I'm back with my next post for the Cali Fabrics blog and today I want to talk to you all about this incredibly soft organic cotton and bamboo French Terry I ordered recently. Guys. It is so soft. Like stroking a chinchilla, it's that soft. It is a really beautiful lavender-grey tone. The knit is … Continue reading I’ve Never Been So Comfortable
I spent much of this summer (and last summer too) sewing swimwear! From never having sewn a swimsuit before, to being considered somewhat of an expert, I learned just about everything there is to know! And I want to share some some vital things I learned with you before you start. Because sewing your own … Continue reading So you think you want to sew swimwear?
Okay, so calling these granny pants may be a little harsh, but I must admit that my first thought when I put them on was that they reminded me of just the sort of thing my grandma would have worn back in the day! Don't get me wrong, though, I kind of think I might … Continue reading They might be granny pants…
I have a habit. A swimwear sewing (or at the very least, a swim-fabric-hoarding) habit. And I have Cali Fabric to blame thank. I lived in San Francisco a few summers ago, and my maiden voyage to their bricks-and-mortar shop, The Fabric Outlet, was just in time for a super swim fabric sale. Table upon … Continue reading Pink Giraffe Swimwear
Welt pockets and bias binding add a crisp, finished look to this summer dress. I used a favorite tank top of mine to make a general pattern, then made it roomier by adding width to the sides and a box pleat in the center front. I used a rayon chambray for the body of the dress and a … Continue reading Welt Pockets and Bias Binding