Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Basically Jalie Blog Tour

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Hi! I'm delighted to be a stop on the Basically Jalie Blog Tour, a tour graciously organized by Natasha and (auschick)Stephanie (thepetitesewist) and Jalie Sewing Patterns (Jalie). This next week will be full of inspirational basics, clothing we use every day. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and enter to win Jalie patterns and fabric and find more details about the sewalong!

I have heard Jalie patterns recommended across several blogs and instagram posts and facebook groups, mostly for their activewear and pajamas and because they have a large size range. This was my first opportunity to sew their patterns and it was pretty hard to settle on just one since there are so many patterns that are my style and fit in my lifestyle. I finally settled on the Clara High Waisted Leggings (3887) and 2795, a jacket and hoodie.

Each of these patterns come in 27 sizes! That's not a typo! They start around a girls' size 2 up through women's, with a size chart to help you pick the size you need. The patterns can be printed in layers so you only need to print the size(s) you need. Seam allowances are included in the pattern pieces. The instructions contain text and clear illustrations (though they aren't always on the same page) that you can preview on the Jalie website. Pattern pieces include notches and all the pieces fit together beautifully!

Let's talk about the Clara High Waisted Leggings first. I picked this pattern because I was intrigued that there's no center front seam and I love high waisted leggings because of how they fit and don't fall down. The Clara Leggings have two options at the waist; a contoured wide waistband with narrow elastic or a wider elastic. I chose to use the contoured waistband for all of ours and it is so comfortable and lasted through a High Fitness workout without shifting! I also absolutely love the range of motion and comfort the gusset adds! The fabric I used is a heavy weight dri fit fabric and I want to buy it all and wear it all. It feels like a gentle squishy hug. I sized up one size from my hip measurements for mine because I wanted them just a little bit less snug so I could wear them not just at the gym. Lisbon's and Ansley's are also one size larger because they are growing so fast! They fit exactly how I hoped and I had to sew myself another two pairs!

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Jalie 2795 is a jacket and hoodie. I love the option for colorblocking and I enjoyed all the topstitching. I used a thinnish french terry from The Stash (via Hancock Fabrics), which ended up being a little thinner than I expected when I had it all folded up nicely but it will be the perfect layer for spring, summer, and fall. When Ansley was taking pictures of my jacket she told me it looked like I bought it from a store! That's one of the best compliments! I would like to sew this jacket again in a slightly thicker fabric and with some accent fabric! I also really like the raglan sleeve design for full range of movement with my arms. I picked my size based on my bust as recommended and it's comfortable and relaxed without being sloppy. This is definitely the size I would pick in a thicker fabric. I could possibly size down with a thinner fabric but for efficiency's sake I would probably use the pattern pieces I've already printed and cut. ;)

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Are there some Jalie patterns you've been itching to get? Now's your chance to WIN YOUR JALIE WISHLIST! Head over to Jalie's website, create an account, add your favorite patterns to your wishlist, and complete the rafflecopter form below (patterns must be added by February 12, 2019 11:59pm EST to be eligible). Incomplete entries will be eligible for fabric prizes only.

For extra entries, join our Jalie sewalong! Make a Jalie "basic" between January 28 and February 12 and share it on Instagram with hashtag #basicallyjalie and/or in the Basically Jalie Album in the Sewing with Jalie Facebook group.

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Blogger Lineup

Be sure to visit these talented sewing bloggers during the tour:

Wednesday, Feb 6 - The Petite Sewist | auschick sews | Replicate then Deviate | Deepika Blogs

Thursday, Feb 7 - Sew What Yvette | Sew Cucio | Shalini's Sewing Space | Curtiepie | A Jennuine Life

Friday, Feb 8 - SeamsLikeStyle | It's Liesel | SewSophieLynn | Danvillegirl Sewing Diary | Skirt Fixation

Monday, Feb 11 - The Crafting Fiend | Sprouting JubeJube | its sew colorful | Diskordia's Curvy Sewing

Tuesday, Feb 12 - All Things Katy! | BigFlyNotions | needle and the belle | Zoopolis


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Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Fringe Dress for Girls by Chalk and Notch

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I am excited to share the Girls' Fringe Dress by Chalk and Notch today! This beautiful dress and blouse is the mini version of the Women's Fringe Dress that so many of us love! Ansley has wanted a dress of her own since I sewed mine this summer. Fortunately Gabriela drafted one in smaller sizes and I had enough fabric left over to sew her one!

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The Girls' Fringe Dress comes in sizes 12 months- 12 years. There are two views with interchangeable cuffs and a blouse length and dress length. There are optional pockets and optional waist ties! The pattern instructions are clickable so you can get to the section you need when viewing electronically. There are also abbreviated instructions that are a great reference when you've sewn a few. And a few Fringes might not be enough!! The pdf pattern is in layers so you can print the size(s) you want. There are also instructions to blend sizes as necessary and all the appropriate pattern notches and markings so everything lines up beautifully. I also love the instructions for a professional finish.

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I was very lucky to get to test this pattern! Thanks Gabriela for letting me test! And thanks to Tami for taking the pictures of both of us!

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I was in the first phase and tested view B, since mine is view B. I included the pockets, just like mine, and got permission to cut the sleeve cuffs perpendicular to the grainline, just like mine. (In testing I follow the instructions exactly because I feel like that's part of a tester's job). Since sewing Ansley's dress, the view B bodice has been changed slightly to better accommodate getting over the head of smaller sizes and to not be too big on smaller bodies. My girls' heads were always in the 90th percentile when they measured head sizes at their pediatrician's. I love that Gabriela came up with a beautiful solution and lovely fit for view B. View B now has a fully lined bodice and a little slit closed with a button in the back. I'm excited to try this method when I sew one for Lisbon. Unfortunately this 100% rayon from Joanns is no longer available so I'll have to figure something else out.

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The Girls' Fringe Dress is on sale until December 26th, no coupon code needed. Which view will you sew first?

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Art Gallery Stripes Tour


Hello! I'm super excited to be part of the Art Gallery Stripes Tour! I couldn't say yes to Karly fast enough! This week will be full of lots of eye candy by



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Art Gallery Stripes come in beautiful and vibrant colors and I love the different widths they offer. I was elated to find that the stripes were not off grain!!! The fabric has a wonderful weight and excellent stretch and recovery. I actually sewed these in October when it was still warm but the girls have worn and washed their dresses several times before all of the group pictures we took this weekend, so you can see how the color and quality is holding up!

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I let the girls pick the fabrics for their dresses. Lisbon picked Striped Sleek Pink, Ansley picked Striped Alike Aqua, and I picked Striped Bold Mediterrano. A big thank you to Art Gallery for sponsoring this tour! I love seeing the different stripe widths in one place! I am a little partial to the wide stripe and the sleek stripes because I haven't seen them as commonly.

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The girls' dresses are the Mouse House Creations Janie Dress and Peplum because I love a striped circle skirt and we all love a good twirl! I love the circle skirt of the Janie Dress and how the bodice fits. I used the regular bodice pieces and the regular circle skirt. I sewed a size seven for Lisbon (she's probably a size six) and a size 12 for Ansley (she's probably a size 10) because they wanted to be able to wear their dresses for a long time. When the fabric arrived we all couldn't stop snuggling it. Haha. The skirt is a little long on Lisbon but she's growing and she likes the length now. I picked to have the stripes be horizontal in the front of Lisbon's circle skirt and vertical in the front of Ansley's circle skirt.

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I used the Sew Straight Ladies Avenue (Top and )Dress for my dress. I have sewn this dress before and decided to size up two sizes for this striped dress. The reasons I decided to size up two sizes from my measurements are I wanted a slightly looser/less snug silhouette so I could have the option of wearing this dress without a slip (sorry Mom!) and because I had already sewn one size up and when I tried it on it fit well through the shoulders and hips but felt a little snug through the chest and belly. So this is a size XL slimmed through the hips to probably a size M. The pattern gives instructions for blending sizes and it worked really well. I sort of cheated on the girls' dresses and cut their pieces on the fold but I definitely cut my dress flat so it would be easier to line the stripes up!

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We had a really fun time with our local photo shoot! Pictures by Tyrone, me, Ansley, and Lisbon.

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And then we had a really fun time meeting up with Karly and Tami for a group photoshoot! The first pic is by Karly. The one with all of us is by Karly's husband. The other pictures are by Ansley or me.

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