Jalie 3245

Raglan tees have been very popular through out the blogsphere.  I have purchased quite a few patterns for this style with success and misses..  The first one I made was a Kwik Sew version in 2014. I like this one though a little snug. I used a heavier weight knit for this one and still wear it on occasion.

I made another one using McCall's.  The fit is good with this one, I just don't like the red velvety knit I used.  I do love the lace overlay.


I attempted a Burda and Angela Wolf versions; they were never completed as something went wrong during construction and I had no desire to fix the issues.

I have a few favorite raglan tops I have saved on Pinterest and I posted about here.

For this top I used Jalie 3245 and with some adjustments before and during sewing I created a top I really like.


Some adjustments made were  raising the front neckline by about 2 inches, making a 3/4 inch swayback adjustment, adding a 1/2 inch to hip area and making 1/2 inch FBA using pivot method on front only. I used Size Y for the upper chest and neckline and transitioned to AA from there.

During the fitting process I ended up taking 5/8 seam allowance at the front and back sleeves area where it attaches to the bodice.  I also ended up taking 1/2 inch seam from waist to bottom and 5/8 above waist through the sleeves.  The seam allowance called for with the pattern was 1/4.  Obviously I could have used Size Y and Z.  Yet I will keep my traced pattern as it is now and have noted to take deeper seams.  

I serged this throughout after basting the side seam for fitting.  I used my coverstitch machine for the hems on the sleeves, the bodice hem and neckline.


I see more use of this pattern in the future.  I do have a couple of other indie patterns to try also.

I wore this to work yesterday, another casual Friday look for me.  The wearability of this was perfect.
I was in a store and paying for my purchase.  The sales person asked where I got this top, I told her it was a "Danville Girl Design" and she said she had not heard of this line before. I then told her I made it.  She was impressed and said she had ordered a similar top from LuLaRoe.  

Next project waiting for completion is Maria Denmark Kimono Top.  I only need to hem the bodice and I am done.  I have a McCall's pattern cut out and ready to sew.  I have made this particular pattern twice.  This is becoming a TNT for me.

More later.


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  1. Your new top looks great and your outfit looks perfect for casual Fridays!

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  2. Beautiful top! I also made a floral and solid Jalie 3254 recently, and also get lots of compliments. I have really loved sewing with the Jalie patterns. I had always sewn my own clothing, but I took a 15yr hiatus, gained quite a bit of weight, and now I find the big 4 patterns don't fit well. I always seem to have more success with the Jalie patterns, so far. Happy Sewing!!
    Barb

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    1. Thanks for commenting Barb. As we age, our bodies definitely change. I know mine has and am always altering patterns to fit.

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  3. That's a great combination of fabrics, and it fits you so well! Well worth the search for the perfect raglan top pattern!

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  4. Very nice fit on your new top Linda!

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    1. Thank you! I am happy with how it turned out!

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  5. So stylish and looks comfy! The fit is great!

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  6. After the work to make this pattern your own, you have finished with a lovely top!

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    1. Thanks Patty! I really love the feel of this fabric and that adds to the success of a pattern as well as the fit for me.

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  7. The Jalie raglan top looks great. Just like the inspiration photos.

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I am happy with the results.

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  8. A terrific Danville Girl make - again! Regards Trish

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  9. Love your striped floral version, such perfect coverstitching! I've been practicing my coverstitching, hopefully soon I'll be able to pull off a perfect neck band like yours!

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    1. It does take practice. I still find I have some difficulty with some knits, particularly the lighter weight ones.

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