Hello, readers! I've been steadily working on filling out holes in my wardrobe and a denim jacket was at the top of my list. It's such a steady workhorse for casual looks and gives you that needed warmth for crisp spring days. This was a fun project that looks much more difficult than it is. … Continue reading A Denim Jacket with a Western Twist (Butterick 6390)
I was beyond excited when I saw that Ron had listed Carhartt canvas in some 20 (20!!) colors on the Cali Fabrics site. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, Carhartt is known for high-quality, premium-yet-affordable workwear in sturdy fabrics like denim and duck (aka, canvas). You may have seen their recent feature in Threads … Continue reading Covered in Canvas
Hi everyone! I'm Michelle and this is my very first post over here on the Cali fabrics blog. I am excited to share with you what I made for my 17 year old redheaded vintage-loving daughter (who we refer to as The Bee) with these amazing fabrics. I sewed up a Holiday dress for her … Continue reading Holiday Gold
Recently I sewed 2 pairs of jeans for my boys using some awesome denim from Cali Fabrics. As a first time sewist of jeans I learned quite a bit, and I thought I’d share some tips and tricks to help fellow jean makers. Use the right tools: You don’t have to go out and buy … Continue reading So you think you want to sew jeans?
Hello Lovely Readers! Welcome to my second post on the Cali & Co Blog! I've been doing a lot of "comfortable" sews recently, so I was itching for a challenge and decided my next sew would be something I've never sewn before, with fabric I've never used before. I was browsing the site and came across this gorgeous Red, … Continue reading This TWILL be interesting!
When I first looked into adding camo prints into my wardrobe, I thought to myself "how hard could it be?? Here's a medium scale print full of neutral colors. What WON'T it pair well with?" I coo'd when it arrived. This beautiful, mid weight, stretch twill, perfect for a pair of Fall skinnies! https://www.instagram.com/p/BKjNr5rD0bA/?taken-by=beccaduvalphoto I … Continue reading Wear Camo Like a Fashionista
The humidity has finally broken in Charleston and it's beginning to feel like fall! I sewed up the perfect outfit for a walk in the park to enjoy the cooler temps and see the leaves changing colors. Watch our video to see my outfit in action and hear the fabric details! https://youtu.be/o057VNlWzNs
Almost as soon as I finished my first pair of Pattern Emporium Ladies Harem Pants (for which I happened to use a rayon crepe from Cali Fabrics), I knew that I needed a second pair, this time in camo. Camo fabric, combined with this pattern, would make my ultimate pair of army-inspired casual comfy pants. And … Continue reading Army Inspired — My Camo Pants
My sewing plans for fall can be summed up in a word - denim. Califabrics has so many awesome denim fabrics and I bought them all!! (Evil laugh) In keeping with this theme, I decided to make a denim coat for my next Cali&Co project – but not a traditional short ‘jean jacket’. I wanted … Continue reading An Autumn Coat in Selvedge Denim
In hindsight, making a complicated pattern that needed to be significantly altered to fit my 5ft 3” frame, in a language I don’t actually speak probably wasn’t the smartest choice of first projects for the Cali Fabrics blogger team, but that gamble seems to have paid off and I am so pleased to be able to … Continue reading A classic trench coat, or ‘the coat that nearly wasn’t’