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|Jalie: 3132 (T-shirts and Nursing Tees) - Type:Tops |
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Jalie Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Available for sale on PR: $12.99 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|I've seen reviews of this Jalie top here on Pattern Review and I liked the garments very much. Never having made a Jalie pattern, I figured I needed to make a test garment first and found this very appropriate interlock that has been in my stash for a very long time. I made the hoodie first in the longer length and saw that I had enough fabric left over to also make the V-neck in the shorter length. I figured I would share side by side photos for comparison purposes.|
SIZING: I cut the pattern per the measurement chart: one size for the bust and grading up 3 sizes below the waist. I like the fit.
INSTRUCTIONS: Good illustrations
FABRIC: Cotton interlock
- Like most everyone else, I lengthened the sleeves.
- Did not add the drawstring to the hood - wish I had, but it was a test garment after all. The hood is a little floppy and the drawstring would have helped to shape it. But how do you finish the casing with a coverstitch if you put in metal grommets? Can someone answer that question?
- Did not turn up a hem on the V-neck. I miscalculated the stencil placement. So I just did a narrow tight serge to finish the edge.
- The fit
- The comfy casual feel
- The binding method of the V-neck - easy and good results.
- The kangaroo pocket is definitely too small. It is really out of proportion with the length of the garment.
- The pattern piece for the front and back below the waist is the same pattern piece. I don't know about you, but my circumference around my back side is significantly larger than my circumference around the front. In any case, the garment came out OK and maybe cupping of the butt is the intended fit ??
- The sleeve pattern is cut on the FOLD !!!! For goodness sakes ! I hate a symmetrical sleeve cap. Again, the garment came out OK but that is just so wrong (in my opinion). I've since redrafted the sleeve cap for version 3 and it is SOOOO much better.
Hoodie: I suddenly got the urge to add something extra to the hoodie after I added the pocket but before assembly. Really with no plan, I grabbed a stencil and some black fabric paint and went at it. Remember, this was a test garment. And test I did. Oops - too much paint on the brush (did not heed the warnings) and many of the little dots that were supposed to remain unstenciled got filled in. So I ran out to Joann and bought a $0.99 bag of 800 silver sequins and stitched them on where the dots were supposed to be.
Now, I am definitely not a spangly bling kind of gal so this was really an unusual thing for me to do, but you know, in the end, I like it. DETAIL
V-neck: Realizing that I need more stenciling practice (obviously), the V-neck was the next target. This time I wanted to test a couple of things. I finished cutting out a stencil using a PDF design downloaded from the Alabama Chanin website so it needed to be tested. And, I wanted to try to see if using regular acrylic paint mixed with textile medium is really an option instead of fabric paint, since the color selection is so much better (and cheaper). I used a charcoal paint and stenciled the entire front with 2+ repeats. I did not stencil the back.
Though the stenciling came out OK, I felt the overall look was rather flat, so I used a single strand of white button craft thread and outlined most of the shapes with a running stitch. This went pretty quickly. And since I had about 775 sequins just yearning for a home, I sewed some of these on, this time using a small black bead to hold the sequin in place. DETAIL
Now what to do with the remaining 700 or so sequins ??
SUMMARY: Good pattern - it's a TNT. I've already made more.
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