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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:

Meigan said...

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

edube said...

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

theperfectnose said...

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.

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

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

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You picked the perfect fabric for this very pretty top!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

great top and love that fabric choice.

Valerie said...

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

Nancy K said...

Love your top and the fabric.

Sharon said...

Your new top looks fresh and perfect.

Gail said...

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

Sabrina Dotson said...

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

Jean said...

Great fabric choice for this top!

Levone said...

Great looking top!

velosewer said...

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

Nancy K said...

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.