Friday, August 13, 2010

Jalie 2919

I have wanted to make this pattern since it first came up but never could find the right fabric.  After my trip to Needle Nook, I had the right fabric and purchased the pattern from Anne, too.  With the heat index at 110 degrees, I am staying inside and making a winter sweater.  Makes perfect sense, right?

So here is the review:

Description: Long-sleeved drapey cardigan (A) or vest (B) with doubled collar drape and front pleats from shoulder to waist.

Sizing: Children and Adult sizes 2 to 22.

Fabric used:  A sweater knit from Needle Nook Fabrics, very stretchy and a bit spongy and beautiful

Instructions: I thought the instructions were easy to follow.  I tend to look more at the illustrations on Jalie than the written instructions.

Changes:  The only change I made was due to the fabric.  I made three tucks in the front pieces instead of four.  After making three tucks, the front shoulder looked about the same size as the back shoulder.  I compared and the pattern pieces did match, thus eliminating one tuck.  I think this was due to the thickness of my fabric. 
Here is a close up of the pleats and the fabric:

Several reviews have mentioned narrow shoulders and tight arms in this pattern.  I cut a size V out in the entire pattern, plus added about 1/4" to the arms.  This seemed to be a good fit for these areas.  I would add more to the arms if I chose a fabric with limited stretch.

Likes/Dislikes:  Stylish is my first like and the fit of the cardigan.  I like the view from the back, just look at the shaping.

Conclusion.  I will make this again.  Meredith bought a cute black/gray stripe from Needle Nook's Remnant table for the sleeveless version and I have fabric for another long sleeve version.  This garment looks like a great addition to my fall/winter wardrobe, it just  might be a while before I wear it.


  1. This is a lovely garment! What a great wardrobe builder for fall and winter!

  2. Great cardigan - I love that drapey style. Congratulations on getting a start on putting together a stylish winter wardrobe!

  3. That cardi is more shapely than it looks in the patern photos. What a great piece for fall/winter, which, MAYBE will happen before we all are seared to death!

  4. Beautiful! Great job

  5. This is really cute! But can I just say that I'm jealous that you can just run over to NeedleNook with the wonderful Ann!

  6. Fabric is everything isn't it. Love the slightly textured look of this.

  7. Oh wow... this is wonderful in a sweater knit! I need to find me some sweater knit!

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  9. It looks fabulous, I think I *need* this pattern, lol! Thanks for the review!

  10. Really great looking knit for the sweater. I know you will get lots of wear with it later on in the fall even though its so hot outside now.

  11. I saw this yesterday and a little lightbulb went on in my head...I have this pattern! And I have some teal knit laid out on the table waiting for me to decide what to do with it!
    Traced it this morning, cut it out this afternoon and sewed it up tonight. Review to follow. I'm happy!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  12. I have a thing for cardigans because they are great to layer. I'm so excited that you reviewed this pattern as I'm always looking for a good one to use over and over. Love the fabric choice too. I think I'll order this today!