Cannes Stripe Racerback

Sometimes a fabric calls to you – not just “buy me” but sometimes it screams what it needs to be made into. Such is the case the Cafe in Cannes Stripe Jersey – as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a sporty tank (I also thought the remnants would work perfectly as some sort of trim to a solid color shirt). This fabric purchase lead me to buy Jalie 2565 – and over the weekend, I finally brought my vision into fruition:

I had intended on lengthening the hem 2 inches, but I spent so much time lining up the stripes that I actually forgot to do this part – thankfully, it didn’t seem too short in this version to me! I also decided on using a solid black matte jersey remnant for the bindings on the neck and arm holes.
Overall, I’m thrilled with the results and the fit is wonderful (I’ve already worn it out). If I had to pick between Jalie 965 and this pattern, I’d definitely select 2565! If you’re interested in my Pattern Review of this top, you can read about it here.

10 thoughts on “Cannes Stripe Racerback

  1. Lori U

    I have to ask a really dumb question – every time you make a Jalie pattern, I really like it! They’re all cute, and I can tell from Pattern Review that the patterns aren’t hard to work with. But I can’t find Jalie patterns locally anywhere. I live in Portland, Oregon. The buyer at Mill End hadn’t ever heard of Jalie (and suggested Kwik-Sew instead). Portland is the physical location of Fabric Depot, but it is miles away from where I live, so I’d have a to work a trip out there into an airport trip, or something. What do you suggest – are they only available on the internet, or through Pattern Review? Thanks much, I love your blog. Everything you do is so inspiring!!

  2. Nikki

    Looks great, Stacy… although it’s so cold here in Melbourne it’s hard to imagine ever going sleeveless again.

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