I'm on a blue kick right now...
Also, I sewed up the Jalie 2805 t-shirt pattern with a little added accent. That was a quick and easy project but check out the copy of my review from Patternreview.com. Be aware if you use diagrams because there is a major mix-up with the pattern.
My iron decided to spit up all the minerals in it and deposit them on this top. Guess I need to clean the iron... Time to wash the shirt too.Pattern Description: Choice of t-shirts with 4 sleeve lengths and 4 neckline variations: Jewel neck (A), Mock turtleneck (B), V-Neck (C), overlapped V-neck with decorative buttons (henley) (D).
Pattern Sizing:Childrens thru womens
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat after I added the flowers.
Were the instructions easy to follow?The instructions are easy once you figure out the pattern pieces- more on that below.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the styling of these patterns. What I didn't like were the drawings on the pattern pieces which were all wrong. BEWARE.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I cut out the henley because the drawing was for a v-neck. I thought it looked odd but chalked it up to a design issue. Not so, it was for the henley and not the v-neck. The front piece for the v-neck is labelled for the round neck. What a mess after I cut them out. Subsequently, I labelled my original pattern pieces so, in the future, I don't make that mistake again.
I also added a rosette on the shoulder to make it a little more trendy. Instructions are on my blog.
I also made a 1/2" FBA. Also, I extended the front by 1/2". For the record, I am a 32DD and typically wear a BWOF 38.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I plan to sew it again. I will go down a size if using a really stretchy knit because this top was a little loose for my taste.
Conclusion: Great style, good pattern, see above for the warning. Otherwise, this is a great one to sew and love the way the neckline is done.
Another view- less fuzzy
How to make the rosettes:
Cut 6 circles of 1.5 in. diameter. This will make 3 rosettes.
Fold 1 circle into rough fourths
Place a stitch through the layers
Now attach another circle to the base of the folded circle (this is one rosette) I used a couple of stitches and gathered them to make the folds more pronounced.
After all of them are done, run a running stitch through the center and attach them to the garment. (I was going to add beads in the centers but haven't decided finally on that yet.)
I roughly positioned them next to each other to make a broach-type of decoration as you can see above.