A Magical Spring Ensemble

Hi! I’m Cass (@CraftyProfessor on Instagram) and this is my first blog post for Cali Fabrics, so I’ll start by telling you a bit about myself.  I have always been ...

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How to Perfectly Match Pockets

What's better than a handmade, designer-fabric Hawaiian shirt? How about two handmade, designer-fabric Hawaiian shirts? This time around I will show you how to perfectly match the fabric on the ...

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Planning a Seasonal Wardrobe

Way back in October I ordered my fabrics with this grandiose idea that I would write about how I planned a fall/winter capsule wardrobe with Cali Fabrics. But then I ...

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Breezy Lawn Skirts

Everyone has the occasional love affair with a piece of clothing. That special feeling when you could just wear that skirt, that dress, those pants everyday and never get tired ...

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All I want for Christmas is…

... fabric and time to sew! I decided to do some home dec sewing this year, to add some Christmas spirit to my house. In other words, I fell in ...

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Grainline Hemlock: the perfect free pattern for gift-giving!

Everyone loves a free pattern, and the Grainline Hemlock t-shirt is a classic! For years it was available to newsletter subscribers in sizes 0-18, but now it has been redrafted ...

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To Top it Off…Two New Tops!

Remember my dream top that my daughter stole/borrowed?  Well, she agreed to give it back...with one condition.  Or two.  And they involved fabric and sewing, so I agreed!  Plus she ...

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Project Street Style Fabric

Today's dose of happy is brought to you by the most fantastic parade of fabrics from CaliFabrics!  Recently I sewed up the entire Project Street Style collection of 7 patterns, ...

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A Simple Curved Hem

The weather is finally cooling here in Atlanta and I’m reminded that I don’t actually have a lot of cool weather running gear. Obviously, as someone who sews, this was ...

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7 Tips For Coat Making

For a couple months now I have been working on a pretty time-consuming project that I have been dying to share (pun intended). I have a great big love for ...

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Crushing on Velvet

Every holiday I stand in my closet and look for something that is both dressy and comfortable and this year I’m going to have some lovelies to choose from!  We ...

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5 Random Things I Sewed with Cali Knits

You know that drawer you have in the kitchen with all the random stuff in it? Rubber bands, pens, stamps, coupons, playing cards ... ours also has a plastic baby ...

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How To Break The Sewing Rules

Soooo...I did a thing. I broke the rules. I took a pattern that called for wovens and made it out of a knit instead. Cue the chiding and scoffing now. But ...

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New Fabrics Preview Video!

We're getting ready to add some gorgeous new fabrics! Take a look at a few of my faves.

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Rayon Challis Circle Skirt

Apparently, this is what it looks like when dreams come true.  The other day my daughter told me she was shopping and saw a chiffon maxi circle skirt that she ...

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A Winning Outfit for a Day at the Races

When I received an invitation to a company "Day at the Races" I knew just where to go for the perfect fabrics to whip up a winning outfit! I am ...

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Comfy Maternity Dress & Matching Shorts

Ah, pregnancy. It's that magical time in a woman's life where everything is uncomfortable and nothing fits. But in truth there's a lot to be excited about and thankful for ...

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A leotard for my tiny dancer

Back to school means back to ALL the activities and crazy nights of shuttling kids to and from each lesson and practice.  This girl is a die-hard dancer and loves ...

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