Oh, thank you for the wonderful compliments on my poppy skirt! It is already a favorite of mine and a couple of you noticed my shoes. I just love them with the skirt. They were a fantastic buy at Payless Shoe's and I had been wearing them quite a lot as my house shoes.
Jalie 2794 is destined to become one of my favorite knit patterns. The sweetheart neckline turned out better than I thought it would. I wasn't sure the style would work for my frame, but I really do like it on me. The pattern is well drafted. I made a size "S". The only thing I changed was to make the sleeves extra long and tight like the sleeves on the recent turtleneck pattern in the Burda Style magazine (issue 9/2010). Dawn has posted a couple of cozy versions of it. Living in HI, I don't need the turtleneck, so a little pattern morphing was in order, to take advantage of using the gorgeous lines of the Burda sleeves! Also, this Jalie pattern uses 1/4" seams and my sewing machine handled it nicely without stretching the fabric this time. I didn't use my serger on this top, but I used my coverstitch machine to hem it.
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