Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Jalie will be closed from December 24th thru January 3rd. All orders and emails will be processed/answered as soon as we reopen on January 4th.

All new patterns orders placed before today have been shipped. Many online retailers will receive the new patterns shortly.

I would also like to take the time to thank you all for being there, sewing, posting and reviewing. Knowing that people all around the world share the same passion as us and like working with our patterns is truly inspiring.

We wish you all a wonderful year filled with creativity, good health, fun and quality time with your loved ones.

Jeanne & Émilie

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Patterns Now Available for Pre-Order

Here are links to the new patterns on our website:

Jalie 2915 - Dance Leotard and Tutu Skirt
Jalie 2916 - Strappy Unitard
Jalie 2917 - Freestyle and Dance Skating Dress (with skate boot cover)
Jalie 2918 - Men's T-Shirts
Jalie 2919 - Pleated Cardi and Vest
Jalie 2920 - Leggings, Stirrup Tights and Mini-Skirt
Jalie 2921 - Scarf-Collar Tops

You might also want to check with your local or favorite online retailer to see if you can pre-order from them (to save on shipping). I just sent all the pattern cover images and backs of patterns to online retailers.

The new collection should ship around December 23. Orders will ship on a first-in-first-out basis. If you are ordering on and want to make sure that yours ships before we close for the Holidays (Dec. 25 - Jan. 3), please place your order before December 18.

I haven't had time to put the instructions together in PDF format yet. They will be up next week.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Last but not Least...

Classic style with a modern twist... and without the bulk! I loooove draped knit cardigans. They look awesome when they are wrapped on models... but for some reason (I wonder if it's only me) I can never get them to stay wrapped nicely for more than 5 minutes and I end up taking them off after a while because I get tired of all that fabric hanging... And I end up thinking I look big because of the extra volume in the front... Not good..

Since we thought that other people were in the same situation... We are proud to show you the new "Jalie Cardi". It has the draped look we all like, ease around the hips, but no fabric getting in the way! The lovely pleats that run from shoulder seams down to the waist not only give it a unique look, but it keeps the garment flattering and fitted where it should be. The pointy shawl collar also adds a little je-ne-sais-quoi :)

The cardigan hit around the hips area, but if your fabric stretches a lot and is a bit on the heavy side, it might look a little longer (see the difference between the vest and the long-sleeved cardi?).

 Here is a close-up of the pleats:


Septuplets... 38'' x 50'', 1/4 lbs each... Sending the pattern files to the printer somehow feels like labour & delivery (just as stressful and tiring, but without the pain of course)!

If everything goes as planned, the new patterns should be ready to ship around Dec. 22-23. Since many of you will probably be anywhere but sitting at your computer, ready to place a pattern order a few days before Christmas, we will accept pre-orders (probably starting later this week or early next week).

I'm pretty sure that a few online retailers will also do the same. I will keep you posted as we go through the printing-folding-shipping-packaging steps... I will also let you know when online retailers outside Canada setup their catalogs to accept pre-ordres.

Now ladies, let's all keep our fingers crossed so that everything stays on schedule!