a storm lately. There are just so many things I want to make. Pinterest may have a lot to do with that lol.

February 9, 2017 by Lynn Worall for Inspiredbymomxoxo
 
I came across this simple idea on Pinterest (of course). How easy are these little tea bags. What a great idea, not to mention cute.
January 11, 2017 by Ann Strecko Koeman

Hello, I am Ann from Annmakes®, and today I am sharing

December 28, 2016 by Margo B.

 

I have never had so much difficulty

December 15, 2016 by Lynn Worall for Inspiredbymomxoxo

 

I found this awesome Peppermint Swirl dress pattern by Candy Castle Patterns.

December 12, 2016 by Melanie for Following The Thread

My latest project was supposed to be a Fall shirtdress…

November 29, 2016 by Jenn Cox

We’ve been working on redecorating our guest room in the basement in preparation for the holidays

November 24, 2016 by Chantal Lapointe

Inspiration:

This dress pattern was on my sewing list as soon as I saw it in McCall’s Fall 2016 collection.

November 4, 2016 by Jenn Cox

I consider myself to be a pretty crafty person,

October 21, 2016 by Margo B.

 

My love affair with coats runs deep. Embarrassingly deep.

October 11, 2016 by MeltingMirror

 

Winter is coming but first we have to survive Halloween.

October 6, 2016 by Margo B.

 

Happy Fall everyone! I love the heat of the summer