Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jalie 2805

Although this is the last to post, it is actually the first knit top I made in this little group. I wanted something utterly brainless to sew, and since I had made this pattern before, so there was no tracing or altering needed, it was a natural win.
The pattern is Jalie 2805, the v neck view with the cap sleeve. I made it before here, and I wore that top so much I literally wore it out, so I needed another.
The fabric is a polka dot cotton rib knit from Girl Charlee. It is pretty thin and doesn't have very good recovery, which makes it fine for clothing, but not so great as actual ribbing, so I used some white cotton-lycra ribbing from the stash for the neckband.
I love many things about Jalie patterns, but this v neck is really one of my favorites. The neckline is at just the right spot for the coverage I like and I love the way the neckband is constructed to overlap at the V. It is pretty and relatively easy to construct.
I don't know why, but I always feel like I have to wear these V neck tees with my bell bottoms. Whatevs, it works!

5 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this pattern and shirt on you - and it goes perfectly with the bell bottoms for a fresh summer look!

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  2. Looks good. It's so great to have staples that fit well and are easy to make.

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  3. I like the solid white neckband. It doesn't detract from the pattern on the top at all. It's nice to use a pattern you don't have to figure out for a wardrobe staple like this!

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  4. These are all such cute tops. What excellent dress avoidance technique you have ;)

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  5. This is such a nice basic. I always like Jalie's fit/shaping. I'm really liking making v-neck lately. (why??? I guess I'm tired of crew necks).

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