One Moneta, Two Moneta Three Moneta, Four Five Moneta, Six Moneta Seven Moneta, More! Y’all didn’t think I would finish the rhyme, now did you? DID YOU?! You read that right, I’ve made 8 Colette Monetas so far. Am I crazy? Maybe. Is it a good pattern? You betcha! Meet Moneta #7: Isn’t she crazy?… Continue reading … Seven Moneta, More!
Well look at that – another project is up on the Cali & Co. blog page made by yours truly! Check out the full post by clicking here. This time I made some changes to the Seamwork Catarina Dress. There’s also a tutorial on how to sew French seams! Ooh la la! And oh look,… Continue reading A Fall Catarina Camisole Hack
There have been a LOT of weddings this past year. I don’t know if it’s because 2015 seems like a cool year to do it or if it just so happened that everyone I know is at marrying age RIGHT NOW. I recently went back home to New Orleans to attend two more of my… Continue reading Wedding Guest Party Dress!
Every day at work, I fantasize what it would be like to be a housewife. I would gladly trade answering hundreds of questions, writing evaluations, and waking up early for cleaning, cooking, and sewing. I know most women out there would cringe to hear this (Girl power! Women must make their own living!!), but just… Continue reading The 1950’s House Wife Dress, AKA McCall’s M6696
Well, well, look at what we have here. Could it be more TNTs (Tried ‘N’ Trues)? I’ve gone and made more Colette Monetas! My fifth Moneta was actually completed during Me-Made-May but I was waiting to finish another one before posting so I would only bombard you with two at a time. Behold, Moneta #5 with brunette… Continue reading …Five Moneta, Six Moneta…
Happy Friday, y’all! I am enjoying a day off of work by hanging out with the chickies and kitties, then going to get my hair done. This is the day I’ll be going platinum, I think! I guess it all depends how my hair takes the bleach and toner, but I just want it to… Continue reading A Seamwork Mesa
I have a problem. I can’t stop making the Colette Moneta Dress. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it a problem since it’s a really good dress and it’s helping me get through my fabric stash. I guess it would be a problem if it was getting boring for y’all and I’m assuming it’s not [yet…].… Continue reading …Three Moneta, Four…
The temperature is rising here in Tucson, and you know what that means… The dreaded seven-month summer is starting and I need to figure out how to not wear pants for the season. Shorts are OK, but not work appropriate (thanks, real adult job), so that means I need more dresses in my life. Imagine… Continue reading One Moneta, Two Moneta…
The weather has been in the 70’s here in Tucson, AZ lately so I guess that means it’s ummm…winter? We had a very mild winter last year and it looks like the same will happen again this year. Sorry for all of you who are suffering through the Polar Vortex yet again while we have… Continue reading Arizona Summer (Winter?!) Dress
You know how it goes. One minute you’re soaring on cloud 9 with your sewing machine, totally into your current project and taking such great care to make sure it comes out as you had hoped. Then, once you’re well into it, you notice some things have gone awry. “No worries, I’ll just tweak it… Continue reading The Dress of High Hopes and Huge Disappointment