You Eat What You Wear

Hi again, everyone! I'm super excited to share my next project with you... this one puts a smile on my face and a fry in my tummy. 🙂 When I was ...

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Santa Fe Top with Lace Insets

A little over a year ago, I was defeated by a slippery, white bamboo knit not at all unlike the fabric I used for this version of the Hey June Santa ...

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DIY Floral Print Pencil Skirt

Hello Sew Family! I can't tell you how long I've wanted a floral print pencil skirt.  The journey to this skirt has been a long one, but rewarding nonetheless. Now, I have ...

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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 ...

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Hermes Inspired Print Dress

Hello Everyone! I am super excited to be here and cannot wait to meet each and every one of you.  I decided I would make a simple dress for my debut ...

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Flowers, Stripes and Sisters

Love is gentle, love is kind... love is sharing your favourite fabric, and sewing for someone else! In this case, my big sis, Anne. She's a fantastic knitter, and in ...

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Novelty Cotton Madness

I absolutely adore cotton fabric.  The more whimsical it is the more I love it.  It takes me back to my childhood...sigh.  I digress 🙂  now that I'm an old ...

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A Very Twirly Knit Dress + Super Easy Way to Hem a Circle Skirt.

Hello Readers! Today I get to share with you my first post as a Cali Fabrics contributor! I primarily sew for my daughter who I affectionately refer to as #thespiritedone, (she has ...

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Sleeveless Grainline Archer Hybrid in Silk Habotai

You guys, I finally checked off one of my sewing bucket list projects.  I've been wanting a sleeveless silk popover for years! Years! I am so, so glad I finally took ...

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The Cotton Netting Fabric Experiment

For my first Cali & Co. Blog Sewing Project, I was challenged to find fabric that I didn’t already have in my stash! Seriously.  I eventually chose this white cotton ...

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Work, work!

  It seems like every summer I get inspired to make a dress that is pure icing.  It's impractical, I won't wear it a lot, and it takes a lot of ...

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Sewing with Sequins

Hey Sewists!  I am so excited to share my first project post with you all.  I knew I wanted to talk about working with sequins because they can be quite ...

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A 1950’s Yellow Shirtwaist Dress (Simplicity 1459)

Hello there, readers! I'm super excited to share this dress with you.  It's one that I've dreamed about for a while and I'm so happy to see it come to fruition. ...

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Back to School for Boys: Sturdy Pants and a Zip Hoodie

I went to buy camouflage fabric the other day … but couldn’t find it. Ba dum bum. Of course, I did find it at Cali Fabrics, and incorporated two different camo ...

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Cotton/Tencel Denim Joggers by SewSophieLynn

As a busy mom of five I get my fashion inspiration not from the pages of Vogue magazine but usually from the chic mom running errands or pushing the cart ...

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Katie Lee: Penny Raglan

Penny Raglan in Bamboo Jersey

If you've ever read my blog, it should be no surprise that I love bamboo jersey.  In fact, it's probably my favorite knit fabric to work with.  And that means I'm ...

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Exclusive Coupon! Save $5 off $25 at Cali Fabrics

Hi Everyone! In honor of the last half of our launch month, we're giving you $5 off any order of $25 or more!   Just enter CALI&CO in the coupon code box at ...

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80’s Vintage

I recently pulled this pattern out of my stash with the intention of finally sewing it.  It was purchased last year on Etsy, when I was going thru a backless-or-interesting-back-detail ...

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The Katie Kimono

Hey Everybody! How are you all doing out there? I'm doing well, but I have to admit, I'm feeling a bit nervous as I write this. I mean, I'm blogging ...

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