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 ...

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Pink Giraffe Swimwear

I have a habit. A swimwear sewing (or at the very least, a swim-fabric-hoarding) habit. And I have Cali Fabric to blame thank. I lived in San Francisco a few summers ago, and my maiden voyage to their bricks-and-mortar shop, The Fabric Outlet, was just in time for a super swim fabric sale. Table upon table of nylon lycra yardage lined the entryway. I'd not sewn a single stitch of the ...

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The Little Mermaid Inspired Yoga Set

Let me start this post off by saying that yes, I am 33, and yes, I still want to play dress-up. But running around town in a full-on princess dress just doesn't cut it in "civilized" society unless you're under the age of 6. Not fair! But thankfully, sewing has given me the freedom to still throw in some fun (some may say childish) ideas when I make clothes for myself. I started ...

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New Year, new… workout gear!

I don’t often make New Year’s Resolutions, but for once I was ahead of the game and made my resolutions for 2017 last year! My one and only resolution was to take part in a minimum of one ParkRun a month throughout 2017, and naturally that means I absolutely needed new workout gear! I usually struggle to find workout gear that isn’t extortionately priced, so making my own was the next logical step. I got ...

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Halloween Costumes with Cali Fabrics

Halloween is just around the corner and if you're anything like me your costumes are still just a thought in the back of your mind.  I'm usually a last minute girl and I rarely, rarely sew my kids costumes.  If it can be done in under an hour- then I'll jump right on it!  This year my daughter wanted to be a leopard and Cali Fabrics was our first stop.  ...

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Brushed Poly for Everyone!

So, there's this fabric on the website that I kept coming back to.  I'd add it to my cart and then walk away for a couple hours and then look at it again.  I thought on it for a couple of days actually. I loved the fabric but I didn't have a plan for it so I kept humming and hawing over it.  Eventually, I decided to just jump in and ...

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