There must have been something in the water lately, because THREE Cali bloggers have projects with this tencel denim in June! I think it’s neat that you’ll get to see the same fabric used in different ways – and Cali has several other Tencel denims in stock now, including black and light blue. You already saw my Winslow Culottes and now I’m back with the new Jalie Vanessa Fluid Pants.
These are a loose jogger-style pant with an elastic waist. I’ve been wanting to try this style of pant for a few years, and I’m glad I finally have! They are loose and comfy, but they sure do feel strange to wear after years of skinny jeans. Mine turns out baggier than the pattern samples, so I think next time I’ll size down and do a full-butt adjustment to add volume just where I need it!
Along with the Jalie joggers, I also sewed a Jalie 3245 tank! The fabric I used is a lovely mid-weight rayon knit from Cali… but it seems to be sold out! Not to worry, they have lots of other good knits to chose from. The knit started out as navy-on-cream… but I tossed it in with the tencel in my second pre-wash, and next thing I knew, I had blue-on-blue. Let’s pretend it’s fashionably monochromatic, ok?
Lesson learned – prewash the tencel denim with dark colours, use a colour catcher, or toss in something you’d like to dye indigo!
How is your summer sewing going? Have you tried out any flowy pant patterns to get you through the humid months?