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 …


The Mermaid Maxi Skirt from Tie Dye Diva

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be part of Tie Dye Diva's Mermaid Maxi Skirt Blog tour because I can finally share my lovely skirts with you!  If you've been following along with the other tour bloggers then you've already seen some pretty gorgeous skirts.  To think, before this pattern I would never have thought …

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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