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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jalie 2449 Crossover top


I must be one of the last people on the planet to make up this pattern, there are lots of great reviews on Pattern Review so I thought I would try it.  I bought this pattern some time ago and of course it has been gathering dust since then.  I had a small piece of black and white jersey purchased as the end of the bolt that I could just squeeze this top out of and I used some black jersey scraps to make the contrast bands. I made the short sleeve, straight hemmed version.


I've never made a Jalie before so went with the size corresponding to my usual BWOF 38 - a U (or medium or US 10).  Straight out of the envelope the fit is really pretty good, possibly a bit roomy under the arms, but at least I don't need an FBA with this size.

It's very simple to make and the instructions are good, except the written instructions and diagrams are printed on the pattern paper and I had to keep opening it up to see both at the same time.  But I probably won't even need the instructions next time so it's a minor gripe.  I made this entirely with the serger so it took around 1 and 1/2 hours all in, the next one should be even quicker now the pattern is traced.  One important thing to note if like me you are used to Big 4 or adding your own seam allowances - they are 1/4 inch. The only small change I made was to stitch the fronts together at the crossover point to stop any possible wardrobe malfunctions.



I'd definitely consider trying some more Jalie knit top patterns based on this one and I'm sure I'll be making this one up again.

16 comments:

KayB said...

The top fits you perfectly and really looks good on you (or the other way round you look really good in the top).

Sigrid said...

Lovely top. I like your fabric very much. It's one of my favorite patterns.
One tip for Jalie patterns: you can download the instructions from their website, much easier than working with the instructions on the patternsheet.

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty and flattering top.

Adrienne said...

Love your top!

Summerset said...

You're not the last, I haven't made one yet! I do really love that fabric, it is so perfect for the top.

Dei said...

Ooo, pretty! You love great in it...a great fit does it every time.

Vicki said...

I don't even own any Jalie patterns! Your top looks great, expecially with the contrast binding.

toy said...

this is such a good basic, I love the constrast binding also, it fits you great too

Sue said...

I haven't made this top but love the Jalie patterns I have made - it looks great on you!

Tamara said...

Very cute top! You are certainly not the last person to make this. This pattern has been on my wish list for sometime.

Lindsay T said...

Me too, haven't even sewn a Jalie yet. I like this on you.

Sheila said...

Very pretty top and the fabric print is just gorgeous.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is a great top! Love it!

Charity said...

Fits you marvelously! If it makes you feel better, I haven't made this one yet either. :)

charity

Cennetta said...

No you're not the last!lol Your top fits you perfectly.

Tany said...

Beautiful! And you're not the last one! ;)