Tuesday, January 21, 2020

An old pattern - Jalie 2449

These two tops I made recently. The pattern is Jalie 2449, a faux wrap top. I bought and made this pattern for the first time in 2007. It's no longer available.

I bought the wonderful blue/white border print at Croft Mill fabric in the UK and thinking about how to use it I remembered a famous wrap top from BurdaStyle January 2008. There was not enough fabric for that one and rummaging through my patterns I found this one again. I liked it so much that I made another one.









On the second version The neckline is heightened about 1 cm above the bust, giving just a bit more coverage. It's a minimal change. Other than that I used the pattern as it was traced/changed in my pattern stash. It had notes on it and at the time I made it a bit longer and widened the sleeves.

Sewing a top like this is an afternoon project ;).

11 comments:

  1. Definitely great fabric. It's nice when you can make a top so quickly and look this good!

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  2. That pattern is really flattering on you Sigrid. Love both versions but the black & white is just striking. It's a top that can be dressed up or down as the case requires. That they were so quick to make is an added bonus.

    I have that pattern although have never made it up but you've inspired me now to pull it out. Our figures and sizing are very, very similar so it's always a treat to see your makes and they often send me happily down the proverbial rabbit hole! Gayle in Canada

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  3. Lovely tops. It's a classic style isn't it.

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    1. Thank you. Definitely a classic style, should have made more over the years.

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  4. The top is a style that always seems in fashion. Both are lovely.

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  5. Spectacular fabric and this top is so pretty on you. The fit is divine.

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    1. Thank you. It's nice when you can get back to a pattern where the (this time few) adjustments are already done.

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  6. This is the perfect pattern to highlight the border print. The top looks fabulous. I googled the pattern and realize I had made it long ago, and still have the pattern in my pattern library.

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    1. It took me a bit of time to consider what was a good pattern for this print. Glad I found this one. Perhaps you should make this pattern again too?

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