Jalie 2921

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Living in New Mexico, how could I not make a top with the word “burrito” in  the instructions?

Beloved by sewists everywhere (autocorrect tried to change that to “sexists,” but I prevailed), Jalie 2921 lives up to the hype. Beautifully drafted, clear how-to’s, and ingenious construction method.

It’s a fairly distinctive silhouette, so I probably won’t make another one until a vintage-y print calls my name. And then I might shorten the ties.

Have you made this pattern? Where do you stand on burritos?

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Power Skirt

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It’s more than what it looks like–really. 

 

Or as Sandra Betzina calls it in Power Sewing Step-by-Step,  “Terrific Tube Skirt.” I’m wearing it with second-hand Kork Ease sandals, although the early 2000s block heels shown in the book made me nostalgic.

One yard of fabric; one seam with 1.5″ allowance.  (It hangs so beautifully!)  I used her ruching technique on the back hem. The fabric is Marcy Tilton’s black “Parisian Plus” knit, no longer available. It reminds me of a pair of Sympli pants that I wore to death.

And there it is. Sometimes you just need a quick fix.

 

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Ruched detail along back seam.
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Blurry “styling” photo with latest thrifting score: Eileen Fisher chambray shirt jacket, tags still on. Woot!