This post wraps up the last of the 2018 Jalie sewing! I finished my last Jalie 2911 the other day. It was cut well before Christmas, and I just had it sitting there waiting for me to find the time to stitch it together. From start to finish, I can have one of these done in just a couple of hours. It’s another hooded version and I used fleece bought recently from Needle Nook Fabrics in Wichita.
It looks very similar to the one that I made before Christmas, but the fleece is actually a little lighter. Here’s the side by side. Trust me…I can use two of these in my wardrobe! 🙂
Furry, soft, and oh so warm! This is the type of top I live in. I find that I don’t really wear the hood up that much, but I like having that extra warmth to bundle around my neck if I need it. I have made the shawl collar version a time or two in the past, but far prefer the hood.
With the leftovers, I stitched up a Teddy Bear for my grandson. My grandson will be 3 towards the end of January and I’ve been wanting to make him a Teddy Bear for some time now. He’s at the age where soft and cuddly is good. I used Kwik Sew 3246 again in the smaller version.
I made a bear for my niece a few years back from this pattern and it turned out super cute. The pattern is a little fiddly. Seam allowances are 1/4 inch, but I’ll tell you, a lot of mine ended up being closer to 3/8 and it worked out okay. Sewing 1/4 inch Seam allowances on fluffy fabric is difficult. If you’re making a bear for the first time, I’d recommend some nonfluffly fabric for your first go around. I double stitched all seams to make sure it lasts. We gave him brown eyes to match my grandson’s, I used the tiniest bit of light brown fleece for his nose, and he got a brown grosgrain ribbon from my ribbon collection. He’s the cutest bear ever! 🙂
With that, I’m all caught up with my sewing projects! I’ve been contemplating making my grandson a hat from this Kwik Sew pattern, but I need to get his headsize to make sure it’ll fit him. The bunny is the one that I was learning toward. 🙂
And for those following along, I have decided to a RTW fast in 2019 again! I enjoyed it, I learned a lot and I’d sooner sew than go shopping, so it’s a win/win! There aren’t any major holes in my wardrobe right now, so I’ll just take it as it comes.