Jalie 3024 – Knit Dresses


I had a very limited amount of this red/black double knit border print I purchased last summer at Tissus mode de l’Orme in Granby, QC.  I wanted to use the border at the bottom of the dress as well as at the waist. I turned to Jalie 3024, a simple dress that can be sewn mostly with a serger. I made this pattern five years ago for a trip to Italy and have been meaning to sew more dresses from this pattern. With this border print I felt I had the perfect fabric to pair with this simple style.

Jalie 3024

The pattern offers a choice of necklines. The cross-over “V” can either go in the front or the back (or the front AND back). For this dress I sewed view A without the flounce at the bottom. I added a 1/2″ to the length of the bodice. The neck binding is sewn on the inside for this view.



This was such a satisfying project that I decided to keep going. This time I used a cotton/lycra jersey also purchased at Tissus mode de l’Orme.


Instead of sewing the inset as a separate piece, I taped the pattern piece to the top of the skirt to create a single piece. Once again I added a 1/2″ to the bottom of the bodice.

I chose to  sew the top with the extended sleeves (View A) but use the cross-over ”V’ for the back (View B & C). To accomplish this I placed the sleeveless pattern piece (bodice for B & C) over the pattern piece with the sleeve (View A). You have to adjust the back shoulder seams to match the front (or vice-versa if you are putting the cross-over “V” in the front) but it is very simple to do by matching the center fronts/backs.


For this version I sewed the binding on the outside.


Here is a picture taken in Venice five years ago. For this dress I put the cross-over “V”  in the front.


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22 thoughts on “Jalie 3024 – Knit Dresses

  1. Hi Lucy,

    The dresses you made with this pattern are wonderful. I’m thinking about making this dress and wondered whether you used lining. The knit I’m planning to use is mid-weight, but it stills seems like it might be a bit see-through in sunlight.


    • Thank you Karen. It is a fun dress to sew. None of my dresses are lined. The red/black one is a medium weight knit and the two others are lighter weight knits. I wear them all with half-slips.

  2. I love both dresses! I like the crossover for the back on your second dress, looks like you got a great fit with the back. I like the idea of blending the middle piece with lower piece to make one skirt piece.

  3. Wonderful dresses, Lucy! The design choices & fabric pairings really make the most of this pattern! The red banded and abstract floral dresses really do not seem made from the same pattern, either.

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