Showing posts with label Jalie 2805. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jalie 2805. Show all posts

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!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Jalie 2805

After making my bellbottoms, I kept imagining this striped v-neck tee with puffy sleeves to go with it. Good thing I can sew.
The sleeves are definitely not as puffy as they appeared in my mind...
But I still like it with the bells. The pattern began as Jalie 2805, but with the sleeves of Jalie 2788, the twist top. This is where my vision broke down... I really should have compared the two sleeves, but in typical fashion for me, I just blew ahead, and discovered that the 2805 armhole is bigger than the 2788, so while the sleeves fit, they're a bit flat.
I really like the lapped neckband. It's cute and looks more complicated than it was. This picture shows the fabric a bit more accurately. It is an interlock that came from my Mom's stash. The stripes are yellow, blue and pink. They remind me of sherbet. You can see the corner of the sleeve binding here as well. Jalie cleverly had the binding strip cut on the cross grain, so the stripes go perpendicular to the sleeve. I did not use my binder for this, and I'm really not thrilled with how they came out. Wearable, but not fabulous. Next time I'll use the binder.
Speaking of stripes, they lined up nicely for me! I made the same fit alterations that I did for the scarf collar top, so if you look closely, you can see where the stripes don't quite line up where I eased the front into the back. I think that tiny discontinuity is worth it for a great fit in the bust. Even though it isn't quite my vision, it really is quite wearable and I'm very happy with the pattern overall. I'll definitely be using it again. I love a good v-neck top.
Myra wanted in on the photo shoot. She's getting pretty good at aping my poses. I think those PJs are getting a little small though. Might be time for some new ones...

In other news, I'm getting my white jeans ready to sew and yet again can't seem to make a topstitching decision.
From the top, the threads are white (thanks to montanachic for that suggestion!), grey and cream. I'm using silver rivets and buttons, so I lean toward the grey, but I'm afraid it's too much/too dark. Should I look for a lighter grey, or go with one of these? Or something completely different? What do you think?

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...