Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pattern Review ~ Jalie 2795

Oh my gosh, PRW Portland was soooo fun, I can't wait to share it with you. I need to finish getting my pictures uploaded and then onto the blog so hopefully tomorrow I'll have a post about that. For now, I'd like to share the Jalie hoodie I made myself for our Disneyland trip (which has been nearly a month ago).

Pattern Description: zip front jacket with or without a hood

Pattern Sizing: girls size 2 to ladies size 22 ~ I made my usual "R"

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, very much so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! Jalie always has such great instructions. I've never been stumped. They are short and direct and also they come with wonderful illustrations that go along with the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Well I more than like this garment, I LOVE this garment. This is my new favorite thing to wear! I'm always cold and my old hoodies from Old Navy were yucky so I gave to the kids to play outside in and decided to make myself a new one. I love the length on it too. My old hoodies were a bit on the short side (maybe they'd shrunk up after all these years). This hoodie has nice long sleeves and body - not overly long, but they provide great coverage.

Fabric Used: gray sweatshirt from JOS group (it's supposed to be from the Polo company)

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None needed!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh my gosh, I'm totally sewing this again over and over. I know a girl probably only needs so many hoodies, but it's really quite chilly where I live for about 9 months of the year so having something nice to pop on around the house or for running out when it's not the middle of the winter is very much necessary. My sister was freaking out when she saw it and loves it too. Actually all my kids even thought it looked cool and my daughter made mention that she might like one (which is rare lately in the 'tween state she's in). I also got lots of great compliments at the Portland PR weekend - thanks ladies! :-)

I would totally recommend this pattern. It's really not hard. The hardest part for me was getting the zipper aligned properly. I used some Wonder Tape and had to realign the zipper a few times to get it to line up with the pocket stitching and the hem band. No biggie at all. Seriously, get this pattern if you like hoodies! :-)

Conclusion: If this is any testament, I wore it every day during our recent 10-day trip to California (even VonneVo thought it was pretty spiffy when we met up - miss you girl, wish you didn't live so far away!!!!).


Leslie said...

What a great hoodie! I've never attempted outwear and that looks so cute! I know Jalie has a great reputation and the pattern of theirs that I have tried was terrific. I'll have to add this to my list.

Michelle said...

Hey Melissa! Cute hoodie! One cannot have too many in the Northwest for sure! I cannot wait to see your photos from the PR weekend and Disneyland.

gwensews said...

Isn't it the best when you make something and know you have to make more of the same?

Jeannine said...

It looks great Melissa, and you look happy with it.

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Melissa....your new hoodie really looks Fab. Like in the NW, we here in the Buffalo area always need to be prepared for cold weather...even in July, LOL!

Cindy Lou said...

You are a total sewing Rock Star! When you blog about PR weekend, please, oh please, post the pic of you laying on the bed with all your Jalies. You are the Jalie Queen!
Loved loved loved meeting you in person girlie, and I still wish we were neighbors and could meet for coffee on a regular basis. :) You're wonderful!

stacysews said...

I can wait to hear about the PR weekend... I'm so jealous, one of these days I'm going!

I love the hoodie, btw. I can't wait to crack out my pattern and give it a try now!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is adorable! I can see why you love it.

mermaids said...

it looks fab!