After oodles and oodles of kids' sewing, it was time for a little variety. Besides, my own closet needs some attention, since I've been wearing out some of my handmade things. Others have gone into the initially-accepted-but-finally rejected pile.
Someone just bumped her head.
I've been itching to make a few more Jalie's tops, which are more interesting than tees, but just as comfortable. This one's Jalie 2921, the scarf-collar top. I really like the clever construction. I won't try to describe it to you, but at one point, the entire shirt is rolled up like a sausage inside the scarf! It makes for a neat finish.
The scarf can be tied in several different ways. I did it this way because it's the one I figured out first. I think it looks rather elegant on the pattern photo, but on my version I'm a little nervous that it looks, well, weird. Opinions?
Strangely, this lavender interlock is the same exact fabric I used for my last Jalie top (the hooded tunic). Hmmm...I thought I was going for variety.
Do you want to see a wadder? Happily, it's my first hands-down wadder of the year, although the My Image dress may qualify as a failure since the bulging zipper hunchback shape has prevented me from wearing it in public. I don't know if it's possible to fix that sort of thing.
These sad shorts didn't even make it to the finished stage. They're from an old Burda magazine pattern - 2002, I think. The shorts call for "outdoor" fabric, whatever that is. You can see my choice of leftover heavy denim was not so great. Not only are they weirdly puffy, Sara thought they were ridiculously uncomfortable. I couldn't justify foisting these on a secondhand store, so they went to the bin for scraps. I'm sure the shorts would have been nice in a drapy "outdoor" fabric.