Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jalie 2682: V neck top...another winner!

My love for Jalie patterns continues.  This time I made Jalie 2682, the V neck top.  

Jalie 2682

This pattern was voted a "Best Pattern of 2007" and for 2008 on Pattern Review.  I agree, the pattern is very good.  The best part about is the clever construction of the front bodice.  I made the version without the zipper.  2 front bodices are cut on the fold.  They are then sewn right sides together from a pattern mark to the bottom of the bodice.  The 2 pieces are folded in half with the seam at the center forming the seam below the V.  One piece becomes the left side of the bodice, and the other is the right.  Here is the link for the instructions.  This method creates a fully lined front bodice and the neckline edge is the folded edge of the bodice piece so no finishing is needed!!  

Here is my version.  I used a springy textured knit purchased from the Vogue Fabric booth at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Fredericksburg, VA.  I searched for the same fabric on their website, but didn't find anything close to it.  

After seeing this photo, I describe the expression on my face as my "Erica Bunker" face.  She always seems to wear the same expression in her photos.  This is a good example.  What do you think?

Here is a Meigan face:

I adjusted the pattern to make the shoulders and upper back narrower, which is a normal adjustment for me.  I should have made it even narrower as you can see from the back view.  The sleeves are very long on Jalie patterns which is nice for a long sleeve winter top.

Here is a closeup of the fabulous neckline:

Side view: the seaming on this top made a swayback adjustment very easy!

As a side note, the gray pants I am wearing are my non-stretch organic cotton/hemp Jalie 2908 jeans, blogged here.


  1. Haha! Erica's "I have a secret" smirk face. Totally said sans-snark. I think it's because she knows the thing she just made is awesome.

    Like you! This is a really nice neckline. It sits perfectly. And I am digging the color!

    1. I think you are right! It is the "I'm awesome" face !! :)

  2. Love the blue!! I sewed this top up last month (totally unblogged) and love the seam lines for easy alterations too. That texture is so cool on the fabric. Sweater season!!!!!!

  3. I have a thing for v necks so I really like this. And the color is pretty too :-)
    A lot of people sew jalie with much success. I should really give them a try

    1. Jalies are awesome. Every single one I have made has been a success :)

  4. Nice neckline and the colour suits you beautifully. Love the facial expressions too.


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