Monday, January 3, 2011

Jalie 2794

I'm starting the New Year off with an old favorite - Jalie's Sweetheart Top, 2794.  I've sewn this several times before, but this time I constructed it on the serger.

Myra was only somewhat cooperative with regard to modelling it for me...  

Here it is, sans child.  The fabric is a hot pink interlock from FFC.  It is quite thick and cozy and very nice!  I'm not altogether happy with the way the gathers and binding over the gathers ended up.  I should have basted, as per the instructions, but I got a little stitch happy.  The bindings ended up a little uneven.  I just need some practice on the serger I think.  That baby is fast!

It's a little big on Myra, particularly the neckline.  I'll remember to raise it a bit the next time I make it for her.  The only adjustment I made to this one was to lengthen the 3/4 sleeve to make it full length.  She needs some long sleeved tops.

And this would be the reason I had such trouble getting pictures of Myra.  Usually she loves the camera and is a total ham, but she loves her Baby Duncan even more!

8 comments:

  1. A cute top for a "double-y" cute little girl! She looks just like your clone in the picture of her with the big smile!

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  2. Cute pics! I have the same serger and love it. How's baby Duncan sleeping? It's rough going over here.

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  3. I'll second the idea of basting the binding. It's irritating, but I've discovered that I get much nicer, flatter binding than when I just go to town with my serger. If you baste in the area you trim, you don't have to pull out any basting too (always bonus!).

    Myra looks like she's digging the big sister thing. It gives me hope for my Noah!

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  4. What a sweet big sister she is! I have that same top cut out to make for Rylee in white knit with strawberries. I think I'll wait until it's warmer for that fabric. :)

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  5. Adorable top and one I have on my list to make some day ... congratulations on your productivity from last year - and it looks like you are not going to let 2 children and a newborn get in your way this year either!

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  6. Myra looks so much like you, and growing like a weed! Cute top!

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  7. Your children are so adorable! They look so stylish in the precious outfits that you create especially for them!

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  8. What a great color on her! Looks like she is settling in well as big sister. :)

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