Sunday, September 13, 2009

Jalie 2788 Twist Top

Here's item #4 for my wardrobe contest entry. I'm sure you guys think I'm just screaming through this wardrobe. I have been so far but that's about to stop. I have been doing knit tops which are easy and already TNT. It's easy to go fast when you know it'll fit. Now its on to the hard, more time-consuming patterns. I have the jeans cut out and the pockets are embroidered and attached. My grandparents are coming into town so I'll be taking a sewing break for a couple of days.

Here's the Jalie twist top with a thin shirt under it. I used a Gorgeous Fabrics knit I purchased about a year ago. I think I've finally used it all up.


I just love the back of this shirt. I'll probably wear it just like this to school tomorrow. I love the red peaking out in the front and back.



My little helper.


Here's a close-up of the twist portion. Since it was the second time around for me for this pattern, I didn't have any problems with the knot/twist at all. It really was fast to make this. There are only 3 pattern pieces and strips for the ties. The part that took me the longest was finding the two strips I had cut for the ties. And, of course, as soon as I cut them out again, I found the original two ties. Dammit.

18 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love it. Jalie tops are
just so nice :) every time!

Marybeth said...

That's really pretty - I like the tie in the back... Can't wait to see the jeans...

BetsyV said...

Dawn do you find the ties are really necessary?

I've made 2 of these and didn't put the ties on. I don't have any problem with the front staying where it's supposed to. And I didn't stabilize with clear elastic or anything either. Just lucky I guess.

Bunny said...

You are just blitzing here! Great top.

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty!

Gail said...

Great top. I love the treatment of the back neckline.

Kristine said...

I'm sooooo yearning for a quick and simple project right now, your tops are absolutely adorable!

gwensews said...

You are just kicking dirt with that wardrobe. Love the top.

michal said...

It is so pretty! I just baught a Jalie top to try it, you inspire me!

senaSews said...

Cute Top! Wow, you are really sewing fast!

Debbie Cook said...

Very cute. Jalie patterns rock! Love the little bit of color on your face too - pretty!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Love the top - love that little touch of red too
Very cute!

amber said...

I'm a sucker for an interesting back to a shirt, so I love this.

Sara said...

The shirt is great, and that shade of lipstick looks wonderful on you!

Rosesred said...

That shirt looks so profesional! How do you get the seams to lie all nice and smooth like that?

Rose said...

You have another great top - the red sets if off. You have an awesome wardrobe in the making!!

judy said...

Cute top! I love that pattern too! I like it with the red too! Yes, you are really fast!!

Bug Adventures said...

Since when do you wear lipstick?