I know I’m not the only one to stare at my closet and feel I have nothing to wear, right? In my case, I know the issue is that I have a bunch of stuff I don’t enjoy. Chalk it up to bad buys and not quite right makes. The only reason I haven’t gotten rid of those items is that I wouldn’t have enough for a week. So I’ve been trying to make items that fill a need and that I will enjoy. Hopefully, this will be one of them.
The pattern is Jalie 3245. It’s a raglan top or tunic. Instructions and drafting just as I’ve come to expect from Jalie. I made the tunic length because I planned on wearing it with leggings. It’s a little long though. E looked at me and said it looked like a too short dress.
I used the same rayon jersey as for my dress but in the blueish grey color. It’s very clingy. Looking at the pictures, it feels like a smoothing camisole wouldn’t do any harm… But I chose it because I wanted lots of drape. For the sleeves, I used leftover stretch lace from that vintage-y blouse I made for a PRP challenge. I was hoping the combination of lace and drape would make the plain old baseball tee look a little dressier. But still casual.
It’s a little too long, isn’t it? (Or, alternately, too short for a dress…) The day of the pictures, I tried to keep it a little bunched up at the waist to both make it shorter and less clingy. I think I’m going to add drawstrings to the sides so that I can shorten it exactly how I want. And then, maybe I’ll be one garment closer to a closet full of items I actually want to wear!