Pattern Review Weekend included a panel of independent pattern designers. At the weekend, I did purchase the famous Jalie Eleonore jeans. But after the weekend, I went on their website and purchased a top pattern. I had not used Jalie patterns before so I wanted something that I knew I would be able to complete before tackling jeans.
All my measurements were a size Z. I did take a waist measurement on the pattern just to make sure there wasn’t too much negative ease at the waist. I can’t remember what I measured out for the size Z waist line. It was definitely not under my waist measurement otherwise, I would have graded the pattern out at the waist. My personal preference on knit tops is zero negative ease.
Since it has been so hot lately, I decide on the sleeveless in View B.
I used a navy rayon jersey that I had in stash (which will be also used in a future t-shirt project). It worked very well for the top and gives enough drape for the tie collar. The construction was very easy. I think I had a top in three hours at most.
For future makes of the sleeveless, I want to raise the under arm about a half-inch maybe less. Just because I haven’t used Jalie before, I would probably use the plain size Z without any under arm alterations for a make with sleeves before settling on any alterations for the views with sleeves.