There are big changes happening here in the Clevenger house! If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I recently announced that Eric (my husband) took a new job in a different state. This is something we have been preparing for a few months now. Knowing we would have to be moving about … Continue reading Sporty Casual
Before I started sewing, my favourite special occasion dress was black stretch lace over taupe lining. It felt elegant and chic, but so comfortable! For this Cali Fabric make, I decided to channel that dress but in a more daytime appropriate way. Cali has a great selection of lace - I was so tempted by this stripe and … Continue reading Stretch Lace Dress!
I always love to see what Pantone comes up with each year as the hot and trending colors. This year's color of the year is Greenery- a vibrant shade of green, somewhere between lime and olive. I'm a huge fan of all things green and was excited to incorporate this color in our wardrobes. My … Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year-Greenery
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