Second Jalie top

I completed the second Jalie top-does need hemming. I am truly pleased that I now have gotten the fit perfected for me. I retraced the front pattern piece again using Y for the shoulders and upper chest, then going to AA from under the arm to the hemline. I made a forward shoulder adjustment, an upper back adjustment and completed a FBA using the method described in Sandra Betzina's Fast Fit. I am beginning to like this method more and more. I also shortened the length of the top by almost two inches. I shortened it above the hemline in order to keep the nice waist curve in the original pattern tracing. I also raised the neckline 3/4 of inch and like where this falls on me.


I again used fabric from my stash. This is a knit that I purchased two years ago during the ASG National Conference in DC. I purchased it from a vendor out of Florida Keys. It is a heavier weight slinky that has great recovery. I made a Simplicity dress from this fabric originally and had a little over a yard left to make this top. The neckband is trimmed in some leftover black knit from my stash as well. Here is a photo of the top on Alma Marie
I plan to start on the Butterick dress next; followed by another Jalie knit top pattern. I then want to tackle a couple more dresses. I have yet to start on my coat for the Great Coat Sew Along!!!!

Comments

  1. I may have to give in and try Jalie. Both you and Debbie Cook have made this top, and it's just adorable!!!

    I have a Coldwater Creek skirt made from the same fabric. Such a lovely print!

    Based on your comments about my top and skirt and this top, we must have very similar tastes. A good thing!

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  2. So glad you got the fit issues worked out. Love it!

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  3. I don't have this Jalie pattern (yet) but every time I see it made up I am impressed at how nice it looks. Love your fabric.

    Audrey

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  4. Nice top! Don't worry about your coat; it'll happen when you're ready.

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  5. Lovely fabric. Glad you've made the Jalie fit for you.

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  6. Linda, this turned out adorable! I'm gonna make one!!

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  7. Great top, lovely fabric! Can we get a pic of you wearing it?

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  8. Linda - I love the way that top turned out. (I haven't started on my coat yet either - we can be late to the party together.) g

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