Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Jalie 2921 - Scarf-collar top in ivory silk jersey


I liked the fit of my last Jalie 2921 so much I decided to use a nice piece of ivory silk jersey from Mood Fabrics for another one. This time I made the view with 3/4 length sleeves and tied the scarf in a bow for the trendy pussy-bow look. Silk jersey is very lux feeling and has just a bit of sheen. It also has great insulating properties and makes me feel nice and warm on a cool autumn evening. I pre-treated my fabric by washing and drying it before I cut it out. I've found that silk jersey will shrink a bit after the initial wash but then washes and wears with great stability.


I made a straight size T without any alterations. This pattern always goes together quickly. I cut it out and stitched it up the same day. It is such a nice reprieve to not have to match any plaids or line up any linear prints!


I've paired my new top with my lace statement skirt made last March, but it mixes and matches with tons of stuff in my closet. Ivory is really a great and versatile fall and winter color.


I think this neckline is so flattering! There is a small opening in the center front seam through which one of the tie ends passes to make a nice and secure bow.

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This was a fun little top to whip together this weekend. I definitely see more silk jersey in my immediate future, as well as more ivory colored clothing!

28 comments:

  1. I love this top! This pattern may be perfect for me for easy every day tops for work. And, silk jersey--yum!

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  2. This is such a beautiful top! I've always passed on this pattern, but this might be the make that sways me! Silk jersey may be the answer to my work wardrobe problems, and this pattern is seriously perfect for the fabric. Beautiful!

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  3. Simple and beautiful! Love it!

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  4. Beautiful top. Looks like it will go with lots of outfits. Love your skirt too.

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  5. Lovely blouse! You look so chic with this blouse and the lace skirt. What a great idea to use silk jersey for this pattern.

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  6. Gorgeous!! I have never sewn with silk jersey before but with your recommendation I would love to. Your makes always look well made!

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  7. Silk jersey sounds equally luxurious and comfortable - I must try it now that knits and I are slowly becoming friends. Your top is a lovely style, very timeless

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    1. Thank you Kristy! It took me awhile to warm up to knits too.

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  8. It must feel so gorgeous to wear, looks like a silk blouse, but wears like a t shirt - how perfect!

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  9. Uncanny. I made a very similar lace skirt a few months back and was thinking I'd like a scarf collar top as another piece to wear it with. This is one of Jalie's best patterns. It always looks great.

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    1. They pair really nicely together! You should definitely make one too!

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  10. Hi Amanda
    I've just found your blog and love it. I am starting to sew again (after more years than I care to remember) and your blog is so inspiring. I love this blouse but sadly we don't have Jalie's patterns in the UK. Do you know a pattern that is similar to this either McCalls or Butterick etc…. Thanks Amanda. Regards, Alison

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    1. Thanks for your comment LovetoBead. I do not know of any other scarf-tie style tops off the top of my head. I don't buy expensive indy patterns unless they're unique and unusual. Sorry!

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