Did you know that if you submit “creations” on the new Jalie website, they do a drawing each month?? Neither did I! They do a drawing each month and I was the winner for January!! You get a $25 gift certificate which is almost the perfect amount for two patterns. I just paid shipping. I bought this lovely top which I should have bought years ago. I love, love, love the tulip sleeves and the two front variations. I haven’t made myself a version yet but I cranked out four of them last weekend for my twinny-poos.
I made two of the gathered tops (the gray mustaches and the love print) and two of the foldover tops. I made them in size M (9). The girls are built like me so I added an inch above the bust for their long torsos.
Because I was trying to make them coordinating outfits, everything is white, black, red, or gray. I also made three pairs of Ottobre leggings. I used the 06-2015 #13 pattern in size 122. Because they are skinny-minis, I took an inch out of the width by just folding the middle out. Then I decreased the front rise by about 1.5” overall. I find that Ottobre pants tend to have a long rise in the front. The back seems to fit well. I particularly like this pair of leggings because of the ruching and the “stretch grosgrain ribbon” detail down the side. I used FOE instead because it’s readily available and comes in lots of fun colors.
I made two pairs with the black and white houndstooth and one pair with the black and gold dots. I found this FOE here on ETSY for a great price.
More later! Hope you all are click, click, clicking along!!