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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London Calling Cotton Lawn – ‘ello Love!

I just had to share this post I wrote with Tie Dye Diva Patterns for Cali Fabrics.  I love this dress, and it just might be the first dress I don’t let her wear unless it’s a special occasion!  I don’t want this one getting stained immediately 😉

Cali & Co

Hi everyone! It’s Gina here for Tie Dye Diva patterns. Today I want to share with you a beautiful dress that I made for my girl and wish I had for myself instead!

As I was perusing Cali Fabrics the other day, because I never stop shopping for fabric, I was thrilled to see that they had Robert Kaufman’s London Calling cotton lawns in a variety of prints. When my eyes landed on the Swirling Leaves and Flowers in pink and orange print, I immediately pictured it as a vintage tea dress and had to have it!

One of my favorite vintage-inspired patterns for girls is the La Tulipe Dress pattern from Tie Dye Diva patterns. The sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, and circle skirt are classic features in a tea dress, but it’s the tulip sleeves that add a delicate charm that make it perfect for a young girl…

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5 Cozy Knits for Kids

Today I’m at Cali Fabrics (aka Fabric Outlet I’m always raving about in San Francisco) reviewing some fun knits!  Take a look…

Cali & Co

Hi all, it’s Gina here for Tie Dye Diva patterns. One of my favorite things about sewing with apparel fabric is the variety of knits available. It seems like every day (well not really, but you know what I mean!) there’s some type of knit fabric on the market I’ve never heard of and I need to touch them, pick them up, see how they drape, test their stretch, fall in love with them!

Sewing for little ones means I can play with a wide variety of knits in small quantities. I narrowed myself down to five very different types of knit fabrics available from Cali Fabrics, and I selected the New York Minute Dress pattern and Sterling Leggings pattern both from Tie Dye Diva to show off what these knit fabrics can do.

This first New York Minute dress features the hood, kangaroo pocket, and long sleeves options…

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