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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 3245 (Raglan Tee, Racerback Tank and Tunics)

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Posted on:9/12/13 5:27 PM
Last Updated:3/6/15 8:49 PM
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Jalie: 3245 by cabinbaby
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Jalie Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $12.75 Pattern Details
Fabric:Fleece  [See other projects in this fabric]
0306/2015 Edit - I've made this top so many times since this!!!
Here it is in sweatshirt fabric in the tunic length. With a really helpful photobomber. Here it is with snakeskin knit and lace sleeves, and here it is in a cozy, stripey knit. And most recently, I made the top slightly more fitted in the arms and torso by using larger seam allowances for a rash guard when I'm in the water. I shortened the top and brought the hem in a bit at the bottom to make it more fitted. I love this top!!

Pattern Description:
A: Raglan top with curved hem, half sleeve and binded neckline B: Raglan tunic with curved hem, half sleeve, patch pockets and binded neckline C: Racerback top with curved hem, binded neckline and armhole D: Racerback tunic with curved hem, patch pockets binded neckline and armhole.

I made a modified version B.

Pattern Sizing:
I made size H (size 4) and K (size 7). This is a Jalie pattern so it goes from 12M to size Women's 22. I love them. I will use this pattern in at least 12 different sizes over the years so it's a great investment for me.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really, but that is because I changed it quite a bit.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The Jalie instructions are always excellent. I used my own way to add a neckline finish this time.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love Jalie sizing and fit. They are always perfect right out of envelope. I probably should have gone up a size because all my girls fit in the pajamas perfectly.

Fabric Used:
I used a stretch lace for the sleeves and a pink stripe microfleece for the body of the dress.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened it about a foot an a half. I wanted to make warm pajamas, not shirts or tunics. The girls love them. I added fun bling to the nightgowns for each girl. I used stretch picot lace for the neckline treatment.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already used this pattern to make dresses for my three girls too.

All three girls (look at that sassy pose on the left!), picture of the neck treatment, one pajama flat, fun bling, and all other pictures are on my blog.
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momsurfing said... (3/8/15 10:26 PM) Reply
artysam said... (3/7/15 1:34 PM) Reply
Great outfits!! This is my next pattern to buy. I love Jalie too such great value
SewWil said... (3/7/15 11:24 AM) Reply
Great looking tops!
Vancouvergirl said... (3/7/15 8:52 AM) Reply
Awesome t-shirt! Every version is unique!
Rhoda K said... (3/6/15 11:04 PM) Reply
Love it all!
Sue Parrott said... (3/6/15 9:25 PM) Reply
I LOVE all your makes from this!
Sew Good said... (3/6/15 9:03 PM) Reply
All three are lovely versions of this shirt!
mhk3boys said... (9/17/13 1:29 AM) Reply
Those are awesome! I have all boys and love to see some cool girlie stuff!
sarahjk said... (9/13/13 12:51 PM) Reply
My daughter would love that... unfortunately I just ordered 4 Jalie patterns but not that one...
VivianZ said... (9/13/13 7:32 AM) Reply
Way to cute nightgowns! I love the bling.
Stephanie C. said... (9/13/13 0:53 AM) Reply
What a great nightgown! Jalie patterns are a great springboard for many sewing projects; you rocked this one!
Dee2 said... (9/12/13 11:22 PM) Reply
These are so pretty--love the lace sleeves & the bling is the perfect touch!
Pj3g said... (9/12/13 6:52 PM) Reply
Three girls--oh what fun at your house! The nightgowns are very cute and I can tell the girls love them!
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