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!
It’s that time of year…corduroy time! Now I’ve got to admit, corduroy is one of my oldest fabric loves! I mean it’s so great to sew with; stable and pliable but soft and comfortable to wear. Let me show you what I mean. After scouring the corduroy selection at CaliFabrics, I settled on some Brown … Continue reading Baby Wale Corduroy 3 Ways
November was TNT month on the Sewcialists blog, so this fall I’ve been digging out some of my favourite Tried’n’True patterns and tweeking them for a new look! Fabric makes a huge difference with TNTs, and this year I wanted to include some new colours into my winter wardrobe. I’ve always worn quite bright, saturated … Continue reading A new spin on some classic TNT patterns
My daughter has a beautiful hourglass figure which I have absolutely no clue how to fit since I have no figure (or if you’re being kind) am more of a rectangle! I sew so much for my other children, but recently decided it was time to get it right on fit for my oldest child. … Continue reading If at 1st you don’t succeed…
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