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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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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Coral Leopard, Two Ways

Which came first? The mini or the ruffle? In other words... which came first, and then was changed into the other because I wasn't happy? Both versions have their merits... But ...

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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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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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A Skirt & Tee for Back to School

Adventures in apparel fabric, part deux! I wrote about the adorable Cuddle fur vest last time; let’s talk about the rest of the girl’s outfit - this darling skirt and ...

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“Orange You Glad?” Skirt

For my first Cali Fabrics project, I chose a gorgeous orange embroidered eyelet. I immediately gravitated toward this fabric because of its gorgeous color, but once I received it, I ...

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Still Summer

  I know that some of you may be planning your fall sewing ( great for you but.... I'm not going to join your party just yet...)  but for those of ...

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A 1950’s Red Chambray Pleated Dress (Vogue 8973)

Hello, readers! I'm happy to share this 1950 Vintage Vogue pleated dress with you!  I chose this gorgeous red dotted lightweight chambray for this project, which worked well with the numerous ...

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