Year Round Love of Double Brushed Polyester with Rachel of Handcrafted by RED

Year Round Love of Double Brushed Polyester with Rachel of Handcrafted by RED

June 19, 2020

Hi RCF crew, it’s Rachel from Handcrafted by RED here again with some love for double brushed poly (DBP) and why I think it makes a great summer fabric. I’ve seen a lot of people comment that it’s too warm for summer and it’s a favorite in our house so I wanted to share a few thoughts about why we love it so much, even in hot weather. It’s true that polyester, a manufactured substrate, isn’t as inherently breathable as natural fibers like cotton or bamboo. For that reason, I don’t love using DBP (or its single brushed counterpart SBP) for fitted warm-weather garments. However, it has amazing drape and is beautifully flowy, and has more stability than other drapey fabrics like rayon spandex. Because of this, it doesn’t “grow” while you’re wearing it or stretch out of shape over time. As an added bonus, it doesn’t get wrinkled or pilly from washing or wearing, either - it’s a great fabric choice for traveling!

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Elephant Placket Romper with Elisabeth of Stitching and Making

Elephant Placket Romper with Elisabeth of Stitching and Making

May 19, 2020

Elisabeth from Stitching and Making is sharing another adorable baby make today!  I always love seeing her makes and her darling little guy just melts me.  She's talking all about this cute romper on her blog and I love her pattern details.

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Everyday Summer Look with Alex of My Sew Bliss

Everyday Summer Look with Alex of My Sew Bliss

May 18, 2020

Hi Friends! I’m Alex from My Sew Bliss! I’m so excited to be sharing another look with you today! I love doing unique outfits but I don’t always get a chance to wear them so for this project I wanted to put my skills to the test and try some new everyday looks. In the summer I usually wear shorts and an easy top that I can just throw on, so I created just that look!

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Summer Jumpsuit with Alex of My Sew Bliss

Summer Jumpsuit with Alex of My Sew Bliss

May 14, 2020

Hi friends! This is Alex from My Sew Bliss! I’m so excited to share my bright and comfortable jumpsuit with you all today! I love color and getting dressed up but that can only be done so much while being at home with my two young boys. Usually the only “dressing up” I do is reserved for Sunday church. Most days I’m in leggings and a T-shirt or jeans and a simple top, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love making and wearing fun outfits when I can!

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Summer Stripes with It's Liesel

Summer Stripes with It's Liesel

April 30, 2020

If you're a sewist chances are you've sewn a mask or two (or three hundred!) in the last couple of months.  Liesel of It's Liesel has done her share of mask sewing and was ready for a fun, quick project in between.  This adorable top was the perfect refreshing sew!

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A Swim Coverup with Chris from Sewjourns

A Swim Coverup with Chris from Sewjourns

April 23, 2020

Chris of Sewjourns is such a sewing superstar.  Her makes are always so inspirational and always have a sense of fun.  Her latest make as part of the RCF Promo team is perfect for summer and absolutely stunning!  She sewed up our stretch bubble crepe into a pretty swim cover-up that's got me dreaming of a tropical vacation.

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Bing Shirtigans with Emily of Replicate Then Deviate

Bing Shirtigans with Emily of Replicate Then Deviate

April 22, 2020

Emily of Replicate Then Deviate is sharing a pair of adorable Bing Shirtigans from Misusu Patterns.  These jackets look like the perfect year round layering piece especially sewn up in our CLUB french terry.  She used our new painted gingham basics in light blue.  Our small scale gingham is such a fun addition to our CLUB basics!

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Free Legging Pattern and Tutorial with Emily of Life Sew Savory

Free Legging Pattern and Tutorial with Emily of Life Sew Savory

April 20, 2020

Emily of Life Sew Savory is constantly sharing amazing tutorials and free patterns!  Her website is such a great resource for the sewing community.  She shared a great tutorial for adding a contoured waistband to your leggings for a comfy and flattering fit.  Hint: she has a free leggings pattern too!

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Suit Up for Summer Day Five

Suit Up for Summer Day Five

March 27, 2020

Can you believe today is the last day of the tour?!  Has this week been simultaneously the longest and shortest week to anyone else?  We're so glad you've chosen to join us on this tour and hope that it has made your days a little brighter and given you loads of inspiration to get sewing your own swimsuits.  There will be sunny days ahead! 
As a special thank you and to hopefully make your weekend even better, we are offering 15% off ALL fabrics this weekend with code SUNSHINE.  We hope you can use this discount to pick up some fabric you've been eyeing and that you can find peace and rejuvenation as you sew up your new pretties!

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Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour 2020 Day Four

Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour 2020 Day Four

March 26, 2020

Can you believe we've almost made it to the end of the week?  Four days of gorgeous swim inspiration has really filled my soul!  We hope you have found as much joy this week as we have.

Today's stops are full of darling looks for the little girls in your life as well as some amazing swim capsule looks that will have you all set for the summer.

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Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour 2020 Day Three

Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour 2020 Day Three

March 25, 2020

We're halfway through our week of fun and it's been such a light to see all the amazing makes from our bloggers.  So much happiness and hope coming our way!

Today's bloggers have knocked it out of the park!  Like my jaw hit the floor when I saw the sheer number of suits they all sewed up, not to mention how dang adorable they all are.  Be prepared to have your must sew list expode after today's posts!

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Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour 2020- Day Two

Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour 2020- Day Two

March 24, 2020

Day Two is here!  I hope you guys are feeling as inspired as I am after yesterday's post.  A little bit of fun sewing inspiration combined with their heartfelt posts really lifted my spirits.

Today we're bringing you some darling suits from our team of bloggers.  We've got lots of boy inspiration as well as suits for the rest of the family.  Sometimes boy sewing can be boring but not with RCF swim!

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