I am pleased to be participating in the Jalie Patterns 2019 Blog Tour for the release of 12 new patterns! Some designers like to produce and release one or two patterns at a time, all through the year. Jalie Patterns releases all of the patterns for the year in the spring. I have enjoyed seeing sneaks of the new patterns on Instagram and am glad to finally be able to share what we’ve been working on!
For this release, I chose 2 patterns for my daughter’s spring/summer wardrobe. The first is the Gisele Round Neck Blouse. This pattern has a very simple silhouette and looks great in fabrics like linen, chambray, rayon challis and tencel. The fabric I chose is a double gauze from Harts Fabrics that ended up in my UFO pile after a failed blouse attempt. I loved this fabric and was so looking forward to a blouse for myself but cut the wrong size. I was nursing and had very few clothes that actually fit. Tears were shed.
So, it was very rewarding to cut this half-finished blouse up and turn it into a Gisele blouse for my daughter!
I love the style of neckline – this narrow binding is soft and feminine. The keyhole opening is simple to sew and also a nice detail.
This fabric perhaps doesn’t have quite the drape intended, but I LOVE this blouse! I’m hoping she gets a lot of wear out of this because it makes me so happy to see it on her.
The second garment I made are the Simone Shorts and Pants Pattern. I cut into a tencel remnant from D&H Fabrics Co. from this project last summer. This is a wide leg pant with front pleats, pockets, a waist tie and belt loops.
The shorts are dressy, but have an elastic back so they are very comfy. And a cute bow in the front to boot! Am I the only one who has trouble tying cute bows? I won’t be opening an Etsy bow shop anytime soon.
Do you ever surprise yourself and actually remember what’s in your stash? I remembered about and located (sometimes that’s also tricky) this fun pom-pom trim from the fabric stash. Instead of a traditional hem, I used the trim. It’s playful and fun, just like my almost 4 year old daughter! Who, by the way, loves the horses that photo-bombed our garment photos. When we first moved here, she thought the horses next door were hers, LOL!