Cali & Co. · Finished projects

Ginger Jeans – Now With More Stretch!

There’s a new post on the Cali Fabrics blog about my newest Ginger Jeans! Y’all, these are amaaazing! I thought these were going to be a big flop because of the fabric (I purposefully chose it to see how it would work as “jeans”), but I am pleasantly surprised! I discuss the details over at… Continue reading Ginger Jeans – Now With More Stretch!

Finished projects

So “Plaid” to Finally Make the Lander Pants!

Soooo remember how I made DD a pair of “ugly” plaid pants? (And by “ugly” I mean AWESOME.) Well, I figured a couple who plaids together stays together, so I made myself some matching plaid pants from the True Bias Lander Pants pattern! Isn’t this $#!t crazy?? To make it even crazier, I didn’t even… Continue reading So “Plaid” to Finally Make the Lander Pants!

Finished projects · Weddings!

Wiggle to Weddings, Work, and Weekends – The Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress

Well, friends, it looks like wedding season is back in full swing! I just went to my friend Taryn’s wedding (click here to see her gift!) and there are more on the horizon. That means more dresses! I was hemming and hawing for a while about what kind of dress to make for Taryn’s wedding.… Continue reading Wiggle to Weddings, Work, and Weekends – The Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress

Cali & Co. · Finished projects

Frankenpatterned Bruyerevilles… or Would it be Granyeres?

UrbanDictionary.com defines the term “Frankenpattern” as: frankenpattern To pattern using multiple styles and mis-matched pattern pieces. The end result is a combination of the garments that leaves the patternmaker horrified as to how it was put together, but usually no one else knows that from the end result. (phew!) Also see – Nashion. They asked me to Frankenpattern a… Continue reading Frankenpatterned Bruyerevilles… or Would it be Granyeres?

Fail February · Finished projects

Plaid Jedediah Ugly Pants That Are a Fail and a Hit!

The last two projects I made for my husband, DD, didn’t come out as planned (here and here). The fit was way off and I was very disappointed in myself. I thought switching to a different pattern company may help, especially one that focuses on menswear. So I turned to Thread Theory for his next… Continue reading Plaid Jedediah Ugly Pants That Are a Fail and a Hit!

Finished projects · Uncategorized

She’s a Lumberjack and She’s OK…

… she sleeps all night and she works all day! If you’ve never heard the Monty Python lumberjack song I’m referencing, please do yourself a favor and check it out. So yes! I’ve made myself a shirt/tunic worthy of a rugged lumberjack! Pay no mind to the wrinkling under the bust. I clearly failed to… Continue reading She’s a Lumberjack and She’s OK…