One of the rare occasions when I stand in front of my me-made wardrobe and complain that I have ‘nothing to wear’ is when I’m getting ready to spend the day on an airplane. I have some upcoming trips this fall so I decided to make an outfit for airplane travel with part of my … Continue reading Taking Flight in Flowers
Hey, Fabric Lovers! How are you doing? I am enjoying the last fleeting days of summer. Even though fall is my favorite season and I have a ton of fall sewing plans, the sunning warm summer days are fading fast. I haven't done much sewing this summer since we moved to Chicago. I have been … Continue reading Summer, Don’t Go!
It's definitely getting cooler here in Canada... as I type this, I'm sitting under a wool blanket and quilt! That means it's time to put away the sundresses and cosy up in layers. This fall, I decided to use my Cali fabrics to add some trendy colours from the Fall Pantone Palette to my fall … Continue reading Ready for Fall
Hi everyone, I'm Lara! I am the blogger behind Handmade by Lara Liz. I stumbled upon sewing in the summer of 2016. Since then, I've been blow away by the community that exists in the sewing world and started Handmade by Lara Liz in November of 2016. Outside of sewing, I am a certified public accountant … Continue reading Hi, I’m Lara!
Hi! I'm Tori from The Doing Things Blog. I am a tall (5'11) sewist who is addicted to making clothes that finally fit and that are long enough! #sewingtall I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband and son. We're a family of doers (hence - The Doing Things Blog!), and my … Continue reading Hi, I’m Tori!
You know, a year ago I hadn't even heard of double brushed poly... but now I'm a convert! It's a polyester knit (not unlike ITY in weight) that has been combed on each side to give it a soft, micro-fleece-esque texture. Like all polyester fabrics, it comes in an huge variety of colours and and … Continue reading Cosy Brushed Poly for Fall!
I should begin my post about sewing up this olive floral stretch sateen by letting you know that I don’t like florals. I mean, I appreciate them from an aesthetic standpoint, like when Cali Fabrics gets a beautiful group of designer stretch sateen in stock, but I know I won’t like the way I look … Continue reading Stop and Sew the Roses
Okay, so this post may be a little misleading because you can't actually buy this exact fabric from Cali Fabrics. But you can make it yourself, just like I did! This Willow tank started out life as this yummy double gauze that you can get from Cali Fabrics. And guys, I am not joking when I say … Continue reading Blank Canvas
Look who's breaking all the fashion rules...wearing white after Labour Day! That's not really a rule anymore is it? I love a white and grey color palette and I plan to wear it through the fall as long as I can baring I have no major coffee or red wine mishaps while wearing these jeans. … Continue reading Plans Change
As soon as the nights start to get the tiniest bit of a chill to them I start to get itching for fall. Fall is by far my favorite season and easily my favorite season to sew for. I love cozy sweaters, fun hoodies, and comfy joggers. It also means it's totally acceptable to wear … Continue reading Fall means French Terry!