I had mentioned in this post that I had made myself a few shirts, so here's the second one. This one is actually my favorite. Sorry for the bad photos--it's hard to take photos of yourself in a mirror with sun glare in late afternoon when you're really hungry, hahaha!
The pattern is Jalie's Scarf-Collar shirt, and the fabric is a navy pin dot from Girl Charlee. The fabric is quite thin, but is really soft and comfortable. I find that navy fades really quickly, so I'm not loving that aspect of the fabric, but otherwise I'm fine with it. There were a lot of options with this top for the scarf collar--you could tie it, let it flow loosely, or feed it through a slit or buckle-type-thing-whose-name-I-don't-know.
The shirt is ridiculously easy to make. The markings are spot on, and everything matches like a dream. The front of the shirt has a seam up the front for this nifty...kind of...burrito?...method of stitching the collar and the shirt together. It's like the entire shirt (literally) is stuffed inside the scarf bit, you sew it, and turn it out and boom--you've got this nifty front of a shirt that's insanely easy.
I'm one of those people who buys something they like in all the colors, so I can see myself going overboard with this. The fit is flattering, and you can achieve so many different looks by just changing the fabrics. I also really like that the armscye is spot on--it's not cutting off circulation, but then it's not hanging so low that if you made this a sleeveless top you could see straight through one side of the shirt and out of the other.
This is my second Jalie shirt, and I completely recommend their patterns--they're very accurate, the instructions are good, and the styles overall are flattering. I guess they're average-priced (maybe a little pricey?)--I'm not really sure--but my take is that if you find a pattern you like that you can make over and over it's worth it.
Next time maybe I'll show you some socks I've knit. Yeah, I'm ready for sweater weather. Indeed.