Today’s dose of happy is brought to you by the most fantastic parade of fabrics from CaliFabrics! Recently I sewed up the entire Project Street Style collection of 7 patterns, all using gorgeous fabrics from CaliFabrics. If you haven’t seen the incredible, inspirational content coming out of Project Run & Play, you really must head over and check out Project Street Style…you won’t regret it!
And then there’s the big girl in the stunning City Lights Cape! This is a simple garment to sew that makes a big splash. Just about any woven fabric can be used, but we chose Wine Wool mohair-esque fabric and then quilted it with a layer of quilt batting underneath. You know, because a fancy cape can be made fancier! For the lining, we used some Art Gallery Fabrics cotton lawn. (The one we chose is currently sold out, but there’s quite a few other gorgeous ones in stock.) You can see the inside of ours over at Skirt Fixation.
Underneath the City Lights Cape, she’s wearing a Via Top. (This pattern also includes a tunic and dress lengths!) This pattern uses french terry, and CaliFabrics has an incredible selection to choose from. We used black french terry (hello everyday staple!) and for the fun accent stripes, we chose dusty pink french terry. More information on this top over at Skirt Fixation.
Her skirt is the Stoplight Skirt pattern, which is a unique knit skirt pattern with 3 views; the Full Stop maxi (shown here) the She’s a Caution midi (which has fun ruching details) and the Girl on the Go pencil skirt (a true staple!) The fabric is from my stash, but very similar to grey modal jersey, and any fabric with drape works perfectly for this view. You can see some of the many Stoplight Skirts I sewed, including the other views here.
Then there’s this cool dude in his Senpai Bomber Jacket! Of course I knew CaliFabrics had just the perfect fabrics I needed. The ribbing is the Black Extra Heavyweight Tubular Rib Knit and it’s the exact intended use of this fabric. The main fabric is french terry, and while this particular one is sold out, here’s a really cool french terry fabric with stars! For the sleeves I used a faux leather (from my stash, but this one would be lovely) and the lining is also the black french terry from his sister’s Via Top. You can read more about the trials of making of this jacket here.