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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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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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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Sundress Season!

Summertime... and the sewin' is easy! Take a bold print knit and a tried'n'true pattern, and a few hours later, you too could have a sassy sundress! For this project, I ...

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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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Not So Prickly Cactus Dress

Hey, Sewists!  I have been a busy bee sewing away this month.  I hope you have been sewing this month too.  This time around I am sharing another new summer ...

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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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