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|Reviewed by:||cabinbaby|| |
|Posted on:||3/21/14 3:55 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/21/14 4:00 PM|
Jalie Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 9 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $12.75 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Nylon-Lycra [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
A: Racerback top B: Halter top C: Top with criss-cross spaghetti back straps. Necklines and armholes are finished with foldover elastic and the bottom edge is finished with an encased elastic. D: Ultra-low waist shorts with encased elastic at the waist E: Low-waist shorts with waistband (no elastic at the waist).
This review is for only view E, the low-waist shorts with waistband. I modified these to be shorter so they would be more like a swimsuit.
I was thinking of reviewing the top too, but it's Jalie 2446 and it's sadly OOP. It's my go-to swimsuit top.
This is typical Jalie sizing. You have from 2T to Women's size 14. I made my typical size R which is the smallest adult size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made a muslin for this pattern and it looks just like the model photo.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
These are really easy to put together. They are only three pieces of fabric, but the directions are always well written.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the fit of this pattern. I made Jalie 2446 for the swimsuit top. The 2446 also had a swim short that I tried and didn't like. When I compared the two patterns for the swimshort (2446 v. this one), this pattern was much more curved in the crotch curve and the CF And CB where much different than 2446. 2446 seems kind of "boxy" to me if you can use that term with a knit swimsuit pattern. Also this pattern is a combined front and back so you have no side seam. 2446 is a front and back so you have a side seam.
I used this fun nylon swimwear fabric from San Diego. I love the turquoise and coral.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the inseam by about an inch to make them more "swimsuit" and less "gymnastics". I also lowered the CF by about an inch and the CB by about a half inch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this over and over again. I love the coverage of the shorts. I'm 40, people. No one needs to see my cheeks flapping in the wind.
These are pictures from Cabo. I should have taken some more detailed shots, but I didn't. Front and booty coverage. There are a few more pictures on my blog, but not many!
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