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Jalie Raglan T-shirt

So flipping through blog post, it looks like I don’t sew clothes for people anymore.  But to be honest, November and December’s sewing projects were for my mom who doesn’t want her items posted to the blog.  I originally planned on working this t-shirt pattern back in the beginning of January, but I only had a plain solid color rayon knit picked out.  So it got shoved to the side so Marie Grace could get a dress instead.  I actually made the tops back in February.

I am glad that I waited, as later in January I picked up a cute floral rayon knit and a coordinating solid rose color.  This is much more inspiring.  As they are coordinating, I went ahead and made 2 opposite t-shirts.

I made a straight size Z.  This is the same size I made in the Jalie scarf collared top.  No other alterations were made.  However, I did add clear elastic in the raglan shoulder seams like I would have on a shoulder seam for normal t-shirts.

The neckline on the rose bodied top did stretch out some so I did add a tuck in the back neckline so that the neckline came in and laid against my back better.

Even though, several friends and my parents told me the neckline of the top is fine, I think the next version I make of Jalie 3245 will definitely have a thicker neckband before I start playing with the neckline a little.  It just feels a little too low for my own personal preference.

 

Jalie 2921- Scarf Collared Top

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.

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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.

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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.