1/21/14

Jalie 2921: Scarf Collar Top

I think this was my first make of 2014 for me.  I've been wanting to make this pattern up since I saw Lauren's version last year.  I love it!


Jalie 2921 - Pattern Cover

One of the things I loved about making this top was the construction steps.  Jalie has you sew the scarf collar with the top inside it (before sewing the side seams) so that the scarf has a nice finish all the way around.  It looked a bit like a sausage when I sewed it up:



You have to remember to leave a gap in one end of the scarf so that you can turn the sausage back into a top (and then slip stitch the hole closed).  I love learning new techniques like this!

I used a super soft rayon blend fabric that I purchased from GorgeousFabrics.com.  I bought the magenta, and now I have my eye on the peacock.  Seriously, this fabric is like wearing marshmallows, without the stickiness.  It's so stretchy that I was worried about recovery, but it's not an issue - it stays in shape all day. And I've washed the top a couple times with no funny business.

See how cozy it is?!
I didn't need to do much with this pattern, fit wise.  I cut a U on top and tapered to a T at the waist/hips. I lengthened the sleeves, because I wanted something that would keep my lower arms warm. And I added clear elastic to the back neck area as well as the shoulder seams because it seemed like a good idea with the scarf. This is my first Jalie pattern and I'm sold!!

I'm not really sure about the tying the scarf into a bow.  Here's my best attempt, and it's not so hot:

This really is a bow, trust me.

 I'm much more likely to wear it in a knot (I'm capable of tying that) or loose like a tie/scarf.





I liked this pattern so much, that my second make of 2014 was a dress, using Jalie 2921 on top and my TNT Sew U Stretch skirt on the bottom.  I'll show you how I did it later this week!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I have to watch it or everything I make would be some form of magenta/purple . . .

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  2. Looks great. I can help you with bows, next time we get together :)

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    1. Oh, good! I was hoping someone would have some suggestions! I even looked at a couple of youtube videos but they didn't really help. I'm sure I have a lot of bow tying in my future with two girly girls at home!

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  3. This is SO cute! I have had this pattern for such a long time, I think it's time I sew it up :-) Can't wait to see the dress.....

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    1. And I can't wait to see what you make with it! I think you'll love it. I'm already planning my third version (another dress).

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  4. You look so great in magenta! Such a cute top, and I appreciate the little review too. I've had my eye on a couple of Jalie patterns but have held off buying them because I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Can't wait to see your dress version!

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  5. Your version is great! I have made this top as well and I love it. I am about to make another one. Adding skirt to it and making a dress is great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Red Point! I'm glad to have found your blog - I think I'll be spending a ton of time reading through it in the next few days!

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  6. I just made this for my 9yo daughter in the same color! It looks cute on both of you! http://grayallday.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/sophisticated-little-lady/

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    1. Thanks, Helena! Your daughter's top is super cute! She looks comfortable in front of a camera!

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