|Foreward PJ set for the lingerie contest, made from two pattern sources.|
The CAMI TOP, made from Jalie 2568 and modified for FBA plus positive ease, is reviewed here. The PJ pants were from Kwik Sew Easy sewing, as modified. It will be reviewed elsewhere.
The PJ set, both patterns.
Pattern Description: Women's underwear
Pattern Sizing: Girls, approximately age 2 up to Women's hip 53 inches.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, because I didn't want the negative ease.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Once you get used to them, they're not bad. It's best to download the instructions from the website.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern is used mostly for the panties, but this time, I made the cami, with a big (3 inches each side) Full bust adjustment. Like: The size and FBA gave me the ease I was wanting with sleepwear. The instructions for picot elastic are good, and I needed them. Even so, I used the serger and coverstitch machines rather than the sewing machine. Dislike: I hurried through the FBA too fast, so it isn't pointing in the right place! Ugh. The straps are too narrow for me, but maybe others like them this way.
Fabric Used: Coolmax, a wicking, technical stretch fabric that is no longer available to the home sewer. It looks sort of like crepe back satin and is very luscious. I also added picot elastic from saleandbargain.com and non-stretch lace from Jo-Ann's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As mentioned, the FBA. I had to cut the straps off the pattern adding seam allowances, to conserve the fabric, then I sewed them back on.
Would you sew it again? No. Would you recommend it to others? Depends on what is wanted and what the recipient's shape is. I believe Jalie pattern's — well, this one anyway — are drafted mostly for a slender, Junior type figure, although their jeans pattern (2908) fit me without adjustment.