I was so excited at the Chambray Week theme because it’s exactly what my summer wardrobe needed – two new chambray tops to wear with white jeans. Now only if Summer would show up sooner – the winter cold seems to not be going away! I am totally a top and jeans kind of girl … Continue reading Chambray Tops for Summer
Welcome to Chambray Week on the Cali & Co blog! I'm thrilled to be kicking off the week, particularly because I am really happy with how my project turned out! Most chambray is pretty lightweight, which makes it great for tops and dresses, but not the best for pants. So when I saw that Ron had … Continue reading Chambray Week!—My Lander Pants
Welcome to chambray week. Sit back with your tray tables in their upright and locked positions and enjoy the ride! You're in for a treat! 6 amazing bloggers have worked their magic with chambray fabric from CaliFabrics and have some inspiration for you. Classic Blue Cotton Chambray First of all, we need to make … Continue reading Chambray Week Introduction
What do you do when you have a large pattern stash but an idea for a piece that doesn't quite fit what you already have? Why, you dream up the perfect Frankenpattern, of course! UrbanDictionary.com defines the term "Frankenpattern" as: frankenpattern To pattern using multiple styles and mis-matched pattern pieces. The end result is a combination of … Continue reading Bruyere and Granville Frankenpattern!
Last time I showed you a cute spring dress made with Cali Liverpool knit, using the first Big 4 pattern I've sewn with in years! I liked that dress so much that I decided to try View B as well! And no surprises, I love it too! Big florals like this one from Cali Fabrics are … Continue reading Back for more Big 4 – and loving Liverpool knits!
I am a beach vacation kind of girl. I love sun, sand and ocean, and a drink with a little umbrella. I don't love hauling around a lot of luggage, and I refuse to iron any of my clothes. (I don't do it at home, why would I do it on vacation?) So effortless is … Continue reading Maxing out on Vacation, and my One Weird Sewing Tool
I admit it, I'm an indie pattern fan. I tried a few "Big 4" patterns (McCalls, Butterick, Vogue and Simplicity) when I was starting out, and they almost all turned out oversized and ill-fitting. I got into the habit of buying Indie patterns instead, and never looked back... until now! This year one of my … Continue reading I made a Big 4 pattern – and I love it!
There's something cool going on in the sewing community! It's a children's sewing competition called Project Run & Play. Project Run & Play is the Indie Sewing community's version of Project Runway...but for sewing children's apparel! Each week, the designers compete to create their best outfit based on a theme. A panel of "celebrity" judges … Continue reading Project Run & Play!!!
Full Disclosure: I still feel some type of way writing this post, or even admitting such a thing happened, and even though I have MAJOR FEELS about it, I can't deny that is has indeed happened ...my daughter turned SIX! And with 6 came a new sense of self awareness, independence and strong opinions. Admittedly, … Continue reading 3 Tips for Sewing for a Fashion Forward Child
Hi Everyone! It's Ron! Remember me? I know I don't contribute to the blog much. I grew up in this fabric shop, and learned very quickly that I was not going to be a sewing expert. However, I love fabric, love seeing what people make, and I love the feeling I get when I see … Continue reading Join our New Facebook Group!