So, maybe you didn’t know that Jalie just released a bunch of new pattern. Anyway, they did, and I got them yesterday. And yes, I made one up already. I know I’m always so *fangirl* about Jalie but what other company makes pattern like this? #1 Their clothes fit and fit well, #2 many are fantastic basics that you can make over and over and over again, and #3 one pattern includes sizes 2T (as in a toddler) to Women’s sizes! I make a lot of Burda patterns because they seem to fit my frame well, I rarely make something from one of the big patterns companies because of inconsistent sizing, amount of ease, etc. When I want a quick fix or need some that I know will fit, it’s always Jalie. And no, they are not my sponsor nor do they give me any kick-backs. I just really appreciate good drafting and cost-savings.
Anyhoo, back to the pattern. Simple dolman top (I can already hear little girls asking for it with embroidery and iron-on sparkles).
I made my typical Jalie size R, which is the smallest woman’s size. I lengthened the hem to size S though. I loved their version in the middle, I decided to, ahem, borrow their idea with my own fabric. The black fabric is a silky black knit and the print is an ITY knit.
It’s interesting to me that it’s so shapeless on the floor, but shape-hugging on the body. I still like their fabric better, but I think this is nice too. You may remember seeing this fabric on this dress last week.
Tonight I’ll be working on the 3350 Swimsuit for one of the girls. Last time I they went swimming, I noticed that the fabric was almost translucent in places. I assume it’s the chlorine or something. Yikes!