Nothing makes me happier right now! I've finally dusted off my machine, gone through my fabric stash and decided on a few patterns to start off with. I'm in the mood to revamp my wardrobe & even give some clothes away so I can make room for more. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and … Continue reading DIY Off The Shoulder Top V9242
I'm so excited! I've been planning this little capsule for weeks now, and it's been really satisfying to pull it all together! First off, the colours: This is Pantone's Fall 2017 colour palette for New York. I've done a lot of thinking on my own blog about colour palettes, and, well, these are definitely not … Continue reading Pantone Fall 2017 Capsule Wardrobe!
Hi, everyone! It's Lindsey from Inside the Hem here to talk about my latest make for the Cali Fabrics' blog! Almost as soon as I saw Vogue 9275, released just a few weeks ago, I knew it was going to be a fall wardrobe staple. I just love those "wardrobe" or "lifestyle" patterns that include … Continue reading 1 pattern + 3 fabrics = 1 great outfit
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