Criss cross – Jalie 2787

I’ve really enjoyed seeing many of you make great clothes with Jalie patterns and this is my first Jalie attempt. I loved the crisscross tops that Quilt Sew Sew Sue and Kbenco made.

This crisscross pattern construction threw me when I initially sewed the side seams together. The cross front sections were loose at the waist so I unpicked and tapered these back onto the back section. The other aspect was the front waist piece was also loose so again, I adjusted the width and sewed the front waist piece to the underneath crisscross piece. Because it’s winter, I kept feeling a breeze.
This fabric was ear-marked for the wrap dress and I still have plenty to do a dress later.
What I loved about this pattern was the crisscross design so I’ve used white FOE to keep the design aspect prominent. I’ve also used FOE on the bell sleeve hem.  I’ll keep the sleeve shape as is for this fabric. If I use this with a wool knit, I might rethink the sleeve shape – slim it to the wrist.


  1. Cute top, I like the way you accented the crossover with the contrast trim. I made one of the first Jalie T shirt patterns many years ago and I really liked it. What with not wearing many knit shirts and having to special order Jalie patterns, I haven't made any since, though I think they have some really nice styles.


  2. This looks great on you. I like your use of the contrast. Thank you for the shout out. I sewed up the underlayer seam too – I think the gap is only there for the nursing mother version 😉 It is certainly not very useful in the current cold weather!


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