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DIY Alexander McQueen Inspired Outfit - Fabric Mart Fabricista Challenge Week 1 - Get the Look for Less!

Great day loves!

I am excited to present my submission for Fabric Mart's Fabricista Challenge!  This is the first week and I could not wait to put my inspiration to work!  

The first challenge is to create a garment using the grainline scout tee pattern found (HERE). So the catch..... Well, each contestant could not use the pattern to simply create a TShirt.  We were all charged with putting our creative juices to work and creating something innovative.  I don't think I could have reached much further with this one!!!  








My entire outfit was inspired by Alexander McQueen.  The moment I saw this outfit, I knew I needed it in my life!  Besides, I already had the fabric of which I picked up last weekend for $2.97 a yard.  The fabric did not have a type label.  But is a woven knit with zero stretch much like a textured suiting material, definitely polyester or rayon.  You can find the outfit (Here).  You see the price??? OOOUUCH!  

The great thing about Tshirt patterns is you can basically make ANYTHING using the pattern as a base.  Instead of doing the neck binding, I opted to create facing and understitched it.  






I created a video to show you the adjustments made to accomplish this look (HERE)

My pants are M6930 drafted into pants. You already know that is one of my staples!


 I hope you like!! Stay tuned for the next challenge!!

Muah
-J














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31 comments

  1. They ain't ready Sew Sistah they just ain't ready!!!!

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    1. Thanks Sew Sister!! I am very pleased with the outcome.

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  2. I LOVE this, and you are truly werk'n it!!!!

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  3. I agree with #Shari - sistah gurl they are not ready

    You nailed this and knocked it out of the ball park

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    1. Thanks Tanielle! I will definitely be making another!

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  5. That is a fierce outfit!! Great job!!!

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  6. You got my vote! I love the ruffles, very feminine and classic!

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    1. Thanks Sabrina! I am in a group of VERY Talented ladies. I cant wait for the next challenge.

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  7. This does look exactly like your inspiration top! Awesome. You look amazing--the fit is wonderful!!!

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  8. Great job! :) I always love a good ruffle and peplum. :)

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  9. Wowza! You look amazing. Beautiful fit, and you took that pattern from plain jane to super star!

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    1. Thanks Ann. I get spurts of inspiration here and there. Its tough when you try to challenge yourself constantly. I like to go outside of the box.

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  10. This is this weeks winner. I believe you really took the challenge and ran with it. You have created a chic outfit that comes very close to McQueen's. Great Job!

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    1. Aww thanks Kelroc, I hope the judges like it.

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  11. Wow, you look amazing! Great job! Isn't this a fun contest?

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    1. Thanks Sue! Its my first time doing something like this and I am having a ball! Lets see what they throw at us next!

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  12. Hi Jenese, this shirt is Fierce and I cannot wait to make it!!! I have a couple of questions regarding the dart placement and finished shape. How did you know where to place your darts?

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    1. Thanks Sewnisha. Because of the shape of the shirt you can place the darts right in the middle. Fold each pc in half, mark your dart width and create a dart. I measured 7 inches for mines (waist to bust). Good Luck.

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  13. You did a fantastic job, that ruffle down the front is beautiful!

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  14. Thank you Elizabeth. I am glad you liked it!

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  15. I just watched your tutorial for this today so I was too late to vote. But you did a fantastic job lady. I love the whole outfit. Can't wait to see what's next.

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