Monday, August 5, 2019

Jalie Nikita

Nikita 3902
Size T
Alterations:  Forward Shoulder, 1/2" swayback, shortened 2.25 inches
Fabric:  Purple Seamstress Cotton Lycra

I'm pretty happy with my newest Jalie make!  It's a great summer outfit and as far as comfort level, it's an A+ for me.  The dress option in stripes really caught my eye, so I knew exactly what kind of fabric I wanted to shop for.  I highly recommend Purple Seamstress; their solid cotton lycra options are amazing.  I used two-tone charcoal with white stripes, which coordinates with their two-tone charcoal lycra.  I love how the burgundy wraps around the front for a bit of color splash.

I held the pattern pieces up to me and could easily tell that I needed to shorten it by a couple of inches.  That is pretty typical for me since I am 5'1.  However, when I make the top, I think I will leave that at the pattern length.  

I thought the back opening on the top view was interesting, so I decided to use that on my dress as well.  I wore my lacy Jalie 2563 with it.

Tip:  I used a thin strip of knit interfacing at the CB seam to stabilize for easier top stitching.  

I would like to make either a shirt or dress without the back opening, increasing the CB seam allowance so I can use my coverstitch machine giving it an athletic style stitch in a contrasting thread.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley