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Experimenting with Fabric

Jalie 3245 has been in my pattern collection for quite a while and I have to date made two tops from the pattern.  Recently though I have had been wanting to make a top from a mix of stretch and wovens.  I new this pattern was a lovely drapey fit in a knit but wasn't quite sure how it would translate in a woven.   I had in my stash a remnant of printed chiffon that I picked up on the sale table at Fabric Vision.  I also had a small amount of rayon knit in this lovely navy and white stripe that I had picked up for another project that was so long ago that I can't even remember what it was!  What I did know was the two pieces would make a lovely top if I could get it to work!
I decided that the best course of action was to cut my chiffon on the bias.  Even then I wasn't sure whether the chiffon would have enough stretch on the bias to fit me.   To be sure, I added 1cm to each of the side seams on both the front and back and then blended this extra width in from the armpit to t…

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