Saturday, February 27, 2016
Jalie 2921 Scarf-Collar Top
I realized today that at least half my closet is made of Jalie; they sure churn out some amazing patterns. I love the fact that the sizing is from baby through plus size adult. One pattern can take me a long way with that sizing. Unfortunately the Canadian dollar is not so strong right now; fortunately that means I can buy a lot of their patterns for not many USD right now
Recently I ordered Jalie 2921 Scarf-Collar Top. This top has many positive reviews on PatternReview and I liked the design of it. I cut a size “V” for the front and a size “V” for the back except the hip I graded out to a “Y”. These sizes are based on my actual measurements. I adjusted for a square shoulder.
The very best part about this top is that it takes 1 yard of fabric. ONE yard!! Plus, I was able to sew it in 1 hour!
The blue one I sewed first in an ITY. It is my wearable muslin. I haven’t hemmed it yet, but I like how it looks so well that I will hem it and wear it. The sleeves turned out a bit tight for my liking.
The second one I sewed out of a teal rayon jersey. It is so soft. I added 1/2” in width to the sleeves and 1/4” to the sides for a slightly less tight fit.
I love this one too, but I think I like how the blue ITY fits better. There is much better recovery in an ITY than a rayon jersey. The rayon jersey tells me I need to do a swayback adjustment next time.
The only thing I don’t like about these tops is the front center seam. I really don’t like that but the scarf covers it up. The way the shirt is constructed, the center seam is vital.
The instructions were excellent; I enjoy having both worded steps as well as picture steps.
All in all I love this top and can’t wait to make more. I will be wearing these two until they fall apart!