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Driftless cardigan in French terry

So, after I made the Jalie Helene and wasn’t thrilled, somebody pointed me to the driftless cardigan (Thank you!!). This is exactly what I was looking for! The details are very nice, with binding in stead of just turned seams, and I also like the fit a lot better – still oversize, but not boxy …

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Jalie T-shirt, 2805

Phew, my trust in Jalie has been restored 🙂 I made the 2805 straight size U and it fits well! Only alteration I have made to the pattern after sewing this up, is removing around 4 cm/ 1.5″ (!) in sleeve width for the last 25 cm/ 10″ of the sleeves. I have cut 4 …

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Jalie Helene cardigan

This morning I made the Helene cardigan, in a lovely, sooo soft grey/ orange stripe jersey, and I have to say I’m torn. I love the pockets, it was a very fun sew with the unusual construction techniques, but I have to say that I feel it is an unfinished pattern overall. For example, the …

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Morgan boyfriend jeans

I’m continuing my quest for the perfect jeans, now trying the non-stretch version. I have made the Morgans, in a beautiful dark 8 oz denim. I even did some distressing! Based on my hip measurement (105 cm/ 41.3″) I chose size 14 as I was between size 12 and 14, and the pattern suggest you size …

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Sewing socks!

I’m tall; 180 cm/ 5 feet 9″, soooo I have large feet. Where I live ladies shoe sizes stop just below my size. So annoying! Pretty socks and girlie shoes are just a distant dream for me. So, I wear sneakers and mens boring, boring socks (sometimes I buy the pretty socks, and very soon …

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Jalie Eleonora version 2

Second pair of Eleonora, this time in a very stretchy lightweight black denim. I have altered the pattern from version 1:   1) Swayback adjustment, lowering CB about 2,5 cm/ 1″ 2) Low butt adjustment, scooping about 1,5 cm/ 0.6″ in back crotch curve 3) Scooping about 1 cm/ 0.4″ in front crotch curve 4) …

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Jalie Eleonora stretch pants

  For the first time ever I have made actual pants/ jeans for myself. I have made loads of casual joggers fore myself, and pants and joggers for Bjørn, but never anything like this. Topstitching! Lots of fitting! But I have to say, it was not nearly as hard as I was fearing 🙂 These …

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