Jalie Tank | My Fabric Designs

Jalie Tank | My Fabric Designs

If you find yourself sewing the same basic wardrobe pieces over and over, it’s fun to mix it up with fabric. Here’s a Jalie tank made with modern jersey from My Fabric Designs.

Jalie Tank Pattern With My Fabric Designs In Modern Jersey

My Fabric Designs is a custom printed fabric shop. There are 26 types of fabric to choose from, including quilting grade cottons, apparel fabrics galore, and home dec textiles. You can see the fabric choices here.

Jalie Tank in modern jersey from My Fabric Designs (Jalie 3245)

Next you upload your own design or choose from their selection. I chose this bright print called Tribal Sky.

My Fabric Designs uses a special ink jet printer to print directly onto fabric, or a sublimation heat transfer process. You can even print one yard at a time.

Jalie 3245 | Womens Tank Top in Modern Jersey

I took forever choosing my fabric type for my Jalie tank. There are performance knits, French Terry, everything an apparel sewist could want. I knew the modern jersey would be a fun challenge. It’s very thin, stretches like crazy, and has excellent recovery. It wouldn’t work for a fitted garment like leggings, because it stretches to the point of translucence. But it’s perfect for this top!

Jalie Tank sewn in modern jersey from My Fabric Designs

The rounded hem was tough to tackle. A split side seam with a longer back might have been an easier route, but I didn’t realize that until after cutting. I finally got it to all come together, but not without some serious help from friends on the MayenDesigns Facebook page. (Thanks, ya’ll!) I made a video if you’d like to see the properties of the modern jersey. It looks a little wonky here; but the fabric did relax into the stitches and it looks great.

Jalie Tank, Tribal Sky in modern jersey from My Fabric Designs

This is Jalie 3245 again, but it’s my first time making the tank version. I swung out the center front fold using my tutorial make a flowy top from a fitted pattern. Other than that, no changes. Zero complaints, as usual with Jalie patterns. I cut according to my bust size and the fit is just right.

Jalie 3245, Tribal Sky in modern jersey

That’s about it; I had an excellent experience with a fabric company I hadn’t had the opportunity to try before. I made a Jalie tank but mixed it up with a “trickier to work with” fabric and felt proud of myself afterwards, since I tend to get real comfortable just sticking to what I do well.

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving! I’ll be helping my sister in law cook instead of hosting this year. I’m absolutely thrilled about that. I stress the hell out on Thanksgiving (keeping it real here) and I’m thankful to help chop celery and corral the kids instead. Tell me what you’re thankful for this week!

Big hugs to all :)

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

6 Comments

  1. Pam @Threading My Way

    Looking good, Amy. Love the print. I have two Jalie patterns that I haven’t touched. Can’t even remember what they are. Must dig them out.

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  2. Cindy

    Love the print and the tank top!!

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  3. Annie

    Cute top, and look at you —looking great modeling :) With so much stashed fabric, I will not be making my own fabric anytime soon…but it sound so fun! Have a great Thanksgiving. I quit hosting Thanksgiving and inviting extended families years ago. The holidays should be fun, not stressed, right?? I am thankful for the little family we have and will be ordering out most of the food ;)

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  4. justine

    Cute top and great fit! I love the back hem. You have me sold on Jalie patterns, now. I’d be curious to see if it fades from the ink jet printing method. You should do an update sometime.

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    • Amy Mayen

      It went through the washing machine like a pro. I’m not sure how they got the ink to stick to synthetic fibers like that, but I don’t think there will be any fading. I’m curious about the linens and poplins and cotton jersey now.

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  5. Angela

    Super cute fabric and great fit on the top! I am extremely jealous that you can wear that right now. It was 23 degrees here this morning with a high of 40 this afternoon. Boo. hoo.

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