I Made Pants!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did A LOT of sewing this weekend!! I made three Jalie tops and one pair of Jalie pants!!! Can you believe it–I made pants!!!! I have never-ever made pants before, and I was kind of terrified of putting in a fly, but it wasn’t really so bad. But before we get to the pants, here are the tops:
I made this one first. I love, love, love this pattern. I have several oversized, fleece versions of this pattern, but I’ve never really made a regular-sized version of this top. I have a whole navy, polka-dot theme going on with my Wardrobe Contest entry, so I decided to use two of my polka-dot fabrics on this top.
Although I LOVE the cut of this top, I’m not really in-love with my polka-dot version. It kinda looks a little pajama-y with the two different dot patterns, and the cut does NOT work with my other Wardrobe Contest entries.
It’s definitely the wrong top for this green skirt!! So, I decided not to enter this top–this meant I need another top and I needed to try to salvage my remaining polka-dot fabric.
Enter Jalie 2682
I had less than a yard left of the polka-dot fabric, so this meant some creative pattern cutting. If I had had more of the fabric, I could have matched the pattern better, but here’s what I was able to do with what I had left.
I couldn’t match the back.
Right now, I feel like the length is a little to long. I think I am going to adjust the hem to here:
Next up was Jalie 2910
This might be my new favorite pattern!! I usually can’t wear wrap-tops or wrap-dresses. I just don’t have the bust for it–but this top is a wonder!! I made size S (instead of T) because I was worried about gaping. The fabric was an ITY jersey knit and perhaps the most slippery fabric that I have tried to sew. That stuff was slipping and sliding everywhere.
Here’s the front:
Here’s the back:
I just love the neckline and collar on this top!
Just love this top–in fact, I love it so much that I wore it to dinner on Saturday night.
Now for the pants….I was very worried about making pants, but I decided to go big or go home. I have been wanting a pair of bright yellow pants and so I thought I would try Jalie 2909 in bright-yellow stretch twill. Although I could have gotten away with a size U, I made a size V because I didn’t want tight pants. I graded the legs down to a size K at the ankle to make a more tapered leg. I was quite concerned about putting in the fly–I had never done this before–but it really wasn’t too bad. I just put on my zipper foot and followed the Jalie directions and it went in like a charm.
Here’s the finished front view:
Here’s the back view–but I really hate showing pictures of my butt.
And here’s a picture of the waist because I don’t want to end with a picture of my butt:
I really didn’t know I could make pants!! Stay tuned for many more pairs of Jalie 2909!!!