Jalie patterns often include patterns from a toddler size 2 to womens' plus size 22 and they use letters instead of numbers to list the sizes. I made this in a size P, though I cut the shoulders in an O, which roughly corresponds to the largest girls' size. I think the next one I'm going to make a straight P, though, since this one turned out to be just a hair too narrow in the shoulders. I'm not sure why I chose to cut the pattern this way, since I traced and made my first version of this over a year ago and I haven't a clue why I did what I did.
The fabric is a gorgeous wool merino in a color that was listed as cognac on the fabric.com website (now sold out, I think). This jersey is not the slightest bit itchy against bare skin, as a matter of fact, it is very, very comfortable.
The pattern is drafted for 3/4 sleeves, but I used my handy dandy ruler to lengthen the sleeves a bit to make this long-sleeved version. This pattern also has cute tulip sleeves as an option, and I'll probably be making a version with those come Spring.
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All told, this is a cute, casual tee that can be dressed up or dressed down. It looks good all by itself with jeans, throw on a jacket or vest for a slightly more formal look, or wear it with trousers or a skirt to the office. This is definitely a TNT pattern for me, and I'll be making more of these with a variety of fabrics.