I'm excited about this one, who doesn't need another pullover in their life?
I'm a bit nervous too. I've never tried a Jalie pattern. So, hopefully I will actually be some help to some of you. :) If not, hopefully we can muddle our way through it together.
So let's get ready. Find a pattern, find some fabric, and mark this date on your calendar (button to come when I have more than a few mins)...
April 11th to 15th
I hope most of you are going to make this pullover for YOU, but the great thing about this pattern is that you can make this for your child instead if you choose.
If you order from the Jalie site, I noticed this morning that they are having a sale. Buy 3 and get 1 free (I'm not sure how long the sale lasts)!
Now, some of you have commented and emailed to ask if I would suggest fabric for the pattern that is chosen.
On the back of the pattern, they suggest you make this in a knit with 10% stretch lengthwise and 30% stretch across the grain.
What this means really is that you can choose pretty much any knit as long as it has some stretch to it. Think of the comfy items of clothing you have in your closet. All of those comfy T's have stretch. This is a pullover so you will want stretch to have wiggle room to get your arms in as well as just so it turns out comfy!
I will say that I think you could use a jersey if you really wanted to (or even sweatshirt fleece), but if you do this I would go up a size as jersey usually does not have stretch, or very little.
What am I going to use?
I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a nice stretch french terry.
French terry is a thicker knit, like a thick interlock, but has a brushed underside. You can buy it without stretch, and with stretch. So if you're going with french terry like me, look for the word stretch in the description!
Sewzannes has a great selection of stretch french terry that is nice quality. It is what I used for my girls' Valentine's dresses (I'm not affiliated with Sewzannes in any way).
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If you'd like some more info on knit types, see THIS post.
I hope many of you will sew along with me! We haven't had a sew-a-long in awhile and I'm looking forward to this one.