Shoreline Boatneck Top (with ruffle sleeves)

This is one of those patterns that I've sat on forever, wondering why I haven't made it yet.  I love it every time I see someone else's version, and I keep telling myself I'll get to it, but then I never do.  Well people, I finally got my you-know-what together and made one! This is …

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The Fabric Rebel in Me

I’m sharing the Cali Blog post here, but I really wanted to point out how much I love the top’s simple pattern modification!  It’s the Fair and Square from Tie Dye Diva, and it’s from a tutorial I put together back in August which you can find here.  I’m definitely making more of these next year because it’s absolutely adorable, and she’s worn it so many times already!

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I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to seasons and fabric. I probably should start sewing with all the heavier-weight fabrics that keep us warm as the weather cools down, but right now I find myself gravitating towards gorgeous, breezy cotton lawns and bright, candy colored spandex knits. Cali & Co. does not disappoint with their selection either! I had some pretty tough choices to make, but I’m very pleased with what I narrowed it down to.

For this fun and girly ensemble I selected the Fair and Square Tunic and Sterling Leggings patterns from Tie Dye Diva Patterns. Both are a bit modified to take full advantage of the fabrics, and I am head over heels with the way they turned out!

This White on Black Floral cotton lawn isn’t typically a print or color I would choose for a little girl, but as mine is getting…

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Kid-Approved Mini Capsule Wardrobe

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Can you believe these four cute looks are really only three garments? This mini “buh-bye-summer-hello-fall” capsule wardrobe is made with versatile fabrics and fun reversible patterns. The tee is one I made earlier, so by sewing only two more items – the Reversible Hoodie Vest Pattern and the So Flippin’ Cute Skirt from Tie Dye Diva Patterns, I got multiple kid-approved looks while only sewing two things. Mom for the win!

The truly fun part, as always, was selecting my fabrics. You’re here on the Cali&Co blog, you don’t need me to tell you that! I do love shopping Cali Fabrics because with the wide variety of apparel fabric, excellent search function and detailed menus, I can always find just what I am looking for. Plus usually a bunch of other things I didn’t set out to buy but realized I can’t live without. The listings include details that…

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