Somewhat unintentionally, I've made 2 sportswear projects in a row! I'm not very sporty but I do like being active and I like trying different kinds of exercise. I recently did some online yoga videos and found I was really enjoying it, so I wanted to make something loose and stretchy to wear while on … Continue reading Adventures in stretch
It seems like just yesterday a certain-legging-company burst onto the scene, tempting us to abandon real pants, and introducing us to the super soft world of double brushed poly. And while I'm a HUGE fan of cozy fabrics (like this one!!) - I do not subscribe to the "leggings are pants" philosophy. So my challenge for … Continue reading Beyond Leggings: Double Brushed Poly Inspiration
Hey guys! Is it starting to warm up where you live? It sure is here in New Mexico! My summer wardrobe is lacking a bit though, so what do I do when that happens? I sew a new outfit of course 🙂 I wanted a wide leg pant in a light weight fabric to wear … Continue reading Summer Time
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