Jalie’s new(ish) Bobbie knit top pattern is similar to Sew House Seven’s new(ish) Tabor V-Neck pattern, so we decided to test them both in our Organic Soy Knit to see if we prefer either. Our amazing seamstress, Bonnie, sewed and modeled both. Here are her conclusions.
Jalie describes the Bobbie as a knit v-neck dolman top, loose fitting through the body, fitted at the hips, with a cropped, tank-like facing that keeps the neckline against the body and hides the bra. Sew House Seven describes the Tabor as a v-neck, cropped, sleeveless knit tee with a mitered neck band.
Spoiler Alert: Jalie Bobbie vs. Sew House 7 Tabor is a Tie!
Bonnie loves both these tops for different reasons. The Jalie Bobbie has clear instructions, especially for the under facing, and the under facing is a cool way to finish a v-neck. The Bobbie is quite long (27 inches), and the cut-on sleeves are fluttery, necessitating the inside facing.
Bonnie also loves the instructions for the Tabor V-Neck. The mitered V-Neck band is a little tricky, and a beginner may prefer the lapped band. The Tabor has many different options, including long-sleeved sweaters. The fit is very loose, which makes it a quick sew (few fitting worries).
I agree with Bonnie that these tops tie for first place. The facing on the Jalie Bobbie is cool, and I have replicated it on a couple of V-Neck Grainline Lark Tees (will blog about them soon!). I think the Tabor looks better on Bonnie, however, and I plan to sew a few for myself!