The New York Minute Pattern for Ladies

It's finally happened, I'm writing a blog post!  Just kidding, Tie Dye Diva is finally releasing the ladies' version of the New York Minute pattern.  I think the most common question I heard when sharing her girls' version was "Is there a ladies' version?", and now I can say "YES there is!". I think my …


Toaster Sweater for Cali Fabrics (and a fabric sale!)

Just popping in to share a cute little sweater I'm sharing on Cali Fabrics' blog this week.  I used a pattern commonly known as the Toaster Sweater, but this one is a Sew House 7 for Simplicity pattern.  Plus if you're a member of Cali Fabrics' Facebook group, you can grab a discount code to use …

The Aspen Pullover

It's that time!  I can finally dig into my French terry and sweater knit stash.  I've been staring at this fabric sitting on my shelves for what seems like ages.  I have A LOT of French terry because it's another one of those fabrics that I can't pass up on when I find the good …

Getting Touchy Feely with Your Fabric

Today I’m blogging over at Cali Fabrics using this very lovely rayon gauze and Tencel denim to make myself the reversible Metamorphic Dress by Sew Liberated!  I love her patterns and sewing philosophy, so I was happy to finally sew up one of her dresses.  Plus you already know how much I love Cali Fabrics 😉

Cali & Co

Metamorphic Dress fabric shot

One of my absolute favorite things about fabric shopping is getting all touchy feely with it.  I really love texture, so my hands are all over the bolts, pulling out just enough fabric to get a good feel for its texture and drape.  This is impossible online for obvious reasons (although you can always order a swatch if you’re patient enough!).  CaliFabrics does an excellent job though when it comes to photographing and describing their fabric, so I knew I’d be happy with my choices!

Now this was the first time I was selecting fabric to make myself something reversible.  The land of reversible clothing is one I’ve traveled to many times with my girls; there’s just something about wearing two dresses at once that makes them giddy.  For myself though, reversible clothing always seemed a bit odd.  Why wouldn’t I just want to sew two dresses instead of getting…

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