Saturday, June 6, 2015

Canadian Pattern Tour: Jalie

OMG I get to review a Jalie pattern! Can you believe it? I am thrilled to be here today. Especially after I read the interview with Emilie of Jalie Patterns yesterday at Lulu & Celeste. Wow!

The pattern I chose was Sewing Pattern #3023e Tankini / Skirtini.Look how cute! It comes in sizes 2- 13 in girls and 4 to 22 for women. The best part is when you buy the pattern, you get ALL the sizes! That is awesome. Totally a feature.

I also really like the way the pattern comes split into 3 files.  One file for the top, one for the bottom and the instructions are separate. I was really afraid that so many sizes on one pattern would be intimidating but it wasn't at all because of the way the PDF is "packaged" for delivery. The pattern went together very easily and it wasn't at all confusing . I traced because, of course, I want to make one for my daughter and one for myself. 
The instructions were very clear, well written and easy to read. I have to admit that I felt VERYglamorous and cosmopolitan while I worked on this pattern because the instructions come in both English and French. I don't speak French and I certainly don't read French but it SURE did make me feel very.....glamorous. Haha.  It's not hard at all. I mean seriously, I cannot believe how easy it is to make this.

This is the part where I have to be honest with you all. I got sick and I wasn't able to finish our swimsuits on time. It's really, really hard to sew when you can't breathe and the medicine you have to take makes your hands shake.  I don't have any picture of little Bub in our swimsuits to show you. It's an awesome pattern and I absolutely recommend it. Give me about a week to recuperate and you can check back here for bad pics of my daughter and I lol. For now, I offer you the stock photos from the Jalie website and I apologize.

I really like that Jalie offers patterns for everything from menswear to sportswear, to outerwear, even jeans. All the patterns come with all the available sizes and they are available in either PDF or paper format. If you haven't checked them out, now is the perfect time! Because here's a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to visit the other stops on the Canadian Pattern Designer Blog Tour! They are all waaaaay more interesting that I am, I promise ;)

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  1. sorry you're sick! I've sewn this one up a number of times for my little girl (none for myself...yet!) and it is a fantastic pattern. Looking forward to seeing your finished suits!

  2. thanks for showing us this pattern! there are so many to choose from so it's nice to have one highlighted - i am really excited about the jeans pattern you linked to as well. feel well soon!

  3. I hope you're feeling better soon! Thank you for doing the review and I can't wait to see the finished project :)