2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 7, 2010

E D I M D....

HUSH! HUSH! SOMETHING IS CALLING MY NAME...

...it's this Jalie pattern. I've never made a Jalie, but was blessed with one by my sewiest friend, Adelaide, from clear across the country. THANKS AGAIN PRETTY SWEET! This pattern has shown up on sooooo many sewing blogs, and has no less than 27 Pattern Reviews - I know that you've seen it by now too.....

I guess the pattern knew that I have the next two days and three nights off, so it has been softly calling my name all day long. I guess taking the instructions to peruse at lunch today did nothing more than heighten the anticipation of getting home to the SEWING CAVE. You must know by now that I have a serious affinity for tops - and better yet, a knit top.

So, a Jalie muslin it is for this weekend and also another one of these (the short version):Butterick 5456 - I wore the first one I made yesterday and I love this dress, it's so comfortable.
The one I'll start this weekend is not for me this time, but rather for one of my student photographers. I guess I had to pay the piper one day... so it will be a dress for her. She purchased the fabric, and I'll take care of the labor of course.

I'll pull a work double on Monday and Tuesday of next week, and then I'll be back to my regular schedule. So lets see how far I get with my weekend sewing goals. Happy Sewing to each of you all, and Happy Mother's Day too (ESPECIALLY TO MY OWN MOM, YOUR PACKAGE IS FINALLY IN THE MAIL - and let us not forget - in the words of my own dear Mom: EDIMD (EVERY DAY IS MOTHER'S DAY)!

12 comments:

  1. What a great thing to receive from Adelaide. That was so nice. What do you think of the instructions so far? I've never sewn a Jalie pattern either.

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  2. Wow,I want one too, I just ordered that pattern, and still expecting it in the mail.I really love the style . Happy mother's day to you too...

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  3. You are so welcome! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  4. I recently purchased the Jalie 2921 & 2805. Hoping to get some sewing in this weekend too... looking forward to seeing yours.

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  5. I really like that butterick pattern. I can't wait to see it made up! :)

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  6. I've got that Jalie pattern and I've never sewn a Jalie pattern before - so I'm keen to hear how you get on with this one.

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  7. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  8. I've been thinking about buying this pattern, too, but then I realised it's similar to a BWOF pattern from a couple of years ago, so rather than wait for the post from Canada I will try that. I even have a purple knit. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  9. Love the Jalie pattern. Excited to see your finished top.

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  10. Nice patterns, but somehow I prefer the dress. Must be the flowers...:-)
    Hope your weekend (unlike mine)ends up being productive!

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  11. You will love working with a Jalie and Happy EDIMD to you!

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  12. Great patterns! I really like both of them. I have a couple of Jalie's but haven't gotten this one yet, it's been getting such rave reviews I might have to bite the bullet.

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