Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

jalie-kini sew-along: swim shorts

Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

Today in our final installment of the jalie-kini sew-along we’re making up Jalie 3351 – a swimshorts pattern! These shorts feature two side pockets, a fitted waistband, and built-in briefs. I predict you’ll adore them once you try them out!

So let’s go!

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Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

jalie-kini sew-along: the bikini

Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

Today’s the day! We make up the entitreity of our bikini – which goes a heck of a lot faster than you might think.

We’ve assembled our supplies. We’ve cut and marked our fabrics. Let’s get our swim on!
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summer dress in double-gauze sew-along: finishing

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First we assembled our supplies, then prepared the pattern for cutting. We then finished the bodice, sewing gathers and darts, and interfacing our center back. Yesterday we joined the main garment pieces and installed our invisible zipper.

Today we finish up our sew-along! LIKE A BOSS!

BOSS

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summer dress in double-gauze: the skirt & zipper

Hello, hello, hello! We are in our penultimate post! Just one to go, after this!

summer-dress-in-double-gauze-badgeFirst we assembled our supplies, then prepared the pattern for cutting. We then finished the bodice, sewing gathers and darts, and interfacing our center back. Today, we sew our skirt and install our invisible zipper!

WHOMP!

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summer dress in double-gauze sew-along: preparing your pattern

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Today we start our sew-along dress in double-gauze! 

I have created three versions of this lovely fit-and-flare from Bootstrap, and I’ve a fourth (for my mother) on the cutting table. These dresses are gorgeous because they have a look and feel like a well-loved garment, and they are (by virtue of Bootstrap Fashion’s wonderful pattern metrics) custom-built!

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Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

jalie-kini sew-along: supplies

Who’s up for sewing a bikini? Aw heck yisssss

Summer Swimsuit Sew-Along!

So in a few days we start our Summer Dress in Double-Gauze sew-along. If you’re looking to schedule something for July, consider joining us in the Jalie-kini build! Jalie is one of my favorite pattern companies ever, with a large pattern size range, and an increasingly impressive catalog of print or pdf loungewear, dancewear, activewear, and underwear patterns.

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Summer Swimsuit Sew-Along!

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Rayon Knits

summer sewing, had me a blast

In my delightful enterprise of rebranding my sew-along and tailoring service, I’ve been experiencing the wonders of rayons. To wit: the bamboo stretch french terry from Nature’s Fabrics that may be one of my favorites of all time! And a few gorgeous stripe rayon knits to boot:

Rayon Knits

Rayon Knits

Rayon Knits

The dress is pleasing because: my daughter is stunning, and also my stripe matching is on point. SO ON POINT

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Summer Dress In Double-Gauze: Samples

tres mujeres; tres vestidos

So yesterday I had the immense pleasure of spending an afternoon with three lovely women, in three versions of my latest summer dress.

An ivory with geometric motif in charcoal, for Phoenix:

Summer Dress In Double-Gauze: Samples

A gorgeous teal for Astrid (um, what is up with her perfect accessories? Tomato-red toenails and heels; beaded earrings in canary? XOMG):

Summer Dress In Double-Gauze: Samples

And a gorgoues double-faced periwinkle for Jen:

Summer Dress In Double-Gauze: Samples
Needless to say we had a lovely time – and a fabulous lunch afterwards at Frontagers. I couldn’t help thinking these three women looked like three gorgeous summer blooms!

Summer Dress In Double-Gauze: Samples
I am providing a sew-along for this very dress. Here is a supply post: we start stitching on June 15th. This sew-along is appropriate for beginners, intermediate stitchers, or advanced practitioners. In addition, it is a wonderful pattern to get acquainted with Bootstrap Fashion, one of my beloved pattern companies.

See you soon! <3

Summer Dress In Double-Gauze: Samples