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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 2918 (Mens T-Shirts)

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Reviewed by:WinterLady
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Posted on:7/7/14 8:20 PM
Project Photo:Jalie: 2918 by WinterLady

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Jalie Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $12.75 Pattern Details
Fabric:Cotton-Poly Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Men's T-Shirts Jalie 2918
Pattern Sizing:
Multisize from child to adult male

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very detailed. Besides, there is a youtube Sew-along video from the manufacturer that shows you the technique to bind the v-neck and how to sew with a sewing machine. Very helpful for a beginner sewist.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that I did not have to deal with a lot of loose papers. I don't like pdf patterns.
Fabric Used:
I bought a medium weight poly/cotton fabric. It was pricey but worth it, because everything went smooth with my vintage sewing machine.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I loved the fact that I did not have to do any alteration to this pattern.
It worked so well on my husband. I am very pleased!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, yes yes! Make sure you have a really nice knit fabric. Test with samples first because I bought one expensive knit fabric that pilled on the wrong side really bad. So my advice is test samples, pre shrink them several times with your stitches then see how it behaves.
Now, take this from a vintage sewing machine user.
I recommend this pattern, and most importantly, for the best results, use your serger and coverstitch. My vintage sewing machine did well, but nothing like serger and coverstitch for a professional durable look and finish.

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Mufffet said...
You did a great job! I wondered if these were the pattern illustrations actually. Nice sewing!
10/6/14 11:26 AM
Mira Bay said...
Nice Job!!!
7/9/14 4:36 AM
Pj3g said...
Great looking shirts!
7/8/14 8:21 AM
Barbara3 said...
Nice to see this older pattern reviewed. It looks like the perfect men's T-shirt. I've had it for some time but haven't made it up yet. How did you find the sizing and fit relative to what your husband usually wears?
7/7/14 11:39 PM
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