Welcome to day 1 of the Jackie sewalong! I'm so excited to have you join in on this project. I hope that you learn a lot from this series and I can't wait to see your dresses at the end of the month. It's time to gather your fabric and supplies for the Jackie Sewalong. We'll be starting to cut out the dress next week, so you'll have some time to pick out your fabric.

In this post, we'll talk about the supplies needed for the project along with choosing your fabric for Jackie. We will discuss 2-way versus 4-way stretch, fabric weight and drape and selecting interfacing for knits. 

Let's get started!

 

Supplies:

Supplies for the Jackie Dress project

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Jackie Sewalong Poster

UPDATE:

The mailing list for this sewalong is closed.  You can find all posts for this series on the blog.


 

We'll be getting started next Tuesday, June 13th and we'll work together through the creation of both versions of the Jackie Dress

This sewalong will be great for you if this is your first time working with knits, if you're just wanting a bit more practice, or if you just want to virtually hang out and sew together. There are lots of great tips to learn! 

We'll cover the following topics:  

  • Selecting knit fabric and gathering supplies
  • Assembling a PDF pattern
  • Pattern alterations: Full and small bust adjustments, Grading between sizes, lengthening/shortening
  • Cutting and sewing with knit fabric
  • Step by step photo instructions

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Victory Patterns Jackie Dressictory Patterns Jackie Dress

Hello lovely makers,

It's been just over a month since the release of our newest pattern, Jackie. This pattern has been welcomed with so much enthusiasm. Since Lola, I've had many requests for another knit dress, so I'm thrilled to see that you're excited about this new addition to our collection. It's been so great to see your creations so far and I thought I'd gather a few up to share with you here. It always amazes me how one pattern can achieve so many looks. Hopefully this will serve to inspire you!

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the finished garment with button loops

Button loops, also know as rouleau loops, add such a beautiful finishing touch to a garment. The loops aren't hard to make, but if you've never done it before you might be scratching your head. Turning a very narrow piece of fabric right side out can seem tricky!

The Jackie pattern in our collection uses three of these loops at the back neckline. In this pattern, the loops are made of knit fabric; however, you may use this method for woven fabric. Also, if you are making a garment in knit and find that the fabric you've chosen is too dense for a loop, you can always opt to make a woven loop with your knit garment. I'd suggest something light, such as a lining.

In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the steps of how to make these lovely loops. Let's get started!

 

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Victory Patterns - Jackie knit dress Version 1

I'm really excited to introduce our newest pattern, Jackie! 

This style is named after my beautiful mama, who has always been a muse and a source of creative inspiration for me. Of the countless amazing things about her, one thing I've always loved is the pride she takes in the simple act of getting dressed. She manages to be stylish, no matter if it's just to pop out to the grocery. 

I think our moms create the foundation for how we dress. We learn the "rules" from them, and then perhaps we break them but for myself, as I'm older now, I definitely feel like I try to channel my mom circa 1970 when I'm getting dressed. She would probably say that I've completely missed the mark, as she questions most of my outfit choices, but we're talking "inspiration" here!

I've always loved looking at old photos of her in her 20's and imagine what she was like then, what made her laugh, and all the beautiful clothes that she would wear. I get very upset with her that she didn't save them for me so all I can do now is imagine, and design, and sew up something that may have been worthy of being in her wardrobe. So, for this new pattern I kept her in my mind and created a style that has just the right amount of classy vintage lady vibes that one might feel properly primped in, yet comfortable to wear while buying broccoli.

But first, what's a story without a couple of pics of the muse herself!

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It’s hard to believe that 5 years ago this little pattern biz popped into the world! What an incredible journey it’s been! I still feel so incredibly luck and thankful to create products that I care about for such an inspiring, warm-hearted community. YOU guys make this worth it and I have to say a big THANK YOU for being so awesome and supportive. I literally could not do it without you, and your enthusiasm makes this job a dream! I’m really excited for year number 6! I think it’ll be the best one yet!

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For a long time now, I’ve been in a bit of trouble with my sister. She’s given me big lectures about having not named a pattern after her as yet. After all, I’ve named Nicola and Hannah after her two best friends, but not one after her. What kind of sister am I ?!? Well, to tell you the truth, it’s kind of like naming a baby. The pattern has to feel like the person that it’s named after. Then along came this little number.

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I am thrilled to announce that our new pattern will be released on Thursday, September 8th at 10 am, EST.

Sign up to our mailing list to receive an early sneak peek of her on Wednesday morning. You’ll also receive a discount for 20% off the pattern, which you can use on Thursday and will be valid until September 16th.  Sign up for this pattern sneak peek closes on Tuesday at midnight, EST.

If you have already signed up for our mailing list, you’re good to go!

I can’t wait to share this one with you! Have an amazing weekend everyone.

Kristiann x

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A French seam is a clean finishing technique for seams and is used when sewing lighter weight fabrics. When you are looking for a clean finished interior to an un-lined garment, this is a great technique to use. It is sewn easily along straight seams and while it is possible to perform this technique on curved seams, it requires a certain level of experience.

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