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I can’t stop sewing Jalie 3352

December 28, 2015

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It’s true. I can’t help myself. The hemline on this top is just so great. I just can’t get enough!!

As per usual, I cut the biggest printed size. I also made the sleeves full-length. But this time I decided to mix things up a little bit and made 3 significant changes:

  1. Instead of fleece, I used the double-faced, quilted material that you see in the picture above. I bought this fabric (on-sale at Joanne’s) about a year ago. I loved it, but was completely perplexed about what to make out of it. The print is so Vera Bradleyish and I really didn’t want to make something that ended looking like a giant tote bag/purse. I felt like things could go wrong in about one million ways.
  2. I added a zipper. I have seen a lot of active-wear tops with the zipper up the front, and I have been thinking about trying a zipper with this top for quite a while. So I finally bit the bullet and gave it a try. I actually like the way the black zipper breaks the print up.
  3. I added a funky collar. Originally I wanted to add a hood (as per usual) out of the quilted fabric. I liked the idea of using the hood to show the reverse of the fabric. Unfortunately, the quilted hood did not lay well. So I cut it down to this thing that kinda looks like the Elizabethan collar that my dog had to wear after surgery. I’m not sure how I feel about it. Just not sure.

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The collar can be folded out and worn down, but I definitely don’t like that look. It feels to matchy-matchy–not too fashion forward. Ha! I doubt Nina Garcia would find this top to be fashion forward regardless of whether the collar was up or down!

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The sleeves are grey, 300 weight Polartec. At first I tried black, 200 weight, but it didn’t look right. The grey sleeves look and lay better.

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I’m not sure what I think about this make. My husband says he needs some time to get used to it. This makes me a little worried. Part of me loves it, and the other part of me worries about the part that loves it. Just.not.sure.

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Does it look like I’m wearing a totebag?

From → Stuff I Made

2 Comments
  1. Amy permalink

    No, it does not look like you are wearing a tote bag. But I hear ya on the Hub’s comments; hard to feel good in something knowing the one you love doesn’t feel the love you do about something. I also like the collar down, reminds me of something the Tilton sisters would make. Arty farty and fun. Plus that flattering hemline keeps it from looking boxy.

  2. Thanks!! Hopefully the husband gets used to it because it’s growing on me!!

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