Happy Selfish Sewing Week! A whole week of sewing just for myself?! And just in time for fall wardrobe needs?! Yes, I am a bit excited about this. And I already have quite a bit to show you since I cheated and started my SSW-ing this past weekend. Let’s start with this little number, shall we. The Julia Cardigan paired with a new pair of white Jalie Jeans.
The Julia Cardigan (affiliate link) is a sewing-with-knits pattern from the sewing genius that is Hayley of Welcome to the Mouse House. I love sewing with knits almost as much as I love wearing knits. Match that all up with a fashion-forward design and spot-on pattern drafting, and seriously folks, the Julia Cardigan is pretty much fantastic in every way.
It’s a comfortable, simple cardigan, but with a shawl-type collar that is sewn in the round, encasing the entire body of the garment. It was a really fun sew, and the finished piece is a different look that I just adore. There are three sleeve length options: cap, 3/4, and long. I went with long for this Julia, because I like the look of pushed-up sleeves, and the option of full coverage when I’m cold. Which is pretty much 90% of the time. I used a light-weight jersey in heathered blue with some fun sparkly flecks to it that did not photograph at all.
I paired my Julia with a pair of Jalie Jeans, because alliteration in sewing is so important. And because I cut these jeans out at the same time I cut out my white cropped skinny jeans a year and a half ago. The poor, lonely cut pieces have been floating around my sewing space, unloved until this past week. Yay for SSW and making time for long-dreamed-of projects! I modified this pair to a straight-leg, low rise fit, similar to the floral pair I made last year.
Same detail on the pockets as most of my jeans. I used a grey thread so that the top stitching would show more, and to give them a different look than my other white jeans. I also added a bit of silver leather to the one back pocket. Just ‘cause.
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Julia Cardigan (affiliate link): Pattern by Mouse House Creations. Fabric is heathered jersey knit from Jo-Ann Stores
Tee: American Eagle
Jeans: Pattern is 2908 by Jalie. Fabric is stretch denim from Jo-Ann Stores
Belt: American Eagle
I was given the Julia Cardigan to sew and tell you about. I got to pick out what pattern I wanted, and was super excited to get this one! Everything I wrote about the Julia is my own opinion.