Jalie 3667 Raglan Top for me
Size and Adjustments: W for shoulders and bust, V for waist and Z for hip
I chose to make View C the soft turtleneck with regular cuffs.
Instructions and pattern: I can’t lie. I dislike how they piece together the collar. It drives me nuts. Why take a simple thing and make it more complicated? The rest of the instructions are fine for this version (see below on other issues). Oh! I almost forgot to mention, the arms are really long on this one.
Fabric: 2 yards of French Terry from So Sew English. Purchased Oct 2017 for $13.50. FT ALEXANDRA - DENIM / MARSALA - Poly Rayon Spandex French Terry Knit. I hate to give a bad review and this post is full of disappointments. This fabric is horribly thin. I’ve never felt thinner French terry. I just wasn’t happy with it. Plus my order took forever to come. Pair it with the fabric below’s issues and I won’t order from SSE again.
Thoughts: Ok. Putting the pattern pieces aside, I do love the fit of this top. It is a fast sew. I can’t wait to make it again in a different fabric. I’m unsure if I like this floral fabric on me, I will put it in the closet for awhile and see if it grows on me.
View A: Hooded with regular cuffs for Miss K
Size and Adjustments: Miss K: T for shoulders and bust, V for waist and W for hip
Instructions and pattern: Normally I love Jalie instructions and techniques, however, these are the worst instructions and pieces for thumb cuffs that I’ve ever run across. I also really dislike how they piece the hood. Those two things aside, the rest of the pattern and instructions are good. (I always use this video for my thumbhole cuffs. the results are perfect everytime: 5oo4 youtube video)
Fabric: Ok, more terrible fabric from So Sew English. This plaid French terry is super thin. It has tons of snags in the loops all over the back. There are also some snags in the front. Of course one ended up right in front when I was finished. And worst of all is that the lines are so off grain that there is no hope of matching anything. As I mentioned above, it took forever to get to me, and I won’t order from here again. This was 2 yards Red/black FT PLAID -Poly Rayon Spandex French Terry for $19.98 purchased in Oct 2017 for Miss K, she loves buffalo plaid.
Thoughts: Miss K wanted thumbhole cuffs, but after fighting with the fiddly ridiculous pieces in the pattern and the terrible directions I just gave up and put regular cuffs on. I told none of these issues to Miss K. She wears the top, it fits her great, and she loves it.
In awesome news, I got a new coverstitch machine! I know, I know, I just got a new one in May… In May I sold my Brother 2340cv and got the Janome 1000cpx. Well I struggled and cursed too many times at that Janome. We just couldn’t get along. So I gave up and sold it. And bought a Babylock CoverStitch2. No issues with her! She is awesome! I’ll do a full review of all three, sometime soon.
Also, I have big ideas and big plans for this next year. I’ll be sure to share that info soon. Health wise I’m just taking each day as it comes. This year has been the hardest for me in terms of my health but I just keep pushing forward, one small step at a time.