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October 22, 2010

Jalie t-shirt {Blogtoberfest day 22}

If you look carefully, this blog is littered with evidence of unequal numbers of project starts and project finishes. Put bluntly: my craft completion rate is slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter. Thankfully a lack of summer attire and a patch of warm weather have forced my hand a little on the "finishing" bit.

This ladies' top was sewn yesterday. I used Jalie pattern #2005. Its a popular t-shirt pattern with variations on sleeve length (3/4 and short) and necklines (V, scoop and boat). My version has the V-neck and short sleeves and is made up in a knit that I purchased from Spotlight a while back. The pattern is great - I will definitely make more tees from this.

However, I must not mislead you into thinking that this was a project started and finished in a single day.

Source: Jalie patterns

You see, Jalie #2005 is out-of-print pattern - available only as a download. At USD$8.99 its very reasonably priced and delivered as quickly as you can press Add to cart and Purchase. But there are some 72 pages to print and tape together.

And according to records it took me more than 6 months to complete the sticky taping. I don't think paper-craft is really my thing, do you?.

My review of this pattern can be found at PatternReview.com


  1. What a great pattern. Love a good flattering sleeve option & V neck for big boobs - i should say my big boobs, not looking at anyone elses. Love Posie

  2. Nice shirt and well done on finishing it! I made a dress out of that fabric, it is nice fabric to sew.

  3. Nothing wrong with looking at anyones breasts is there Posie?

    the look of that pattern makes me need a bex and a good lie down...

  4. This is a lovely shirt.
    I like specially the fabric!

  5. Hi Liesl. Great blog! I will refrain from commenting on your rack, but I will say that I think I'm going to learn a lot about sewing here.
    Kirsty x

  6. I,too, will refrain from commenting on your rack, but will take this opportunity to express my absolute amazement at your willingness/ability to sticky-tape together 72 pages of anything.

  7. I won't refrain. Nice rack! There, done. What I really want to say is that I have so much respect for people who have the patience to follow a pattern!! I always seem to screw them up...

  8. No rack commenting here either but nice shirt! It'll be great to have a tested pattern for further tops.
    I just don't have the patience to tape together that number of pieces of paper. The fact that you did it at all means your skills can't be that bad!

  9. Well done!!!! (From someone who also has projects from last Christmas and before yet to finish - oh, and that photobook of pics from the 12 year old's first year, yeah...) You are a champion!

  10. Whew! I'm glad I bought that pattern while it was still in print. Thanks to your review, It's getting bumped up the list.

  11. Mieux vaut tard che jamais.

    I have the original print copy of this pattern. I require no sticky tape, just some tracing paper, which I also have. I have had this pattern since 2005.

    I am slower than you. waaaay waaaaay sloooooweeer.


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