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|Jalie: 2682 (Women's Tops) - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||Barbara V|
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|As is evident by the number of reviewers, this is a great pattern and I am pleased that I finally joined the crowd. I even made two!|
Pull over V-neck top. With or without zipper at front neckline.
Mother and daughter sizing in one pattern - fits all. I used size S for neck and shoulder area, then graded out to size U at the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
My favorite feature is the high back neck with V-neck front for warmth and comfort which is a perfect alternative to turtle neck tops.
For the first top, I used an avocado green ribbed cotton knit that had been in my stash for awhile with source now forgotten.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the bodice about 1" as the seam hit right below the bustline.
No design changes, only a change in the construction method. All seams except upper center front were sewn using the flatlock stitch on the serger. Having never used this method I was quite fascinated by it. The additional seams in the pattern and use of black thread allowed the flatlock stitch to be a design detail.
Because the seams are butted together, the seam allowance must be cut off. The garment pieces are then sewn wrong side to wrong side along the edge using the flatlock stitch setting. Next, the pieces are gently pulled open and apart so that they lay flat with top side showing most of the stitching threads and back side showing a ladder type stitch.
Flatlocking can also be used on non-edge areas as I did with the trim along the neck and bottom of sleeves. For this the fabric needs to be folded where the desired flatlock trim is to be placed. Then again, after stitching along the folded edge, gently open out and pull the fabric apart so that it lays flat and the stitching opens out.
The bottom edge was serged to match the trim throughout.
I used a gray striped rayon fabric that had also been in my stash for awhile. I placed the stripe on the diagonal in the upper sections and horizontal around the lower part. Please note that I pretty much nailed the matching of stripes on the sleeves, BUT only on the second time round! I didn’t think the angle of stripes would match at all, so I didn’t plan for matching. I simply cut the sleeves “somewhere” on the fabric. After sewing it I discovered the wonderful continuation of the angled stripe line into the sleeve; however, the stripes were exactly and perfectly “unmatched“. I sat with that for awhile trying to talk myself into accepting it, but finally, I knew I wouldn’t be happy with it and luckily there was just enough of the fabric left to cut new sleeve pieces about ½” orientation higher into the opposite stripe…..golly! So I unpicked two serged sleeve seams and sewed in the new ones…phew. I’m happy with this design detail of the continuation of stripe angle from bodice to sleeves and may do it again with another striped fabric extending the front and back seams all the way down…..just an idea.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I will sew this pattern again. What a good winter top or sleeveless summer version.
A great Jalie pattern! The possibilities are endless!
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