Sunday, August 7, 2011

Jalie 2806: tulip sleeved goodness

Jalie 2806

Tonight I made Jalie 2806, the scoopneck top with the tulip sleeves.
Above is my attempt at a Jalie type pose, as per the pattern envelope, but with a Mary Nanna style belt.

Jalie 2806

Here's another pose attempt, without the belt:
Jalie 2806

I made size V with a decent knit fabric from Joann's.  It's not the good stuff (the ponte roma knit), but still pretty good. 



Jalie 2806

Hello swayback issues. 
Jalie 2806

The thing that bothers me is those lines on the sleeve....see them?  What is causing them??  How  can I stop that from happening?? (other than never putting my arms down).
Jalie 2806

When my arms are down, the sleeve wrinkles are really pronounced.

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I wonder if it's because I perhaps didn't carefully trace the tulip sleeve pattern piece, maybe, possibly:
Jalie 2806
Here's a closeup of the sleeve detail; of course I twin needle stitched the edges.
Jalie 2806

It took me 3.5 hours to make this shirt from trace to finish. Only I can turn something simple into such a long, drawn out project. One reason is I had issues with the neckband, but that was because I cut the notches at the neckline too deep so I couldn't use such a small SA as the Jalie patterns want...another was this:
oh dear
After twin needle stitching the sleeve edges, the sleeve then gets sewn into the sleeve hole. (this is due to the neat tulip design. The sleeve has to be hemmed first). I left the "second spool" of thread on my extra thread holder on my machine, which is really a bobbin I wound. Well, somehow the thread from that bobbin wound up as above...

Thankfully I was able to take the side casing off and remove that thread, but I haven't been able to get the casing back into place. But it's good enough that I can sew. Yes.

So here are all the patterns I want to make before the summer is out, LOL.  Let's see how many I actually do....
patterns for the rest of the summer

Farmer's Market flowers for this week; black eyed susans with mint!
farmer's mkt flowers 8/4/11

Be well and good night!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Kyle:
    Your shirt turned out great. I love the colour on you. I have this pattern as well and have made it many (many, many) times. I wonder if the drag lines on the sleeves might be due to the need for a petite adjustment. I usually fold out 1/2 inch in the front/back/sleeves between the bust point and the shoulder. You have to do the sleeves as well because you've made the armhole smaller. Make sense? If not send me a message.

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  2. My only suggestion would be to make sure that the shoulders are not too wide and therefore making the armhole seam drop, which can cause all sort of problems with the sleeve.

    Looks pretty cute on! Love the sleeves.

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  3. I believe those drag lines indicate a flat sleeve cap. It happens in a lot of knit patterns. To eliminate the lines, you would add to the height of the sleeve cap. That would work in wovens, but probably not in a knit fabric. Otherwise, it's a cute top. Hope you have a painless week. Love the flowers, where's the food?

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  4. super cute - I love it, I get sleeve wrinkles because of my sloping shoulder but that may not be your issue.

    You're rocking that belt, btw.

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  5. There are some great books on fitting issues at my local library, and they also have Threads magazines which have great fitting articles. One day I'm going to buy a few books! LOL.
    It's a pretty top although that sleeve pattern is rather scary!
    Do you/anyone have suggestions for the swayback puddling, as i get that too?

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  6. Okay, I've had another look and read the other comments. It looks like the shirt is too wide, both front and back. You might want to get out your binder clips and see (there's a fold near the front arm/shoulder). That would pull the sleeve/armhole closer to your body. You can make the adjustment on your pattern, then.
    And TracyKM - I have a sway back too and for where I want to fix it in knit tops (I don't always do this) instead of cutting the back on a fold, I put a seam down the centre back and take in some extra fabric at the back waist. I think there is a way to make a sway back adjustment on the fold, but I've not had a lot of luck with it.

    Hope this helps!

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  7. Holy Tangles, Batman! Glad it was work-out-able. Last week someone came to the sewing project review meetup in town and had made the Rachel Comey for Vogue top and skirt. The top was adorable. The skirt was SHORT. Many inches short. Might not cover your bumcheeks short. I'm sure online pattern reviews say the same, but wanted to share that.....

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  8. That is a great color and I love the way it looks on you! What cute sleeves!

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  9. IMHO the sleeve wrinkles are because the shoulder seam is too long and the sleeve cap is dropping off your shoulder. That's why the wrinkle goes partly away when you raise your arm. You're bringing the shoulder/sleeve seam up onto your shoulder where it should be. You need to cut a smaller size through the neckline, shoulder and armscye seams and the sleeve cap and then use a larger size for the body and sleeve width.
    Googles giving me issues logging in. GRR. Debbie

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  10. Wish I could help you with the sleeve wrinkles, but I can't. However, I can say that I hope you work out the fit issues, it looks like a nice top. Also, I think I have just about as many projects to do for summer as you do LOL!

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  11. Your Tshirt looks great, and I love those tulip sleeves! A very nice detail!
    And that bouquet of black eyed susans and mint is sooo pretty!

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  12. Fun top! I like it with the belt. The color is great and I can't believe you found a reasonable quality knit at Joann. We don't get those here.

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