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Jalie Raglan Tee 3245 Garment 4 in the Wardrobe Contest

Garment 4, the Third of the 3 Required Tops

This is a GREAT pattern, 2 tops for the price of 1, a racer back tank and a raglan tee.  I originally received it from Distinctive Sewing Supplies in exchange for making samples and blogging about them.  I’ve made both before, so I knew that the raglan tee pattern  was perfect for a piece of rayon/poly sweater knit that’s been aging nicely in a bin.  It’s a denim blue/grey in a loose knit. 

A very loose knit.

Here’s my post about the racer back tank/cami

Here’s a post about my first make of the raglan tee

Here’s a post about the raglan tee in a sweater knit


Due to the stretchiness and softness of this fabric, I decided to cut the neckband 3 inches wide and fused a tricot interfacing to the wrong side.  I also cut 1 inch wide strips of the same interfacing and fused them along the edges at the neck of the front, back and sleeves.  The tricot stabilized the neckline nicely.

And, as I’m wearing it, the fabric is stretching, and the top is getting longer. 

And longer.

Jalie raglan 3245

And now I think it’s too long!

What do you think?  Too long?  Maybe with leggings it would be the right length.  But not with jeans. 

Jalie 3352 Dolman Garment 3 in the Wardrobe Contest

Garment 3, the Second of the Required 3 Tops.

The pattern is available from Distinctive Sewing Supplies in Oakville, and it includes 27 sizes!

I’ve had this pattern in my collection for a year or so,  and I’m sorry I waited so long to make it. 

Fun, fast and easy!

The fabric was an “end” on sale locally, it’s a rayon, poly, lycra knit and it was easy to sew.   I stabilized the shoulder seams and the neckline with a fusible tricot interfacing.  It has a flattering (I think) high/low hem and a “drop shoulder”  sleeve seam and my favourite 3/4 sleeve.   I’ll be making this one again!

It looks great over my new white Eleonore jeans.  (That will be my next review).

Have you made this pattern?  What was your experience?  Fun, fast and easy like mine?


Jalie 2805 Wardrobe Contest First Garment

Required are:

  • 3 tops
  • 2 bottoms
  • 1 topper

So really it’s a small capsule wardrobe, the kind you could pack into a carry-on with undies and a swim suit and you’d be ready for a vacation.  Catherine, the owner of Distinctive Sewing Supplies focuses on planning a capsule wardrobe around key garments as the theme of a fashion show at the CreativFestival each year.

My Fabric Selection


The First Garment in the Collection

My first garment is one of 3 tops and I used Jalie 2805 and a piece of ITY knit that I bought at Distinctive Sewing Supplies at the Fall 2017 Creativfestival.

I made view B with the turtle neck and 3/4 sleeves.  I lengthened the body by one inch.

I’ve made this pattern a few times and it goes together perfectly.  I finished the hems using cover-stitch.

Next on my cutting table is a piece of lightweight dark blue knit to make a sleeveless vest.