Here's my review for Jalie 3245. I love the raglan sleeves! Also, this pattern is pretty versatile, but more on that later.
Here is the description:
A: Raglan top with curved hem, half sleeve and binded neckline. B: raglan tunic with curved hem, half sleeve, patch pockets, and binded neckline. C: racerback top with curved hem, binded neckline and armhole. D: racerback tunic with curved hem, patch pockets binded neckline and armhole.
This pattern comes in sizes from 12 months to size 22 womens. I made an 11 or X based on my full-bust measurement.
I made view B, but with my busy print, you can't really see the patch pockets all that well.
Fabric used: this very bright and perky knit with lycra. It was from my stash and it has some orange in it. I don't remember where I purchased it, but since today was the most spring like day we've had thus far, I had to pull it out and use it!
What I like/dislike:
Since when did Jalie start putting multicolored lines on the pattern so you can easily select and cut out your size? Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Love this feature. I mean I loved Jalie for knits before, but now my love has grown tremendously!
This is a very simple garment to sew. The notches and such all line up. This pattern has 1/4" seam allowance, so pay attention as you sew or you'll end up with a much smaller garment that you had intended.
I like the little patch pockets, they make the top slightly dresser than if they didn't have them.
I like the versatility of this pattern. It would like very cute in a variety of fabrics.
I like the shaped hemline. It adds a little something.
I made my usual 1/2" swayback adjustment.
My neckline binding is slightly narrower due to being distracted while I was applying it.
The tunic is also about 5/8" shorter due again to my ADD kicking in while I was cutting it out. It is plenty long enough for a tunic, but I prefer them about an inch longer than this one is, just to make sure all is covered.
Recommendations: I will be using this pattern quite a bit. It is a classic and with the variety of fabrics you can use and make it sleeveless or not, this is an instant favorite for me!
Jalie just doesn't disappoint!
Thanks for reading!