Showing posts from December, 2020

Favourite Pattern Series: Jalie 3355

 Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a massive Jalie fan. A year or two ago they did a series on Jalie basics and how their patterns are the building blocks of a wardrobe. I was thinking of this as I sewed up my 15th (? not sure of the actual count, but it's been many) pair of sweat pants from Jalie 3355 . It got me thinking about the best value patterns and this one is definitely up there, especially if you have kids. I thought it would be fun (well, rewarding for me to see all my projects in one post) to showcase all I've done with this pattern. And I haven't actually started to modify it or colour block it as I've seen others do. Once I start that, the possibilities will be endless.  5/6 of the versions I sewed for back to school This pattern has been a staple of my oldest's back to school wardrobe since he started school. I've tended to make him about 3-4 pairs a year. I don't actually have photos of all of the versions and some he has since outgrown or b

Letter to my MLA

My 3 year old in a fit of rage last night claimed Christmas has covid! Christmas is cancelled!  Even he gets it. The UCP have let this virus get out of control and continue to blame it on personal responsibility. I’ve stayed home, I’ve cancelled get togethers for months, I wear a mask every where I go. There is not more I can do than keep my kids home from school, but they need school.  What have you done to protect your constituents? What are you doing to prevent the spread of covid in our businesses and schools? What are you doing to protect our hospital capacity?  I’m honestly curious. People are sick and dying so one would guess you’d be very busy taking care to represent all your constituents. Please let me know how you are ensuring my town is safe, because it’s very hard to tell from here.