I made this top for one of my girls today; I just love how it turned out! You can't go wrong with a Jalie pattern....ever! I like the fact that their patterns are a full range of sizes so I can make this top every year if she chooses.
What a great fit! It's not boxy at all like some shirts can be; neither is it too tight. I like how the stripes on the collar are going a different direction around the neck area.
Since the stripes are an inch wide, it wasn't difficult at all to match them at the seams. I only used my serger for the shoulder, sleeves, and side seams. Everything else has to be sewn by sewing machine. Jalie explains how to sew knits using your sewing machine, and their method works very well.
Jersey knit purchased from Girl Charlee fabrics. I made my daughter's top from the remnants leftover from this dress I made for myself. This is the Modkid Penelope dress. I made this in a size small and it was a little snug on the hips; however, with some serious walking I have been doing, I have managed to shrink my hip measurements and wear this dress now! Two yards of this fabric equals one dress and one top for one of my girls...can't go wrong with that!
Thanks for stopping by ~Shirley