Burnside Bibs in a Beautiful Cotton/Linen Blend

I finally jumped onto the overalls bandwagon!  This fabric made me do it, I totally don't regret it, and I love how perfect they are for the fall season.  If you're interested in reading about the pattern details and this lovely rustic cotton/linen fabric, then head over to Cali & Co.'s blog.  The pattern is …

Some Selfish “Back to School” Sewing with Cali Fabrics

Well I've taken the longest break from blogging (!), mainly because I spent half of my summer soaking up the sun (and melting) with my girls, and the other half injured and whining about being in pain.  Well, I'm much better now thank goodness, and I'm back to sewing.  Of course instead of sharing what …

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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