Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pattern Review Jalie 2787

Yes, I did sew something. What was that a crash from you the readers of my blog falling on the floor in disbelief? LOL. I know it has been quite awhile since I have sewn a garment. This Jalie top is quite a winner.

Jalie 2787

Description: Top with criss-cross front. View A has a short flutter sleeve. View B has a flared ¾ sleeve and view C is sleeveless.

Sizing: Girls size 2 to 13 and women’s 4 to 22

Instructions: They are good, remember you can print them from the Jalie site. If you use the instructions in the package, they are printed on the heavy pattern piece paper.

Likes/Dislikes: I like the looks, interesting criss cross feature. I did like the ones I had seen on Pattern Review that had used a contrasting fabric to trim the cross sections. This really makes the design pop and I think gives more waist definition.

Changes: I added 1” to the length and to the sleeves
Fabric: Knit from Fashion Fabrics Club, I really like the jewel colors for fall. The black is from stash.

Conclusion: Great pattern that puts a dressier spin on a t-shirt. I think it would make a cute dress, too.


  1. That's adorable, Lori. And definitely... it would make a great dress.

  2. I love your version of this pattern! I don't know what I'm doing wrong with this - I've liked everyone's version of it except my own. After seeing another great top I may have to give it another try.

  3. Cute! I think adding to the length makes a difference—it's a little less sporty this way.

  4. It's a beutiful top in a lovely print! Gorgeous!