What a great little wardrobe builder the Jalie 2682 top is! I made this in size K for my daughter, which only takes 1 yard of fabric--what an inexpensive top this is to make! I tried to match up the stripes the best I could by placing them at the same color stripes at corresponding notches in the pattern. The front bodice pattern piece is cut twice, which makes up the right side and left side of the top front. This is the only place where the stripes were completely off...go figure. I will watch for this a little more closely on the next one I make.
I assembled this top using my sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch machine.
As soon as I made this top, my daughter paired this with her Crafty Mamas funky pant I had already made her. It feels really good to make an entire outfit that will be regularly worn.
I purchased the knit fabric from Girl Charlee, which is becoming my shopping destination for knits. They have the best variety for the best prices. Everything I have bought from them is such a good quality knit!
I'm becoming a huge fan of the Jalie pattern company. This pattern is from a size 2 to 22. There is a sleeveless option, as well as a zippered top option. I'm anxious to make this in a fleece with zipper for winter.
Here is one I made for my other daughter today (9/20/12) This one is a size L. In this size, it dropped the v-neck a little lower on her, so she wore it with a tank top underneath. Next time I will bring the v-neck up an inch so she can wear it without the extra shirt. Still, it looks great layered.
Both fabrics are a knit, but look how different the top looks with just a change in print!