Hey everyone! Michelle from Falafel and the Bee here. Today I am sharing one of the cosplay costumes I am making for the local ComicCon coming up. We are all going as the family from the movie Brave. My older daughter's Merida costume is already done (you can see it here). I made it with … Continue reading Fergus Cosplay
Let me start this post off by saying that yes, I am 33, and yes, I still want to play dress-up. But running around town in a full-on princess dress just doesn't cut it in "civilized" society unless you're under the age of 6. Not fair! But thankfully, sewing has given me the freedom to … Continue reading The Little Mermaid Inspired Yoga Set
I always love to see what Pantone comes up with each year as the hot and trending colors. This year's color of the year is Greenery- a vibrant shade of green, somewhere between lime and olive. I'm a huge fan of all things green and was excited to incorporate this color in our wardrobes. My … Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year-Greenery
So this is probably the last time this dress will be on my body...not because I don't like it...but because once my daughter saw it and told me she loved it... well... I gave it to her as soon as I took it off. Gotta keep your photographer happy right!? I'm always thrilled … Continue reading Plaid Tunic
I don’t often make New Year’s Resolutions, but for once I was ahead of the game and made my resolutions for 2017 last year! My one and only resolution was to take part in a minimum of one ParkRun a month throughout 2017, and naturally that means I absolutely needed new workout gear! I usually struggle to find workout … Continue reading New Year, new… workout gear!
Hi, Readers! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! As it's right around the corner, I figured it was time to start sewing some new dresses for warmer weather. For me, that means cotton dresses that I can throw a cardi or a light jacket over and head out looking polished. I … Continue reading A Vintage Plaid Shirtdress (Vogue 9000)
Hello lovelies!! Truth be told, I've avoided sewing knits because I'm not a very big fan of knit binding. I'm such a perfectionist, and because I don't have a coverstitch machine (yet) it bothers me when my seams and stitches are not symmetrical, that is, until I figured out how to fake it! It really … Continue reading How to fake the perfect neck binding.
The tagline for the Cali Fabrics blog is “A Sewing Blog for the Fabric Obsessed” and you may have noticed those of us who contribute to the blog are very serious about our fabric choices…even the plain white boring fabrics! Last time I showed you some cuter than cute baby sweaters, and today I’ve got … Continue reading The Discerning Fabric Chooser
Happy belated new years Cali Blog Squad readers! I'm excited to share my first - and what I already predict to be - my favorite make for the year. This is the Butterick 6052 off-shoulder maxi dress made up in White Palms on Navy Rayon Challis Print and partially lined with Black Cotton Lawn. Let's … Continue reading Palm Print Off-Shoulder Dress
I've been a bit absent around here lately, and it's because I'm expecting! I've had an absolute hell of a first trimester, and was sick all day and all night for about 10 weeks straight. The past couple weeks have really been looking up, though, and I'm starting to feel a lot more like myself, … Continue reading Flutter Sleeve Tee