Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jalie 2794 Sweetheart Tops

Rawr! I'm so ready to jump in to Jungle January!!
As soon as prttynpnk announced that she was hosting this little online get together, I ran to my stash and pulled out a few favorite animal prints. Hmmm, I may need an extension...

Myra shares my love of all things furry, so I knew I'd be sewing up some jungle-y goodness for her as well.
We decided to get rolling with a few quick Jalie Sweetheart tops, Mommy-daughter style.
Myra's is a size 104, with the sleeves lengthened to her wrist, rather than 3/4. I've made this tee for her before (already traced! Woo-hoo!), and I knew it was a little low cut, so I raised the neckline about 1/2 inch. She insisted that there be some pink, so I made the bands in hot pink to match her favorite leggings.
Mine is a size S, with a cheater FBA out to size U and an inch added to the neckline. As drafted, it shows bra, so I wasn't taking any chances. Due to the construction of the front, the FBA was a little tricky. I'll show you how I did it in a separate post.
ETA: I added a tutorial for the FBA and the double band neckline. You can find it here.
I'm really thrilled with the neckline finish on this one. I was debating what fabric to use for the bands, so I posted the question to my sewing sisters on Instagram and Facebook. There was a pretty even split between using the metallic vs. self fabric. Then Karla suggested using both, and yeah. I had to do it, and I LOVE it. The method is surprisingly easy. I'll post a little mini-tutorial along with the FBA discussion. (See link above.)
Our photo shoot was pretty fun. Myra insisted that we be silly, so she pulled some funny faces.
But we both really love our new tops!
Myra insisted I show you this one. I'm not sure what we're supposed to be here, but it's definitely silly!

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22 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness!
    Cuteness overload!!!!

    I love the finished band on yours - that was a great idea!!
    I may have to invest in the top pattern - I love the neckline!

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  2. You guys are adorable! What type of fabric is it? I know must be a stretch, but most of the animal print fabric I see most of the time seems itchy. One more question. :) Where do you buy Jalie patterns?

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  3. You both look spectacular in your new tops, even in the pictures where you're being silly.

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  4. Okay - the 2 bindings is perfect! Great answer. Love those tops. Myra is adorable and obviously you are cats in the final picture. g

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  5. You guys are SO cute!!!!! Your daughter is definitely your twin (smile)! Love the tops!!!!

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  6. I love that you have matching tops!

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  7. very nice. love the binding idea. can't wait for a tute.

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  8. Adorable! Each top is cute on its own, but together they are irresistible.

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  9. Super cute tops and how fun for both of you during the fashion shoot.

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  10. Love, love, love! So cute, you did a wonderful job!

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  11. Absolutely s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-o adorable! Very nice job on doubling the fun and style!

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  12. You two are so cute! I love the matching tops. By the looks of that fabric pile, you are going to be busy for Jungle January :)

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  13. A lot of people have jumped into the January Jungle crowd, but none as cute as you and your little one, dressed alike.

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  14. The combo of metallic and self fabric for the bands is perfect! Both tops are grrrrrreat!

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  15. So very cute! I love the matching tops!

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  16. Lovely tops for mama and cub (my daughters 18 so I missed that boat!)

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  17. Lovely - great tops and use of fabric. Your little girl is so gorgeous and love the hot pink accents for her.

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  18. You should listen to Myra, she was right about including that last pic :) love the double binding idea

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