Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jalie 2805

I have to tell you about my favorite turtleneck in the whole world.  It's perfect.  It fits me perfectly.  The collar is just the right height.  It's made of a firm but stretchy bulletproof poly knit that is just slick enough for ease of layering.  I love it!  I also got it when I was in High School, which since I've since managed to complete Medical School, Residency and subsequently have 2 kids, was a few years ago.  I bought it at a thrift shop, so it wasn't even new then, and has gotten less new over the years.  I should have replaced it years ago, but it's perfect!!  So, here's my first prototype to replace my beloved turtleneck.
It's not perfect, but it's a really good start!  I used Jalie 2805.  I've been pretty happy with the results of Jalie patterns in the past, and this is a good one as well.  For my last Jalie tee, I cut based on my high bust, but ended up with a lot of extra room in the waist, particularly after doing an FBA.  For this one, I wanted it to be a layering piece, and therefore much more fitted.  I am sort of between sizes, if you are using my bust and waist.  So, I cut for my waist size.
Of course, it's snug in the bust.  Here are my drag lines to prove it!  Despite that, I think it will still be fine for layering.  It's comfortable, and since I used a poly spandex blend to make it, it's quite stretchy and slick.  Just right for an under layer.  By itself, I feel a bit like a figure skater or something.  You can't tell in the photos, but it's got a little bit of shine.
I think for my next attempt, I'm going to try drafting a tee based on my new book.  I'm really excited about this book!!  More on that later...

12 comments:

  1. Go Katie! You and Angie are forcing me to buy that book!

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  2. Awesome! Drag lines, schmag lines. I totally agree that for layering, who cares? It looks great.

    I finally broke down and bought that stupid book, it should arrive next week. You are all BAD INFLUENCES.

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  3. I love that turtle neck - a perfect basic that you're going to wear a lot!

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  4. The fabric looks really cute in the picture. I see what you're saying about the snugness, but it's not too bad. Very cute.

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  5. Great job! I think it will be a perfect layering piece.

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  6. Your turtleneck top looks great on you. Was that fabric hard to sew with?

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  7. I love your turtle neck... You aren't taking things easy girl...Keep on rocking

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  8. Well, it's a great layering piece, and you're well on your way toward getting a perfect fit. I'm interested to see your process with the help of "that book".

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  9. Cool looking top! This can go with so many outfits. So versatile!

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  10. Nice turtleneck! Have fun making your t-shirt as well:)

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  11. I think it looks great. A perfect layering piece, indeed. :)

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