I whipped this cute little top while I was in the middle of making the Jalie Trouser pattern (#2909). I wanted to have a cute little outfit before the weeks end. I made the trousers straight out of the envelope just to evaluate their fit and it turns out they need just a little more tweaking before they'll be ready to debut (more details on the pants in the next post). Although the pants weren't ready, this top sure was. The pattern review is below:
Knit top with scooped neck with gathers along the neckline and at the sleeves.
I cut the size 10 and sewed 3/8" seam allowances to give me 2" of ease. I usually cut a size 12 but with a finished ease of 3" I was nervous that it would be a little too big on me.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked everything about the pattern. I loved the neckline, the voluminous sleeves, and the tie at the upper back. This pattern was so simplistic there wasn't anything to dislike.
Some type of interlock knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Besides sewing 3/8" seam allowances I didn't make any other big changes. To finish my sleeves I serged the edges, pressed them up 5/8", and stitched the prescribed 1/4" in.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I definitely will sew this again. I love the peasant-type blouses. They're always so airy and comfortable.
Great pattern. An easy sew! Definitely a keeper!!!