Leveling Up, A Happy Accident

How many of you pick a pattern, not paying close attention to the details, only to discover you’d be forced to learn a new sewing trick? What, just me? Haha When ...

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3 Tips for Sewing DBP

I admit I have fallen deep down the double brushed poly rabbit hole.  This time around I have a new amazing dress to share.  This is the Cashmerette Appleton Wrap ...

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Can you wear rayon in the fall?

Can you wear rayon in the fall?  That became the question after I sewed this blouse from rayon challis fabric and wasn’t ready to stop wearing it just because summer ...

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Double Brushed Poly Lesson 2

I think teenage Sarah would be so impressed with adult Sarah's wardrobe choices for fall/winter 2018.  I have been sharing on Instagram and my personal blog that I am working ...

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Tween Fashion Inspiration

This sweet girl is all about fashion.  She started online window shopping for school clothes in July.  She loves to browse all the trendy websites and is constantly filling shopping ...

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Burnside Bibs in a Perfect Fall Linen

Linen is one of those fabrics I thoroughly enjoy sewing with and wearing.  Who am I kidding, it's one of those fabrics I will buy just to add to my ...

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Doubled Brushed Poly 101

  Are you ready for some fun?  With this top, I know I am.  This print is so playful that it is hard not to be happy when wearing it.  The ...

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Hey, that’s MY skirt you’re wearing!!!

This is the sad, sad tale of a skirt that wasn’t.  I mean, the skirt WAS, but it wasn’t mine!  When I planned my CaliFabrics order, I planned some things ...

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1 Pattern, 3 Fabrics – A comparison

Have you ever had trouble deciding which fabric to use for a pattern?  Often there are several options in the fabric recommendations section of a pattern.  All are suitable, so ...

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Tips For Sewing With Jersey Knit (And A Few Free Patterns)

I love sewing with knits! They are primarily what I use for most of my projects. They're soft and comfortable which makes for great clothing in my opinion. Here are a few ...

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Back to the Basics – Chambray and Twill

When it comes to apparel fabric, there's nothing more fun than playing around with unique fabric prints and blends, but there's something to be said about those classic natural fabrics ...

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Custom-Fit Dress Shirt

Hello fellow fabric enthusiasts! This past month I've been working on a dress shirt for my husband. I made it as a birthday gift... and I was only one day ...

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Baby Blue Eyes (and Dress!)

When a fabric is listed with the title “Robin’s Egg Blue” and that’s the exact color of your baby’s eyes, there’s no question as to whether or not you’re going ...

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12 Things I Learned While Sewing My First Denim Projects

    Hello again, friends! Today, I have a post for you on a topic that strikes fear in the hearts of many sewists. (Cue scary music haha) The funny thing is, ...

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The “I don’t know what to wear” Outfit

Hey friends! I’m Kendra, from the blog MiekoMade. I’m coming at you today to share my absolute ride-or-die, “I don’t know what to wear” outfit formula. I’ve attended a great ...

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The Cat’s Pyjamas

Cute fabric.  Sometimes it's just too hard to resist! Do I "need" adorable cat fabric? No, but I sure do want it!!! Cali Fabrics always has a great selection of cute prints ...

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Sewing with Swim Knit

Swimsuit season is my favorite! Not because I love strutting around in next to nothing but because I can't stop sewing swimwear! I'm excited to be here on the Cali ...

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Making a ‘screen accurate’ costume for Comic Con

'Tis the season for attending Comic Cons! If you're looking for some quick and easy tips for creating your own cosplay look, here are my suggestions. For my cosplay, I chose ...

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Naughty or Nice? Getting Two Looks from One Pattern

A pattern with simple lines is such a versatile tool for wardrobe building. Change the fabric, and you change the look. When it's a pattern you know fits you well ...

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