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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 3248 (Drop Pocket Cardigan)

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Posted on:4/12/13 2:19 PM
Last Updated:4/12/13 3:01 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 22 people   
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Alison Cummins said... (9/28/13 11:26 AM) Reply
Thanks, grays08!
grays08 said... (9/14/13 8:39 AM) Reply
Alison Cummins - You are correct however it never feels unbalanced when wearing (and I wear it a lot) but perhaps this is because my fabric is so light. I would definitely recommend lighterweight fabrics for that reason however.
Alison Cummins said... (9/13/13 5:30 PM) Reply
Question: If I understand correctly, the whole front is double and then itís folded over again so the pocket area is four layers thick. Doesnít it feel unbalanced with the back being only a single layer?
gsp1066 said... (5/13/13 11:40 PM) Reply
I met Amelie (Jalie is her family's biz) at PR Weekend and tried on her version. She says that it works best for very drapey and comparatively heavy knits. Hers looked great on everyone who tried it on.
sewsue1 said... (4/14/13 9:47 AM) Reply
Thanks for your very helpful review! I think yours looks great. Since I am a size V, too, it was nice to be on the lookout for the marking error. The cautions on fabric selection are absolutely true...the drapier the better!
ChristmasHills said... (4/13/13 10:34 PM) Reply
I definitely think this needs another go now that you have ironed out the problems, well not problems but you know what I mean. I am going to refer back to your fantastic review now that I have decided to make this cardigan. Interesting to know about the sleeve having a bit more space too. We have skinny arms in our family so I liked the tighter fittings sleeve of the other cardi you mentioned. Thank you for taking the time to write this informative review.
cleverkitty said... (4/13/13 10:47 AM) Reply
Excellent review! I saw this but was not sure about it for the reasons you mentioned, I recently made a Jalie pattern from white knit fabric that reminds me of your cardigan. I was not crazy about it although I had made it many times in different prints. Something about it being white, I decided no more white fabric sewing. I admit when I wear it's a good basic. Make this cardigan your basic. I really appreciate your review :)
Danvillegirl said... (4/13/13 8:54 AM) Reply
This review was most helpful
Sewmissy2 said... (4/13/13 7:58 AM) Reply
Oh what a wonderful review! And remember your cardigan is just a plain white one. Make it in a different fabric and I think you will love it.
JEF said... (4/13/13 7:00 AM) Reply
Excellent excellent review! I think your cardi looks nice. Hope it grows on you.
2 Airedales n Me said... (4/13/13 3:28 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great review on this very cute pattern. The droopy-droppy pockets are a nice touch on this cardigan and set it apart. It's VERY cute!
grays08 said... (4/13/13 0:32 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I have to admit, it is growing on me. =) I do think I will play around with some topstitching around the pocket just because my fabric wants to "poof" there at the top seam, but it's easy to rip out too if I don't like it. Thanks wendyrb, I follow you and appreciate the advice.
wendyrb said... (4/12/13 11:02 PM) Reply
Nice review and you did we'll with your garment. Like how clearly you explained and showed the back neck binding. Beautifully done. As to top stitching the front edges. I'd try it on and try to find the break point like on a lapel- where does it want to turn? Mark that point and top stitch around with the neck side showing. Leave long thread tails and pull them inside between the fabric layers to hide them. Flip the garment over and starting where you left off go to the rest of the front edge into the pocket. Again, leave long threads and pul them between layers to bury them. Make sense?
Dee2 said... (4/12/13 9:57 PM) Reply
I hope you start to enjoy wearing this as it is very cute, beautifully sewn, & looks very good on you!
SewWil said... (4/12/13 9:02 PM) Reply
I just got this pattern. I think yours is very nice but I know what you mean by not being in love with it. Give it some time. It may grow on you.
julie w said... (4/12/13 6:06 PM) Reply
Thank you for the detailed review and bringing this pattern to my attention. Love our cardigan and it is definitely not horrid.
ArtAttack said... (4/12/13 3:27 PM) Reply
It looks really cute on you! But you need to think so, too. Great pattern and review...try it with another fabric and maybe you'll love it but it's cute as is!
quathy said... (4/12/13 3:20 PM) Reply
Really cute sweater! Thank you for the in-depth review!
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