Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jalie 2921 and Ginger

My latest outfit for summer.  Jalie 2921 and Colette Ginger Skirt.

 I've been trying hard to look at the gaps in my wardrobe and stay focused.  I have a dark denim mini skirt that I wear quite often and thought I could really use one a little longer this summer too.  This is my 4th Ginger skirt, and I'm still tweaking the fit.  This one is a bit lower on my waist and about 3 inches longer, which I probably needed due to my height.

 One of my mom's friends was cleaning out her apartment and had this piece of denim lying around.  It was meant to be! (and free)

This shirt was a long time coming.  Jalie 2921 has been on my wish list for a long time, and it didn't disappoint!  I made this on a Saturday morning while the kids watched cartoons, then wore it out to the park that afternoon.  The instructions for the scarf collar were unusual, but I just followed what it said and it was a breeze.  I also got to practice using my coverstich machine for all the hemming.  
The fabric feels like interlock.  I got it for $1!  Anyone local to Manchester, New Hampshire should check out this store, Fabric Fix!  They have a limited selection, but oh the bargains!  It's hit or miss, I usually swing in once every few months, but I should be going there instead of JoAnn's.  Most fabrics are on wide rolls and are $1-$4 a yard.

I was so glad for a successful outfit.  
Check out this mess:
Poor unfortunate Ginger skirt #3.  I chalk this up to poor fabric choice.  If it shows every lump and bump on my dress form, just imagine someone who has birthed 4 children. 
 Nuff said.


  1. I just found your blog, and I love your aesthetic. That outfit is beautiful on you.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog, it led me to yours and it's lovely! I love this outfit and I have been coveting that Jalie pattern for a while :) It looks awesome on you!

  3. Isn't Fabric Fix the only fabric store in Manchester? My brother lives near there, so I run in whenever I can, and always come away with fun stuff. I like your blog and pattern choices. I've yet to buy a Colette pattern, but I covet several of them, and I have the book and the Sorbetto :)

    1. Yes, I haven't heard of any other fabric stores in Manchester. Down the street in Bedford there is Martin's House of Cloth, but they are mostly quilting and upholstery fabric, and they look at you like you are crazy if you want to sew clothes!