The Sis Boom Just For Me Blog Tour rolls on. This time all the way from the Netherlands!!! We are thrilled for Miranda of the Insinration Blog be our stop today.
Today, I am part of the Sis Boom “Just for me January” blog tour. The title of the tour is rather self explanatory. We are all sewing something just for ourselves. I picked something I have been planning for a while but just did not get around to. A bit over a year ago I was part of a Sis Boom pattern tour for which I made this dress and during the tour I came across somebody sewing a Jaimie, and I was immediately sold on the pattern. I know that it is too cold to wear it now, but now I had a great reason to sew one, and I somehow have the tendency to forget sewing myself summer clothes, now I am prepared.
We were allowed to play with the pattern and fabrics, so of course I did. I decided to do another knitification trick and sewed a pattern for woven fabrics in jersey. I therefore picked one size smaller than I should have, according to the measurement table and it worked out great. I used a very drapey fabric, because for me that fits best with a nice summer day. We are in the midst of winter at the moment, so no way that I could have taken outside pictures, but inside it was nice and warm during the shoot. The dress gave me an instant summer feel.
I decided not to make pleats in the waistband, but to just gather the sides of the waistband. The fabric turned out a bit too drapey for that though, the gatherings would have looked better in a bit sturdier fabric but you get the idea. The pattern actually tells you to secure the pleats through a few vertical seams, that also might have been a good idea for this knit gathered dress. I really like the width of the shoulder bands, they nicely cover my bra.
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Above is my sweet daughter Katie in her beautiful Jamie. Do yourself a favor and make this beauty in your favorite Sis Boom fabric and strike a pose. We would love to share it with the world. Deadline is Dec 15th at midnight EST. Winner will receive 4 yards of Caravelle Arcade. Tag me on Instagram to enter. Or email us!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your Marissa and Jamie photos, but we can’t help but to go crazy over this very special moment…
Our very own Miss Katie sporting a Jamie Dress. Crazy beautiful, right? This particular dress is made with Queen Street’s Dolin!!
We know you saw a similar photo a few days ago, but we felt we’d give you more!! Stunning, that Katie! Oh.. and the dress too 🙂 Make your very own, special Jamie with our super PDF!
You’ll want one sooo bad. After you see these!! you guessed it Tim Geaney was in the house!
There’s nothing better than surfing through the Sis Boom flickr Group and seeing all of your happy faces and beautiful designs. Let’s consider this a Flickr Sunday! Get over to Flickr and add any of your Sis Boom projects to our photo stream! Don’t be shy!!! Here are a few sweet images we borrowed to share with you all!… A baby Marissa Dress (which we already posted on our Facebook, but had to share again!) and a Rosetta bag! You are all the best!!!! xo
Photo borrowed from Sew Retro Chic
Photo borrowed from custommerrilykids
Wow!!! The Jamie and Marissa patterns are catching on like WOAH!! You warm our hearts with your talent and photos.
We’ve flipped through Flickr to find all of the recent Jamie and Marissa photos! If we missed you, we’ll get ya next time!
So, here’s to all of you!! All of our wonderful, brilliant, special Sis Boom friends.
Photo numbers correspond to Flickr Streams from which each photo was borroed! (see links below)
1. Lindsay614 , 2. KrafyKrout, 3. SewSweetness, 4. SewingThomas304, 5. Scrappindisney 6. Scrappindisney 7. That’sJennyWithaJ 8. SewingThomes304 9. ThatsJennyWithaJ 10. That’sJennyWithaJ 11. TeresaJoy 12. TeresaJoy 13. SewRetroChic 14. CarlaScientificSeamstress 15. SewSweetness