Friday, June 30, 2017

Everything’s Roses ~ P4P Sweetheart & Boundless with Jalie Shrug

These next 4 makes are probably my favorite things I’ve made in awhile.
(lots of pictures incoming).

Patterns For Pirates ~ Boundless Dress


Size: Straight size Large even though my hips are an XL (I was lazy that day)


Adjustments: Raised the back neck by 3”  The pattern has a low scoop back and this just isn’t my thing.

I also made a 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment.  I used the Tank, empire option, with pockets! 


Fabric: I got this luscious Double Brushed Polyester from an Auction box at Knitpop.  It worked out great!  I’m not sure if I had 2 yards or 2.5 yards or 3 yards.  Sorry, I didn’t measure I was just so excited to sew it up.


Thoughts: Love, love, love.  I wasn’t sure I would like it and didn’t by the pattern for the longest time. But I do love it!  Next time I make this I’ll sew with 1/4” Seam Allowance around the neck and arms – I feel they are just a tad too low.


I also need to make the skirt part XL to fit my hips; you can see a bit of pulling on the front toward my hips in the pictures.  Finally, I want to make the skirt wider at the bottom.  I find it just a small bit hard to walk in this skirt.  None of these changes take away from the fact that I love this dress though. 
(Me Made May 12,2017)
red insta

I made the dress in the late evening on May 6th

Black Jalie 3246 Shrug

red black nice

I was looking all day for the perfect sweater/shrug for my other roses dress, below.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted until I saw this Jalie Shrug.  It was exactly what I was looking for. 

black back

Size: Straight X

black side

Adjustments: I made the bands around the bottom, bust, neck 1” wider.  I like this shrug just a little longer than my other one, below. 


Fabric: Black Stretch Jersey with Merino-like Wool Hacci Brush that I purchased in April 2017 from Stylish Fabrics, 1 yard for $7.90.  This fabric is so soft and fuzzy on the right side.  It has the perfect stretch and weight for this shrug.

Thoughts: Love it!  I want to make a million of these!

Patterns for Pirates ~ Sweetheart Dress

blue yes

Size: straight size Large, tank version with full circle skirt

maybe blue

Adjustments: 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment

blue side

Fabric: 2 yards Double Brushed Polyester, Navy w/ Coral Pink Roses; I purchased this from knitpop in an auction box. It works out to $5.70 a yard this way.  so $11.40 total for the dress.

blue back

Thoughts: I love a circle skirt and soft fabric.  This dress is amazing, though difficult to wear when it’s windy.

blue twirl

I would change how I sewed the binding on the arms next time, maybe 1/4” SA? or add a bit to the armscythe/shoulder?  I’m not sure why but the bindings are so close to each other at the shoulder that I couldn’t topstitch them down. 

(Me Made May 16, 2017)

blue roses insta

Red Jalie 3246 Shrug


Size: Straight Size X, no adjustments

maroon back

Fabric: oh so soft red sweater knit.  I don’t know, I think I got it from knitpop? I seem to be obsessed with their amazing fabrics lately.  Let’s say I got it from knitpop.  This pattern uses only 1 yard. It’s fast to sew too!

maroon fun

I made sure to put a tag at the back neck so I wouldn’t be confused as to which way was up!

I’m slowly getting caught up with my makes!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Love the styling of both dresses!

  2. Both of these are cute but I LOVE that second one! I love it so much!!! The fabric, the fit, the length...just perfect!

    1. Aw, thanks Nakisha! It's awesome when we get a pattern and fabric just right! I hope your hand is feeling better!

  3. You know my love of P4P LOL These look great. I'm loving that shrug so much. I may have to get that one sometime

    1. Thanks Amy! I love P4P a little too much too :)


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