Do over.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to make another quick version of Jalie 2449. Here I’ve used a really pretty knit that I think came from Gorgeous Fabrics but I’m not 100% sure. I’m going to save the leftovers because this print would be really pretty for binding a black solid, don’t you think?


I didn’t feel like coverstitching so I just used my blindstitch machine to finish the hems. Many people don’t realize that a blindstitch has built-in stretch – perfect for knits!


I had some nice hairpipe beads in my stash that I wanted to use on the cord ends but the holes were much too small so I decided to simply knot the ends this time.

I already have my next project planned out – if only I could find the fabric! I know it’s here somewhere… It’s a beautiful silk piece that Ann picked up for me at Kashi’s last summer. If I don’t find it I will just use one of the new pieces I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics last week.

As an aside, I think this new sewing system of mine is going to work out pretty well. I will alter and cut out my projects on the weekend so that I can sew a little whenever I have time during the week. It’s just too overwhelming to start a project at night when I am tired but quite relaxing to do the actual sewing for an hour or two. This is how I sewed when Jess was little (I was very productive then!) – wish I’d gone back to it sooner. My goal is to make one garment every week.


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12 responses to “Do over.

  1. Pretty fabric and very pretty top. I love the sleeve detail too (I think I need to copy you).

  2. Janine

    Very pretty. I am so glad to see you back, I missed your inspiration.

  3. I love the lines of this top and the detail on the sleeves. I think your leftover fabric would be great for a neckline detail with plain black, but have you considered a hem detail on a plain black a-line skirt?

  4. Summerset

    Oh, yeah, just as gorgeous as the other one! Yes, I can see that as trim on black.

  5. First of all, great top! Love that fabric and I agree that would be a great binding or placket trim on black.

    Your idea of cutting out, getting a project started on the weekend and then sneaking in the actual sewing during the evenings is one that would work well for me. I don’t seem to have much energy in the evenings but I do like to relax with a little simple sewing. I am going to try out your program! Maybe I’ll actually get some sewing done now. Thanks!

  6. meg

    Cute top, love the fabric.

  7. Another great top. Good idea to approach sewing as you mentioned. I think I will try that too. As is, not much is getting done.

  8. Oh yeah – killer as trim !

  9. I like the idea of tracing and cutting on the weekends. I’m going to have to try that out.

  10. I like this new version…very much!

  11. Sally

    Very nice tops–all of them. Glad you’ve worked out a system that will work for you–and–we’ll, hopefully, get to see some more of your awesome work. You are very talented! Sally