Category Archives: Jalie 2565 Racerback Tank

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.

On A Roll….

Last night I headed into my sewing room to start working on my stripe racerback tank. After spending time making sure the stripes lined up properly, I decided to avoid attaching the binding to the arms and neckline. I’m using the black jersey that ‘behaved badly’ for me when making McCall 5586 and didn’t care to deal with any headaches this fabric might give me this time around. Consequently, I opted to start a new project – something for my latest swap (so if my partner is reading this – no peeking)…..

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Thank Goodness For Naps

Thank you to everyone who told Easton that he should take naps – your advice finally paid off and he took a nice one yesterday. A nap long enough that I had time to finish this:

It’s only a muslin (I had purchased this material from Fabric.com while it was discounted), but it’s definitely wearable! I wanted to make sure that I knew what I needed to tweak before I cut into my fun stripe jersey. The next time around, I’m adding 2 inches to the length, but otherwise, it’s a great fit. I’m not so sure I’ll be as lucky today with the naps, but hopefully I’ll have another version finished by the end of the week.