So, for my last post, I made a trapeze garment for summer. Apparently, I thought I needed one for Fall too haha. I knew when I picked this fabric, I didn't want to default to a boyfriend cardigan (especially since I made a grey one of those earlier this year). What I did want was something cozy, … Continue reading A Sweater for Not-Quite Sweater Weather
Happy (late) Halloween, ya'll! My house has been abuzz these past couple of weeks, not only because I decided to wait until the bewitching hour to start my Halloween costume (doesn't that seem to happen each year?) but also because I'm MOVING TO AUSTIN! You heard that right, folks, I'm becoming a Texan. I love … Continue reading Classical Ballet Tutu
Welt pockets and bias binding add a crisp, finished look to this summer dress. I used a favorite tank top of mine to make a general pattern, then made it roomier by adding width to the sides and a box pleat in the center front. I used a rayon chambray for the body of the dress and a … Continue reading Welt Pockets and Bias Binding
Hi Readers! I don't know about you, but I've been on the hunt for the Holy Grail of shirtdresses for a long time! I've been searching for something classic, comfortable, well fitting with a myriad of options to customize and I think I've found it with the Cashmerette Lenox. This pattern certainly went together easily … Continue reading The Lenox Shirtdress in Ranchero Rayon Chambray
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
Hello lovelies!! Truth be told, I've avoided sewing knits because I'm not a very big fan of knit binding. I'm such a perfectionist, and because I don't have a coverstitch machine (yet) it bothers me when my seams and stitches are not symmetrical, that is, until I figured out how to fake it! It really … Continue reading How to fake the perfect neck binding.
I've always love the look of suede skirts for fall, but haven't ever found one that suited me. I like skirts that are full and long, not tight, short, and covered with buttons. I love circle skirts and ever since I started sewing last year, I've had this skirt in mind. I read a … Continue reading Fun with Rayon and Suede
Hi again, everyone! I'm super excited to share my next project with you... this one puts a smile on my face and a fry in my tummy. 🙂 When I was perusing the Cali Fabrics knits, the French Fries on Black Stretch Brushed Jersey caught my eye. Heck, it caught my eye, my heart, AND … Continue reading You Eat What You Wear
Hello Sew Family! I can't tell you how long I've wanted a floral print pencil skirt. The journey to this skirt has been a long one, but rewarding nonetheless. Now, I have to be honest, finding the right floral print fabric was tough! Although I really admire those that can rock such a statement piece, … Continue reading DIY Floral Print Pencil Skirt
Hello Readers! Today I get to share with you my first post as a Cali Fabrics contributor! I primarily sew for my daughter who I affectionately refer to as #thespiritedone, (she has a love for life unlike any I've ever known, so it was just fitting). When I came across this beautiful Floral Rayon Stretch Jersey Knit, … Continue reading A Very Twirly Knit Dress + Super Easy Way to Hem a Circle Skirt.