How to Perfectly Match Pockets

What's better than a handmade, designer-fabric Hawaiian shirt? How about two handmade, designer-fabric Hawaiian shirts? This time around I will show you how to perfectly match the fabric on the pocket to make it nearly invisible. There's a pocket on there! My husband loved and wore the first Hawaiian shirt I made him with Tori Richard designer shirting so much I made him a second one from the same pattern but a different weave, cotton jacquard instead of cotton lawn. I really ...

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Planning a Seasonal Wardrobe

Way back in October I ordered my fabrics with this grandiose idea that I would write about how I planned a fall/winter capsule wardrobe with Cali Fabrics. But then I found out I was pregnant and so started all the joys of the first trimester. Now that that period is ending I am ready to get back to things even though my wardrobe plans have changed drastically. The first thing I do to get inspired is to scroll through Pinterest, my ...

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3 Kid Patterns for All the Seasons

If you sew for kids like I do, I'm sure you appreciate patterns that are transitional and that you can sew all year round. It just so happens my last 3 sews of 2019 were just that. I wanted to make something for my daughter and nieces for Christmas before we left California. I thought it would be a super sweet memory and I wanted to be sure they were garments they could wear all year long, (and maybe just ...

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