I love this cardigan, I always have and now I finally own one! Here is my review of Jalie 2919.
Women's long-sleeved drapey cardigan (A) or vest (B) with shawl collar and figure-flattering pleated detailing from the shoulder seam to the waist.
Jalie is awesome with 27 sizes all in one envelope. Toddler to plus sizes.
I LOVE this fabric I purchased from Marcy Tilton. It is an orangy-red with gray stripes. It is the perfect mid-weight knit with great stretch and recovery. I highly recommend this fabric! I really want to try it in a mesh type fabric just to see the difference in how it fits and lays.
As usual with Jalie, the visual directions are all you need in order to create a great cardigan. No head scratching moments. The only thing to remember is that with Jalie patterns you use 1/4" seams.
I love how the front drape is attached. It looks professional and the width of it is perfect. It snugs up to your neck in the back, perfect for fall!
I love the style, the length of it, the drape and the pleats on the front.
This cardigan also has some waist-line shaping instead of being long and boxy. Definitely a plus for me.
The sleeves are exceptionally long. I shortened them by 2.5 inches and feel they are perfect. The models' sleeves are also really long so I wasn't too surprised I needed to shorten them.
My usual 1/2" sway back adjustment.
None really, although in hindsight, I should have stabilized the shoulder seam with clear elastic. I should go back and do that before I forget or wear it ten times!
I double stitched the hemlines and top stitched the front seam where the drape attaches to the front and neck.
I so love this pattern! Ever since I saw another PR reviewer make it in a stripe, I knew I needed to do the same thing! I so love it! It would be great with leggings and the length is really awesome. I am 5'7" and found it perfect, so if you are shorter, you may want to measure or adjust the length of the sleeves and hem.
Another winner from Jalie. I just can't seem to get enough of Jalie lately. Such wonder patterns that are exceptionally well drafted and come together beautifully. Had I not been watching Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, I could have completed this in two or so hours from cutting out to clipping the last thread! I can't wait to try the vest, it is super cute as well!
Thanks so much for reading!