The tagline for the Cali Fabrics blog is “A Sewing Blog for the Fabric Obsessed” and you may have noticed those of us who contribute to the blog are very serious about our fabric choices…even the plain white boring fabrics! Last time I showed you some cuter than cute baby sweaters, and today I’ve got … Continue reading The Discerning Fabric Chooser
I've been a bit absent around here lately, and it's because I'm expecting! I've had an absolute hell of a first trimester, and was sick all day and all night for about 10 weeks straight. The past couple weeks have really been looking up, though, and I'm starting to feel a lot more like myself, … Continue reading Flutter Sleeve Tee
Here in Central Virginia, January is just the start of our winter weather. It's usually reliable for at least one big snowfall, and months of looks-like-Springtime-until-you're-repeatedly-smacked-with-freezing-temps-and-accumulationless-precipitation. In other words: It's sweater weather. And when I saw the Cali Fabric stock of sweater knits, I knew I needed to make my own to see me through … Continue reading Sewing Sweater Knit: Tips for your Coziest Seasonal Projects!
I was probably 4 the first the I (remember) wearing velvet. It was a dress, black velvet with a white lace peter pan collar, and I loved it. I mean, not wearing it, I was still a kid fidgeting in a formal dress. But I loved looking at it and petting it's soft, stiff texture. … Continue reading Inspiration: How to wear Velvet
Warning…today’s post may give you a raging case of baby fever! With a new little one expected to arrive within a few months, I’ve been on a baby clothes sewing kick. Since it will still be cold when baby arrives, the item I’ve probably had the most fun sewing is baby sweaters. Combine tiny, … Continue reading Softest Baby Sweaters
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
Well hello there! We received our first small snowfall of the season the day I decided to take photos. It is awfully chilly here in Indiana right now. My neighbor saw me out and actually told me it was too cold to be out taking pictures. But I braved the cold just so I could … Continue reading Colorful Additions
I'm back, with more modal jersey! (Here's my last post.) This time I sewed Cashmerette's Appleton Wrap Dress. I've made it several times before: as a pattern tester in rayon knit, then in Japanese-inspired polyester ITY, a maxi sleeveless version this summer, and one for my sister in rayon bird knit! This one is actually for my … Continue reading Modal Wrap Dress
Hi everyone! I'm Michelle and this is my very first post over here on the Cali fabrics blog. I am excited to share with you what I made for my 17 year old redheaded vintage-loving daughter (who we refer to as The Bee) with these amazing fabrics. I sewed up a Holiday dress for her … Continue reading Holiday Gold
Recently I sewed 2 pairs of jeans for my boys using some awesome denim from Cali Fabrics. As a first time sewist of jeans I learned quite a bit, and I thought I’d share some tips and tricks to help fellow jean makers. Use the right tools: You don’t have to go out and buy … Continue reading So you think you want to sew jeans?