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Jalie: 2921 (Scarf-Collar Tops) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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crazygrad said...
Pretty! I think the back wrinkles near the butt look like it just needs pulled down (it looks uneven over the rear end). I agree that you might need a bigger size at the shoulders though. Still, looks really nice on you!
2/21/11 12:25 PM
Ann Smith said...
Pretty color and pretty top. Looking at your back shoulder view I think maybe one size bigger there would help.
2/21/11 1:15 PM
persevering said...
Thanks for posting...I don't know anything about fitting and I'm always reading to learn for when I do sew :) ... and I'm thinking a size bigger like you suggest could make all the difference in a better fit .... and wouldn't it be simpler, than other adjustments? and worth a try, since the result would be a very wearable garment too ... Yes, this does look really nice as is!
2/21/11 1:25 PM
JillyBe said...
Thanks for all your comments about Jalie & sizing; I'm finding similar issues ... I think that some of the Jalie patterns are so close fitting that they end up turning into excellent teachers about our particular fit issues! The top does look great on you though!
2/21/11 1:34 PM
Knitz said...
Very nice -- good luck with working out a good shoulder fit -- lovely color and looks so cozy.
2/21/11 1:57 PM
SewWil said...
Very nice top. Great color. I have this pattern but have yet to make it. Thanks for the heads-up regarding the sizing.
2/21/11 3:17 PM
cleverkitty said...
interesting reading on Sherry's method, I bought a whole bolt of pattern tracing material to really work on fit this year more then ever. The plum color is a beauty. Fitting is a challenge, sewing is the easy part.
2/21/11 4:38 PM
BlueberryGal said...
Thanks for sharing the link to Sherry's guide. I just realized that I too have these issues and now have many ideas on how to address them. Your top looks good on you.
2/21/11 5:14 PM
Mushywear said...
So pretty! I can't wait to make this top. I am so glad to see this on you! Good to hear it was easy as well. I love the color of your velour. I agree, you may want to go up a size to help those wrinkles under the arms. I will keep sizing in mind when I make it up, so thanks for the tip!
2/22/11 1:00 AM
FreyaStark said...
A very nice garment. Perhaps the next one could be a size bigger in the top. Thanks for the comment on Jalie sizing. That's the sort of thing you often have to learn from experience.
2/22/11 3:40 AM
JDpenelope said...
The top is beautiful and the fit is almost right. Thanks for sharing your details, because I am going through similar fitting issues. As has been mentioned, it looks like the fit in the shoulders is tight, but the rest looks very good.
2/22/11 7:44 AM
mhk3boys said...
Your top looks great! Is your upper back, not shoulders, too tight? Maybe you need a little bit added for a broad back?
2/24/11 4:23 PM
CherylStillSews said...
Who notices any problems - that colour is simply gorgeous! Well done.
2/27/11 1:57 AM
JETrinity said...
Since I have never sewn a Jalie pattern, since I have ordered on line so many buckles for my Butterick 5484 pattern, and since I love this pattern, I better go out and buy the pattern with all your tips in my head.
3/13/11 2:27 PM
21wale said...
This is such a fun top - you're teasing spring with a short sleeve version! Did you do the same forward shoulder alteration on the 2nd version? I do a FS and sometimes pinch out a wedge (tapering from armscye to nothing at the neck) in the front because there is a sort of hollow formed by the shoulder. So if you add space in the back, you take out corresponding space in the front. But I have no definitive advice since I'm still tweaking my alterations.
4/1/11 11:13 PM
dingyadi said...
Such a lovely top! I've never tried a Jalie pattern but this top is terrific. Thanks for the alert about sizing.
4/1/11 11:42 PM
Peggy L said...
Very pretty!! I do the same with Jalie - size up as they are too close fitting for my body shape.
4/2/11 7:30 AM
Kim12469 said...
So fun! I think it looks great on you. I like this top a bit closer fitting.
4/2/11 7:45 AM
SewWil said...
Very pretty top!
4/2/11 11:36 AM
linda 75142 said...
I, too, like Jalie, BUT always have to go to larger sizes so I don't look like something stuffed in a sausage casing!
4/2/11 8:42 PM
Scheri said...
Thank you for the review. So many details will help us all. I think the fabric is so nice and the top looks pretty on you. Fitting is always a pain.
4/3/11 0:26 AM
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