Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sew Along updates

So currently I am busy with both the Jeans Sew Along as well as the Crescent Skirt Sew Along.

Jalie 2908
Cut out and ready to go!!
I got to cut out the jeans on the weekend. I am using a Jalie pattern (2908), which is made for stretch denim. After tracing the pattern pieces onto tracing paper, I cut out the low rise style. This took some concentration as each piece has 27 sizes!

Not doing a muslin, hope I am not going to reget that decision!! Must pluck up the courage and start sewing now!

The skirt
With the crescent skirt I have interfaced the waistband pieces, done the pockets,gathered the skirt front and back pieces and sewn the front and back pieces together. I love the fabric I chose (Fabricland). I have several different blouses to wear with it.

I am already planning a second skirt. I have some white denim left over from a previous skirt and plan to do the waistband in this. For the body of the skirt I found some green gingham type fabric at Value Village for about $4.

I also decided to do something with my patterns, as we all know they never seem to fit back nicely back into the original envelope! So while at Walmart the other day I picked up some plastic envelope/pouches. I'll pick up a few each time I'm there and my high use patterns can be stored away properly.


  1. Wow, you're making jeans - you're brave! Can't wait to see the finish product.

  2. Brave or stupid.....sometimes I think there is a fine line!!!!! A few months ago I responded to a survey that Tasia from Sewaholic sent out and she had a question about what would you never sew. With no hesitation I said jeans! Fast forward a few months and after a successful Shirt sew along with Peter at Male Pattern Boldness I find myself making jeans. Will keep you posted.