Stripes for the whole family

The modal jersey stripe fabric excels above all other stripe fabric, or so you might think if you saw my family!  But it's true that this fabric is one of ...

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Maternity Shorts for the Active Lady

Guess what?... I'm pregnant! And you know what that means: tons of adorable maternity outfits... if only. Actually it turns out that growing a little person is actually pretty uncomfortable, so some ...

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Magical Fabric (that gives you more time to sew!)

Do you have children that prevent you from sewing as much as you want to?  (How come they need to eat so often anyway?)  How would you like to suddenly ...

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The quest for the perfect t-shirt fabric

As summer approaches, I knew I needed a new batch of t-shirts.  I'm forever on the quest to find the perfect fabric for those slouchy tees I love so much.  ...

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Sewing with Stretch Cotton Sateen

Have you ever sewn with stretch cotton sateen fabric before? It's often listed as a suitable fabric for making a variety of pants, dress, and jacket patterns, but I've just ...

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Revisiting a Classic

Hey! Today, I am sharing a jacket that is inspired by a previous make of mine. Way back in 2011 I made another version of this same Simplicity 2223 (now ...

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Baby Friendly Fabrics

Often I get asked which fabrics I like to use for baby clothes.  Since I seem to have a lot of experience with babies and making baby clothes, this is ...

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The Hand Embroidered Dragon Dress

Several months ago I started this project and now, about six months later -- IT'S FINISHED! Have you ever had a project that you "worked" on for so long ...

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Twinning is Winning

Did I get you yesterday with my April Fool's joke? Maybe a little? It's time to show you what I really made with that lovely soft sweater knit! I didn't lie ...

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Sewing is a Waste of Time

When I got this squishy, soft sweater knit in the mail from Cali, I knew it had to be made into something  special. It’s PINK which is my favorite color, ...

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Comfort and style at work!

Meet my sister, Anne! She is a conference planner for a governance non-profit that regularly hosts heads of state, politicians and dignitaries, along with lead researchers from around the world. ...

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Easy Bedroom Curtains

Curtains are a great way to update any room, and with this simple curtain construction method, my bedroom was transformed in just a couple of hours! When I moved in, my ...

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5 Tips for Sewing Sweater Knits

This winter has felt long and especially cold. Full disclosure, I live in Northern California, where “cold” is somewhere between 45-60 degrees. I am fully aware that this makes me ...

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The Draped Cowl Neckline in Recycled Polyester and ITY Knit Fabrics

Necklines play such an important role in a garment since they're front and center, yet I find myself sewing the same one over and over when it comes to my ...

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5 Years of Sewing with Cali Fabrics French Terry

As a Cali Fabrics Blogger, I get to order fabric every quarter... and time after time, I find myself fawning over French Terry! Cali always has a great selection of ...

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J.Crew-Inspired Fulton Sweater Blazer

Hello friends!  I have something a bit different to share with you today! As sewists, I’m sure we’re all inspired by rtw (ready-to-wear) from time to time and happily modify amazing ...

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The 2-for-1 skirt

Have you ever liked BOTH sides of a fabric and had a hard time choosing which side to use for your final garment?   That happened to us with the ...

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How about some menswear?

My husband got a new tattoo this year, so of course I had to make him a shirt to show it off! I knew I wanted this Cali Fabrics Black ...

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Plan a Sewing Date this Valentine’s!

Roses, jewellery and a table for two are all well and good... but me-time is a girl's best friend! This Valentine's Day, I'm planning a date with myself! Whether you ...

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