Friday, December 14, 2018

Jalie 3886 pour JubeJube

Je voulais faire un cadeau à JubeJube, un petit emballage pour le bas de Noël. Heureusement je garde mes retailles et la quantité de tissus demandée pour faire des petites culottes n'est pas énorme!  

Équipé de mon patron Julia de Jalie (3886), des chutes de tissus, des élastiques pliés doubles, le ScanNCut de Brother de chez Pénélope machines à coudre et le nécessaire pour faire des appliqués au fer je me suis mise au travail.
Malheureusement, il n y a pas beaucoup de site internet pour se procurer des fichiers SVG en français, mais j'ai trouvé celui-ci (click) avec plusieurs modèles gratuits!

Je me suis amusée et j'en ai fais des jalouses... ma cocotte de 20 ans voudrait des belles bobettes aussi!

Le patron Jalie est super facile a suivre et avec 28 grandeurs incluses dans le patron, je vais pouvoir m'en servir assez souvent!

À bientôt!

PS. Si vous connaissez des sites en français s'il vous plait me les transmettres dans la rubrique commentaire.  

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jalie - Galaxie 2

I love this tradition that Jalie has started! Last year it was all about bags with Galaxie 1, all types of bags perfect for gift wrapping and gift giving. With Galaxie 2 you'll find the perfect kitchen accessorie for handmade gifts.

Get Galaxie 2 at 50% off until November 26, 2018 with the code GALAXIE2018 at checkout!

The first project from this pattern was the apron and headbands... in a JubeJube and Amelia size!

Some of the features on this fun apron, also available in adult sizes, include a generous front pocket (perfect for puting that recipe) and adjustable straps that slide through grommets.

Yeah, they're both looking at me wanting to bake some cookies...

Those headbands kept their hair out of their eyes and dare I mention away from the food. I can hear it now, Amelia asking me for every colour of the rainbow now that she knows how comfortable it is to wear.

Then length of the apron really offers good coverage to avoid spills and stains.

And yeah, Amelia wants another cookie, ha!

Until next time,

Monday, August 13, 2018

Retro Romper One Thimble No. 20

A new issue of One Thimble (affiliate link) is out! Hard to imagine that One Thimble is celebrating its fifth year with issue No.20! 
You'll want to read this post all the way to the end and enter the giveaway for a $50.00 voucher for your next purchases of the One Thimble e-zine. 

It never fails, when Thread Faction gets a pattern published in One Thimble, it's the first one I have to try out. This issue Thread Faction has two patterns in the e-zine!

I started with the Retro Romper. I love everything about this style! JubeJube says she's super comfortable in it and I think she looks beach and play ready.

I used a cotton lycra blend that I had in my stash and snaps for the closure. Buttons ca also be used and tips for button holes in knits are given in the tutorial.

Instructions and tech drawings are really well done (as usual with Tread Faction) and included are some tips for sewing knits. For a size 7, I didn't even use up a full meter of fabric and including printing and pattern assembly I spent maybe 90 minutes on this sew.

The second pattern from Tread Faction in this issue is the Ringer Raglan. I just had to make a coordinating tee for Amelia. I used the same cotton lycra blend on the sleeve and used a plain white for the front and back... added a little whimsy with the Big Ocean Appliqués by Swoodson Says.

What I love about this raglan is the binding at the sleeve. I was able to use the same red binding on the neckline and the sleeve as I didn on the romper and I just think the contrast makes everything pop.

The appliqué was so fun to put together. I used prints that maybe wouldn't go well together for a garment but put them together as an appliqué and I think it turned out really cute!

So many fun things to sew in this issue like the Rock Pool Catch and the Saltwater Skirt, but also so many fun things to read too!
There's a great article about formalwear by So Sew Katie. This article gives a good jumping off point to making your own formalwear and couple of those is to use Pinterest as inspiration and not skimp on the quality of fabric. Check it out for yourself.
You'll also find a couple of extra fun tutorials, fun things to sew like the sun glasses case by The Crafting Fiend and the tote bag that can also be used as a beach bag by Libby and Mae.

Ok, enough from me, besides I need to go sew some more from this issue of One Thimble!
Check out the other stops on the tour!





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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Women's Adalynn Dress

Every once in a while I take a leap of faith and try a new to me designer. This time I was pleasently surprised by Mamma Can Do It and the women's Adalynn.

It's a very simple design with a great tutorial explaining fit and different fabrics.

Never have I seen a tutorial with a worksheet to factor in stretch of fabric and the desired fit. You may have in the past been disappointed by a garment you made because you just felt it was too big, that may have been because the fabric had a lot of stretch. This worksheet helps you determine what size will be right for you taking into account the stretch of fabric and desired fit and it is so easy to follow.

So now about the finished dress! The fabric is a "coup de cœur" that I purchased a couple of years ago in Quebec city. The front is a polyester knit blend, the back and sleeves are a rayon lycra blend with a lot of stretch and a fantastic drape. The fit turned out exactly as I wanted it. I followed the worksheet instructions to determine size and printed only the pattern size I needed. I love that the layer feature is available on the Adalynn pattern.

I changed up the sleeve and drafted a cap sleeve to give it more of  a "little black dress" look. The pattern has three sleeve lengths included with it.

I think this is a great basic pattern and again I can't say enough about the helpful worksheet! Love it!

Until next time, xx.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Lace Tour Featuring Tabitha by Love Notions

 Adding lace to Tabitha by Love Notions* (affiliate link) was by far the easiest thing to do since it was designed with a color block yoke and added hem or shirt tail. So instead of trying to come up with a clever hack to Tabitha I decided to sew up the pattern giving it two different looks.

The first look is a classic stripe with a stretch lace, both fabrics available at Club Tissus. This look is great for just about anywhere from the office to Sunday brunch.

This pattern has so many options to it that I could have made a different Tabitha for every day of the week. I opted for the boat neckline and yoke lace insert with an added lace hem.

The second look, a Mickey Mouse print makes fun loungewear or pyjamas. The red stretch lace adds just the right amount of girly to this top.

Girly enough for pillow fights and pedicures...

As usual from Love Notions, you can expect a great pattern, with layered printing, trimless tiles for quick assembly and great fit!

This was a fun little experiment, making the same top in different fabrics to change the look of a garment. I went from office to pyjama, but could also have done casual to dressed up. Try it some time!

Check out the other stops on this tour! 

lace tour

Until next time

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** All fabrics have been provided by Club Tissus. Take a look at their online store, quick and easy shipping is available across Canada! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gérald Boxers by Jalie

I love the new collection of patterns by Jalie. My first sew from the collection is 3885 Gérald boxers

All 27 sizes are included in one pattern and not worry, when printing at home, Gérald by Jalie has the layers feature so you can print only the sizes you need. This pattern also includes long johns and and mid-thigh shorts. The recipient of the new boxers says that fit is spot on and that they're really comfortable... he likes the fact that there's no seam at center back.

The style from view A sew up quite quickly so I decided to have a little fun with my Brother CV3550 coverstitch. My favorite pair has to be the ones with the contrasting fabric, in this case a happy accident because I simply didn't have enough of one fabric to make a full pair. The contrast stitcing really give them a fun look.

I'll be back soon with another new Jalie release! 

Until next time, xx.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

One Thimble No.19 Pinky Promise Purse

Hey all! Some of you may have noticed I'm a little MIA on my blog, yes, it's true, I have a dream job that takes up some of my sewing and blogging time. I'll let you in on the dream job at another time, for now let's just celcbrate Playtime and the 19th issue of One Thimble (affiliate link)! 

This time I've sewn up one project, the Pinky Promise Purse. The original intent was to sew it up for me, but since JubeJube loved it so much I just couldn't say no to her. She loved the size of it and how easy it was to open and close with the magnetic snap.

I changed the length of the strap and removed the swivel hooks for the simple reason that I didn't have enough time to order and receive them on time for sewing up this project and I didn't find any the recommended 1/2" size at my local store.

The layout of the tutorial for this pattern is layout a little different than what I'm used to seeing. The written text is all on the top half of the page and the photographs of the steps is on the bottom half. This makes it a little harder to follow since I'm not used to it, but it doesn't take away from the tutorial. The photos are clear and it is well written. The pattern pieces all fit well together, and printing and assembling the pattern pieces went well.

The fabric is Bird Watcher found at Club Tissus. I instantly knew I needed this fabric for the Pinky Promise Purse. The fabric is so vibrant and colorful!

Now off to make another for Amelia... and since I really do love the size for myself, I might just have to make another for me too!

Here's a sneak peek of what's inside One Thimble No.19, and don't forget to pick up your copy today!

Take a look at the other stops on the tour, so much more to look at a things to make for the kiddos! 








Until next time,

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