Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jalie 2794

I finished my first Jalie top! Everyone is right - great pattern! I'm not going to do another review at Pattern Review since there are already 55 reviews posted. But my mini review is that this was very easy to sew and quick to put together. Tracing the pattern off took about ten minutes; much easier than tracing off the Burda WOF patterns. I will definitely be making more of this top in prints as well as solids.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A lotta summer; A little sewing

I haven't spent much time in the sewing room this summer. Heck, I haven't spent much time in my HOUSE this summer! Not complaining but I have missed sewing. I was able to make a knit top and finish up a sundress I started last summer (and put aside because I thought I had lost a piece - I did not.)

First up, a morph of NL 6655 and McCalls 5852. Full review here. I really like how this one turned out. I made a woven version two years ago and the knit version I just finished is much more comfortable. And aren't those ruffles too cute! Please excuse how wrinkly it is. I didn't notice until I saw the photo and didn't feel like redoing a photo after ironing. The ruffles are not uneven - it's just the way the photo was taken.

Next, I finished up a sundress I started last summer. It's made from some fairly flimsy challis I purchased at Hancock last year. And might I mention that I was also approximately ten pounds thinner last summer? If I don't breathe, the dress fits perfectly. I still need to hem it but otherwise it's done. The pattern is one of Simplicity's "It's so Easy" line and it really was easy.