Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jalie 3024 – Knit Dresses

Well, folks, Jalie made another winner. One of these days I’m sure they will mess up but they haven’t for me yet. I love this dress and it’s super easy and fast to make. I would highly recommend it for those scared of knits and for those who want to try a Jalie pattern but are scared of all the lines. One thing I did notice with this pattern is that they made the pattern lines a bit easier to find. They grouped the sizes together and made the lines slightly different. For example, the size R through V are dashed lines and others are solid lines.

This dress took me approximately 1 hour from trace to hem. This one needs a PatternReview.com rating of easy-peasy-chicken-squeasy. There is no difference between the front and back so there are few pattern pieces and the sleeves are cut on so there are no sleeves to set and nothing to bind on the sleeves. I can see a closet full of these in my future.

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Next time I make it, I’ll see if I can fix the dress for the swayback-ed-ness of back and butt.
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Here it is flat. Simple, neat, and easy.

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What is your opinion on photo size? Personally, I like big photos because I hate clicking on a photo to enlarge it and then waiting while my slow connection brings up the photo. However, I can see the other side too where you want to read the text and have the option of clicking to make the photos bigger. I’ll let y’all decide and I’ll leave them small this time.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

For such a simple pattern it really does look great . I love the sleeves , I must buy this .

BConky said...

I'm with you, I like the bigger pics. Cute dress. I've got one cut out for my daughter in law but have not put it together yet.

anotheryarn said...

Simple and cute.

Personally I think your photos on this entry are a decent size - they load quickly but still show enough detail IMO.

Darci said...

Cute dress! It's so simple and flattering on you.

I like the photo sizes on this post.

Heather said...

The size you have now for the pics is good for me. I like to SEE what people are doing with their sew.

Bunny said...

I like the big pics, especially for details of the garment. On a blog, I like to see a combination of sizes, one reason being the time factor to load.

The dress is adorable.

sdBev said...

I like bigger pics, but sometimes it really is best to click.

Kristine said...

"Winner" is an understatement! You look fantastic! I'm putting this one on my Christmas List! And, I love the tights and boots with it!!!

Joy said...

Ooh, that's very cute. I'm tempted to get that pattern. And it would be fun in little girls' sizes too.

katherine h said...

Fab dress.

I often can't see all your pictures. My computer only loads the top quarter of them. In this post, I can see them all.

Anonymous said...

1 hour?!! How is that possible?!

The photo size is just perfect IMO.

fancypants said...

What a great dress- and it looks fab on you too. I am going to look for this pattern now.
I think the size you have now is perfect- it loaded quickly and I can see the details fairly easy.
Killer boots- by the way!

Anonymous said...

Great dress! Looks really nice on you. I vote for the bigger pics. I like to see a lot of detail without having to click the pic.

Rose said...

This dress definitely is a winner. You look great wearing it. I like the size of the pictures in this post.

DeniseAngela said...

You look great in this dress!I have never tried a Jalie pattern but your words easy dress sound good to me since I am still in that easy sewing mode right now! I l like sewing with knits (so great to wear)! Oh & I like ur size of photos on this blog.

Cissie said...

I vote for bigger pictures, Dawn.
Cute dress -- I'm making it today!

Karin van D. said...

I like big pictures too. An this dress looks lovely!

Janice said...

Simple pattern, nice fabric-great combination! I was amused by the dress you wouldn't show us. I am really tired of all these busy prints that are being forced on us by clothing manufacturers. Most of them are soooo ugly. A few of the more subtle prints are fine but a lot make the wearer look god-awful. Sorry, just my humble opinion.