Sharing the Love of Sewing

Have you ever seen someone put on a custom-fit garment for the first time, and light up with excitement about how great they look? I think I'm hooked on that feeling. ...

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Krazy Kimono

Do you nickname your projects as you sew? I don't usually, but this one demanded to be called the Krazy Kimono! Partly from the fabric, and partly because it didn't ...

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A Good Case of Stripes

I love finding designer fabrics on Cali Fabrics! When the designer is named, it's fun to use some Google-fu to find how the designer used the fabric and let that ...

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8 Tips For Sewing With Lace

There are so many uses for lace in sewing. Accents, trims, overlays, even entire lace garments! I’m kind of lace obsessed, and I use it on so many things. I ...

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Brushed modal jumpsuit

  I've been gravitating towards all the beautiful woven fabrics in the Cali Fabrics shop lately, but I just couldn't resist a comfy knit jumpsuit for this project. I used some of ...

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Rayon Tops for Summer

My summer wardrobe consists of anything that I can pair with a pair of white jeans! I am on a kick of making all the rayon tops and when I saw ...

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Perfect Linen for Summer

One of the joys of sewing is to be able to make garments work for our body.  We sewists say that a lot, but this post is another example of ...

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A Red Gingham 1940’s Dress

Hi Readers! Have you ever dreamed about a dress and then found that it turned out exactly as you imagined it would once you've sewn it?  That's me with dress.  Since ...

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Beatrix by Made by Rae

Shine Bright Like a Diamond Beatrix

I don't know about you, but I LOVE a good woven t-shirt. It's even better if it's light-weight but not shear, so that I don't have to wear a tank ...

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My Go To Summer Dress

Hey Sewists!  I am excited to share my newest dress with you.  It is no secret that one of my favorite fabric fibers is rayon.  Rayon jersey and rayon challis ...

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When it Rains…

I had the brilliant idea to use oilcloth to sew rain jackets for my boys.  Brilliant because they love them, but sewing them was...the opposite of brilliant.  I’ve worked with ...

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Colette Aster in Tencel

Hey, Cali Fabrics Fans!  I am so excited to share one of my latest makes with you all.  I made the Colette Patterns Aster top.  I made version 2 with ...

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This is Not Your Typical Kids’ Fabric

Typically when I think of fabric for children's clothing I tend to gravitate towards the ones that are low maintenance yet can stand up to some pretty tough play.  Or ...

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The Most Comfortable Ginger “Jeans”

I was on a roll making the ever-popular Closet Case Ginger Jeans left and right, but I had yet to make them from something other than denim. The pattern calls ...

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Making Basics

I know Chambray Week is over but I couldn't resist sharing this polka dot chambray Gemma tank that I made to beef up my basic work wardrobe. This chambray is a ...

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Getting Touchy Feely with Your Fabric

One of my absolute favorite things about fabric shopping is getting all touchy feely with it.  I really love texture, so my hands are all over the bolts, pulling out ...

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Best Friend Travel Dresses

I love Califabric's Double Brushed Polyester! It is an unbelievably soft fabric, and has a lovely drape for a maxi dress. Califabrics has so many lovely prints which would all ...

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Mommy & Me Chambray

Hooray for Chambray!  It’s one of my favorite fabrics, and I’m so delighted with all the talented chambray creations this week!  Now I’ve got so many ideas on what to ...

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The Perfect Summer Top

Chambray week has been amazing, am I right?!  So much inspiration to get you back to your machines and ready for spring.  Chambray is such a versatile fabric and this ...

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