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 from a King cake and a ball that looks like a bloodshot eye. Well this post is the kitchen drawer of the Cali blog today, a random assortment of goodies connected by nothing but the fact I made them recently with amazing knits from Cali Fabrics.

  1. Groovy Striped Dress.

The stripes give me major 70s vibes! But it also makes a cute everyday dress.

Fabric: Striped Double Brushed Poly Spandex. The stripes run parallel to the selvedge but with 4-way 125% stretch I just cut on crossgrain with no issues. You can find 184 more gorgeous double brushed polys here.

Pattern: Tie Dye Diva Patterns New York Minute Dress banded neckline, short sleeved view, shortened a bit from pattern length and with about 1″ of flare to the hem hoping to add a bit of breezy coolness during a Northern California heatwave.

2. Special Baby Set.

Because new fabric uploads and top-notch customer service at Cali Fabrics have not missed a beat, you might not know that Ron, aka King of Cali Fabrics, and his wife welcomed a new baby in August. I made a soft little set to welcome Winter to their Disney-loving family.

Fabric (top): Heather Gray with Pink Back French Terry Vinyl cut file from Etsy. Pattern, self-drafted.

Fabric: (pants and headband): Checkered cotton lycra jersey, out of stock. But don’t despair! This Checkered Double Brushed Poly is nearly identical. Patterns, self drafted. The headband bow is a long rectangle.

3. Striped Sleeve Shirt.

I made this cozy sweatshirt just last week from remnants of Cali Fabrics I had left over from sewing for myself. Colorblocking for the win!

Fabrics: sweatshirt knit and ribbed knit, both out of stock but there are all kinds of soft and cozy sweatshirtings here. I have my eye on that soft mint green!

Pattern: Tie Dye Diva Patterns Zee’s Tee. Stripes added with tutorial on the TDD blog.

4. I Feel Pretty Dress.

You know that dress that makes you feel like a million bucks? This is that dress. I’m most comfortable in black, and the neon floral pop keeps it fun.

Fabric: Black and Floral Crepe Liverpool and much more Liverpool here.

Pattern: Tie Dye Diva New York Minute again, faced neckline, short sleeved view with inset pockets and phone keeper tabs.

5. Stained Glass Skirt.

I live in maxi skirts! Love this pretty print.

My husband, taking this picture: looks good honey but the pocket’s really wrinkled
Me: It’s called ruching

Fabric: Stained Glass print rayon jersey Stretchy, comfy, perfect!

Pattern: Tie Dye Diva Mermaid Maxi, straight skirt view.

Thanks for letting me clean out my catch-all drawer today! Hope this inspires you to get sewing! Come hang with me on Instagram at @tiedyediva !

Jen H, from Tie Dye Diva

Jen creates PDF format sewing patterns for women, children and babies at www.tiedyedivapatterns.com

You May Also Like

To Top it Off…Two New Tops!

How to Dip Dye Wool

Project Street Style Fabric

A Simple Curved Hem

Leave a Reply

Follow on Feedly
%d bloggers like this: