I’ve made this modified Jalie 3024 a couple of times before and I’ve worn them quite a bit. They are dressy enough to wear with heels and jewelry for a casual dinner but comfortable enough for me to wear them to work. I made two this week and I really like them. Well, I love one of them and I’m kind of meh on the other one. First off, I love this one. Love it. I did the same things as this dress here so one side is a v-neck and the other side is the boatneck. What I love about it is that you can reverse it and get two different looks from it. I think it looks good either way. Here’s version one with the v-neck in the front.
I often wear these dresses with a light jacket. I often wear this expression too while I’m at school and the boys are wielding lit Bunsen burners and alcohol. Actually, my daughter was trying to scare me so I was looking scared. Scared. People. Work with me here.
I used wash away stabilizer for the coverstitched hem. The fabric was too “grabby” and kept getting stuck under the foot. This really helps the foot glide over the fabric. Then, I trimmed the stabilizer and dipped it in some hot water to get rid of the rest.
Here’s the second one. I used up the remainder of this fabric (from the man-nipple shirt). I had very little so I had to piece the back. You can see in the right picture how the zigs go up and then back down over my chest. That’s because there is a seam there. It’s the best I could do. I didn’t have enough fabric to match the design between the bodice and the skirt. I think that would have made a huge difference. I think it still looks okay under the Jalie cardigan and under my jean jacket. I don’t really like the v-neck in front at all. This may become just a skirt and I’ll hack off the top.
What do you guys think about the purple version??