I'm back with my next post for the Cali Fabrics blog and today I want to talk to you all about this incredibly soft organic cotton and bamboo French Terry I ordered recently. Guys. It is so soft. Like stroking a chinchilla, it's that soft. It is a really beautiful lavender-grey tone. The knit is … Continue reading I’ve Never Been So Comfortable
I have a habit. A swimwear sewing (or at the very least, a swim-fabric-hoarding) habit. And I have Cali Fabric to blame thank. I lived in San Francisco a few summers ago, and my maiden voyage to their bricks-and-mortar shop, The Fabric Outlet, was just in time for a super swim fabric sale. Table upon … Continue reading Pink Giraffe Swimwear
(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") https://www.pinterest.com/pin/139400550948845171/ The perfect drape and wrinkle-resistant nature of DBP made it my go-to for other slinky-swishy Summer projects, like this Fenix … Continue reading The Romper You Didn’t Know You Needed
I’ve been lusting after the gorgeous jumpsuits and rompers everyone has been wearing for the past year, but after trying on a few ready-to-wear versions I got discouraged. My top and bottom halves are completely different sizes – okay for separates but terrible for jumpsuits. I put my jumpsuit dreams on the shelf for a … Continue reading A Jumpsuit for Summer!
I have good news and bad news about the makes in this post. And since I've always been an "eat your vegetables first" sort of person, we'll just get the bad news out of the way. And that bad news would be this tank. I think that it's just as important to share projects that flop … Continue reading You win some, you lose some
This shirt may look familiar because I made a winter version in ponte for my last post. I wondered for a while if this is worth its own post, but this tee has become an instant go-to due to the pattern and the fabric, so the answer is yes! The pattern is the Wanted Tee … Continue reading The Spring/Summer Wanted Tee
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 everyone! It's Gina here for Tie Dye Diva patterns. Today I want to share with you a beautiful dress that I made for my girl and wish I had for myself instead! As I was perusing Cali Fabrics the other day, because I never stop shopping for fabric, I was thrilled to see that … Continue reading London Calling Cotton Lawn – ‘ello Love!
Today I've got some tips for you on how to get the most garments from your cuts of fabric. If there was a hall of fame for the least amount of fabric wasted, you just might find me there! In fact I've even got a series over at Skirt Fixation about classy ways to use … Continue reading 5 Fabric Scrooge Tips
My fellow office dwellers all know that the holy grail of office attire is a combination of comfort and professionalism. I think a great ponte dress is the perfect fit! For this dress I chose Cali Fabric's Seafoam Green Ponte de Roma and paired it with Pauline Alice's Aldaia Dress. This fabric has a beautiful rich color, … Continue reading Office Appropriate Sheaths + Tips for Caring for Ponte