Sewing Kids’ Sweatshirts

You know that feeling you get when you see your child's wrists sticking out a couple of inches from their sweater or sweatshirt and think to yourself, "When in the bloody world did you grow out of that?!"?  I guess while I've been sewing for myself, my girl began outgrowing everything.  I mean seriously, like …

Fitting the Hudson Joggers

Since I've had more time to sew for myself lately, I've finally been focusing more on pants fitting.  Many sewists avoid it, and of course there is a big learning curve.  To complicate matters, as a result of my exercising, my thigh and hip measurements have changed since my second muslin.  I decided I needed …

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!

Cali & Co

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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