Boho and Preppy Meet
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by Guest Blogger
2y ago
Hello Cali Fabrics readers! I am happy to be back with another guest blog post. I introduced myself in my first post featuring a denim Morris Blazer. If you you missed that post you can find it HERE. Today I am sharing a dress I made that I originally intended to be paired with that blazer. However, after getting a swatch of my first choice fabric, I decided to go with a different print that I LOVE, but doesn’t pair very well with that blazer. It is just too dark blue when paired with denim. (My original choice was light and lovely, but would have required a lining and I wasn’t interested in ..read more
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Summer Weight Wool Skirt
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by Audrey from Skirt Fixation
2y ago
Have you ever sewn with summer weight wool?  This skirt was our 1st time sewing with it, and we were pleasantly surprised.   We chose to use a wine and ivory herringbone brushed wool suiting.  Summer weight wool is much lighter than regular wool.  It seems like it might have a slightly looser weave too as I never got too hot wearing this skirt on a very hot summer day.  It does have the slight itchiness that regular wool has.   This summer weight wool has a beautiful herringbone pattern.  The fabric really is so stunning that I decided buttons of any ..read more
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Baby Bonnet
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by Maria from Maria Rose Sews
2y ago
I am a sucker for all things vintage. While most people haven’t considered bonnets a necessity since about 1932, I would beg to differ. As a practical garment the bonnet keeps my baby’s head shaded, but unlike bulkier hats she is more likely to keep it on. Most importantly, have you seen how adorable it is? This was a fun project. It was fairly quick and straightforward, but involved some hand stitching which I rarely get to do. I even got the chance to use these rosettes and lace which I’ve been saving for years. I started off by drafting a pattern based on a few measurements of my daughte ..read more
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Brown Twill and Rayon Sateen
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by Audrey from Skirt Fixation
2y ago
The Sandbridge Skirt is one of our favorite skirt patterns.  It enables us to sew many of the skirts we wear on a daily basis.  We wear both the Sandbridge Skirt in it’s original design, and we’ve hacked it into a Sandbridge maxi skirt several times. Let’s talk about this fabric for a minute.  It’s chocolate brown twill fabric.  It’s a midweight cotton twill and is the most perfect fabric for this use.  It’s has just enough weight to make it stable and easy to work with, but not so heavy that the finished skirt pulls down off the waist from the weight.  I seriou ..read more
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Emerald Faux Jumpsuit
Cali Fabrics
by Guest Blogger
2y ago
Jumpsuits are all the rage, both in the stores and in the pattern books. I’ve been inspired by all the different versions out there (I love this one from Made By Laquana) but I have to admit, I’ve been reluctant to make one since I really don’t want to deal with the “operational issues” that come with wearing a jumpsuit. The best part of sewing, however, is we have the opportunity to solve these fashion issues that might otherwise hold us back. I made up two of my most used patterns in the same fabric and now have my faux jumpsuit and as a bonus, two additional separates for my wardrobe ..read more
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Sewing Clothes with Quilting Cottons – Part 2
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by Jen H, from Tie Dye Diva
2y ago
I hope you got to take look at the clothes I made with quilting cottons in Part 1 of this post and learned which patterns are best to pair with them. Now let’s get to my top 5 tips for sewing with quilting cottons, interspersed with pics of these two adorable sets I made for sisters! Tip #1: Prewash. Many sewists don’t prewash their fabric. I think this is partly because it’s so dang exciting to open that package or bag and no one wants to wait for the washer and dryer. Some fabrics might let you get away with going right from bag to machine but quilting cotton will not, period. Quilting cott ..read more
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Beach Clothes for Kids
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by Audrey from Skirt Fixation
2y ago
Recently, I had the opportunity to sew some summer clothes for my kids from the newest Project Run & Play pattern collection.  This collection is called Project Watercolor Beach,and it’s filled with perfect staple patterns for any summer adventure.  Of course I turned to CaliFabrics to get the best fabrics for kids summer beach clothes!  And of course I ended up wishing I’d ordered these fabrics for ME! Let’s start with this super yummy Burgundy French Terry.  I chose it to sew up a Chromium Cropped Hoodie pattern to act as a swim coverup.  Instead of using ..read more
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Maternity Friendly Patterns
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by Sarah C
2y ago
  In my last post, I said that I spend 90% of my time in stretchy loungewear. Well, we have a wedding to attend coming up at the end next month and I don’t think my t-shirt and joggers wardrobe is going to cut it for that type of event. I also didn’t want to wait until the last minute to make a dress because I cannot predict how much my bump will grow by then. Instead, I thought a stretchy jersey dress would be my best option. As an even bigger plus, I will be able to wear it next summer too since it isn’t a maternity-specific dress and it was made in my normal pattern size. The patter ..read more
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Dressy Casual Denim Awesomeness
Cali Fabrics
by Guest Blogger
2y ago
Hello Cali Blog readers! My name is Brenda and I am super excited to be sharing my first post here on the blog! A little intro since I am new: I am a NE Ohio small town gal who is an illustrator and fabric designer. I have been sewing since I was a young girl: All types of projects but mostly decor… Any garments were usually costumes, alterations or doll clothes! I had always aspired to sew clothing and even had a stash of patterns (which I couldn’t understand) but it wasn’t until I started designing fabric that I finally dove into the world of apparel. And I was quickly hooked! Super thankful ..read more
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Dani Joggers in French Terry
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by Sarah C
2y ago
Between pregnancy and self-isolating because of Covid-19, I have been spending 90% of my time in stretchy loungewear. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough loungewear to wear on a regular basis without doing laundry just about every other day. Ever since finding out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to make some more joggers for when I couldn’t fit into my regular clothes. That time came up quicker than I thought it would and I fell behind in getting it done. Enter my personal favorite jogger pattern, the Dani Jogger from Laela Jeyne Patterns. I love this pattern because the size range goes from ..read more
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