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Made by a Fabricista: Mama and Me Knits

Hello again, all of you lovely people!

Today I bring you one of my favorite Jalie patterns, as well as a Jalie I had put off making because I was intimidated by it.  Also, a couple of pair of well intentioned but questionably hued leggings. Haha.

Here we are, my tiny girl Peaches (almost 2) and me!


First things first, let's start with our shirts.  They're Jalie 3245, a pattern I love love love.  I've now made a total of six of them, including these two.  You can see the other three I've blogged here and here (the sixth has never been documented).



This pattern is designed to be a bit relaxed and I feel like it runs true to size or to the slightly generous end (because:  relaxed).  I made myself a size V for my 37-38" bust and a size E for Peaches's ~20" chest (and love that she has some room to grow!).  I've pondered trying a U for me but wonder if it won't be a tad small.  Perhaps I should just bite the bullet and get 'er done next time?


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Made by a Fabricista: Puzzle Dress with Ponte

It's this time of year that I start dreaming of Spring in winter fabrics.  My husband often accuses me of being obsessed with colorblocking, and he would totally be right.  So as I was thinking about what I wanted to make for this month's project, I knew it would be all about ponte and some colorblock fun.

Finding the perfect fabrics
To start out, I searched through Fabric Mart's great selection of ponte knits.  I added several colors to my cart.  Do you do this?  One of the things about shopping for fabric online that can be intimidating is not knowing how colors are going to look with one another.

Ah, but if you just add the fabrics to your cart, you can move them around and get a little bit of an idea of how they'll look together.  It's a sneaky pro tip I use all the time.   It's one of my favorite tips for better online fabric shopping.

I eventually settled on this spearmint ponte, sea green ponte, and a light blue scuba.  This Carolina blue ponte is simil…