Quick Post

I snapped a few photos of the striped Jalie Bobbie pattern when my photographer (DH) was not able to take some photos.  I shot them with my iPhone 8 in the bathroom mirror which needs cleaning after seeing these photos.

Not my best photo but hate taking photos with my phone.  I realize that it is not a happy look and actually I am pleased with the outcome of this second top.  The tweaks I made worked as planned and hoped for.

Awkward pose for a back shot.

Of course I had to let you peek into the facing/liner.  This is the side where the stripes at the side seam meet, the other side does not line up so well.  I normally don't go around raising my arm for people to see the underside, so it won't be that noticeable.

I am starting to work on my next project, the Closet Case Kalle Shirtdress.

More later.

Pattern Stash Reduction and Next Project

I was going through patterns yesterday and found that several patterns I had planned to sell or donate made the move with me to our new home.  I decided to take advantage of eBays selling options and have posted several (about 27) patterns there.  If interested, you can go to eBay and look for lamona7 to see what I am selling.

I plan to list some more in the next few days.  The patterns include the Big 4, New Look and Indie patterns such as Collette and Loes Hinse.

I washed some fabric I purchase last year at a store in Myrtle Beach. (I failed to take a picture after purchasing last year, so not able to show it at this time.) Currently my idea is to use this woven cotton fabric with Closet Case's Kalle shirt & shirtdress pattern.  I think I have enough of it to made the shirtdress.  I just need to decide on size since I have not sewn anything from this pattern line. If you have made this pattern, please give some feedback on the fit for you and any thing that may need added at…

Bobbie in Stripes

I finally finished my second version of Jalie's Bobbie top.  I decided to use a black and white striped knit from fabric collection (stash).  I purchased this from Fabric Mart in March 2013.  5 years of aging was enough.  The weight of this knit as well as the stretch were perfect for this top.  Though after making it in horizontal stripe I am not sure that this was my best idea for this fabric.  Nonetheless, here it is. (Not on me as I am not photo ready as of this writing.)

I made several tweaks as I mentioned in an earlier post.  I took a 1/2 inch horizontal tuck in the upper chest and back; this brought the armholes more in proportion with my petite frame.  It also raised the neckline which I thought was needed with the previous version. 

I removed the dart that I had in the first version and then I had to adjust the width of the waist/hip area because of this.  I did not want that dart as it would have messed up the stripe matching at the side.  I did keep the dart in the fac…

New patterns and what's next

Topstitch in GA conducted a sale a couple of weeks ago and I purchased two patterns,  One is from a company called Friday Pattern Co.  I have not heard of this pattern source and purchased a square neck T pattern.  The other source was Pauline Alice who I am familar with but have not tried her patterns.  I had my eye on this pattern for sometime so with the sale I decided to buy.
I traced the Square Neck Top pattern and plan to pin fit the pattern this evening. The fabric I plan to use has been in the stash for sometime. I searched my pictures of previous years fabrics and could not find it.  I think that it may have come from Fabric Mart also. It is light floral print and I believe it is a cotton knit.  
I have made the tweaks I posted about in my last post about the Bobbie Top from Jalie.  I also cut out the fabric which is a black and white striped poly knit from Fabric Mart.  I purchased this fabric along with several solid knits in 2013.  Most all the solids have been sewn and th…

Wearing Jalie Bobbie Top

As posted yesterday, I wore my new top to Surf City to see a friend from my previous job.  The weather was very accomodating, no rain and we had lunch outside on the deck at Buddy's Place-fish tacos.  And just as I started typing this I realized that neither one of us took selfie shots.  Oh well!

I took these photos of me wearing this top this AM.  As you can see it is rather loose and I think a little large.  It felt comfortable though and the liner/facing did not ride up or get fiddly.  Yeah!

My friend said she thought I had lost weight!  This picture does not say thin to me.
Upper chest looks a little large to me.  I have some gaping not much with this top.

Here is a side view and underarm view.  This liner/facing design idea is just the right idea for this type top.

All in all I like the way this felt today.  There are some tweaks to be made with the next one, which I am looking through my fabric collection to find the perfect fabric to sew.


First I realize that I have not correctly typed the pattern name in earlier post(s).  I am happy to report that this is my first sewing project since February and my first after relocating/retiring and first in the new home.

I jumped on the Jalie Bobbie bandwagon after seeing the first review of this pattern on Pattern Review.  I ordered the pattern and had to wait as it was on back order for a short time.

The fabric I used was a poly spandex knit with significant stretch and purchased from Simply By Ti fabrics.  It was called Paint Splatter Yellow.  I think it was aptly named.

I like Jalie patterns but I always seem to have some struggles with determining correct size. I used x for upper body and y for waist down.  I also made a 1 inch FBA and kept the dart.  Unfortunately the dart falls below my bust point and that is okay and better than being to high, also not so visible in this fabric design.   I probably did not really need this adjustment as the top is rather large on me.  I r…

I am actually working on a project

I am finally getting an opportunity to work on a sewing project. 

I am making final tweaks to the Jalie Bobbi pattern.  This is first sewing project since February of this year.  Feels good!


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