I have three new T-shirts and I managed to get them all photographed this week! All patterns are by Jalie. I truly don’t get why I don’t read about them more online. I know I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat it anyway. These patterns are truly awesome. They usually have sizes ranging from toddler to women’s plus sizes (I checked one and it went all the way to a 50″ full bust). They’re beautifully drafted and printed on very sturdy paper. Instructions are concise but complete. I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad experience with them. And I’ve used them a lot!
First up, 2804, Empire Crossover Top. I made the sleeveless version with the ruching at the shoulders. I skipped the modesty panel but should have put it in. Mr. Mouse didn’t think I needed it but I just wasn’t quite comfortable so I’ll be wearing a camisole underneath.
I made a size X, which, in hindsight, was too big. I went with full bust measurement and should have gone with upper bust. I ended up taking it in 3/4″ on each side for a total of 3″ around the bust.
The fabric is cotton-lycra jersey from Girl Charlee. I’ve used it twice before and am happy to have finished. Not that it was a bad fabric. Kind of lightweight but decent. I just want to move on to something else, you know?
Second, 2806, Scoopneck Tops. This time, I checked the size I’d made for another Jalie top. I like the fit on it so I figured I should stick with that. Size V. I did the simple gather and the tulip sleeves.
The fabric is from Mood. A gorgeous white rayon-lycra jersey that has an almost ribbed texture on the right side. It has lovely drape and weight. No flimsiness like in the girls’ T-shirts here!
Not much more to say here. I’d been hanging on to this fabric for months, looking for the perfect T-shirt pattern. I wanted something simple but with a little more detailing than a plain T-shirt. This fit the bill and I have enough leftover for another one if I do some color blocking. I’m thinking of using some lace at the upper chest…
Finally, 3352, Dolman Tops. Possibly my favorite! Size V again. The fabrics are cotton-lycra jersey from Girl Charlee again. I’d been wanting to use that flower print in a raglan sleeve T with the black sleeves for a while but then, I suddenly wanted this style instead.
I really love it! It has that same sporty look as the baseball T but with more ease. Comfortable and casual but not sloppy. I hate sloppy. Slight high low hem.
Honestly, I used to hate high low hems but I see how useful they can be. No flashing undies (or worse) when crouching!
I was planning a cowl neck top with my rayon-lycra jersey from Mood (yeah, the flimsy stuff) but now, I’m thinking of another of these dolman tops would be even better. A short sleeved one…
Speaking of cowl neck tops, Jalie? Please make one! And a boatneck too. Pretty please with a cherry on top?