You own (or are eying) the Vanessa Fluid Pants pattern and think "pants can wait, it will be summer soon (at least in Canada)"? We've got news for you! After reading this hack you will be able to wear this pattern year round as you will have anything you need to make great pants AND stylish, comfortable shorts!
First off, sizing. I go back to the Jalie Measurement Charteach time I make a garment, even if I made something the week before. Our measurements change all the time and my kids sizes change even more quickly.
Juju's measurements (as of today) are 28" waist, 37 1/2'' hips. Her waist corresponds to size S and hips are between sizes S and T. The hips measurements is the most important when picking a size for pants.
I would normally go with size T, but I will use S for this project because:
Today's hack will add ease I will use a knit that stretches across the grain
Pattern Preparation Print / Trace the pattern (I am using the PDF pattern for this…
You will find many t-shirt options in our catalog. You have never sewn one and wonder which one would be the best option for you? This post will help you pick the right pattern and also compare our top 5 t-shirt patterns, showing the tops in the same fabric and size so you can compare apples with apples.
First off, let's have fun with a little quiz helping you pinpoint what you are looking for in a t-shirt pattern: WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GREAT T-SHIRT PATTERN?
FIT / EASE I prefer when t-shirts are fitted, with slim sleeves that you can wear as a base layer. ⬤I feel more comfortable in semi-fitted tops ⬤⬤I am really into the new boxy trend, still looking for a loose-fitting top that is not boxy ⬤⬤
LENGTH I am tall and longer t-shirts look better on me ⬤⬤⬤I am petite and I don't want the hem to go lower than my hips ⬤⬤
NECKLINE FINISH I prefer bands over binding because it is easier to sew. No fuss. ⬤⬤I think bindings make a more professional finish ⬤⬤A t-shirt without band or b…
As you probably know, we recently launched 14 new patterns. We are really proud of the new designs and how we were able to cover so many options (knits, woven, women, men, sportswear) all in one collection!
When we decided to go with 14 new patterns and could not discontinue 14 all at once, it became obvious that we needed more room for the warehouse. We started looking for storage room and found a wonderful space, not far from the family house where Jalie had been growing since 1983.
This meant not only we had to finalize a giant collection, but we also had to pack and move nearly a thousand cases an…