In my mission to make a few summer tops before the season is over, I present my latest: Jalie 2804. I originally sewed this pattern up in 2008 and haven’t touched it since so I thought it was high time to put it back into circulation. This time around I used what was left of this paisley jersey and the sleeveless, non-rouched version of the pattern (I think I would have gone for the rouched, but there just wasn’t enough fabric left over to do it).
Overall, this was a great pattern to work with again. It was easy to put together and looks great on (in fact, I like this top so much better than my previous version). My only complaint is that the top gapes open way too much for my taste. Since I didn’t make the modesty panel, I did the second best thing…. I stitch the two panels together where they meet along the seam line. If you look carefully, you might see a bit of pulling in this are when I wear it, but I think in the end it’s 10x better than a ‘wardrobe malfunction’!