Skip to main content



Revisiting Jalie 3247

Before Christmas Courteney requested a new bikini.  I didn't think too much of it until a week before Christmas when I was struggling to find a something to top up her gift.  Surprisingly I did have a bit of time left to make said bikini and also even everything I needed in my stash.  She particularly liked the last bikini I made using Jalie 3247 which strictly speaking is not a swimwear pattern but easy enough to adapt.

I started with a remnant of fabric left over from a pair of jammers of Joel's from his squad days.  There was just enough fabric to make a top.  I actually ran my fabric choice past her brothers at the time and they quickly vetoed my choice, reasoning that it was quite juvenile.  Hmmm, not to be deterred, I decided to run the fabric past the recipient herself, who actually saw the fun side of the fabric and agreed I had made the right choice.  So much for this being a surprise!

I had recently picked up a piece of royal blue nylon lycra on the sale table at Fabri…

Latest Posts

Top 5 Hits of 2017

End of December Wrap Up

My Year with Stylebook

More Unintentional Christmasy Pyjamas

Very Christmasy Pyjmas

Silk Grainline Archer

End of November Wrap Up

The Little Black Victory Dress