So you think you want to sew swimwear?

I spent much of this summer (and last summer too) sewing swimwear!  From never having sewn a swimsuit before, to being considered somewhat of an expert, I learned just about everything there is to know!  And I want to share some some vital things I learned with you before you start.  Because sewing your own swimwear is a very, very rewarding (and even addicting!) thing to do. Tan and mustard vintage ...

Read More

5 Fabric Scrooge Tips

Today I've got some tips for you on how to get the most garments from your cuts of fabric.  If there was a hall of fame for the least amount of fabric wasted, you just might find me there!  In fact I've even got a series over at Skirt Fixation about classy ways to use fabric scraps.  Intervention may be necessary soon... From 2 yards of Desert Camouflage fabric, I made a tween ...

Read More

Sewing for Tweens – Fabric Choices

After a little break in which I had a baby, I'm excited to be back to talk about sewing for tweens!  I have 2 kids in this age category, and 3 that have gone through it, so you might say I have a little experience!  In this post I'm going to share with you my experience on fabric to use in sewing for tweens. Choosing fabric for tweens boils down to what ...

Read More

The Discerning Fabric Chooser

The tagline for the Cali Fabrics blog is “A Sewing Blog for the Fabric Obsessed” and you may have noticed those of us who contribute to the blog are very serious about our fabric choices…even the plain white boring fabrics! Last time I showed you some cuter than cute baby sweaters, and today I’ve got some more cute baby clothes for you…just not quite as exciting.  I’ve been sewing for my ...

Read More

Softest Baby Sweaters

Warning…today’s post may give you a raging case of baby fever! With a new little one expected to arrive within a few months, I’ve been on a baby clothes sewing kick.   Since it will still be cold when baby arrives, the item I’ve probably had the most fun sewing is baby sweaters.  Combine tiny, cute sweater patterns with the softest fabric from Cali Fabrics, and you’ve totally got the ability ...

Read More

30+ Tips for Sewing with Faux Fur

Cali Fabrics has a HUGE selection of faux fur!  There are over 100 faux furs in the Cali Fabrics shop!  To name a few, there's Black Mongolian Faux Fur, Rabbit Luxury Faux Fur, White Snow Leopard Faux Fur, or maybe you'd prefer Green Gorilla Faux Fur.  I had the opportunity to sew up some animal vests for some of my kids.  I learned quite a few things sewing with faux fur.  If ...

Read More

Sewing for Fall

Are you sewing for fall yet?  It's hard to think about it when the weather tops out over 100, but just think how glad you'll be to pull on a new cardigan on the first chilly evening of fall. To set the right example of sewing ahead, I sewed up 3 garments for fall, using some amazing fabrics from Cali Fabrics.  Since I didn't choose the easiest fabrics to work with, ...

Read More

Hi, I’m Audrey!

Hi!  I'm Audrey, and it probably comes as no surprise that I love skirts!  I blog over at Skirt Fixation with my daughters.  We blog about everything skirt related, and general sewing stuff too! I started sewing in my teen years as my height increased.  Finally ending up at six feet tall cemented forever my need to sew!  I also LOVE to sew for my 7 (not a typo!) kids. Sewing has become ...

Read More
Follow on Feedly