We’ve hit the halfway mark in the month, which means it’s time to share the fabric that we sent out for July’s Fabric for Pirates shipment! The summer seems to be moving faster than ever, I can’t believe we are here already!
Judy and I were on the hunt for the perfect hot weather fabric, and we found it in this gorgeous tie dye DTY that we sent out to everyone. Seriously — we usually take forever to pick a fabric (the two of us have very opposite tastes in things, haha) but as soon as we found this stunner, we were sold. Fastest fabric shopping agreement ever. I mean….can you blame us? It’s freaking fabulous!
I made myself a top using the Sweater Weather pattern from Patterns for Pirates. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Katy, that doesn’t look like a sweater at all. And you would be correct in that thought. I just had this vision for a side split, looser fitting top and the Sweater Weather pattern really fit the bill. All I did was omit the sleeves and hem them as short sleeves (it’s a dolman style top) and boom: exactly what I had hoped it would be.
This is the top length, with a scoop neckline and zero adjustments otherwise. Isn’t it cute?
Here are the official details of the fabric itself:
Tie Dye DTY
Material: 96% POLYESTER 4% SPANDEX
DTY = Drawn Textured Yarn The yarns are heat-treated and twisted to create a soft and chic fabric that has a great stretch to it. This fabric type often comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. It’s moveable, breathable, wears well, and lasts a long time. Plus it’s perfect for the hot months ahead of us!
And in case you didn’t know enough about the Fabric for Pirates subscription yet — here are the down and dirty details:
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 + Canada 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.
What would you have made with this gorgeous fabric?
Pattern: Sweater Weather from Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Tye Dye DTY from July 2021’s Fabric for Pirates
Hi Katy, It pains me to write this because I am a big fan of yours. Please take me off your list of P4P free subscriptioners’. I’m an old lady w no grands so I don’t use the tiny prints, live in the hot, San Joaquin Valley so make few cartigans. I’m just too picky for your club I think.Anyway I enjoyed trying it out. I can mail you the earrings if you’d like them back. Thanks, Katy.