Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIWT: new Jalie 3132, and stuff

What I Wore Today to the spa for a pedi! (OK, I dallied too long on the laptop and had to dash through the shower to make it there on time…and I was late as usual! Hence the headless shot; no makeup or accessories.)

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Most Wednesdays I meet up with the ladies (that’s us SAHMs!) for what we call our Wednesday Staff Meeting – usually a coffee/latte with delish pastry at Stella Luna’s on Bank St. Yes, on this chilly, grey morning, I decided to wear this cheap bright green, cotton knit Jalie top – a wearable muslin, mainly for home – with my Jalie 2908 jeans from last year.

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Not too bad, it fits in the right places. I didn’t do much altering as the shape is pretty good: I shortened it the usual amount (2”), as well as the sleeves (also 2” – maybe not so short next time?) to fit my petite 5’ 1” frame. This colour is, ahh, intense, and so no thread will match it (it would be mad!) so I coordinated, with 2 colours of almost the same blue/green shade (both spools had almost nothing left, and this was the only way I could think of to double-topstitch without running out of thread in the middle.)

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[This one of the hem is the most accurate rendering of the colours.]

And to cheer myself up, I chose bright red polish at the spa. After the summer-like weather of a week ago, we’ve been plunged back into the season of cold and rainy days. Hmmm.

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Here I’m sitting on an ottoman (1 of 2) that hubby and I made several years ago – one of my “escapdes”. It was *interesting* building the frame and sewing the cover, but not cost effective! The 10” HD foam cost a fortune.

So, that’s how I cheer up mid-week! How about you?


  1. Wow! You did a great job on the neckline. It looks very neat. Did you do it on a normal sewing machine? If so, any tips?

    1. Thanks Karin, I did sew the neckline with the sewing machine. This fabric isn't very stretchy, so it wasn't too hard, but I usually sew very slowly on this part. With stretchier knits I find it sometimes helps to push on the back of the presser foot (I read this somewhere, just can't remember where!)