My First Jalie's

Jalie 2804


This is my first Jalie pattern pattern, and I must say I love it! The instructions are pretty clear, and this top took no time tat all, lol! The only changes, I'll make in the future (cuz I can see me sewing up a slew of these, lol) is, I must do a FBA. Other than that, great top for work!



Pattern Description:
Empire crossover top with 4 sleeve variations. View A has a double-layer lower front with ruching at side seams. View B has a single-layer flat lower front. The sleeveless version has a casing and tie at shoulder seam for adjustable ruching.

Pattern Sizing:
There are 27 sizes.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, very easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I liked that this didn't take me all day to sew and the fitting is great.

Fabric Used:

I used a ITY knit fabric from Denver fabrics.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I made none, however in the future I will do a FBA.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Oh yes, I need more simple easy to make tops for work and I think its easy enough for beginners!

Conclusion:
As mentioned before this was pretty fast and easy to sew, and I like fast and easy. I can see myself making more for work, but of course with an FBA, it will be even better.

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Jalie 2908


This is my second pair of Jalie jeans, but my first time reviewing. I, like many others on PR, love my Jalie jeans! The fit is fantastic, I can hardly believe I made myself some jeans, lol. I thought I'd be different and embroider some sculls on my arse, lol.
Okay, well I thought they were special anyways, sooo....I got the sculls from
urbanthreads.com I juz love how fun their designs are. I really would like to slim the pant leg, and make these just straight leg eventually. The fit is so good, it gives me a butt!





Pattern Description:
Women's flattering stretch jeans with slim fit through the hips and thigh and a flared leg, back and side front pockets, zip fly with button closure.
View A has a low rise (2-3 inches below the navel) and View B has a regular rise (at the navel).

Pattern Sizing:
There are 27 sizes!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked how easy these were to sew, I always thought jeans were too difficult to make.
So I really appreciated the gaposis fix tutorial, that Amy made, so no dislikes for me.

Fabric Used:
Stretch denim, purchased @ High Fashion Fabrics.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None really, I just used the gaposis tutorial, so that was the only alteration

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I already made another pair, and I think others should give it a shot.

Conclusion:
I really love jeans anyway, so to make my own, was a blast. The fit was great enough that I had to duplicate and make another pair! Now, I know why so many joined the great jeans sew-along.


My first Jalies, top and Jeans!
Seeya!


6 comments

Manecoarse said...

When I looked at your very first picture, I thought, "And those jeans are really cute." I had no idea that you were reviewing those too. You did a great job on them. I have not sewn jeans before, but now I might have to.

Andrea said...

I haven't done a Jalie pattern yet. That top is on my list. I love the way it fits you. I purchased the Jalie jeans pattern a few weeks ago. I haven't started that either.

You look fabulous!!!

Shari said...

Love your top and the fit of your jeans is awesome! I just got the jalie jeans pattern in the mail yesterday. I'm excited to try them after seeing how wonderful yours are.I have never used a jalie pattern before but everyone seems to give them great reviews.

Home's Jewels said...

Those are some seriously cute jeans - such a great fit on you. What is on the back pocket - I'd love to see a closeup.

I have my denim, thread, just need to order that pattern!

Hills said...

lovin those jeans. i havent made the Jalie jeans yet but I ordered that pattern today. I also just checked out the urbanthreads website, it's awesome. They have a cute lil skull w/ a bow that i will use for jeans for my daughters. I cant wait. I think urban threads might be my new obsession. thanks.

Lynda said...

Nice job on the top and jeans...I like the skulls also...Some jeans that would actually give me a butt..I'll take 2 please