Jalie Dolman Top
Fabric: Charcoal Gray Black Stripe Solid Two Sided Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric
purchased from Girl Charlee
This fabric is amazing! It is very soft and warm and kind of thick since it is made of 2 layers of fabric--stripes and a solid. I am really happy with this top. There are 4 pattern pieces. I love the neckline, which seems to be a perfect shape and depth for me.
I like the lower back too!
I made the Collette Mabel skirt, version 1. It is made from the same fabric as the shirt. I decided to use the striped side for the waistband for interest even though it won't be seen by anyone.
This skirt had so much static electricity in it and was clinging to my legs terribly. I hope I'll be able to wear it. Maybe I need to make a short slip to wear underneath my knit skirts during the winter.
The back side has a seam down the middle, which I do like.
The skirt is okay to me. I haven't made the other versions, but I will eventually. I was on the fence about purchasing the pattern, but having a knit skirt with a kick pleat appealed to me since I don't have anything like that I can make. I just didn't feel like making it yet. ha ha This is definitely a good pattern for beginners...super simple.
This outfit took me only 2 hours to sew up! That doesn't include tracing and cutting time. I did that the day before. This outfit cost me $14 for 2 yards and I still have a little left over.
I also made a Mabel in the fabric that was left over from my daughter's jacket. I don't have a single top to match it though.
On a personal note, I have surgery next week for the final phase of my breast reconstruction. I'm so glad to finally have it finished. This makes surgery #5.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley