Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jalie #3997 - Rachel Top or Dress

Jalie #3997 : Rachel (options)
Pattern Description:
Dress or top with jewel neckline, draped and tied front. A surprisingly quick and easy-to-make sewing project with unique details.

Pattern Sizing:
Child (size 2 to 13 : 21 to 32 inches bust)
Women (XS to 2XL : 33 to 51 inches bust)
all in the same pattern, PDF with layers.

My measurements :
19 janv. 2020, 175 lbs, 5'3".
(41) 44-36-43 inches.

Size : The first I made was :
  • a size AA (42,75 - 36,5 - 45,75 inches
  • dolman version (sleeveless 
  • without ties
Fabric Used:
Organic Bamboo knit in white from Club Tissus (Brossard), 4 way stretch, more than 40% stretch each direction, a bit on the thin side...

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
  • Remove 0,75in at side seams, from hem tappered to nothing at notch. (probably the same as grading between sizes AA waist to BB at hips)
  • Then, removed 3in from bottom
    (Note that the hem ended up waving up because of the twist - HOW TO FIX?)
  • TODO : finish neckline, sleeves and hem.
  • NB : might still need a sway back adjustment?

v1 : Pattern size AA - as is

Try to pin the excess at SS and fold up for length

Try it with jacket : shorten version wins!
v2 : Side seams taken in and hem shortened by 3in
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes (except wavy hem)

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Very fast sew. I would have liked to see the bust and waist symbol.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I want to try a less flimsy fabric and I had ideas about how to make it reversible that I might try eventually... (since the fabric I bought for my next version is too flimsy, if I doubled it maybe it would be better? so might as well make it reversible!)

to be continued...

(need to finish neckline, sleeve and hem)

1 comment:

  1. You are looking nice on this dress and I have seen the blog images you did great work so keep up your best work good luck.