I did not only sew the Nikita from the 12 (!) new patterns that were released by Jalie Patterns, I also sewed the Michelle tanks and dress (3911) and Charlotte Cardigans (3900). A summer dress and cardigan, perfect for summer.
On our way to our sewing weekend in the beginning of this year we made a stop at the Stoffenstraat and I saw the fabric with the elves, or dancers, on it. I knew our eldest would love it! So I bought it and then I had to find a pattern that would fit the fabric. When I saw the Michelle I thought it would be a perfect fit.
After sewing the dress and our daughter put it on, I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting a bit more of a fitted model. Or maybe because I sized up one size in length it came out a bit too big in my opinion. Well she can still wear it next year and she loves it because it is a loooong dress. I do like the model for myself and would size down if I would sew another one for our daughter. I do love the v-shaped neck in the front and the back of the dress.
The Michelle also includes a top (either with a facing or lined) and of course the large size range that we are used to with Jalie Patterns, starting at 2y up to 56 (2XL).
I find uni coloured fabrics often a bit boring for our girls, so I decided to add something to the top part of the dress. I traced one of the dancing elves from the skirt with my Cameo and with the use of flex foil I ironed it on. I love the result and of course so does our daughter.
Next up is the Charlotte, which is a cardigan that comes in 2 lengths. A regular length and a short length, which I made for our eldest. I really like the cardigan, it fits perfectly over a dress. I used a french terry type of fabric for those chilly days in summer. Since the Michelle is sleeveless it combines perfect for those colder days.
Fabric: both the the dancing elves and the cosy sweat come from the Stoffenstraat. The ribbing of the cardigan are from swafing and I ordered them from OmaLie’s stoffen.
Patterns: Michelle tanks and dress (3911) and Charlotte Cardigans (3900) from Jalie Patterns