The two links above take you to the first and second post
Chapter Three in the Jalie #2921 Scarf Collar Top
Looks great doesn’t it? And as long as I hold in my tummy and stand up straight it looks fantastic! But OMG when I forget!
Just for the record, that beautiful piece of fabric, Jalie pattern #2921, and a bottle of Eucalan were provided to me at no charge by Distinctive Sewing Supplies in Oakville Ontario in exchange for my sewing this great top and blogging about it. Click on the link to visit Catherine’s website and see the other patterns and great fabrics she carries. The quality and prices are excellent. And now you can earn points and reap rewards for shopping there! And you don’t even have to leave the house!
So, lets get back to my dilemma, it’s a beautiful blouse, but it’s tighter than I like. I read some reviews on PatternReview.com and there were quite a few comments on the “close to the body” fit. After measuring the finished circumference of a few tops I like, I decided to go up by 2 sizes. I had enough fabric to cut a new front, back and scarf, but was short by 54 centimeters for the sleeves. Catherine was quick to oblige and a piece of fabric was here in a matter of days.
I lengthened all the pieces like in part one of this post, and raised the front neckline by 2 inches, then re-drew the new neckline with the aid of my Design Curve.
Then I followed all of the same steps outlines in chapter one, and sewed the top together. The sewing took less than two hours!
And I’m delighted with the outcome. I’ll wear this one!
Doesn’t this make you want to make one for yourself?