Jalie’s New Wrap Top

Last year, at this time, I was starting the very slow process of losing my baby weight. I went to the doctor’s office last week and found out that I’ve lost a little over 20 pounds (I still have about 8 or 9 to go)! While this is great news, it’s really wrecked havoc with my sewing – I have no idea what size to sew up anymore and my alterations are constantly changing. What does this have to do with my latest Jalie top? Read on.
I measured myself and found that I was in between sizes in most areas. I errored on the side of caution and traced the larger size – I should have went with the smaller one! The underarm area gaped (although I think this would have happened no matter what size I used) quite a bit and there was quite a bit of room on the sides. After taking in these areas I had a great fit! I’ve already worn this top once, but I really need to wash it because the material stretched after being in it all day. Afterward, I plan on stitching the two front panels together so I don’t get any gaping.

Overall this top is another Jalie winner. However, next time, I plan on going down one size. Yes, weight loss creates some pattern sizing issues, but sometimes, that’s a good thing, right? (I’ll be posting a review of this on PR later on today if you’re interested)

6 thoughts on “Jalie’s New Wrap Top

  1. Shannon

    Great top – that fabric is so cute! Don’t you just hate it when tops are too big under the arms? That is the #1 reason why I don’t buy RTW anymore. At least with sewing, we can get that custom fit!

  2. Gwensews

    Aren’t you just the cutest little thing? Congratulations on your weight loss. Great top! You deserve to sew yourself some new fabulous clothes!

  3. Pam ~Off The Cuff ~

    Stacy…really cute top!
    (BTW, remember when I told you I had ordered that “Tatoo Tee” transfer book? Well it got here long ago…but now that I want to use it, I can’t find it…ARRRRGH!)

  4. Katharine in Brussels

    Hi Stacy, congrats on becoming more healthy. I have the same problem with knits and weight loss! After reading your blog a light bulb went off–maybe it’s time to sew a woven skirt with side seams, so it will be wearable? I’m on my 6th consecutive failed/too big knit project now, using a size 34 and heck, I’m not *that* small. It’s just confounding!

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