SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Misses Sizes (Bust 30" - 44.5")] [Women's sizes (Bust 43" - 55")]">Fit the Tee to a T Online Sewing Class

Forum > Fitting Woes > Jalie Tops 2787 and 2788 ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Jalie Tops 2787 and 2788
Maternity Adjustments
Lovin To Stitch
Lovin To Stitch  Friend of PR
Member since 9/29/11
Posts: 45
Send Message

      



Date: 8/25/12 9:42 PM

I have my very first JALIE, which is a good thing. BUT dear PR friends, you were correct about directions......hmmmm......or lack thereof. I had gotten the patterns planning to make maternity tops for my DD. But I am not finding any information to fashion the tops for maternity wear. I ordered the patterns based on the positive reviews found here on PR. Any information on using these as maternity top patterns would be greatly appreciated! I haven't sewn for my DD since returning to sewing and alterations feel daunting. THANK YOU!!!

momtoesther
star
momtoesther
Intermediate
Member since 2/13/11
Posts: 69
Send Message

      



Date: 8/25/12 11:55 PM

I did the twist top as maternity with a really stretchy ITY jersey and didn't do any alterations except lengthening the front by 2''. I gathered the excess into to back at the lower side seams. I wore both I made until I was 42 weeks pregnat (my DD finally arrived 13 days late :)

OH, and i started with a size larger than my regular size since I seem to grow a lot in the bust as well while preggo.

I've also seen people angle out the centre front piece (instead of lining up the edge on the fold) so that you have some extra room as well.

In my experience, with a good stretchy fabric, some extra length gathered into the sides is all that you need.

Good luck!

Elcue
Elcue  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 6/13/12
Posts: 193
Send Message

      



In reply to Lovin To Stitch <<


Date: 8/26/12 9:34 AM

You can go to Jalie.com and ask a question. They answer promptly and helpfully.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fitting Woes >> Jalie Tops 2787 and 2788

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - SKIRTS
Fun with Fitting - SKIRTS

Class Details

Contest Travel Wardrobe Contest

photo
by: MVi14

Review
Other My Childhood Treasures

photo
by: HOWsMom

Review
SewBaby Baby Doll Puppet Pattern

SewBaby  Baby Doll Puppet  Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl Small Tote Pattern

You Sew Girl Small Tote Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.