sewing, women

Jalie Bianca Shirt & Dress Release

49853103196_ddae45b2b5_bIt’s been quite a few months of hiding this secret, but I’m excited to finally share the 2020 Jalie Collection with you! This lineup includes 13 new patterns (mostly for women/girls) in the full Jalie size range – 2T to 2XL (US24), with styles available for wovens and knits.  Patterns can be downloaded and printed at home or at a blueprinting location, or you can buy them as a traditional paper pattern directly from Jalie or from any of their stockists worldwide (note, their printer in Canada only recently had permission to re-open, so expect them to arrive very soon. If you order a print+pdf bundle, you’ll have immediate access to the PDF version.). I’ve only sewn up 4 of them so far, but there are so many more I still want to make!!

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Ugh, forgot to iron before our photoshoot!

About Jalie Bianca 4019

Jalie Bianca (4019) is first up on my list of things to share with you (stay tuned on the others – I’ll be sharing them on Thursday!). I just love this dress! It’s made for fluid wovens such as linen, Tencel lyocell and rayon twill.

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I used this gorgeous olive Tencel Twill that was gifted to me by Tammy from D&H Fabrics Co shortly after she opened her business a couple of years ago (go check her out – she’s local to me in Northern Virginia). It’s been waiting for the perfect project!

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Bianca can be made either as a top or a dress, sleeveless or with short sleeves, with or without a belt, and with optional pockets (dress version only).

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Construction is very straight forward – you could probably make this dress in a couple of hours in fact!

The neckline has ingenious construction too! The front has a strip of binding cut on the bias, and the back has a facing. I really must take a photo of the inside for you as it’s hard to explain how the finish is done, but it’s attached in such a way that the seams are completely hidden without a whole lot of fiddling around. Almost like making a lined swimsuit I guess. (With any Jalie pattern,  you can download the instructions for free before you buy, so feel free to grab those to see what I mean!).

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To attach the pockets, I used my standard trick of basting them on with Quilt Basting Spray before top stitching. Seriously, favoritist way to attach patch pockets, ever.

Another favorite thing I like to use are the hem and seam tapes from Emma Seabrooke. I used a strip of 1″ stay tape to make the hem easier to do and give it a bit extra crispness.
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The belt was quick and easy to do. I used a mystery brown shirt fabric from my stash. It’s possibly polyester, but I didn’t do a burn test to check. I really wanted to make this belt with a lightweight leather or faux leather, but I had intended to shop for that in person. And well, we all know how that ended!

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I hope you check out the rest of the Jalie collection! And be sure to check out everyone else who’s sharing their makes today!

(P.S. If you buy 3 PDF patterns, you’ll get an extra 20% off with code JALIE3PDF. Spend CA$65 in print/pdf patterns and get free shipping worldwide. All the details are on the Jalie Promotions page.)

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Disclosure: I’m a Jalie Patterns Creative Ambassador and received this Jalie pattern complimentary for purposes of review and promotion.

Jalie 4019 Bianca Shirt & Dress by Auschick

 

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