Thursday, March 28, 2019

Embroidered Jalie Jeans with a Delila Top

I once thought that I would not make myself any more jeans, but then I got an embroidery machine.  It occurred to me how much fun it would be to put a pretty design on a pair for spring!  

My Butterfly Jeans

I pulled out my Jalie jean pattern and slimmed the leg below the knee.  I've made these jeans several times but never with a straight leg...something I definitely needed in my wardrobe for sandal wear.

Here is a closeup of the beautiful butterfly design I purchased through an Etsy shop.

With Embrilliance Essentials, I was able to flip the design so I could get it to face both directions on my pant leg.

I've made Angela Wolf's Delila top before, so I knew it would be a quick make to pair with my jeans.  I bought this jersey knit at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon, which made this top really inexpensive.  I need to peruse the fabric there more often.

On a personal note, I'm going all natural with my hair color.  So far, I'm liking it.  Honestly, I was getting pretty tired of coloring my hair.  It was an endless cycle of color, which was too dark initially.  Then after a couple of weeks, it was looking just right.  A couple more weeks would pass and then the roots would be showing their true color.  I have to say I'm enjoying the freedom of not coloring my hair.  The backside is the only place where there is a reminder of the color that it once was.  

Back to my shirt now--I couldn't line up my diagonal stripe since I had to flip my back pattern piece to get it to fit on my 1.5 yards of fabric.  When I purchased this knit, I had not yet decided what pattern I would use and assumed that 1.5 yards would be enough to accommodate any pattern I had.  Well, lesson learned.  

And with spring comes the wind here in OKC!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley


  1. Love it!!!! Fabulous jeans reminds me of the cool stuff like this we wore back in the 1970s. Your cute top is the perfect top for your cute jeans. Great minds must think alike as I just bought the very same knit fabric from Hobby Lobby too. :)

    1. Thanks! Yes, I'm loving the 70s vibe :) I seriously need to go to Hobby Lobby once a month at least just to check out their knits. You can't beat the price with their 40% coupon on their app.

  2. I love the embroidery on your jeans! They look lovely.

  3. I just saw this knit fabric yesterday at my local Hobby Lobby but left it behind. I like how you used it with this pattern. Your jeans look great and love the subtle butterfly design. I think you will come to enjoy not having to color your hair more and more. I made that decision years ago and glad I did.


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