Happy New Year everyone! One of my reSEWlutions this year is to try new things. And of course that includes new fabrics I've never tried before! I hold Adrianna, the designer behind Hey June Patterns responsible for this new fabric obsession of mine. When she updated the Union St. Tee pattern, she updated the fabric … Continue reading New Year, New Favorite Fabric: Modal!
I am always search for work wear - and bonus points when it's comfy work wear! When the Phoebe Dress from Sew Over It came out, I knew it was one I wanted to try. While I don't normally sew many dresses, I really love the silhouette on this pattern and think it looks a … Continue reading The Phoebe Dress | A Perfect Use for All those Knit Scraps
Here’s a tip for all you cozy fabric lovers: grab some of this chocolate brown french terry today! With this softer than soft chocolate french terry, I made a Tallinn Sweater by Hey June Patterns for myself. (Oh, and I just noticed the Tallinn Sweater is the featured pattern of the month over at Hey … Continue reading Chocolate & a FREE Reversible Beanie Pattern
The Cali Blog Squad has some serious love for the Toaster Sweaters from Sew House 7. Do a quick search and you'll find a handful of variations of both versions. They work great for a huge variety of fabrics which makes it a favorite for so many of us. These are my first versions and … Continue reading Toaster Sweaters Times Two
It's always hard to find a good dress for the holidays. You want it to be stylish, but not too avant garde. Comfortable but not frumpy. This year I took matters into my own hands and made the best holiday dress ever. Okay, so maybe it's not the best ever but I still think it … Continue reading A velvet dress for the holidays
So, there I was, shopping the Cali Fabrics website, when I came across this pretty gem: “Black and Sparkling Silver Striped Sweater Knit”. My inner dialogue, as the person who would be wearing the sweater, went something like this: “Ohmygoshilovesparkles! Festive! Holidays! Yasssssss! Sweater knit, yummy, cozy, classy, let’s do it!” And then the rest … Continue reading All the Sparkle, None of the Stress
Hello readers! I'm very happy to share this project! It's one that's been in my dreams for a while and now, it's finally become a reality. I love to take plain fabrics and transform them into something unique. This blouse was just a simple white cotton lawn before I embroidered it. Now, it's a bespoke … Continue reading A 1940’s Embroidered California Poppy Blouse
Last post I blogged about a Jalie raglan and McCalls sleeveless cardi that I'd sewn with TNT (Tried'N'True) patterns. Well, I'm back today with another TNT Jalie pattern, in a gorgeous floral rayon french terry from Cali Fabrics! This time it's the Jalie hoodie, minus the hoodie and with a rectangular cowl instead! This is … Continue reading Another TNT for winter!
When I told my Mom that I was making a stretch velvet dress for Christmas, she wasn't too sure about my creative decision. I assured her it would be a magical throwback to the '90s where velvet skater dresses reigned supreme. I made sure I didn't disappoint: I've had an itch to make something in … Continue reading A Stretch Velvet Holiday Dress
The Colette Negroni is my first foray into menswear and boy was it overdue! It is now a late birthday / early Christmas gift for my boyfriend who bought me my first (and current) sewing machine, drives me to draping class on Saturday mornings, helps me with fittings, allows me to indulge in spontaneous Joann … Continue reading A Cozy Flannel for Fall