Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What I did before I went to work today...

Please excuse the glazed look. I took my pictures after a long day at work and I really should be in bed, but Conan and I are hanging...

Here is my pattern review:

Pattern Description: Knit top with front yokes and varied sleeve options

Pattern Sizing:Size 4-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Not exactly because I changed some details to the bodice.

Were the instructions easy to follow?Jalie instructions are very easy to follow with lots of visuals

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like how quick and easy this top is to make. Instant gratification! Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used:A poly knit from JoAnns and white 5/8' Fold Over Elastic

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:Instead of doing the front gather on the bodice, I modified the top front by cutting the bodice pattern apart and adding a ruched panel at the top. I had to grade the bodice top smaller since I didn't have the gather in the center to pull the bodice down to make the yoke fit better.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I have more cut out and I love the basic pattern so much I'm sure there are many more to come in one form or another!

Conclusion: As other's have said before me, this is a great basic wardrobe builder. Jalie's patterns are the best!!!"

9 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

I love the top. I made a dress from the 1940s where the sleeves are placed kind of similar to these sleeves. I'll be posting it soon.

Thanks so much for the prayers for my grandmother.

Kristine said...

I was hanging out with Conan last night, too! Really cute top, I've got to order some Jalie's!!!

Lori said...

Cute top, I have been looking at that Jalie pattern.

Michelle said...

Great work on the top! I love the sleeves on that one (so why haven't I finished the one that has been cut out and sitting in my unfinished pile for A YEAR??).

gwensews said...

Your top is very pretty. Nice job.l

Rachel said...

That top is SO CUTE!!! I love the yellow color.

Amy said...

I love everything about you new top. The color, the ruched panel, and well, just everything!

Kat said...

What a unique top! I love those details.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.