DIY Blazer and Dress: Morris Blazer and Simplicity 1881: Made By A Fabricista


I hope all is well with you!  Do you believe that I have been blogging about my sewing projects for a year now?  I started blogging last year in February, not really sure where I wanted to go with this blog (and still not sure).  However, I figured it would be cool to share my projects with a broader audience outside of my closet mirror selfies to my close family and friends.  There are many times when I ask myself…now why am I doing this again?  Just a few days ago I asked myself this very question.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy sharing, but it’s the extra factors, besides sewing, that drive me nuts.  Like website/technical issues, why I can’t get my camera to take the pictures I envision in my mind, making sure I post something to keep people interested, wondering if people even really care what I have to say about my sewing projects and random rants, you know things like that, LOL!

However, God has a great way to remind me that I am doing what I need to be doing and things are okay.  The next few days, after questioning whether I should continue blogging, I received text messages, comments, direct Instagram messages, and folks telling me in person how much they enjoyed reading the blog (even non-sewing folks).  It was just the encouragement I needed to fuel me a bit longer (but I am sure God will have to keep re-fueling me).  I will say in this past year, I have had great moments, like seeing my following grow, getting tags/reposts on social media by folks that like my work, collaborations and meeting other sewing/DIY folks, and getting featured on  Let’s not forget winning first place in the Fabric Mart Fabricista Challenge 4 and having the amazing opportunity to guest blog for them!  Had I not taken the chance and started this blog, none of these things would have happened and those are the things I must remember when I begin to question why I am doing this. THANK YOU all so much for coming on to the blog and reading about my sewing goings-on.  I greatly appreciate it.

So let’s get into this week’s DIY look which was made for Fabric Mart!

Initially, I planned on making a blazer to go with a dress.  I used The Morris Blazer by Grainline Studios to make the Blazer and Simplicity 1881 to make the dress.  I really like how both pieces turned out, but I did not like how the pieces looked styled together.  So at the last minute, I made a skirt to go with the blazer instead, and wore the dress as a standalone piece.  I took a big scrap of my left over fabric and stitched up this quick and easy skirt using New Look 6035.  Then I headed out to take a few pictures.  You can read the complete blog post about the two looks and the amazing ponte knit from Fabric Mart by going to their blog here!

Before I leave you, I must share….I am going to see the Diana Ross!!!  I am off to get started on a dress worthy enough to even be in the same space as her!  I am using a beautiful metallic gold and black floral lace-looking brocade.  I can’t wait to share my dress and the deets from her show!  Don’t forget you can get a more in depth blog post of this week’s look by heading over to Fabric Mart’s blog here.

In the meantime, please take care.

Yours truly, Tee

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14 thoughts on “DIY Blazer and Dress: Morris Blazer and Simplicity 1881: Made By A Fabricista

  1. I love your posts, I really look forward to receiving your emails telling me a new project and blog was up. You were so helpful with the coat I made… and which I am very proud of too (I’ll put some photos of it up on instagram and give you a follow).

    We all go through a bit of self negativity and wonder what on earth we are doing, I’m so glad you can see a purpose to your projects and are willing to share.

    I’m in the UK, and can truely say your audience spans oceans, you should be very proud of your work! It’s beautiful, and you’re extremely talented. Keep it up… I look forward to many more in the future.

    Georgina x

  2. I enjoy your blog,Tee! I enjoy seeing your makes and just an awe at how fly my sew sistas really are :).. I can’t wait for you to share all about Miss Diana Ross concert!

  3. You’ve had a fabulous year, with your contest win and many great makes, including this one. I love the dress and the fabric is perfect. I’m a big fan of the grainline blazer too! I just might have to make another :). For me, blogging is really fun, but feedback is sporadic and sometimes I struggle to keep my momentum going. But then, I get some feedback that’s really awesome, and I know it’s worth it to be in touch with our sewing community. So I hope you hang in there, because your blog is fabulous, and I love seeing your makes!

  4. Your pictures are amazing! But that’s more to do with the fact that you are a very beautiful lady than everything else- if the subject is attractive, the photos will always look good. 😉 U are a very talented lady that’s for sure. I like both outfits- the dress looks incredible and I really like the style of the top half- it looks very pretty on u. The blazer outfit just wins it for me though- mostly because I love the colours u matched it with and ur sexy legs look great in those heels! lol not that I want to take away from all the hard work u put into the blazer. Have a great week. x x xx x x

    1. Thanks Dee! The funny thing is I planned to wear a black top, but this one was first on my stack of folded tops. Then I thought this color would look great with the yellow, then the shoes followed! Lol

  5. Tee,

    I truly appreciate the talent that God has given you! Continue the blogging journey you are an inspiration to us all!

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