I made up a version of Jalie 2921 in the last week or so…here’s the finished picture.
This crazy fabric was from Needle Nooks, and I even debated finishing it because I just wasn’t in love with the fabric. But…I decided to finish it and wear it just to see what I think and it’s AWESOME! 🙂 I love the energy in that print. In this picture, I had just turned the scarf ties inside because I didn’t want to wear it out and flopping around. This top fits GREAT…It’s a T going to a U at the hips, and I had to extend the shoulders. I think I finally have my fit down with Jalie patterns. I think I’ve made 2 or 3 versions of this top in the past and I’m sure I’ll make it again!
And, I have news!!! My stepson and his girlfriend are expecting a baby due in December or January! Of course, one of the first things I did was start to research sewing for babies! We all know that I love Kwik Sew, so I bought the Sewing for Baby book.
It is a fantastic book, and I made a little sleeper from it the other night.
The sleeper took hardly any time to sew, maybe an hr and a half. I still need to add snaps, but I want to buy some from snapsource this weekend. I checked out the selection at Hancocks, and just wasn’t that impressed. I did a search in the forums at PR and overwhelmingly, people seem to like snapsource. I’ll try it out and report back! 🙂
Anyway, this sleeper is the smallest size and I figured I’d only make 2 or so in that size. It’s tiny and adorable. 🙂 The baby will live in South Dakota, so it’s going to need warm things. I have a whole list of things that I want to make for it (not sure if it’s a boy or girl yet), so you’ll see those pop up. I have some flannel and terry cloth in the dryer finishing up right now. I plan to make some blankets and burpcloths from those. It’s a lot of fun and I’m excited:) I’ve never wanted to have my own kids, but grandkids are a totally different story!!! 🙂 The sewing possibilities are endless and pretty easy!!