As I've mentioned in a couple of my recent posts, I made Christmas presents for my family. For the boys, I made pullover fleeces using Jalie 2212. What a great pattern! I really enjoyed sewing it up.
Similar to Kelly's guidance on the Jalie 2795 zipper and welt pockets, I added interfacing to ensure the zipper would be smooth and bump free.
Here's the first one all sewn up. Doesn't it fit him perfectly? I didn't measure him before, just estimated based on T-shirt sizing from shirts I had purchased him before that fit. Often sites that sell clothing will list chest dimensions so that was the perfect starting point.
Here are both of the fleeces I made for Christmas. Red on the left, grey on the right. The grey was my first one. Essentially it was a working muslin. Notice the center back wrinkles? I learned not to pull so much on the seams when sewing. I also found out that steam is an excellent help for working out those wrinkles, even in a polyester fabric!
I accidentally over cut the corners of the red collar. My fix was to create this inside placket. It added just enough character and also was a nice design element. Those triangles appear stitched on the fashion face of the fabric.
This was one of the smaller sizes and boy does that cuff get tiny! I could barely fit the cuff around the arm of my sewing machine. Whew! Something to note when making the childrens sizes which are much smaller than this!
Now doesn't he look handsome in this? I am so proud and even more happy that these are liked and will be worn. That was worth every moment spent making them.