Tori Richard Cotton Lawn – A tale of lobsters

It seems that as the weather gets colder and summer really comes to end (I'm clinging to it folks!) I feel compelled to sew a final garment in a lightweight cotton lawn fabric.  I really didn't need my annual tradition as an excuse this year because this cotton lawn isn't just any cotton lawn, it's a Tori Richard cotton lawn.  Ok I have to admit I wasn't familiar with the name, ...

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Burnside Bibs in a Perfect Fall Linen

Linen is one of those fabrics I thoroughly enjoy sewing with and wearing.  Who am I kidding, it's one of those fabrics I will buy just to add to my stash!  Apparel linen is comfortable, wears well, and gets softer with each wash.  One of my favorite things about it is that it has that "crumpled" look, and it's ok, because linen is so wonderful that no one questions the ...

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Back to the Basics – Chambray and Twill

When it comes to apparel fabric, there's nothing more fun than playing around with unique fabric prints and blends, but there's something to be said about those classic natural fabrics too, such as cotton twill and chambray.  As I slowly replace my worn-out ready-to-wear clothing with handmade items, I've been trying to utilize similar fabrics, and I'm having no problem finding what I need in Cali Fabric's impressive apparel fabric ...

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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 maybe I'll select fancy fabric for those special occasion outfits that are only worn a handful of times because I don't want them to get ruined.  Well, I think I may have found a fabric that falls smack dab in ...

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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 just enough fabric to get a good feel for its texture and drape.  This is impossible online for obvious reasons (although you can always order a swatch if you're patient enough!).  CaliFabrics does an excellent job though when it comes ...

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