Fabric for Pirates :: September 2023 Reveal

Sep 15, 2023

It’s the 15th of the month, and you know what that means! It’s the Fabric for Pirates fabric shipment reveal day! WOOOOOO!!

This month’s fabric is a total Katy Pick. Not only is it in the prettiest purple (plum to be exact) but it’s in the new “wave” rib knit base that I’ve recently become obsessed with. I used this fabric type in my make HERE in a pink colorway, if you want to check it out! I went a little outside of my comfort zone to take some photos this time around and I’m actually pretty happy with the results! Sitting photos aren’t my jam…and taking pictures where I need to get different angles while only using a tripod and remote is HARD, but I think I did pretty darn okay this time around.

Let’s talk about the fabric. Obviously that’s what we are here for. It’s incredible, if you ask me! It’s a mid-weight fabric with a ton of stretch, really great recovery, pretty excellent drape (especially considering the weight and base of it) and the color is fab. I love that the raised part of the ribbing is in a lighter color than the base fabric.

The “official” details of the fabric:

Fabric: Jacquard “Wave” Rib Knit
Width: 56″
GSM: 230.00
Material: 80% Polyester, 15% Rayon, 5% Spandex

In case you didn’t know enough about the Fabric for Pirates subscription yet — here you go

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.

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.


I used the Rainbow Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates to make this stunner of a dress. I actually forgot that these sleeves exist in this pattern and was plum pleased with how they look in this fabric! It holds the shape beautifully and the texture really adds to it.

Can you tell I love the color AND the dress?

^^In case you were worried that I wouldn’t default to my typical posing, I took some of those too. Ha. I actually took those photos in the event that I was too embarrassed / ended up hating the photos of me in our silly egg chair. But now you get both!

Pattern: Rainbow Dress by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Jacquard “Wave” Rib Knit from September 2023’s Fabric for Pirates

Disclosure: As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.  Purchasing from my links does not alter the pricing in any way for you, it simply helps feed my sewing, creating and blogging habits.  Thank you for your support!


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Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
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Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.



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