Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jalie Dolman Top 3352

I have sewn this pattern last year to make a Christmas gift for my daughter. You can read about it on this post from last year. Now I have made one for myself using this cool combo fabric from Marcy Tilton.

Poly/Lycra Panel print, Rayon/Lycra mini stripes, Nylon/Lycra Dot mesh knit.

I have previously sewn a muslin using cheap knit fabric from my stash and felt I needed to go down one size from my usual Jalie size. The neckline was too low and wide on my regular size. However, with the smaller size, I needed to lengthen by two inches. Fortunately, adjustment lines are provided so one doesn't have to worry about lengthening or shortening along the curved hemlines.

I used the panel print for the front piece, the mini striped knit for the sleeves and the nylon dot mesh for the neckline and sleeve binding.

For more accurate placement of my panel print, I cut out my front pattern as a whole piece, instead of cutting on the fold.

The back was cut from the poly/Lycra fabric and I had to carefully match the stripes on the lower part.

I opted to bind the sleeves using the nylon dot mesh. That way it matched the neckline binding.
As with any Jalie pattern, this was a quick sew. The only trouble I encountered was with the fabric itself as the poly/lycra knit was very thin and tended to roll at the edges. It took some trial and error before I could get the correct coverstitch settings to avoid tunneling at the hemline.

I have a feeling this will be another Jalie favorite of mine.


  1. Love it, great combo from Marcy Tilton and you have worked it perfectly with your top.

    1. Thanks Sharon! Marcy Tilton really has great fabric taste, if only I have unlimited fabric budget! Anyway, good news is I still have enough left of two of the fabrics to use for other projects!