I love scouring fashion magazines and Pinterest as we head into a new season. I've been loving the huge embroidery trend and knew I wanted to incorporate it into my daughters fall wardrobe (I'm hoping to add some to mine too- can't let her have all the fun!). I hopped on Amazon and grabbed a … Continue reading Fall Trends: Embroidery and Prints
Hey, Cali Fabrics Fans! I have another new piece to share with you all. I made a view A of Simplicity 8089. For my version, I used the Lagoon Midweight Stretch Ponte De Roma which is a great teal color that was missing from my fall wardrobe. The idea for this top came from Pinterest. I saw … Continue reading Twist on a Basic
I'm a bit of a rebel when it comes to seasons and fabric. I probably should start sewing with all the heavier-weight fabrics that keep us warm as the weather cools down, but right now I find myself gravitating towards gorgeous, breezy cotton lawns and bright, candy colored spandex knits. Cali & Co. does not … Continue reading The Fabric Rebel in Me
Comfortable work wear is something that I always struggle with. I want to look polished and put together, but still be able to shelve books, sit down, and not want to change half way through a shift. A few months ago I tried on a ponte pencil skirt from a ready-to-wear shop and thought -- … Continue reading Mrs. Peacock, in the Library, with the Candlestick?: The Ultimate Pencil Skirt
Hey, Sewists! Now that I knocked the last bit of summer sewing off my list, I am ready for fall. Fall is my absolute favorite season because of the wool textures. Plaids, houndstooth, herringbone, you name it when it comes to wool and I want it. It is still a bit too warm around here … Continue reading Transitioning to Fall
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!
Hi, everyone! It's Lindsey from Inside the Hem here to talk about my latest make for the Cali Fabrics' blog! Almost as soon as I saw Vogue 9275, released just a few weeks ago, I knew it was going to be a fall wardrobe staple. I just love those "wardrobe" or "lifestyle" patterns that include … Continue reading 1 pattern + 3 fabrics = 1 great outfit
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
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!