It seems like just yesterday a certain-legging-company burst onto the scene, tempting us to abandon real pants, and introducing us to the super soft world of double brushed poly. And while I’m a HUGE fan of cozy fabrics (like this one!!) – I do not subscribe to the “leggings are pants” philosophy. So my challenge for … Continue reading Beyond Leggings: Double Brushed Poly Inspiration
Well, I finnnnaaaallllyyy got my hands on some Double Brushed Poly. Watch my video to see more about what I made, my experience in working with the fabric, and my suggestions for other patterns that would be perfect for this fabric!
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’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!
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
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
(And the fabric that makes it your go-to Summer wear!) A few months back I shared my first non-legging double brushed poly inspiration – a slinky, swishy, springtime skort. (Or, as grown-ups call them, “Culottes”) The perfect drape and wrinkle-resistant nature of DBP made it my go-to for other slinky-swishy Summer projects, like this Fenix Romper made … Continue reading The Romper You Didn’t Know You Needed
The weather is turning hot, hot, hot and my wardrobe needed some serious help! I’ve been wanting to make the Oceanside Pants from Blank Slate Patterns for ages. They are a breezy, relaxed fit drawstring waist pant or short that look amazing in lightweight fabrics such as linen or chambray. I snatched up this perfect … Continue reading Summer Sewing with Tencel Denim
Hello Califabrics blog readers (and anyone else who’s stumbled upon this blog)! How are you doing today? I’m back with a post about underthings. Woo hoo! I have a lot of me-made items in my closet, in fact, I pretty much wear exclusively me-mades now, but one thing I am lacking in, is underthings. I’ve … Continue reading Sewing Lingerie
Hey guys! Is it starting to warm up where you live? It sure is here in New Mexico! My summer wardrobe is lacking a bit though, so what do I do when that happens? I sew a new outfit of course 🙂