Thursday, May 27, 2010

All our Sewing Patterns on the Same Page

This is a minor addition to our online catalog, but some of you might find it useful. We added a category called Sewing Patterns by Jalie that displays all our current patterns on the same page (no need to browse around to look at all our patterns).

On that page, you can filter the results to view our latest collection or patterns that will soon be discontinued (i.e. sewing patterns available in very limited quantities that will not be reprinted). These new catalog sections are listed at the bottom on the left-hand side of our website.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jalie in Sew News

In the current issue of SewNews (June/July 2010), there is an article about swimwear and three of our patterns are shown in the Swimwear Showcase (One-Piece Swimsuit (2317)Tankini (2447) and Board Shorts (2678) (our Board Shorts pattern 2578 being the only men's pattern in the bunch!). It is always quite an honor to see our pattern covers in such popular magazines!

The article is quite interesting. It describes how to make a bathing suit (not a Jalie pattern though) and adapt a pattern to include bra cups for additional bust support. Many people are afraid to tackle swimwear project, but with all the beautiful fabrics available out there (and the sometimes ridiculously high price of RTW swimwear), I really think that everyone should try to make a swimsuit/bikini/tankini at least once!

For those coming to PR Weekend in Montreal, just ask me and I will tell you where to find fun (and affordable) swimwear material on fabric shopping day (we will be on beautiful-lycra hunt too for an upcoming photo shoot (hint, hint!)).