You know how sometimes, you just need a big deep breath of cold air before you can move on? That was me last week. Between Halloween, legal crap, two frustrating sewing duds, work, kid homework, and costumes, I was toast. Like T to the oast. I got back into the sewing studio (it sounds more impressive than my sewing room) and whipped this out. If you remember, I’ve made this pattern multiple times for my three girls. I made them dresses and pajamas from this pattern before. I had never made it for myself! I decided that this would be the cold breath of air I needed to cast away the demons of last week. As usual, Jalie does not disappoint. I made the longer tunic version. I used a sweatshirt knit that’s been in my stash. It doesn’t have great stretch but it has enough to make this deliciously cozy and comfortable.
I probably could have done a swayback adjustment. Meh, who wants to do that on a knit?It’s the most comfortable thing ever. I will make this pattern over and over again. I think I could have made it a few inches shorter. I think if I made this a few inches longer, it would make the best dress-with-tights dress ever. I think I’ll make that and even leave the curved hem. The shoulders fit really well. This is a size R. I also think the shorter version will be great.
Here’s a lighter version so you can see the pockets. I used Jalie’s pockets and placement lines. I used a contrasting orange thread on the hems and pockets. It’s not that noticeable. I debated whether to add same-color embroidery to the pockets. I think it would have been a nice detail. Next time!