Category Archives: Jalie 2910 – Wrap Top

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)

Sewing For Summer

This week turned out surprisingly busy – not only did I manage to finish up my Ottobre Jacket and attend a lot of Taylor’s end of school events (school ends the 20th of May), but I also managed to trace off Jalie 2910. I intend on sewing up the sleeveless version first using the floral print interlock that I recently picked up from The Flower Fairy (shown on the right) – I think it screams summer! How are you planning on kicking off your summer sewing?