Showing posts from March, 2009

Jeans Alteration

I've been trying to keep track of the Jeans Sew Along posts on Pattern Review, but with 31 pages of posts and many threads going on at the same time, I'm having a hard time figuring out who did what with which pattern and who needs what kind of information. I did read a post about gaping issues at center back with pattern 2908. I posted a reply that contains a link to pictures I took of my Gaposis Fix . I decided to put the link here too since some of you probably don't know about the Jeane Sew Along but still would like to see how to do a quick alteration for this fairly common fitting issue.

2908 - Stretch Jeans Pattern

Our new Women's Stretch Jeans Pattern includes BOTH low and regular rise. The jeans has a back yoke, patch back pockets, flared leg and is designed for stretch woven fabric . Many of you might wonder if this pattern would work with regular denim. I'm not a big fan of non-stretch jeans and have not tried the pattern with regular denim. Since there is negative ease on the pattern, you would have to go a few sizes up for sure, but I don't know how much alteration would be involved. THE CUT The low rise is 2-3 inches below the navel (in adult sizes) and regular rise is at the navel. The difference between low and regular rise is barely noticeable for little girls because we don't think low-rise jeans are appropriate for kids. The waistband is cut on the bias. This is great because it adds a little more stretch and is more comfortable. If you are running short on fabric, you can cut it across or along the straight grain. THE FIT This pattern is very close fitting through

2907 - Cloth Diaper Pattern

Our cloth diaper pattern includes 2 diaper styles and 1 diaper cover pattern in 8 sizes (from preemie to toddler) A) POCKET OR ALL-IN-ONE DIAPER My absolute favorites! We tried hundreds of different diapers in the last 8 months and I found that having a waterproof diaper not only looked better, but it is as simple to use as a disposable diaper. Those types of diapers is even accepted in daycare! The pattern is the same for both styles. The only difference is that the soaker layers are sewn to the inner fabric for the all-in-one diaper. There is an opening in the back to insert a soaker pad (pocket diaper) or turn the diaper inside out (all-in-one diaper) to reduce drying time. Both feature hook-and-loop closures and laudry tabs. Now for the pros and cons... Pocket = "Ikea" diaper :) You need to insert the soaker pads into the pocket before and remove it from the pocket before washing the diaper. All-In-One... Always ready to use, but most all-in-ones take forever to d

Here They Are...

The new patterns are now available for pre-order and will ship on March 24th. I will post more details about each pattern over the next few days. If you have any questions about the patterns, please leave a comment and I'll make sure to answer it in the posts. Have a great weekend!

584 Reviews and Counting...

I checked today and there are already 584 Jalie reviews on Pattern Review! I really want to thank all of you who take the time to sit in front of a computer (after hours cutting and sewing) to share your passion with the world. I'm proud to annouce that the person who writes the 600th Jalie review on will win a free Jalie pattern. With the upcoming collection being launched very shortly, you could get a new pattern for free! Now I have to start thinking about a cool idea for review #1000... Any suggestions? :)

And the Winner Is...

Since we had a few anonymous comments in the list, I decided to print out the names of all the people who entered the contest and have Henri eat pick the name of the lucky winner. Congratulations to Kelly who won a copy of pattern 2007. Kelly: Please email your address to mail (at) so we can ship the pattern to you. Thanks! Good news! The new patterns are being folded this week and we have almost completed the photo shoots. The new collection should be available soon!