I had a relatively uneventful procedure last week and am pretty much recovered. I wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my last post. I have the results already but do not meet with my doctor for 2 weeks to discuss.
So, Miss K hit a decent growth spurt recently and needed some new clothes. I’m trying to bribe her to take pictures so we will see how many of my makes I can get photographed. Here are the first 5 things I made her.
First up is Jalie 3355 Hoodie
I used size Q for the shoulders/bust/height and size R from the waist down. This is 1 size up from her measurements because last time I made this hoodie it just fit and I wanted a little growing room added in.
I’ve made this hoodie for her before: January 2015 I made K a polka dot hoodie; March 2015 I made her a pac man one and also a teal hippie bus one. This hoodie is the perfect pattern and I’ve even made it for myself in purple and tie dye.
The instructions are fantastic, but all Jalie ones are. I am such a visual person so the written steps are nice but the pictures steps are what really help me.
Fabric: 1.5 yards of red sweatshirt fleece. “hearts on red” I picked this up in February 2015 for $4.50 a yard. I wish I had bought more! Do you ever get fabric that you wish you had just bought a whole bolt of? Anyway, I also used some navy cotton lycra scraps. Hoodie total cost was $6.75
Next time: I think I will take 1” out of the overall height because with the band that you can’t always see in these pictures, this hoodie is a bit long on K. She likes to wear it but asked for it to be shorter next time. She also asked to have a kitty heart put on the front with my silhouette machine.
(here is before Kitty heart was added)
The pants she is wearing here are Ottobre 01/2009 #29 Saija Sweatpants. These pants are no stranger to this blog. This is her favorite pants pattern. I think if I counted right this is the 10th and 11th pair I’ve made for her.
I used size 152, reduced the front rise by 1” and shortened by 1” in length. I use 1.5” wide elastic inside the yoga waistband to help hold them up.
Fabric: Dark Navy Blue Jersey Knit, cotton lycra. This fabric is super nice and beefy at 11oz in weight. It was a dream to sew and it feels so nice in hand. I purchased this in March and used 1 yard for $3.95.
I sewed her up another pair in a light french terry. It is a Ruby Two Tone French Terry Fabric and made of 87% Polyester 9% Rayon 4% Spandex. This fabric is so super soft I knew K would like it.
She actually didn’t like them at first – hated the heathered look of the fabric – but now has come around and likes them. I picked this up in Nov 2015 for $7.40 for the yard.
With the leftover 1/2 yard of sweatshirt fabric from the hoodie I decided to try a shorts pattern out for K. This is Jalie 2445. I used size R on the shorts and Q for the rise/height. They turned out really cute but also really, really short. K uses them for bedtime because she’s a hot sleeper. Shorts: $2.25
I made this pattern a second time in Lilac Purple Cotton Spandex Knit. Same R sizing and Q for the rise. I added 1/4” to the side seams though to give K’s hips more room. I added 1/2” full butt adjustment and 3” to the length of the legs. These are just ok. They fit nice on the hips and nothing is wrong with them, K just doesn’t prefer them. These are pajama shorts now too. I picked up this fabric in August 2015. Cost of shorts: $3.25
In summary, K received 2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shorts, and a hoodie for $23.60 total.
If you follow me on Instagram you have seen that I am almost finished with a Maxi dress for me. It is turning out nicely! I’m also working on a tank for me as well as K. I have started putting together my summer “want to sew” list. Have you started your summer sewing yet?
~ Happy Sewing! ~