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Posted on:2/23/14 3:11 PM
Project Photo:Jalie: 2805 by Deepika

Jalie: 2805 by Deepika  Jalie: 2805 by Deepika  
Pattern Photo:Jalie 2805
Jalie Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $12.75 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
I don't think I'll ever use this pattern as is, because I think its a blank canvas for your creativity! Case in point - Heart Ruffle Shirt.

I just bought a cute peplum tee for my daugther from OldNavy. When she wore it, she said "Mama, its a shirt with a skirt!"

How right she was. The thing is that she is obsessed with skirts these days and I cannot get her to wear anything else so when she was excited wearing this t-shirt, I got to work. I had to make more of these! A more sensible mom would run to Old Navy to buy more, but not me

This style was super easy to copy. A basic t-shirt would be good. I turned to my trusty Jalie 2805. The only alteration I needed to do was to chop off about 3 inches from the front and back and make bands which were roughly about twice the width of the shirt. Then I gathered them up, sewed them to front and back and we were done!

Of course, to get a similar look we needed something on the front. I followed this tutorial online to try my hand at freezer paper stenciling. I couldn't believe how easy (and entertaining) it was. I want to freezer paper stencil everything in the house!

Pattern Description: Choice of t-shirts with 4 sleeve lengths and 4 neckline variations: Jewel neck (A), Mock turtleneck (B), V-Neck (C), overlapped V-neck with decorative buttons (Henley) (D).

Pattern Sizing: Pattern is sized for a 2 year old to a 50 inch full bust! I chose size for a 3 year old and its spot on. I love Jalie!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, because I made changes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't even look at the instructions. It's a basic t-shirt.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I llove that there are so many options for all kinds of sizes. I think I can build a whole wardrobe with just this pattern.

Fabric Used: Rayon Lycra Knit.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: See above.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely. I hope they never discontinue this pattern.

Leggings: To complete the outfit, I made leggings using the Go to Leggings pattern in a striped knit.

Conclusion: This photoshoot turned into a jumping photo shoot. I guess she likes it! Yay, we have a non-skirt outfit!
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Karla Kizer said...
She's a darling girly-girl. Oh - great shirt, too!
2/23/14 3:22 PM
pterion said...
So precious! I love shirts with peplums on little girls!
2/23/14 3:47 PM
Mollymax said...
Adorable! Cute top and cute little girl!
2/23/14 8:09 PM
wildberrymom said...
So cute!
2/24/14 1:42 AM
Levone said...
Too cute, and thanks for the idea!
2/24/14 11:54 AM
cabinbaby said...
That is SO CUTE!
2/24/14 2:26 PM
Pj3g said...
Very cute! Glad you gave the link for stenciling too!
2/28/14 5:11 PM
Mira Bay said...
Very practical with the girly details. Love it!!!
4/6/14 3:29 PM
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4/6/14 3:29 PM
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