Jalie in Pink Merino and.......




I have bought another Jalie pattern, Jalie 3352.  I was a little hesitant about this one because of the price and the simplicity of design, figuring I really should be using a pattern I already have.  Desperation for long sleeved tops made me click the buy now button.  This time though, I chose to buy the PDF version because this is now available for some of their designs.  It works out a lot cheaper than paying postage from Canada to New Zealand as well.  Despite having an aversion to actually taping patterns together, it did mean I didn't have to trace my correct size so time wise it worked out the same.



The fabric in question is a lovely weight merino that I got at the Lane Walker Rudkin receivership sale last year.  I measured my size which corresponded to T in the bust and U in the hips, so this is how I cut it.  I ended up running the entire top in by the width of my overlocking stitch so actually could have cut it to a size s.  Not to worry, fabrics behave differently so the next one I make up may fit perfectly.




Using the neck binding piece as my guide for length, I created a neckband and finished it with the twin needle.  I will probably do this on future versions as well.  This would be a great top to use my cover stitch machine on, but I will have to wait until my new sewing space is complete.


I love the cut of this top!  It is roomy without being over sized and makes the perfect wok top to wear with pants.  That being said, I am off to my stash to see what other fabric I can rustle up!



A remnant piece of grey merino and just like that.....version 2!

Comments

  1. You are quick! Both tops look up to the minute in cut and style, and perfect for this time of year in merino.

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    1. These tops are certainly quick to make up!

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  2. Very nice top and it looks like the pattern will pay for itself! I am just making my first Jalie. at the moment.

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    1. Thank you! I can't speak highly enough of Jalie patterns. I wish they were around when my daughter was small.

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  3. I haven't yet sewn a Jalie pattern - and I am from Canada! I love your makes.

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    1. Thank you! Jalie are great. I like the sizing. It is always spot in.

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  4. Isn't it great when a pattern just works and you have the right fabric in your stash? Both versions look lovely, and sound very snugly and soft, I love merino wool

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    1. Thank you! I love it too! In the South Island of New Zealand at this time of year, it is somewhat of a necessity.

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  5. They look like great tops. I'm really coming to love the Jalie patterns, the drafting and fit are spot on and you can't beat them for the range of sizes.

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    1. Definitely! They would be so perfect for you having young girls.

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  6. Lovely tops and the merino sounds lovely and warm for this time of the year.

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    1. Thank you! I certainly need warm when the last two mornings have begun at -4! I am a wuss, I do not like the cold!

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