Uninspired and sewing anyhow. It’s a bit of a contradiction, I know. Yesterday I looked at my fabrics and concluded I had nothing I wanted to sew. Sounds silly but I found out what is “wrong” with me: I’m longing for spring and am tired of winter fabrics and the default grey/black/blue that’s a large part of the fabrics I have. The weather has been very cold here for a long time, grey days without sun. Brr, I’ve had enough of it.
I even went to a fabric store to see whether they had some inspiring new fabrics, but no luck. There was one table with spring fabrics, but all with flower prints. Not too fond of those.
In my collection was also the print I now used for the Jalie 2919 top. Bought some time ago and soon regretted, as it was too much print. This afternoon I decided to stop lingering and make the cardigan top to test the pattern. The worst that could happen was I wouldn’t like the result.
It’s not that bad, though it won’t be a favorite top because of the print. It’s a nice long cardigan that comes well over my hips, a good feature for me.
The sleeves are very narrow (too narrow for a cardigan in my opinion) and the sleevecap is drafted symmetrical, which was not the case in earlier Jalie patterns. I don’t think this improves the fit of the armscyce and top of the sleeve. It’s not to be seen in the pictures, but fit could be better in that area.
A full review is here on PR.