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Jalie: 2682 (Women's Tops) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:3/2/11 11:59 PM
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Cathy Loves Fabric said...
I love your sweater. It looks great but so comfortable.
3/3/11 1:53 AM
FreyaStark said...
A comfy, cosy top by the looks of it.
3/3/11 3:35 AM
Bonnie O said...
Very cute! Worth the tweak time.
3/3/11 6:03 AM
mssewcrazy said...
That looks really nice and a great basic for multiples now that you have it perfected.
3/3/11 7:36 AM
MNBarb said...
I might shed some light on that swayback issue. There is something about this top that causes it to be more pronounced. I think it's the curved yoke. I had to do a MAJOR swayback adjustment by taking a horizontal fisheye dart across the seam of the yoke. You're right Jalie has a super-small armscye and very fitted sleeves. This is not a problem caused by your body. Another reviewer had issues with the floppy back collar and I wonder if it's caused by the choice of fabric. When fleece is used the collar stands up but with your softer fabric it's probably more likely to be floppy. In the end, you made really great top that has a nice shape and looks better than RTW. As you say, it's a versatile pattern and you can see how that perfectionism plays out in the next trial. Enjoy your cozy sweater!
3/3/11 8:05 AM
GoSewGirl said...
Nice sweater top. I like this pattern too, but remembered another reviewer's similar comments about the back neck. It didn't bother me, but then again I used a heavy cotton lycra so it's hard to compare. Your top looks so nice that I'm getting this pattern out again for some more versions of my own!
3/3/11 8:21 AM
becca a said...
Your sweater looks so comfortable. I will have to make this top before the winter ends. Thanks for a great review!
3/3/11 8:30 AM
Christas said...
Very nice top! I probably NEED this pattern! I love the fabric you have chosen - so perfect and looks very comfy!
3/3/11 9:10 AM
RisaJ said...
Try folding down the collar in the back and it should make a cute little shawl collar effect in the front. I have made this pattern three times in three different fabrics and the neckline acts differently for all three depending on the fabric. Gives the top a different look - love this pattern. Now I need to try it in a heavier knit! Thanks for the review.
3/3/11 9:19 AM
KD in ATL said...
Great review! I have this pattern and wasn't happy with my first version - I should have lengthened the bodice as well. Your comments for adjustments will be very helpful when I made another version.
3/3/11 9:21 AM
Nan Kay said...
Great review. Your top looks great. I can see where the type of fabric changes it completely! One more Jalie I would like to try
3/3/11 11:01 AM
callmeRuth said...
Very nice! I like it made from the sweatshirt fabric. Great review.
3/3/11 2:29 PM
Leslie in Austin said...
You call this a four season top, but in my home the appearance of this top means Autumn has arrived! Love your version. Your hard work paid off!
3/3/11 11:48 PM
Heatherrique said...
You look SEW fabulous in your new Jalie top!
3/4/11 8:54 AM
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