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Monday, 6 April 2015

Jalie 3245

I knew it wouldn't be long before I tried out the sleeved version of this pattern as a casual top instead of workout gear.



This is view A in a very soft printed cotton jersey from the stash.  High fashion this is not, but it is an immensely practical and comfy wardrobe item (that makes me sound very old I know!).

Cutting out my sort of uneven striped fabric and focussing on pattern matching I stupidly cut two fronts by mistake and then didn't have enough to match the sleeves, it's not what I originally planned but it's OK.




Again I made a straight size V, but I raised the neckline at the centre front by about an inch tapering to nothing at the shoulders.  I also did a different, and to me, more conventional binding treatment on the neckline than the sporty look per the pattern instructions.  I simply finished one long edge of the binding on my serger and stitched it right sides together to the neckline.  Then I folded it to the inside and stitched it down with a twin needle - very easy to do and it lies nice and flat.


I'll say again this is a great pattern and it's also reminded me that I have a few more Jalie top patterns in my stash which will probably work for both casual and workout wear too.

15 comments:

  1. Very nice fabric. It looks fantastic with your white pants. Thanks for sharing your method for the neck binding. I will definitely give that a try :) TFS

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  2. Looks great on you-- Jalie patterns are the best!

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  3. This looks great. I love your explanation for raising the neckline, makes more sense (and absorbs immediately) than a whole bunch of pattern modification books ^^. That's a cool fabric and I like how you've alligned the sleeves with the bodice.

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  4. The shape of this top is very flattering and it looks great with your white pants. I like your neckline finish too.

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  5. You picked the perfect fabric for this very pretty top!

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  6. great top and love that fabric choice.

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  7. Very nice top. It looks striking even though it's comfortable!

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  8. Love your top and the fabric.

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  9. Your new top looks fresh and perfect.

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  10. Very nice! I like the combination of wide neckline and raglan sleeve.

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  11. Really nice top! I love the color variations of the blue, you can pretty much wear that with everything.

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  12. Great fabric choice for this top!

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  13. That's a versatile pattern. Great fabric print too.

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  14. Perfect match of pattern and fabric and your white pants. I love the hem on this pattern and the raised neckline is more graceful. Very nice.

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