I love the lines of Jalie 2215 for a tennis top. Kind of retro cool, right? Like a vintage 70’s tennis top, but made in modern fabric with modern techniques. I am so excited about this pattern!
Jalie 2215 in size T
But this one turned out a little too tight on me. I made the matching pants in leopard, but they look totally ridiculous on me so I’m not showing them. The leopard fabric is printed on white, so you can see the white in the spots where the fabric stretches a lot. Like my bust and my butt. So … I’ll spare you the laughs as I won’t be wearing those pants in public!
The top is a crop top, and I made it three inches longer. it’s still quite short, as you can see. But I like the length. Some of my workout tops are too long, and don’t look good over my pleated tennis skirt.
This top isn’t very forgiving to my 45+ middle but I’ll wear it anyway. Also, the fabric is very thin and clingy. I’m pretty sure it’s designed for swimwear, but it almost feels like an ITY knit. I don’t really like ITY knits in general, as they can look a bit cheap, due to their thinnness and clinginess.
It’s also really tight across my bust and shows the white. I’m going to make another one in either one or two sizes bigger. If you make it, I would recommend cutting a size bigger than your usual Jalie pattern size since there is a lot of negative ease in this pattern.
This pattern was a lot simpler to put together than I thought it would be. I love the sleeves and collar.
I’m in the middle of the winter tennis season and have already had two matches this week. One of which I won!
BTW, Jalie 2215 is an OOP pattern and only available as a PDF.