Super Cheap Fabrics Canvas in V1900 and Linen in B6792

Super Cheap Fabrics invited us to explore their current collection of fabrics and select some projects to share with you.  When we are planning our projects it is a combination of elements, patterns we have in our collection, fabrics with interesting prints or that will showcase elements of the pattern design.  This outfit was a combination of both, bringing together Black Linen and Wonderland Printed Canvas from Super Cheap Fabrics


Butterick 6792 in Pure Linen in Black

Can you ever have enough black tops? In our wardrobes, the answer is no. So we were planning this outfit we wanted to create a classic piece for the collection.

We were drawn to view A of Butterick 6792 with a button front and tuxedo collar it has a swing line through the bodice and extra fullness in the back panel. The shape is created through bust darts and a side panel. We shorted the bodice to sit just below the waist to balance with the pants.

We created it in classic black linen, this is a lighter-weight linen from Super Cheap Fabrics and 145cm wide but this was perfect for the shaped and flowing back of the pattern.

The fabric responded well to being interfaced through the collar and pressed well to create the turn-back feature.

Vogue 1900 in Wonderland Printed Canvas

Hello, fun pants! A canvas is a great weight for a pair of tailored pants. When we spotted this Wonderful floral print with the aqua background and striking flower it became the hero for the outfit.

We have had plans to create Vogue 1900 for some time, and with the pattern already cut, we thought it would be the perfect pairing.

Vogue 1900 is a tapered leg pant that has a clever pocket construction and tuck in the front. The waist is finished with a facing, fly front and includes belt loops.

Finished Make

Photo Credits

Fabric:  Printed Canvas Wonderland and Pure Linen Black provided by Super Cheap Fabrics
Pattern:Vogue V1900 and Butterick B6792

Green Cotton Sateen from Minvera in Butterick 6410 & Vogue 9357

There are two things we love sewing:
(1) Hacking patterns together
(2) Pockets (really big useful pockets)
This dress has both!

Getting to add pockets to garments is one of the greatest things about sewing. On the rare occasion, we walk into a store to buy clothing, we are constantly on the hunt for clothes with pockets. So when you get to make your own clothes, you get the opportunity to put pockets in everything!

Fabric: Woven Stretch Cotton Sateen Fabric Green from Minerva

Those who have been following up for a while will know the cotton sateen fabric is one of our favourite fabrics to sew. Cotton sateen is easy to sew with, comfortable to wear and comes in many colours or patterns. And this fabric was no exception. This fabric is a lighter cotton sateen, with a vibrant green background and delicate floral print. The black theme in the pattern means it was really easy to pair with white or black shoes, but still keeping the over vibe of the fabric colourful and bright! See the fabric on Minerva here

Pattern: Butterick 6410 and Vogue 9357

For this dress, we hacked the skirt and pocket combo onto Butterick 6410. Butterick 6410 have a great collar option and centre seam across the bust. To create a feature of these design lines, we used a bias to highlight the seams. Rather than a standard cotton bias, we used a satin bias which creates a great contrast against the green fabric.

One of our favourite pockets are from the pattern Vogue 9357 – they are big and very useful patch pockets. Patch pockets often remind us of vintage kids clothes, only this pattern turns them into modern corporate pockets. It helps that they are sewN into the side seams, giving the pockets a more modern vibe, it also helps keep them sturdy once you fill the pockets!

Vogue 9357 is also a great skirt pattern with an A-line calf length skirt. It is one of our favourite patterns to make and hack onto other bodice fabrics.

Finished Make

Photo Credits

Photographer: James Christie Media
Pattern:  Vogue 9357 and Butterick 6410
Fabric:  Woven Stretch Cotton Sateen Fabric Green provided by Minerva