Saturday, January 2, 2010

Jalie 2921 Women's Scarf-Collar Top


Pattern Description:
Women's knit tops with scarf collar attached with a buckle, through opening at center front or tied in a bow.
Pattern Sizing:
womens 4-22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
almost
Were the instructions easy to follow?
yes, I love the clear instructions
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I don't like the way the scarf collar gaps in the back. No matter how I tug /arrange things, there is flopping and/or gapping. What a shame! I will wear this under a jacket, so it will be OK.
Fabric Used:
RPL from Christine Jonson
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made fit alterations to the shoulders to match my TNT t-shirt pattern
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
It looks great on the model on the envelope. I wonder if I am built weird - or did I use the wrong fabric? or am I just too picky?
I dunno. It is not a wadder, but it is a disappointment.
Conclusion:
boo hoo!

sigh.
Oh. well.

How's your sewing going?

15 comments:

  1. I really like the top except for the gaping bit at the back, that is a disappointment. I hope someone comes up with a suggestion for you. The color is so nice on you that I hope it does get worn, although I understand the disappointment.

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  2. Like the drape of the blouse and the funny face you're making.
    (But you know you can crop photos, right?)

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  3. Hi Robin! It's good to see this top on someone. Am I right in thinking there is a CB seam in the neckband and it's square? If so unpick the back neck and taper the CB seam, like a V. This will make the neckband sit flat. I wondered about the neckband drafting when I saw the pattern piece. Your top seems to confirm my theory. HTH

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  4. That's too bad, because it is a nice color and a cute style. Maybe you will be able to fix it up or like it better under a jacket.

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  5. That gaping is a shame, because like all said it is a very nice style and your fabric is such a pretty color. Would you be able to incorporate a dart somehow in the back collar piece and bring that in??

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  6. I personally love your expression in the photo. It captures exactly your opinion of the blouse. Cheer up, the color looks wonderful on you!

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  7. I really like it to tell you the truth - especially the collar - I do like it! But, I completely understand being disappointed in a project - if I'm ever disappointed - it's always a top or dress - never skirt or pants. . . .

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  8. I think the pictures are hysterical!! I hope you are able to fix the problem! The fabric is very pretty - I love that color.

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  9. The face...classic. That's my "aw, hell" face when I have a pointy boob, too short hem, crooked buttons...you get the idea. I agree with the above suggestions (to make a V in an already existing seam or add a dart). The best part is now you get to unpick the seam. g-r-e-a-t (read as sarcasm)

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  10. I want to buy this pattern and glad you made it first. I think the v-seam suggestion may work, but I am having a hard time visualizing a v-seam. So once you try that, if you do, please show a photo. Other than the gaping back neck it is nice top and I like your facial expression.

    I have been working on a BWOF skirt pattern that seems to keep growing no matter how deep the seams are I keep taking. I think it is perhaps time for me to remeasure myself so I can better judge what size to make.

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  11. I hope Belinda's suggestion works. It looked to me that the back neckline is too low. Did you stabilize it? Maybe it stetched and is now sitting too low....only guessing though ;)

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  12. Great picture, it tells exactly how you feel. Hope you find a solution, I have this pattern too and want to sew it soon. Belinda's solution might be good (though I haven't yet looked at the pattern pieces).

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  13. I love that top. I hope you can use Sew4Fun's suggestion. The fabric is really nice and the rest of the design is flattering. Good luck!

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  14. Your expression is priceless! Is it possible the shoulder alterations you made have thrown out the back of the collar? The idea to stitch a v seam is a good one, that way you would only be taking excess fabric from the edge of the collar.

    The colour is great on you and the rest of it is a winner, hope you can rescue it :-)

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  15. Like the drape of the blouse and the funny face you're making.

    Work from home India

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