However, you're likely not here to read about my lack of photography skills, so onto the sewing content. E's newest long-sleeved shirt, from Jalie 2911. I made her a 98 width/104 length. The 92/98 combo probably would have fit better right now, but I wanted some extra growing room. It's made from some teal stretch french terry that I really love. I'm thinking about making one for myself too (love that Jalie patterns have such a wide size range!) in the same color. That won't be too geeky if we don't wear them on the same day, right??
It went together pretty easily. I love sewing with stretch french terry. The only issue I had was with the collar. The directions were easy enough to follow and the construction of the collar was similar in some ways to O's fleece pullover, but I never quite get the corners right, so there's puckering. I mustn't be lining them up correctly. This is my new sewing mission (other than, you know, actually finishing projects without a looming deadline), to figure out how to do this kind of inset thingy without puckering! I don't think it's too obvious when it's on, at least.
|Not remotely representational of the actual color|
|Crazy hair and sick eyes. "Thanks for posting such a flattering picture on the internet, Mom."|