Another love from Jalie.
How cute is this top? I am on a Jalie kick lately and this is my latest.
V-neck top with a fashionable twist along the cleavage line and tie at back neckline. View A has three-quarter sleeve, View B has a puff sleeve and View C is sleeveless. The pattern includes optional front flounce and modesty panel for more coverage. The hem can be finished with a wide stretch lace trim. Made with a more stretch fabric, this pattern is perfect and stylish for mothers-to-be.
This super cute and colorful print from Marcy Tilton. While I love the finished result, there was quite a bit of rolling at the cut edge requiring me to wrestle with it a bit. Thank goodness I have a great serger that helped tremendously.
Did the finished garment look like the pattern picture:
Well, yes, it does! I am happy with my finished result.
What did you like/dislike?
The twist is too cute. The geometry of it makes sense and the directions for it are super easy to follow.
I love the sizing. This is sort of a fitted top or you could make it very fitted if you are young and thin.
Dislike: No stabilization at the shoulder seam. And wow is the neckline super low. Glad there is an option for the modesty panel.
I really don't care for the narrow hems on the neckline. I think it cheapens the result, or can cheapen it.
How were the instructions:
Awesome as with all Jalie patterns all you need are the visual directions.
My usual 1/2" sway back adjustment.
I added 1/4" clear elastic to the shoulder seam to stabilize.
Omitted the ties at the shoulder although I do think they are super cute.
I added long sleeves from the Jalie cardigan I reviewed recently. While they are longer than to my wrist, I don't mind so much as I typically push long sleeves up anyway.
The other change I made was due to my fabric choice and has nothing to do with the pattern. Since the cut edge rolled so very much and I detest narrow hems on necklines, I added narrow bands at the neckline, sleeves hems and lower hem. I feel like this also helps give the top a little weight as the fabric is a little on the light side.
I did round out the back neckline so it is more of a scoop rather than a triangle shape. It helped with the neckband I sewed on.
I was a little perplexed at how the twist causes part of the wrong side of the neckline to show no matter how much I fiddle with it. I thought perhaps I had done something incorrectly, but I see other reviews have had the same issue. See below:
To a fellow blogger: I am sorry I didn't ask permission to use your photo prior to posting. :)
Oh yes, I highly recommend this pattern. I can't wait to make it again in different fabrics and I'd like one with the flounce. It is just fun, fast and really cute.
A fast, fun and stylish top. No wonder Jalie are so popular. I am in love!!!