A face off of two long-sleeve shirt patterns. Which one is better? Which one wins?
Ottobre 05/2013 out of blue knit stripe. Jalie 2805 out of red knit stripe
For both shirts I went with my measurements.
In Ottobre this meant size 40 for bust, waist, and then 44 for hips
In Jalie this meant "U" for bust, "T" for waist, and then "X" for hips
For both shirts I completed my square shoulder adjustment and sloped 1/2" out of the back neck area.
In Ottobre I forgot to slope 1/2" out of the front neck. doh!
In Jalie I remembered to slope 1/2" out of the front neck.
For both shirts I sewed them the same way.
* Twill tape in shoulders. sewed both shoulders first.
* Same gray rib binding for necks attached in the round
* Same gray thread for topstitching
* Sleeves basted in with sewing machine before serging
* Serged all seams
* Reinforced armpit areas by sewing a straight stitch within the serged stitch.
* Sewed sleeve hems before sewing sleeve sides
* Attached sleeve flat and then sewed sleeve side and shirt side all in one.
* Wonder Tape for sleeve and bottom hems.
Ottobre fits looser.
Neckline is lower and more open.
Hem is not straight but in a U shape front and back
White Serger thread used
Took almost 2 hours to sew
Jalie fits very snug
Shaped more - fits nicer over bust, waist, hip
Hem is straight
Black Serger thread used
Took 1.5 hours to sew
Ottobre: 2 yards of shiny turquoise and gray striped knit.
Lightweight and somewhat see-through.
Picked up at Hancock just Friday. $13.98 total.
used almost all of it.
Jalie: 1.5 yards of a red/gray/black/tan stripe knit
nice medium weight
Picked up at Hancock a bit ago on the $3.95/yard table. $5.93 total
just managed to eek out the pieces. had to tilt the sleeves. used all of it
Ottobre: nice loose fit.
Sleeves weren't tight this time around
LOVE the tiny pocket!!
Jalie: nice slim but shapely fit
neckline really low (and loose but that is my fault)
I don't like the "U" shaped bottom hem. It was really hard to do with the knit fabric
Tight sleeves!! OMG let my arms breathe!
So there you have it. The winner? There really isn't a clear winner. I do like some things about both and dislike a few things about both too. I guess it depends on what style I feel like wearing slim, or loose.
And now I have 2 cute long sleeve shirts to hang out in just in time for fall!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~