Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fun with Raglan a.k.a. Jalie 3245

Still part of my "spring cleaning," these three tops were all created using one pattern. Jalie 3245 is a pattern for raglan top with several design options. I already sewed a racerback tank two years ago and if you'd like to revisit my post on that, it can be found here.

The middle one probably looks familiar. I used some leftover fabric from my recent project, the Christine Jonson princess wrap top. I just love the combination of the black and white print with yellow.

The pattern only had four pieces (front, back, raglan sleeves and neck binding). These made for fun print combinations and colorblocking. 

 To break the solid monotony of the back, I accented with piping along the back raglan seam. 

Creating the piping. 
I decided to finish the sleeve hems with binding cut from the printed fabric to mimic the neck binding shown here.

Isn't this the perfect top for a sunny spring day?

These other two tops were created using fabrics purchased from Emma One Sock.

Soft, supple, high quality rayon jersey from EOS is just a pleasure to sew and wear!

The necklines, sleeves and hems were all finished according to pattern instructions.

To make the process of sewing the narrow neck binding easier, I basted the binding over the seam allowance after sewing it around the neckline. 

I can't choose a favorite! If you haven't tried this pattern or any Jalie pattern for that matter, what are you waiting for? 


  1. Lovely tops and I'd pick the caramel one!

  2. I vote for the yellow & black/white one! :) They all look great!

    1. Thanks Mrs. Smith! I think yellow is such a cheerful color!