Seriously though, this bundle has been one of my all time favorites... so here I am to show you a little more of the bundle up on me.
Here I am wearing my Jillian Top from Greenstyle Creations and my Clemence shorts from Filles a Maman.
Let's start with the details. First the Jillian.
Sizes: XXS to 3XL (bust 32" - 47")
wrap style racer back outer tank can be made in knit or woven
Inner tank, can be done as a tank, sports bra, or bandeau and is made from knit
REALLY fast to sew, and not a big fabric hog at all
And the Clemence:
Sizes: 00 to 24 (hips 33.25" - 52")
Short or Bermuda length
3 different style accents: 2 scallops and 1 flap
Made for wovens, and look really nice in a stretch woven.
How am I doing at not looking awkward? Justin is out of town so I hired Inara to take pictures for me. She's not a half bad photographer for being 6. She tells me that I'm "super weird" in front of the camera, though lol.
I'd say that the sewing time on the Jillian was probably about 90 minutes for both pieces. I did the bandeau for my inner tank, using a plain black cotton/spandex performance knit. For the outer... This is exciting for me... I dyed my own fabric!! The print is a custom knit from The Fabric Igloo, but because I never remember to order pre-orders when I want them, I actually got it from the host's Hyena Cart (Knits & Giggles). I ordered one of the dyeing kits she stocks and got my fabric, gloves, mask, dyes, and soda ash all in a nice little package.
Jillian What I loved: I will definitely be wearing this shirt a lot this summer (I like how my tattoo shows, hmmmm.. I feel like that's an awesome trend with this bundle too!), and I love how it fits, an I definitely love all of the options that are included in it.
Jillian What I'd change: There is only one thing that I would probably constantly change when making this. The waistband is cut on the fold, so there is only one seam when its sewn. I put this seam lined up with one of the side seams, but the obsessive part of my brain wants the seams to be symmetrical, but I feel like that is just me being a bit weird.
So for this post, I originally was going to make another pair of Bermudas, but it's been warm, and I really want to own a couple pairs of actual shorts... so I went for it! And I really like them. I used a stretch denim with a sort of tie-dye looking print on it that I found at Joann's.
Clemence What I Love: I love how easy it is to adjust the shorts to make them fit nicely at both the hip and waist. And I love how easy the pattern was to follow. And that there are multiple lengths included.
Clemence What I'd Change: I think my next pair, I may cut them just a little longer than the short pattern calls for. But, the pattern does have a length chart, I just didn't measure myself first!
And just to crack you up... Photographer Inara choce the pose.... She said I wasn't being cool enough with my awesome outfit... so here you go... BundleUppers UNITE! (She calls is the Superhero pose)
So the bundle is almost over, but there have been lots of blogs of all the different patterns... so check them out!!
Mimi's Mom - Baby Fish Designs - The Wholesome Mama - Gloria June - Sew Happily Ever After - Manning the Machine - Sew Like My Mom - Sproutign Jube Jube - Keep Calm and Carrion - Friends Stitched Together - Thread Riding Hood - Gingerbear Hibbadorary - Pensebrox - Sew Starly - If Only They Would Nap - Handmade Boy - All Things Katy - Bunch-o-Berries - Bee Quilted BeautiesSew Thrifty - Made by Sara - Feathers Flights - Mabey She Made It - Mae and K - Sugar Plum Cuties - Rebel and Malice - House of Estrela - Phat Quarter Blog - Sofilanjes
And then... make sure you BundleUp!
And then... make sure you BundleUp!