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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 2449 (Women's Crossover Top)

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Posted on:7/25/04 7:13 PM
Last Updated:10/22/04 11:02 AM
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Hilary said... (10/23/04 8:06 AM) Reply
That fabric is great, and looks great on you too! I really like your original black 3/4 sleeve shirt also. Thanks for sharing!
JoleneF said... (10/23/04 7:27 AM) Reply
I love the pink, they all look good but I think this version is very nice too.
Levone said... (10/22/04 4:01 PM) Reply
I love your newest top. Cute print!
Lou. said... (8/6/04 9:23 AM) Reply
Love the top Deepika. I would go up to a T...although I think your top looks fine I know I usually make a size smaller then you in KS so you'd probably want a size bigger then I would make in Jalie and I make the S.....if that makes any sense at all.
Julie Culshaw said... (7/29/04 6:43 PM) Reply
I agree with everyone else that the top looks terrific, doesn't look tight to me. I think Diane E. is spot on with her comment about the fabric you use. As for continuing the contrast around the back neck, why not cut off from the back piece the amount to be added by a band, then lengthen the band piece so that it can be seamed in center back, then applied to the neckline after the shoulders are sewn. Julie
Amanda L said... (7/26/04 8:18 PM) Reply
This top looks so great on you, you should only size up if you can't breathe or move your arms! Let's hear it for Spandex House c/l!
LLS said... (7/26/04 7:40 PM) Reply
The top looks great on you! I would love to know if anyone who has made this top figures out how to modify the back neck treatment to continue the line of the front if you use contrast. If you go to a larger size you may not want to do it in the shoulder/armscye. The cami effect looks great too.
Danvillegirl said... (7/26/04 5:59 PM) Reply
I think the top looks great on you and layering is still in! Cami looks good with the top. I have this pattern and hope in the near future to give it a try.
sewsally said... (7/26/04 3:00 PM) Reply
Don't see any lumps ! This top looks fantastic. If you feel you need slightly more ease maybe next time sew the side seam 1/4 inch out each side. That would give you and extra inch and then you could adjust from there. I find that each knit fabric sews up a little differently. Right now I have a cotton knit that I took in about 1 inch each side and it still seems baggy. Same pattern with cotton/lycra just right. I love the cotton lycras I got from spandex house too. Sally
PVA said... (7/26/04 9:42 AM) Reply
Beautiful result, Deepika, you certainly have the figure for this close fit. Thank you for your review.
Debbie Spriggs said... (7/26/04 9:28 AM) Reply
This is a great style for you! The sleeve length is perfect, and the fit looks great! DH knows what he's talking about! If you choose a larger size anyway, the shoulders may drop, and these look like they are sitting in the right spot. Your version of this pattern makes me want to get this one.
Katharine in BXL said... (7/26/04 7:40 AM) Reply
Oh wow! It looks great on you, Deepika. The bands highlight the dynamic diagonal lines too--slimming. It points perfectly to your waist. What a great gift from Deb, too!
Diane E said... (7/25/04 11:53 PM) Reply
Tammy, one difference between the two patterns (2005 and 2449) is the reccommended degree of stretch to the fabric. 2449 requires 75% two-way stretch fabric, substantially more stretch than what the designer recommends for 2005 (which only requires one-way stretch fabric). This tee is intended to be close-fitting, and the stretch required probably intended to compensate for the lack of ease. I think Deepika's idea about measuring the pattern pieces is the only way to ensure the fit you're looking for, but there's also always the wild-card effect of the specific fabric you use.
Izzie said... (7/25/04 11:34 PM) Reply
Deepika, I'm thinking that the size chart on this pattern is wrong. I made this top this weekend too. If I went by my measurements, I would choose a size V. But after comparing to my Jalie 2005 pattern, it matched up to a size Y which just happens to be the size I used for the 2005 tee. If you look at the chart above the measurements, with the European and American sizing, it seems to be correct because I usually use a 44 or 46 in Euro sizes. Did anyone else notice this? Or am I crazy!? Tammy
Diane E said... (7/25/04 11:29 PM) Reply
Dear Miss Lump and Bump, er, I mean Miss Deepika, listen to DH, he's got it right. However, that does not mean that you cannot go up a size if you want to! I love the cami with the top and even though I'm not sensible enough to have your modesty, I may try the Jalie cami (#965 I think?) with my wrap top next time for its fashion value ;)
Lori V said... (7/25/04 10:41 PM) Reply
Deepika, looks great. I love the cami under the top. Your dh is right, perfect fit. I have one cut out - hope I picked the right size.
Jennifer West said... (7/25/04 10:22 PM) Reply
Your top looks great!
Debbie Cook said... (7/25/04 10:12 PM) Reply
Deepika, I think the fit is great ... definitely not too tight with that cute figure of yours! Listen to DH -- he's right on target. Great top, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern.
SandraB said... (7/25/04 10:04 PM) Reply
Great looking top Deepika. It fits you nicely. I like the colour combo of black white and green.
gtan said... (7/25/04 10:01 PM) Reply
I can't see any of your lumps and bumps but I know that the almost finished version of this top on my desk is a too snug for my liking. I think I will go up a size also
Karla Kizer said... (7/25/04 9:39 PM) Reply
D, it looks wonderful! I like the white cami underneath too. Very sleek. Lumps and bumps..... Gimme a break. You'll get no sympathy from me.
alicia said... (7/25/04 8:58 PM) Reply
I think it fits you well - looks great. very flattering.
jlg said... (7/25/04 8:43 PM) Reply
Deepika, the top is very becoming on you. I plan to make this as soon as I find the right fabric.
SouthernStitch said... (7/25/04 8:38 PM) Reply
Deepika your DH is right! Looks fabulous on you.
SewTabby said... (7/25/04 8:22 PM) Reply
I agree with DH--this is a fantastic top! Absolutely beautiful fit, and a great style, too. I have yet to try Jalie patterns, but this top has convinced me :)
drsue said... (7/25/04 8:07 PM) Reply
It's just beautiful. I finally relented and bought this pattern.
ReneeO said... (7/25/04 7:52 PM) Reply
Thank you for mentioning it's ease for beginners. I've wanted to get the pattern but was hesitant. This style looks very good on you btw!
els said... (7/25/04 7:45 PM) Reply
Deepika this top fits your figure very well, I do not think it is too big at all.
Sherril Miller said... (7/25/04 7:42 PM) Reply
Deepika, you have such a great figure, I couldn't find a lump or bump anywhere. I'm envious! I really like this pattern. Do you think it looks a lot like CJ's new pattern? Her patterns fit my figure well.
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