Sunday, May 4, 2014

Jalie 3352 - Dolman-Sleeved Knit Top

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 has a high-low hem.


Here you can see how much it covers on your bootyliscious-ness.


I really like it and will have to make some more for summer. Like I said, little girls will be wanting some with sparkles. Or sheer lace arms, or longer for a summer dress. Uh-oh.


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.


You can bind the neck or fold it down and stitch. I chose the second option obviously.


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!


Maris Olsen said...

I love Jalie patterns too Dawn - very cute!

Lyndle said...

Great top! I want it too, now. Your version is very nice. And thanks for the back view - nicely designed. Can't wait to see the sparkle versions!

Geo P said...

Dolman sleeves are very unflattering on me, not sure why, so I don't usually like dolman patterns. But your top is so lovely, I really like you version amd their version in the middle. Oh, and that swimsuit is great, I have to make it!😊

Cennetta said...

Great looking top. Nicely made and those colors look great on you.