Friday, November 24, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
On the other hand, I also bought this somber black with white. It's kind of boring, but it would make a very nice, if boring, coat.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Problem: Winter is coming not just in King’s Landing, but also in Alaska. My phone is bigger this year and when I put my phone in my butt pocket of my running tights, my tights start to fall down. No one wants to see that!
Solution: Time to whip up a top with a pocket for a cell phone. I would put my phone in a jacket pocket, but it gets too cold and stops working. At 10 degrees Farenheit, my phone will stay alive for approximately eight minutes. My phone needs to be in a warm place against skin. And not in my sports bra because then my phone gets sweaty. I know, gross, sorry.
I used the Jalie Valerie Raglan and used the front zipper option. I added knit piping to the side panel and a zippered pocket to the arm.
I have run in this top and it’s super comfortable and the pocket functions exactly like it should (as long as you have the sleeve pulled up!). Next time, I’ll start the pocket much higher on the raglan arm. I totally just eyeballed it this time. Next time I’ll measure (ewwww, what??!) and make sure it’ll work.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Remember this oldie? The raglan that happened before the trifecta of raglans (Valerie raglan, Nico raglan, and Marie-Claude raglan) that happened in the last Jalie release? There are often questions about how they are all different and why you should buy more than one of them and since I *cough, cough* have a friend who owns them all, I thought
I she could compare them all for us *cough, cough*. The Nico is obviously for men so that one is obvious. The Valerie is obviously tight and very useful for active wear and rashies. I want to talk about the main differences between the Valerie and this “un-named” raglan pattern, henceforth known to us as the 3245 Raglan. This “3245 Raglan” was released in 2013 (I think?)and includes this nice-fitting raglan but also a racer-back-ish tank that I’ve made numerous times. There are some significant differences between the 3245 Raglan and the Marie-Claude. This raglan has a wide and open neck, the hem length is either butt or tunic length, and it only comes in 3/4 length sleeves. I think when this is made in the shorter length, it is the perfect women’s baseball tee. When it is longer, it is the perfect butt cover-up for leggings or skinny jeans. I have lots of these and wear then all the time. The Marie-Claude raglan is more of an active wear and winter cabin sort of raglan. I haven’t compared the flat patterns but the Marie-Claude seems little looser in the bust than this 3245 Raglan and, of course, the neckline and sleeves are very different. It gives you the option of a hood, cozy-turtleneck, and a regular t-shirt neckline. Then it gives you a cuff choice of regular cuffs or thumbhole cuffs. I think having both patterns are the way to go, but then again, I’m a Jalie-pattern-hoarder. The 3245 Raglan is still my go-to pattern for a tunic to go with leggings.
I sometimes wear these raglans with a scarf because the neck is so open and drafty. I’m not sure if I love these black pockets. They are so prominent but I think it would be so boring without something.
I have another raglan to show you soon, too.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This is a JoAnn's sweat shirting fabric. I bought it last year in the fall. I actually have it in several colors and prints. I did try the circle piece. I was able to make the circle piece and I bound the two pockets. However, when I tried to attach it to the sweat shirt, it stretched out horribly and made the front panel all puckery. I should have added interfacing to the edges of the circle. So, I re-cut the front panel and added a little bling so it wouldn't be so boring.
When the "cozy twin" saw it, there was a squeal and she scampered off with it. I haven't seen it since then so I think it was a win? Hopefully so . . .