Rose Top 3881
Alterations: Swayback and forward shoulder adjustment
Another great summer staple that Jalie has just released! This is a cute button-up top, so easy to pair with shorts and jeans.
Your options include chest pockets with armhole binding or neck tie with armhole binding and ruffle. Other nice details are back yoke and back pleat (which is a little hard to see with my busy print).
This is the BEST collar pattern piece and instructions I have ever followed. I don't know how Jalie improved upon what others have not, but I completely 100% recommend this pattern for that alone! If you have struggled with collars in the past or if you are new to sewing a collar, this IS the pattern you should start with. You will have perfect results.
Jalie includes finished length measurements for the top, and as you can see this is a little long on me, but I am petite and chose to leave this at the length it was. I like to tie my ends for a different look (picture at the end of this blog post).
You can hardly see my buttons--they blend in so well with the flowers.
I also French seamed my side seams to have clean finishes since all other seams are enclosed. It looks nice inside and out!
I did find that my armholes ran a little low exposing my bra, which may be due to using Rayon Challis fabric, which is quite drapey. Since there was enough ease, I was able to take in my side seams an additional 1/2" without negatively impacting my fit, which raised the armhole for me.
And here I am with my ends tied at my waist. My shorts are Jalie 2908 Jeans pattern shortened.