Look, friends! Color! Haha Contrary to what one might think scrolling through my past posts for Cali Fabrics, I love color and am a particular sucker for blue and white prints. For me, it’s a combination that’s easily wearable year-round, can be dressed up or down, and evokes memories of east-coast summers. So, I’m sure … Continue reading A Blue and White Summer Caftan
Happy first weeks of Summer, Cali&Co Readers! Time to stock your wardrobe with garments to help you beat the heat in style. And this year, I'm all about the wovens! Here's a sampling of what I'm sewing with, and my takeaways. Enjoy! Tencel Chambray What is it? It's a stable, lightweight fabric that sews up … Continue reading 3 Summer-Approved Wovens
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
This summer, I'm determined to experiment with fun trousers styles. There has to be more to life than skinny jeans, right? First and foremost, I needed a good flowy fabric that was also robust enough for pants. I was so happy to find this tencel denim on the Cali Fabrics site! (It's sold out right … Continue reading Tencel Denim Winslow Culottes and some Cali Fabrics Classics!
Hi, readers! I've been a fan of 1920's fashion nearly my entire life, but it's only been the last five or six years that I have really gotten into actually sewing and wearing styles from that era. All of my 20's garments thus far have been essentially costumes for themed events, but this time, I've … Continue reading A Casual 1920’s Dress in Chambray
After a little break in which I had a baby, I'm excited to be back to talk about sewing for tweens! I have 2 kids in this age category, and 3 that have gone through it, so you might say I have a little experience! In this post I'm going to share with you my … Continue reading Sewing for Tweens – Fabric Choices
Hi, Readers! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! As it's right around the corner, I figured it was time to start sewing some new dresses for warmer weather. For me, that means cotton dresses that I can throw a cardi or a light jacket over and head out looking polished. I … Continue reading A Vintage Plaid Shirtdress (Vogue 9000)
As some of you may know from reading my blog, I am a big fan of the Granville shirt from Sewaholic Patterns. I've made it twice before, here and here, but I knew that I wanted to make more so I chose it as my next Cali Fabrics make! You may have seen that my … Continue reading A pop of colour on a classic Granville
Hello again friends! I'm so excited to share this new shirt with you! It feels like it's been ages since I've sewn with cotton, but for all the silk tops I've made recently, a classic oxford cloth button-down is still one of the items that feels the most 'me'. Maybe because they've been a staple in … Continue reading A Year-Round Staple: The OCBD
Hey Everybody!! I'm back with a Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress. Now before we get too far into this post, I realize that I haven't really styled this dress with Fall appropriate shoes and accessories. My only excuse is that I am still out at the lake (I live part time in Calgary and part … Continue reading Come for the fabric, stay for the pugs….