Wednesday, October 2, 2013

More Little Girl Sewing - Jalie 3022

One of these days, I'll make something for me !

Right now though, 'J' needed more shorts for gym class and her mama couldn't find any - seems navy shorts in September is just too much to ask for - seriously ?! Anyway, I picked up Jalie 3022 thinking I'd try it for her and get a bit of practice before trying the yoga pant for ME !

Here are the tabletop pics...


coverstitching on back seam and hem

waistband (WHY do the iPads rotate pictures ??? yippee, I figured out how to 'unrotate' them !)

....and... real' pics...

These were the draft pair. They were passed to mama on Monday and got pics at the 'trying on' stage. Yesterday they were worn all day at school. Her only quibble ? She wants the colour-blocked waistband - with her school name embroidered across it !!! Um, yeah, so plain white it is LOL.

They fit great and she was very comfortable all day, including in gym class. I thought, from the pics (that I've seen but her mama hasn't sent to me yet) that the crotch to waist is too long, but she was comfy so I'm not sure I ought to play with it. Now, I'll cut the rest of the fabric to hopefully get 3 more pairs. These are just navy, but I know now her other school colour is white, so colour blocking is an option for the school shorts. Two plain and two with the white band will be plenty for school, but I'm sure she'd like yoga pants with a bright waist as well (note to self size up 2 sizes). For me, I'll trace my size out soon.

The PR review is linked but...

Pattern Rating: Highly Recommend

Fabric: Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]

Pattern Description: Yoga pants (A) that are fitted through the hips and thighs and slightly flared from the knee down. The wide faced two-piece waistband allows for fun color blocking. A seam at the back of the leg provides flattering fit and easy adjustment. The shorts (B) are great for the beach or for dance or gym practice.

Pattern Sizing: child's 2 to women's 22 - I made a size K in shorts

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yep, other than lengthening the leg

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although I used both the written and the pictures (the pics did not always seem clear to me). And now that one pair is done, I see just how easy they are to put together - the next ones should be QUICK :-)

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Really, really like the 2-piece back leg for shaping and the possibility of colour-blocking the waistband.

Fabric Used: cotton-lycra from Club Tissus. It's a pretty sturdy fabric, medium weight, I guess. It felt right and turns out it's exactly the stretch called for in the pattern.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I originally traced a size I based on verbal instructions but after measuring 'J', it turns out she's right in the size K, where she ought to be for her age, at least for Jalie which are pretty close to RTW measurements. I wanted a bike short - the only alteration was a longer leg, a 7-inch inseam.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? oh yeah

Conclusion: WINNER !


  1. Oh fun! It's a good thing I don't wear pants to work because I might be tempted to make and wear yoga pants. g

  2. I hate when you can't find something because retailers have decided that it's not time to sell those right now, for whatever their hare-brained reasons. Your shorts came out really nice, and I'm sure the recipient is one happy little girl!

  3. J is one happy little girl. She thinks "auntie" can do anything. (Mama)

    1. Sounds like you still need to talk to her about jacket zippers LOL

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