Toaster Sweaters Times Two

The Cali Blog Squad has some serious love for the Toaster Sweaters from Sew House 7.  Do a quick search and you'll find a handful of variations of both versions.  They work great for a huge variety of fabrics which makes it a favorite for so many of us. These are my first versions and I feel like I've finally joined the cool kid club.  I now get why these patterns ...

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A Stretch Velvet Holiday Dress

When I told my Mom that I was making a stretch velvet dress for Christmas, she wasn't too sure about my creative decision. I assured her it would be a magical throwback to the '90s where velvet skater dresses reigned supreme. I made sure I didn't disappoint: I've had an itch to make something in stretch velvet ever since I saw Tami's awesome silver shirt and Becca's inspiration post on how to ...

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Stretch Velvet Tee

I'm absolutely head over heels for velvet!  I'm loving this trend and want to velvet-fy everything in my wardrobe. I love a good loose fitting t-shirt and knew I needed a fun velvet version for sure. Cali has so many colors to pick from but grey is totally my jam.  I figure the grey can be dressed up with jewelry but it's also subtle enough that I can easily wear it everyday ...

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