I’m quickly trying to get ready for my trip down south. While it is warm in Alaska, I don’t need more than a couple of pairs of shorts for the whole summer. Hot in Anchorage is 70 or 75. Because I’ll be in the sweltering heat for two full weeks, I figured I’d better make a couple more pairs of shorts. I’ve used Jalie 3243 several times for kids pull-on pajama pants but thought I’d try out the shorts too.
And no surprise, I love them. They are made for wovens and I used a sweatshirt knit (you may recognize it from here) with very little stretch. They fit really well with not much bulk at the elastic waist. One of the great things about this pattern, is the waist facing is shaped to make it fit on the body; it’s not just a rectangle of fabric. I made my normal size for these. The recommendation for elastic was 24.5”. I used 26” on mine because I hate tight things around my waist.
Then I made them again. Do you ever get stuck in a color rut? For me, for a while, I was pretty much only making purple things. Now it seems I’m stuck in a print rut. These are crazy print and I’m not sure I love them. Actually I think I do love them, but shouldn’t. I used two different double knit fabrics for the main and pocket fabric. Maybe that was a no-no.
You may recognize this top here.
They may have been better with either perfectly matched pockets or no pockets. I think I’m stuck with the current pockets since they are sewn in. Oh well, like I said, I kinda secretly love them. Maybe with a different top though.
Hee hee, do you love them? OR hate them?