Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jalie 2921 - Scarf Collar Top X 2

Dear readers,

The stash-bustin' continues.  Today's quickie -- a new TNT pattern for me -- the Jalie Scarf Collar Top.  It is as good as everyone says! It is Jalie 2921.  A shirt a day this weekend.
This pattern is as good as everyone says -- I love the "burrito" technique for the scarf -- fantastic.  I didn't realize the SA was 1/4".  Oops.  But I probably did the sides 1/4" anyway.  It is a perfect fit.  It is a bit low in the bust -- but I think a tank will help.  I cut a "W" size and made the largest sleeves and eased them in. 
 This only took 6 pieces to cut out.  Fully serged (with some sewing in the collar area).
Here is the copy of the pattern photo below:

 I didn't expect to love this top but I did.  I added my standard 3/8" to both shoulder seam allowances.  I have a large neck so this is the best alteration (thanks to Connie Crawford at ASG for suggesting this!).
 This pattern was so good I went ahead and made my remaining fabric of the butterfly Betsey Johnson fabric from Mood.  I had to use scraps so the shoulder seams were not what I would have normally done and I needed to cut down on the scarf collar length.
By the way, there is a Jalie 30 year celebration ongoing with a contest.  I didn't know it when I started the knits -- but I'm in!  Here is the flyer from Pattern Review:
Don't you love when you stumble across a TNT?




  1. Those are awesome - how rewarding to get 2 tops in a weekend! Good luck with the contest!

  2. Thanks! I think this is all the Jalie I will do -- I loved this pattern. But as far as the contest --I can't relaly post to their PR Facebook or Jalie Facebook page-- it's public so I don't really want all my "friends" (including co-workers) linking to my blog (unless I can find a way for it not to show up on my news).

    1. Ooh, I get ya - I've kept my blog under wraps at work. They know I have one, but I don't like work and personal life mixing, so they don't know the website. And I don't really want FB friends (which are mostly former classmates and doctors who are friends) looking at my sewing pics, which are frequently of wrinkles under my butt. Just wouldn't be cool!

    2. I know -- I'm paranoid -- I'm probably a narcissistic blogger but don't everyone to know I'm a narcissistic blogger:)

  3. You look terrific in those tops!

  4. Thanks K! I'm about 20 lbs heavier than usual and these tops are amazingly slimming (especially the darker one). (Plus, a good bra (as you know!)).

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