I am planning to use the Diane for leotards for Miss P for dance in the fall, but she really needed swimsuits in the meantime so I decided to work on the fit with assorted swim prints from my stash (the floral is from Peek-a-Boo and the solids are a mystery lol). Miss P has a slim chest and super long torso, but an average waist and hips for her age (8.5). I ended up working with a blend of the sizes L and M, and the fit was really great for her. She picked this suit to wear to a swim party last weekend and it was perfect - no pulling or tugging, and no wardrobe malfunctions either. Just an easy suit to wear and play, and cannonball-proof, too!
I had originally planned on sewing this for my 6-year-old, but couldn’t resist making a zip hoodie for my Dad for Father’s Day instead! Jalie’s size range seriously can’t be beat, and the fit is spot on. I ended up sewing the size CC for my Dad - he’s a size large in most RTW but prefers to buy XLs especially for hoodies and jackets. I used a textured fleece for the burgundy and grey microfleece for the pockets, and I omitted the zippers on the pockets. I basically ambushed him on Father’s Day and asked him to model the Frederic as soon as he opened his gift, but as you can see he was thrilled with his jacket and didn’t mind. It was a hit!
The Galaxie 2 pattern collection by Jalie has some awesome kitchen themed patterns. Jackie us showing us the apron and dish covers today. These are great as personal use as well as for gifts so…..get to sewing!
Today Jackie is featuring two patterns from Jalie, these patterns fit the need to be both feminine, comfortable and cool for summer!
The Jalie patterns featured today cover all the seasons! The Frederic hoodie has a lot of finishing options and the Diane suit can be either a gymnastics suit or a swimsuit.
Today Katy is pairing two separate Jalie patterns together to make a complete ensemble. Dressy and causal at the same time and totally comfortable!
Today you are in for a treat, Marnie has sewn some amazing patterns by Jalie and they are all top notch. The women patterns alone could make an entire wardrobe!
Today Crystal pairs these two great patterns by Jalie into an amazing dance suit!
Today Jackie is sewing herself some love with the Eleonore Pull-on Jeans and The Camilla Cowl Neck.
Today Keri sews her first patterns by Jalie, choosing the Galaxie bag Collection to start off with. This collection has several patterns included and a great for self care or gifting ideas.
Today Tasha shows us the super cute and comfy Footed Pajamas from Jalie. With sizes from child to adult, these jammies can be sewn for the whole family, matching Christmas jammies anyone?
Our final installment of the Summer Selfie series features patterns by Ellie and Mac, Jalie and Patterns for Pirates as well as more amazing fabric by Girl Charlee. Rebekah sews the fabulous cold shoulder tunic while Chris sewed the super fun P4P palazzo shorts and Jalie 3245.