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
When I first started sewing, I was all about making clothes out of the coolest prints I could find. Now that I'm trying to make a more cohesive wardrobe, I find I'm leaning toward solids. But I still crave that little bit of "cool" since most people (or just me) think solids = boring. That's … Continue reading It’s All About Texture: A Crinkle Knit Blackwood Cardigan
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 Everyone! Wow. I just realized that the last time I was here I made a cardigan! You would think that I could at least try to be more original. The thing is, it's May. Me Made May is in full swing and come hell or high water....I was gonna be prepared this year! So … Continue reading Filling Gaps
When I was shopping for my next round of Cali & Co posts, I came across this lovely textured double knit and just kept coming back to it again and again. That was a sure sign it needed to be in my cart! It's a dramatic fabric, so I decided to pair it with a correspondingly simple … Continue reading Double knit, double duty
My favorite way to start a project is to purchase a fabric in a print or color I like, then look up inspiration using similar fabrics. This time, I started with Navy Blue Midweight Stretch Ponte De Roma Solid and set off to find dress styles that could work for the office. I fell for the way the … Continue reading How to Make Solids Pop – M6883 & Wanted Tee