Jalie 2801 - Skating dress with large keyhole back
Product Review (submitted on February 15, 2010):
I chose this pattern because the skater wanted long sleeves and a high collar because she is always cold. The pattern worked up wonderfully - exactly as I expected after making several other Jalie patterns. I adjusted the fit and body length according to her measurements and it fit like a glove. I made the keyhole back smaller - just below the shoulder blades - because she is only 10. I recalculated the new elastic length as a percentage of the new opening length. I also lined the bodice and sleeves to add a little warmth. I made it up in holographic butterflies on a lime green background - she loves the dress.