Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jalie 2921 - Scarf Collar Top - Finally!

I've been meaning to make this top for a couple of weeks now. I was waiting to buy it locally but it seems that our local boutique wasn't going to put in an order for quite a while. So, I ended up buying at PatternReview.com. Then I was in Hawaii (photos coming soon!). I got back Monday at 6:30am, hopped off the plane, took a shower, and headed to work. Needless to say that Monday was grueling. Tuesday I woke up with double pink-eye (yea!) and headed to school again. I would have stayed home but I had already missed a week of school and I had a herd of administrators in my room for some observation-thing. They weren't observing me, per se, they were watching a hands-on science class, or whatever. I was volunteered by my principal ("You'd love to do it, right Dawn?") so I kinda had to be there.
 
Any-whooz-its, I finally made it up and it's another winner. Here's the pattern cover for the fifteen of you who don't already own the pattern.
 
 
 
Here's the "I have pink-eye and feel like shit" picture. Have you guys noticed that my shoulders seem wider or something lately? Remember this dress? It seems just a bit narrow for me too. It may be that I just have it pulled funny but it's odd to have this same thing happen twice like this. I'm pretty sure that my shoulders have not widened by an inch in the last month. I'm not lifting right now and have been running quite a bit. That makes me thinner not thicker. Weird. Anyway, it's another Jalie winner. This is left-over fabric from this other Jalie top.
 
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Here's a close-up of the buckle I used. This is actually a plastic backpacking buckle. Funny, eh? I quite like it though. I'll make more of these. I like the buckle version. I need to make it in a solid next.
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Next up? I have the Jalie cardigan all traced off and I have the perfect fabric. I may try to cut it out tonight and sew it up tomorrow.

21 comments:

Lori said...

This looks great, another gotta have pattern. Feel better soon.

Mary Nanna said...

Actually, the 14 sewers out there who don't have it because I ordered mine last night! There is not a single stockist of Jalie in NZ so I also ordered through PR. I'm thrilled to see yours worked out so well, fingers crossed for my own!

senaSews said...

Beautiful top! The pattern looks great! Wow, can't believe you sewed up such a nice top after such an odysee!

Kyle said...

Damn you have a TON of energy.
I'm looking forward to making this top too! It'll be my first Jalie pattern (and first non-big-4 pattern) ever!

Linda said...

I just got this pattern and hope in that not to distant future I have time to make it. I could use some of your energy to accomplish this.

Little Hunting Creek said...

That sure came out cute - I don't have that pattern yet either! But I can see that I need it. I hope you feel better soon

Amanda S. said...

Great looking top. Sorry about the pink eye.

Kristine said...

Love the top, and I am one of the 15 who don't own it yet! I might have to sneak in 1 more order before the sale ends! Oh, and great minds... I almost cut a dress from that same fabric this weekend!

NGLaLALa said...

Cute!! I need to get this pattern, too!

Jillian said...

The top looks great. Now I do want the pattern! And I just used the exact same fabric for a wrap dress.

amber said...

Cute top. Pink eye is the opposite of fun. :( Hope you feel better soon.

meredithp said...

I was just going to say "but you just got home", but then I remembered it was you, so of course you've already finished a new garment. Me likey. And yes, eventually, I will get this pattern, then there will be 12...111...

Vicki said...

I don't know how you do it. It looks pretty good - nice work. And I am one of those 15 - I don't have it. Nor any other Jalie patterns.

Sister said...

Yeah, I'm with the "how did you do that so fast" crowd. I'm on about week 2 of an easy dress someone at patternreview.com made in 5 hours. You are my role model!

Sue said...

This top is another winner from Jalie! I have the cardigan pattern and the fabric but that is as far as I have got - look forward to seeing yours!

Rose said...

Got the pattern, got the fabric, got the buckle, gotta get to work on it this week! I love your version.

marysews said...

I'm another one of the 15 or so who does not have that pattern yet. The top turned out great, and I'm glad you all got back safely. Looking forward to the Hawaii report.

Trudy Callan said...

I love your top.

Brian Remlinger said...

That is an extremely popular pattern at the moment, nice execution! I look forward to seeing it in other prints as well..

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wait - you just got home from vaycay, have pink eye, take care of hubby and kids, work, exercise, and you sewed this top up? How do you do all this?!

~ Tricia S ~ said...

Hi, Just love following your blog, Dawn! I definitely feel inspired since I just started wardrobe sewing... so addicting! I have a few Jalie patterns, and I just love the ones I've tried! Love this top, and the buckle is too cute! (Thrifty too!)