- Product Review (submitted on September 24, 2018):
I sewed View B for two different sized girls. This is not the pattern to choose for a beginner but if you have experience of other Jalie dance or skating patterns you will be delighted with the result.
My tips; sew princess seams from the bottom up. They can be done on a serger. However the seams will line up much easier when sewing the bodice to the lining if you use a sewing machine on a stretch stitch.
Pattern states elastic is not be be stretched when applied to arm hole, neck edge or
Lower racer back strap but both times I had to stretch the elastic slightly to fit but not the neck edge. I thought the first time was down to my using a serger but I had the same issue when using the sewing machine.
Assembling the back instructions were confusing, this is the reason I say not for a first time Jalie user. It’s the bit a bout Barr tacking the elastic edge at the bodice sides throw me.
End result is very pleasing. The girls looked great and I had many compliments and request to make for someone else.