Jalie Dolman Top 3352
Alterations: Added 7 inches to the length
Ottobre Lampi Jeggings 5/2014-13
I love the Jalie Dolman top. I have made it several times for me and my girls. I love that it comes in multiple sizes to accommodate all of us. As my girls grow, I just trace the next size. The shirt is so easy to make and looks different depending on your fabric choice. For this tunic, I used a gray rayon knit from Joann's.
I decided after making my jeggings that I wanted a tunic top to wear with them. I wanted one that would fit me as good as the Jalie Dolman, so it occurred to me to just add some length. Two hours later I had a new top. Both sides of the fabric were not quite the same. One side side was a little darker, which I used for the neck band. To lengthen, I started at the pattern notch and gradually took my width out to 1/2" at the hemline.
I have wanted to make these jeggings ever since I received the 2014 Ottobre issue. What was holding me back? I could not find the right type of fabric I wanted to make them in. Then one day while shopping Fabric.com, I came upon Telio Bailey Knit Black fabric. It is medium/heavy weight and absolutely perfect for jeggings!
I used my cover stitch machine to do all top stitching, with the exception of the back pockets, coin pocket, and the single line of stitching on the outer side seam. I wanted to be sure not to compromise any stretch the fabric would have.
I really like my outfit. I have never owned a pair of jeggings until now. One pair of jeggings will be sufficient for my needs, but I will definitely be adding many more Dolman tunics to my wardrobe.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley