Fabric for Pirates :: December 2020 Reveal

Dec 18, 2020

It’s the official reveal day for Patterns for Pirates’ fabric subscription service: FABRIC for Pirates!  It feels like I’ve been waiting for F-O-R-E-V-E-R to show you what I made!  Because I love it so much!

The fabric we chose for this month is a ribbed sweater knit with lurex, in a silver color.  We thought it would be perfect for the holiday season that is upon us.  Lurex is a type of yarn with a metallic element to it, so when it’s woven into fabrics like this — it gives a little glitz and glamour without being super overwhelming.  Who doesn’t like a little extra shimmer shine in their wardrobe?

I chose to make the P4P Sweetheart Dress, in a peplum length.  As per my usual sewing antics, I made a couple of adjustments.

  • Added 1″ to the bodice piece.  P4P drafts for an 8″ side waist length, mine is 9″.  Without that added length, patterns that are meant to hit my natural waist end up being more of an empire look…which isn’t exactly favorable on my busty frame for the most part.
  • Turned the circle skirt peplum piece into a “high-low” peplum instead.  I added a couple of inches to the length of the peplum circle, and then opened up the circle, re-folded it, and then cut my waist opening.  I did a sewalong (what feels like FOREVER ago) on P4P’s blog, where I explained how to make a high-low skirt.  If you want to do this for yourself….I explain it much better HERE.
  • Adjusted the neckline, by lowering it about 1.5″.  I personally feel choked out by higher necklines.  So if there’s one that is more “crew” height, you will almost always find me cutting it lower.
  • Appliquéd this adorable lace + beaded number to the neckline.  I’ve had this forever, sent to me in a fabric package from someone and I never had the perfect use for it….until now.  Isn’t it just darling?!

We opened up more membership seats in the Fabric for Pirates subscription program, PS.  So if you’re wanting to get a little monthly sewing surprise sent to you, with fabric hand selected by myself and the Pirate Captain Judy….you should probably join us.  It’s SO. FUN.

Want to know a little more about Fabric for Pirates?  So glad you asked!  Fabric for Pirates is a simple way to have some fabric fun!

Sign up! Receive! Sew!  We all love fabric, sewing and color… our goal is to deliver some amazing fabrics to you — of which you can turn around and make some amazing things for yourself, your loved ones, or your shop. Each month, you will receive 2-yards of knit fabrics (on varying bases) in the mail. Most of the time it will be a continuous 2-yard length, but we might surprise you with some coordinating prints from time to time too.

The Fabric for Pirates subscription price is $30 and includes shipping. Right now, we are keeping it to US delivery only, but we hope to open it up beyond that soon!

You’ll get a fun surprise goodie included that we think most sewist would love along with videos, tips, and inspiration on what your fabric could be! One last treat in your monthly subscription is an exclusive discount code for you to use on any P4P pattern. So if your new fabric is begging for a new pattern you’ll have a coupon code to use!  **Payments process on the 1st of every month.


Patterns: Sweetheart Dress by Patterns for Pirates

Fabric: Ribbed Sweater Knit w/Lurex from December 2020’s Fabric for Pirates

I would be remiss if I didn’t include these photos in this post as well.  We took advantage of me having the camera out already, to snag some family photos for our Christmas cards this year.  To answer your question before you even ask it: Yes, we are totally always an adorable family full of mushy love. ♥️

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