Colorful Additions

Well hello there!  We received our first small snowfall of the season the day I decided to take photos.  It is awfully chilly here in Indiana right now.  My neighbor saw me out and actually told me it was too cold to be out taking pictures.  But I braved the cold just so I could share two new tops with you all. I have a probably some what unhealthy obsession with ...

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Modal Wrap Dress

I'm back, with more modal jersey! (Here's my last post.) This time I sewed Cashmerette's Appleton Wrap Dress. I've made it several times before: as a pattern tester in rayon knit, then in Japanese-inspired polyester ITY,  a maxi sleeveless version this summer, and one for my sister in rayon bird knit! This one is actually for my sister too - but we're almost the same size, so I'm modelling it today. As I mentioned ...

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Preppy Plaid Larkspur Dress

Fall/Winter sewing to me means time to break out the plaid.  Cali Fabrics has a huge selection to choose from and I couldn't help myself and grabbed a handful to play with. For this project I used this Mid-weight Black Watch Plaid.  It was thick and perfect for this structured dress.  This Tartan Wool Suiting or this Tartan Wool Blend are similar prints and would look great in this style dress ...

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Holiday Gold

Hi everyone! I'm Michelle and this is my very first post over here on the Cali fabrics blog. I am excited to share with you what I made for my 17 year old redheaded vintage-loving daughter (who we refer to as The Bee) with these amazing fabrics. I sewed up a Holiday dress for her using the Ginseng Pattern by Sew Chic Pattern Company, (who generously supplied me with the pattern) ...

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Cozy Modal Leggings for Fall

My favourite kind of projects are simple ones. Simple doesn't have to be boring! This time, I made two pairs of leggings in buttery soft modal jersey, and an oversized dolman tee in variegated rayon. They mix-and-match perfectly into my wardrobe, but for the purposes of this post, I've styled them together! Shall we begin with the leggings? Cali Fabrics carries a bunch of colours in this modal jersey, and owner Ron told ...

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