Thursday, May 21, 2015
Back in the saddle: Jalie 3246 in teal sweater knit
I finally sewed again on May 17. The last time I sewed was on April 21, so it was great to be back at the machine again!!
It was mid-80's this past Sunday and steamy in my sewing room, so why not sew up a sweater knit shrug?
I knew it was going to cool down this week, and ever since I made the Vogue 1351 dress last fall I wanted a matching cardigan / shrug / sweater.
After loving Jalie 3246, and wearing it almost every day, I decided it was a great way to get back in the saddle again.
It's perfect for when you need to add sleeves to an outfit
"Just add sleeves!"
Sleeves completely down
This time I added a ribbon so I can hang the shrug in my gym locker...and also to serve as a second visual cue to wear it right side up! (Yes, the collar is much wider than the back band, but I have worn the gray one upside down, uhmmmmmm....)
The only thing I forgot to mention the last time I sewed this up is that it was the first Jalie pattern I traced where the lines were in color!
That's the shawl collar piece above. The color coding made a BIG difference as far as ease of tracing. Thanks Jalie for that HUGE improvement!
There's a three day weekend coming up for those of us in the US, and I plan to hit the sewing machine again....how about you, wherever you are?