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Meet Jalie’s Nikita

New patterns from Jalie, 12 new patterns! One of my favourites of the 12 patterns is the Nikita workout tank and swing dress (3902). I think it was one of the first patterns that had enough people signing up for this blog tour. It is just an amazing design!
The Nikita has two options, a top and a dress. The top has a straight front side, diagonal side seams and a cutout in the back. The dress has a straight seam, so without the unique triangle cutout in the seam of the top. Of course it still has the diagonal side seams just like the top. You can choose to omit the cutout and have a closed back.
The top part of the top is lined, while the rest of the top is just a single layer. The top is a loose fitting, flowy top and of course comes in a wide size range: 2 – 2XL (92 (kids) – 56 (women) European sizes). It works great as a workout top but also as a unique top on jeans (or a skirt).

I combined the Nikita with the Skating/ dance skirts (3025) from Jalie. This pattern includes 4 different types of skirts. I sewed the fishtail skirt, but also an A-line, circular and asymmetrical skirt are included. The A-line and circular skirts are a very short skirt (in my opinio, but I like knee length skirts), very suitable for skating. When you look at the skirt I sewed in the photo above, the A-line skirt basically only includes the top two pattern pieces of the skirt. The fishtail and asymmetrical skirt include the bottom pattern piece. I finished the fishtail skirt with a rolling hem, which makes the skirt even more flowy. Our daughter loves the skirt, also because it has glitter in it (which are hard to see on the photo).


Fabric: the red fabric is Sulka Coral from Nosh fabric (which I once won during a contest), the white with black triangles was a t-shirt. The skirt is made with the “Let’s circle around”  with copper half circles from Chat Chocolat which I bought at Stoffenfeest during a sale. This was a leftover from this t-shirt for myself.
Pattern: Nikita workout tank and swing dress (3902) and Skating/ dance skirts (3025) from Jalie Patterns

# Fabric this week: 9 in – 3 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 35 – used 21 fabric – used 4 gifted fabric – used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 35 in 27 out
# Patterns in 2019: 9 in – 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)

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