I got this Jalie scarf top 2921 free as a thank you gift for managing the Vintage Pattern sewing contest on PatternReview.com. I had a few other projects lined up first, but I finally got around to sewing this up, twice!
I'm glad I didn't make one for myself out of this icky fabric.
I think the scarf neck top just looks just a little too grown-up on a kid her age, so I won't be making more for her until she's older, but this one is still pretty cute.
I had also purchased a 1-5/8 yard floral knit remnant at Jo-Anns that I planned to use for this top, and happily, this fabric was perfect. It's got the right amount of stretch, and also a very nice feel on the skin.
However, as I was hand hemming the bottom, Liz says to me "That's a pretty top you're making for grandma!". I asked her why she thought I was making it for grandma, and her answer: "It just looks like something grandma would wear."
Ah, kids say the darndest things. :)
Now I wonder if the print looks old-lady-ish. I personally liked it, but now I'm second guessing myself.
For the buckle, I scavenged a buckle off of an old belt, and though it is rectangular instead of a circle as the pattern calls for, I think it looks very nice.
One of the best things about this pattern is that the scarf can be done up in ALL the view options, just by leaving the small CF opening. It can even be tied in ways not shown, such as a faux necktie style. That makes it really versatile! I think I like the buckle best though. On such a busy fabric, the details of the scarf are getting lost, but on a plainer fabric, it would be really great to be able to do all 3.
Still, rock-on Jalie!