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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#117 – Bow Blouse

I'm so excited about this girls top!  It's got that adorable and sweet vintage thing going on, and it's comfy like a t-shirt.  It's Thread Faction's recently released #117 Bow Blouse, and it's just right up my alley!  Oh how I wish this top was in my size... When I first saw it I immediately …

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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The Mandrake Dress

Sew Like My Mom is on a roll!  Before she even released the Plum Dolman pattern she was drafting this girls' dress, and it's incredibly cute.  The Mandrake Dress releases today, and it's fast and so perfect as a staple dress for my girls. This is another knit dress that is available in sizes 12 …

Simple Appliqué Tutorial

It's been busy around here, but I wanted to share this simple appliqué tutorial I put together for Tie Dye Diva using her Jon and Janie Romper and Bubble pattern.  I love this bubble romper, and this fabric is absolutely adorable!  Hop on over to her blog for more pics and details! Haha!  That face!  I'll …

The Crossroads Dress

Today I'm sharing with you a fun little pattern release, and one of the versions is free!  Designs by Call Ajaire completely redesigned her site this year, and she has so many plans in store for everyone beginning with this lovely knit dress. No this definitely isn't the knit dress version (haha!), it's the top …