Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jalie 2921

I'm supposed to be sewing up Halloween costumes, as you know, but I was distracted again by something shiny.
Or rather, something pink. I'd been thinking it would be a good idea to make something new to wear to Sewing Summit. It's totally irresistible to know you'll be surrounded by sewists all weekend and NOT make something new! Of course, I had my Simplicity 2403 dress, so I wasn't really stressing over it, but then I saw that PR is having a Think Pink contest in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. What a fabulous idea!! I joined immediately, then surfed over to Eugenia's blog, where I saw a pink version of this pattern, and I knew I had to have one. Like immediately.
Here is how I wore it on Saturday. The cardigan is RTW (from Target) and the pants are New Look 6816, made of silk crepe and lined with silk habotai. They are the most luxurious and comfortable pants I own.

Since I've made this top before, I won't bore you with the fit details. If you are interested, I gave a complete review of my first version here. The only change I made was to use the 3/4 length sleeve and use poly ITY knit rather than cotton lycra. I'm quite pleased with this make as it fits well, is quite comfortable and rescues this skirt from orphan-hood. Win! OK, now I really am going to make that Rapunzel dress. Scout's honor!

17 comments:

  1. Oooh I am thrilled that my top inspired you to make this one in such a delicious shade of pink! It looks very lovely indeed. And I adore your pants - how stylish and sophisticated they look!!

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  2. I love that shade of pink. I have this pattern, but have yet to get ti just right. This version is great.

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  3. You look fabulous - from head to toe.

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  4. Great top! That pattern is coming up soon in my line-up, but the "Butterfly Costume" is going to trump it! Good luck on yours!

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  5. Katie - Great top! What a perfect fit - I've been wanting this pattern for awhile - you are inspiring!!

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  6. such a striking top - that colour suits you perfectly. Your sewing is very inspiring - you must be very energized and organized to get so much done with your little ones and your job.

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  7. It's gorgeous! Isn't that the pantone color of the year?

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  8. That's a great color on you. Nice top!

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  9. I love the neckline -- especially the quasi-shawl-collar-ness of it; but I can't get past the bow. It just screams "1983" to me.
    Great colour - although, on my monitor it looks coral -- you know how I love coral - I'm just surprised to see something so warm on you. You describe the colour as "pink", so I guess that explains it!
    Since discovering bamboo and bamboo/rayon jerseys, I am planning to make lots of knit tops, myself!!
    This one is a great fit on you!!!

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  10. Love love love it! It looked smashing on you at the summit!

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  11. That's very pretty, and an advertisement for a cause we all support.

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  12. It's such a lovely shade on you! And my love for the pattern is already known. I just made it again but changed the neckline into a straight v with a binding. Jalie has such great fit!

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  13. What a great top! It's a lovely shade of pink and really suits you. Glad that you found my new blog:-)

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  14. I love the shade of pink and the whole outfit looks so classy!

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  15. beautiful top and those pants sound scrumptious to wear!

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  16. Such a terrific looking top! You look fabulous in pink!

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  17. SO flattering on you - and that's the one shade of pink that I actually love ;)

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