My name is Devery and I make Jalie 3352 a lot. A lot. And when I make it, I make the biggest size and add a hood. I wear this comfy, slouchy sweater/hoody all winter long. It’s completely cozy and warm and I just love it. It might be one (or five–because I have made five of these) of my favorite pieces of clothing.
I say all this because I need to report that I made this pattern again. This time I used this dreamy leopard-print that I ordered from Mood. The front of this fabric is a wool, sweater-knit:
The back is a wool fleece. It’s yummy.
I like to add a hood to this pattern because (a) I like hoods; and (b) it kinda looks like a cowl neck and I dig that. I actually copied the hood from a RTW top that I have. Here’s what it looks like. I cut the front of the hood on the fold.
Don’t you like my pattern weights? I bought them at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. I bet you didn’t know that the Restore sold pattern weights! 🙂
I serged all the seams and used my coverstitch machine for the hem. I decided to add the cuffs for fun. Here’s the finished product:
I love the drop tail on this pattern. I think it makes a really interesting hemline, and it hides my butt!!! I also love what the hood does for the neckline.
I wonder if I could get way with wearing this at work? Maybe with some skinny black pants and black boots??????
People have asked me how many sizes I went up when I made this top. If I were making a regular version of this Dolman top out of a stretch-knit, I would make a size T or U. But when I make this slouchy top out of fleece or this thick wool, sweater-knit, I use size FF–the biggest size included in the pattern.
On a side-note, what do y’all listen to when you sew? The TV? Music? Nothing? I usually have something on in the background. Sometimes it’s NCIS on TV. Sometimes it’s some other trash-TV program that I will not identify, but it comes on Bravo and it’s allegedly “Real.” Today, it was the tunes, specifically this. I LOVE The Turnpike Troubadours!!