12 hours ago
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Pattern Description: From the Jalie website, "Sweetheart top with banded neckline and front yokes, gathers at the bust and a choice of cap or three-quarter sleeve." I made the 3/4 sleeve version.
Sizes: 27 sizes included (!) ranging from girls' size 2 to women's size 22
Did it look like the photo/drawing? Yes it did.
How were the instructions? They were pretty good. I had to think a little bit about how the yoke attached to the front, but that could be due to the sinus infection I'm dealing with. I'm not feeling at my most lucid, and it's kind of hard to concentrate when I'm sneezing every few seconds. Bleah.
Likes/dislikes? I really like the lines of this pattern. It has good bones. I also like the fact that I don't need to do a FBA on it. It fit me great right out of the package. The only nit I have is that the band on the yoke has a tendency to flip up. Someone had warned me about this earlier, so I wasn't surprised by it.
You can take care of it by either tacking the band down or running a topstitching line along the curve. Once I'm done with this review I'll tack it down.
Fabric used: Bold 'n Beautiful Jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics. I really love this one, and I have been waiting for just the right top to show it off.
Would you make it again? Recommend it to others? You bet! This is a great pattern, and I love the way it looks on. Once I am over this sinus infection and don't look like death warmed over, I'll post a picture of me in it. In the meantime, here it is on the dressform.
Conclusion: This was my first foray into the wonderful world of Jalie. I see why people love these patterns. They are well drafted, they go together beautifully, and they look great on! All in all, a big thumbs up!