Back in March 2018 I tested the Julia pattern from Jalie.
Camisole: U for Shoulder/Bust and grading to Y at hip.
Undies: Size V at waist to Y at hip.
My Measurements at the time: Bust 36, Waist 29-30, Hip 43
(I would wear a different bra with this top, I took these pictures for testing fit).
Fabric Used: Red Cami is double brushed poly; Blue camisole is a soft ITY; Purple undies are from Poly Spandex. Gray/Teal undies are cotton lycra. They all met the stretch and recovery requirements.
Alterations: I blended sizes to fit my pear shape. I do this to all my patterns. I did not make any other alterations to the pattern
I made View A camisole. View D undies.
Instructions: Well written, easy to follow for the most part. However, I was really confused with the strapping in the back with the sliders on the camisole. I really felt like there should be more explanation on those. I have never put in sliders before, so I was lost. The small drawing of the finished slider part was all that was there to help me. After I made the first one I knew what I was doing so it made more sense.
Overall fit: I think the camisole fits great. I love the swing front and that the back isn’t wide like the front. On me I think I would reduce the neckline elastic by ½ to 1” because it gaped a little at center neck even while wearing it – with movement.
The first (purple) undies fit good except that they didn't cover my cheeks at the bottom. They did not ride up, however I like to have the fabric cover my cheeks, so on the second pair I added about an inch to the width there. (Normally I add about ½” to undie patterns here so it is not uncommon for me). The gray pair of undies fit better with alterations but wearing them I found they are really low rise in the back; I need more height there so when I bend over....
~ Kristin ~