Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jalie 2794

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!! I had fun and managed to get some serious sewing done between trick or treaters. I have loved all of the great Jalie tops that Kathi has been making, so I ordered this pattern several weeks ago, and have finally gotten around to making it up. Twice!!This is version one. I decided (foolishly!) to just make it up with no adjustments. It is pretty low cut, as had been noted by many reviewers on PR, and I agree! I could also use an FBA here, although since it is a knit I can get away with it - sort of. I think it leans a little on the trashy side, but still wearable.Here it is from the back. Perfect fit here!Here is version two, after raising the neckline 5/8 of an inch and doing my usual 1 1/4 inch FBA. I still need to hem it, but I like the fit much better.Still a good fit in the back.

I'm VERY happy with this pattern. It was fun and quick to make. Jalie includes instructions for seaming knits without a serger. You zigzag the edge prior to sewing the seam. I went for it and I really like the way it turned out. I did feel a little strange finishing my seams before sewing them, but it worked. The pattern goes all the way from a size 2T up to a 22 (50 inch bust), so don't be surprised if you see a mini me version for Myra soon!

3 comments:

  1. Super cute- this pattern is going on my list!!

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  2. Careful, you will soon be buying more Jalie patterns and as obsessed as I!! My oldest had some strange malady (possibly Halloween overkill?) and I had to stay home from school today with him. I made TWO more while home!! I just need to hem the sleeves and bottoms. I REALLY want a coverstitch machine now that I have this new Jalie obsession! I just love the way the shirts fit and their length! I have such a hard time finding knit shirts that will stay down over my pants due to my length/height, and I really just not all that unusually tall!
    I happened to land on the Jalie blog yesterday and she posted that her NEW collection is coming out soon. I sure hope I don't like anything in it!
    Okay, I have rambled quite enough in this comment. I sound like I should work for Jalie. Now, THAT's an idea!!! If only!!

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  3. Oh, thanks for the mention and link!

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