Monday, August 29, 2005

Finished projects

Drum roll...I finally finished the Jalie shirt! Yes! The world's slowest (and pickiest) sewer has stitched the last stitch on the shirt. I finished it in time to wear to a BBQ Saturday night. No, I wasn't sewing the hem on the way to the party, but I did stay up until 2:30 am the night before party (guess that would be the morning of the party). Fortunately I could sleep in, although I did have to get up around 6:30 to feed the cats or risk being "whined" into total awakeness.

I'm pleased with the results and will definitely make a few more. I posted a review of the pattern on patternreview.

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And while I'm posting pictures, here's the Kwik Sew skirt I finished earlier this summer. Here's my review on patternreview. I was waiting to make the New Look 6952 blouse to go with it, but since I'm having fit issues with this pattern, I may not get to this anytime soon.

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So now that the endless Jalie shirt is done, I have my entire stash "yelling" at me with project ideas. Well, not the entire stash. Now that it's the last week in August, the spring and summer fabrics are going to have to wait. Not a problem - I have plenty of sweater knits, wools and autumn-colored fabrics to consider. But I think I will move on to a second Jalie 2562 right away before I forget how to consider incorporating Georgene's suggestions for improving the fit and before I forget how to make the darn thing and repeat the same mistakes. Now the only problem is deciding which fabric to use.

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful job on the blouse and I love the skirt! Was the red hem part of the pattern or did you add it yourself?

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  2. Thank you Myra! The red hem was part of the pattern. Kwik Sew 3337 has two versions of the skirt: one with the contrasting hem and one without.

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