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|Jalie: 2005 (Choice of T-shirts) - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||Claire in Montreal|
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|Posted on:||2/19/13 7:41 PM |
|Last Updated:||2/19/13 8:16 PM|
Jalie Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Ladies t-shirts has scoop, boat and V neckline variations and short or 3/4 length sleeves. I made the V-neck and changed to long sleeves for both versions.|
Pattern Sizing: Sizing from child's 2 to adult's 52 (letter sizes from F to CC)
Version 1 - Mix of T at shoulders to V at hem.
Version 2 - T at shoulders, W from underarm to hem.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Weelll, except for the long sleeves - and the wrinkles of course LOL
Were the instructions easy to follow? They were fine - but I used the Jalie V-neck Video for the neck.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Didn't like the very close fitting sleeves. I thought I accounted for that but it wasn't enough. I love the tee though and once I tweak it enough it'll be a go-to pattern, I think.
Fabric Used: Version 1 - knit from World Sewing Center in Toronto (2009) / Version 2 - knit from Fabricville (not sure when) - I think they are poly/lycra and cotton/lycra.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Version 1 - I winged the tracing. It's sort of a T at the shoulders, kind of a V below the armscye, a little wider at the hips. Forward shoulder adjustment. Lengthened, a lot. The body by maybe 4-inches. Lengthened the sleeves from 3/4 to full-length. Widened the sleeves at the bicep - but not enough. It's a really snug sleeve LOL - only wearable because the knit is so soft. I thought it needed an FBA - I faked it and messed it up, so I kind of smooshed it down, used lots of tape and crossed my fingers.
I was very happy with the neck - Version 1 - neckline - the binding was nicely even all around.
Version 2 - started from scratch with another size. The only 'adjustment' I did was to use the smaller size at the shoulders blending out to the larger size at the underarms. I used the solid color to be able to see all the problems...and there are plenty.
Version 2 - front
Version 2 - close up of wrinkles
For some reason, as bad as those wrinkles look, I don't think the adjustments required to fix them will be too bad - maybe I'm delusional LOL
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh I will definitely sew it again. The print version is comfortable enough that a properly fitted pattern will be worth the work.
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