Jalie 3245 and Green Pepper 520
I’ve been sewing, but I haven’t been posting. In the next few posts I will attempt to catch up! First up is Jalie 3245.
Two weeks ago I drove to my niece’s baby shower, which was about three hours away. On the way there, I drove through a town with a JoAnn Fabrics. This is a pretty big deal for me since Boonetowne has no such store. Of course I stopped and I scored this cool cream knit with the grey lace overlay. It was 60% off, so I knew it was meant to be!!!
I got home from the shower on Saturday night and sewed up a new Jalie 3245 on Sunday. I seriously could not wait to sew this fabric!!!
I made the tunic version of Jalie 3245. I cut a size U, lengthened the sleeves, and widened the neck band. I also added cuffs on the sleeves. It was a fun and easy sew, and the result was super satisfying because of the cool design on the fabric.
I cut the neckband on the scalloped part of the design.
I got lucky with the back. The sewing gods must have been smiling on me because the lines matched right up where the sleeves meet the back panel. Can you believe my luck???
I really do love this fabric. I feel like I need to drive back to the Joann’s and see if they have anymore of this fabric left. If they did, I would buy ALL OF IT!!
About a week before I made the tunic, I made another Green Pepper Mock Turtle Polar Sweater. This time I used some 300 weight, sweater-faced Polartec. I cut a size Small, which seemed to work well–it’s less boxy on me than the Medium. I omitted the draw-string and pouch pocket, and I added cuffs to the sleeves.
This is another quick and easy make. Very satisfying and COZY!! This kind of sewing is good therapy!
Oh, and there’s one more thing. Last year I bought this this knit valentines fabric from Girl Charlee. I’ve been squirreling it away in my closet waiting for February to get here so I could make some Valentines leggings. Well, I finally decided that I could wait no more. I made myself some leggings using McCall’s 7122.
This pattern is super easy–two pieces–and the fit is reasonably good. I cut a medium. It fits pretty good in the butt and thighs, but I might take it in from the knees down.
My plan is to wear them with a denim skirt and boots. Something like this:
What’s not to love about Valentine leggings!