Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Sewing Patterns Preview - 2 of 7

Many of you emailed us asking for more swimwear. some of you asked for swim dresses, others for tankinis with wider shoulder straps for more support, some wanted hip and young designs while others wanted something suitable for moms, with more coverage, but not too much. You talked, we listened!
Here is the next pattern in our new collection: 3023 Tankini / Skirtini

This pattern includes:
  •  A tank top with integrated shelf bra, side shoulder straps (that can be sewn straight or crossed in the back) and optional casings at side seams for adjustable ruching. I have been wearing those tank top prototypes (in a more subtle cotton lycra) during the whole summer (which as not been very pregnancy-friendly for Quebec standards!!!)
  • Briefs with a wide waistband that pleases both kids and adults - not too low, not too high. The waistband has a hidden elastic (same technique as the yoga pants) at the top.
  • Swim skirt with attached panties and wide waistband.
Many moms will be happy to finally have an swimwear option that can grow with their kids. With the casings at side seams, simply pull the drawstring to shorten the tank top for the first summer and leave it without ruching for the next year!

I hope you all like this new design and will pack a Jalie suit for your next vacation :)

Coming up: Instant gratification in a pouch!

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Sewing Patterns Preview - 1 of 7

I know that many of you have been waiting for news of the upcoming collection for a while. Without further ado, here are some pictures of the first pattern to be release soon (before the end of the month): 3022 - Yoga Pants and Shorts

We recently discontinued pattern 2445 to replace it with this super-flattering, tighter fitting and more jogging-friendly pattern. The pattern will be available in 27 sizes.

Here are the main differences with pattern 2445:
  • Waistband has a hidden elastic (topstitching only visible on the wrong side of the waistband) that keeps the waistband from riding down
  • The outer waistband allows for fun color blocking (i.e. getting rid of tiny knit pieces in your stash that you just can't use for other project but that are too cute to throw away)
  • The leg is more fitted and the flare now fits much better over a pair of sneakers
  • There is a seam on the back of the leg that 1) makes it much easier to adjust for those (lucky) ones who have skinny thighs and 2) breaks the "not-as smooth-as-I-want-it-to-be" effect we sometimes get with workout pants when our fabric reveals just too much, especially if you topstitch it with your cover stitch or with a double needle

Of course, there is no need for me to explain when/where you can wear yoga pants. However, for those of you who think that only dancers and kids can wear the shorts, you too can wear them! You can easily use swimwear material to make yourself a pair of swim shorts with this pattern. Because of the waistband and back seam, they feel and look totally different from our 2446 bikini boy shorts.

Stay tuned for more previews... next up: something that you might want to pack for your next vacation (or that our Aussie friends will soon need!).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back in Stock

Just a short post to let you know that reprints of our running skirt (2796), sports tops (2563), women's underwear (2568) and cloth diaper pattern (2907) are now back in stock. Please allow for a few days/weeks for your favorite retailer to replenish their stock (you might want to contact them if you have a pending order). If you were planning on buying on www.jalie.com, the patterns are already back on the "In Stock" list.

We are currently sewing garments for the new pattern covers... Next step: photo shoots! I will be posting sneak peaks soon. Stay tuned!