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Reviewed by:LynnRowe
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Posted on:5/16/10 12:20 PM
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NC Carol said... (11/17/12 9:08 AM) Reply
The Vogue pattern website had OOP's on sale this week and I bought this pattern. Can't wait to try out this top. Thanks very much for the review!
QuiltersFan said... (6/6/10 4:07 PM) Reply
To follow up: I applied the band to 2925 without trimming the seam allowance (my choice). Love the finish. The lack of trimming worked on the neckline and sleeve top and is OK under the arm. Next time I would trim slightly under arm only. And Lynn is correct. This is one easy and very flattering top.
Moxie Carol said... (5/30/10 2:21 PM) Reply
I bought this pattern because I loved the skirt - You've sold me on the top. It's going on my list!
LynnRowe said... (5/17/10 9:13 AM) Reply
Hi QuiltersFan. the band width is 1 1/2" on the nose, sewn with a 3/8" seam. :)
lamstu said... (5/17/10 7:21 AM) Reply
I don't think I've ever been so enthusiastic about a pattern in my life! Something to look forward to... (I am in dire need of new t-shirts so I'll have to order this one in the next sale.) The workmanship is really good in your versions as well.
Rebecca D said... (5/17/10 6:50 AM) Reply
My gosh, you've sold me and there is a Club BMV sale coming up this week, hello 1141, welcome to my shopping cart. All these views are just great looking. Thanks for the review.
QuiltersFan said... (5/17/10 0:47 AM) Reply
Love your tops. I am sewing up 2925 at the moment and would like to try the binding. What is the width of the binding strip for 1141?
clgangi said... (5/16/10 9:11 PM) Reply
Great (and entertaining!) review - and all of the tops are beautiful. I'm adding this pattern to my "must buy" list. You are the worst (or is it best?!) of all enablers on PR, by the way. ;-)
LynnRowe said... (5/16/10 7:32 PM) Reply
Thanks, everyone! Madronadesign, I do have the 2925 as well. They're very close to being identical; the 2925 has a wider shoulder and higher neckline, but a lot of that is just due to the construction of narrow-hemming (2925) versus binding (1141). I wouldn't buy V1141 if you already have V2925, I'd just reduce the seam allowances by the narrow-hemming width and do binding. I don't think there'd be any noticeable difference, if any at all.
homejewel said... (5/16/10 6:32 PM) Reply
Wonder how much $$ Vogue will make off of this review. You sold me. lol!! They all look wonderful.
Raye Ann said... (5/16/10 6:32 PM) Reply
based on your accolades- i picked up this pattern today on sale at JAs. thanks for the timely review!
Time4me said... (5/16/10 6:31 PM) Reply
REALLY nice tops Lynn. I love seeing all the fabric you buy made up into tops. Keep these reviews coming!
madronadesign said... (5/16/10 5:42 PM) Reply
Nice top Lynn. Now I see why you're such an avid promoter of knits! Do you have both Vogue patterns? I just have the older one (also makes a nice top). I wondered if you or anyone could comment on whether they are exactly the same, with just the bands added?
ElizabethDee said... (5/16/10 5:35 PM) Reply
Great review, and such gorgeous tops! And the rest of us better watch out -- now that you have your camera, you are going to do for pattern-shopping what you have done for fabric-buying....
Rhoda K said... (5/16/10 4:58 PM) Reply
All very nice tops.
ryansmumAria said... (5/16/10 3:33 PM) Reply
just lovely~
LynnRowe said... (5/16/10 2:18 PM) Reply
Vogue 1141, huh, AuntieShel? Hmmm, I dunno...I'd have to think about that one. LOL! You're right, Vogue did this top previously, V2925. The 2925 top just had "turn & stitch" instructions for the neckline and sleeve hems. The 1141 has the bands, a much nicer professional-looking finish. Best fabric is something that has great recovery, so I'd want a good helping of lycra in the knit.
AuntieShel said... (5/16/10 2:02 PM) Reply
Hey, LynnRowe, what do you think of the knit top in the Vogue 1141 pattern? (grin!) You have convinced me!! I believe this top was in another Vogue wardrobe pattern that was discontinued. I made that one out of an interlock and wasn't happy with it, so got rid of the pattern. I can see I didn't give it enough of a chance so will have to get this one and try again. Yours are gorgeous!
Michele Lommasson said... (5/16/10 1:46 PM) Reply
What a fabulous review. You have entirely convinced me that I need this pattern NOW!
sewnsewtoo said... (5/16/10 1:31 PM) Reply
Thankyou for the tips on this pattern. Your tops are beautiful. I need to get this pattern.
beth5646 said... (5/16/10 12:46 PM) Reply
Thanks for the great review. I have this pattern in my stash. I am going to get it right now and make a muslin. I have been looking for a good knit top pattern like this. Thanks again for the great review--and I do love all your tops.
Jeannine1976 said... (5/16/10 12:46 PM) Reply
Wow. That top really is fantastic. The details are just right. In fact, I love all four of the pieces offered in that pattern. It's going on the Wish List. Thanks for the review and the heads up!!!!
Patti B said... (5/16/10 12:39 PM) Reply
Love your review -- and the tops. I have this pattern and it sounds as if I should sew it up!
Terri Smith said... (5/16/10 12:27 PM) Reply
Love them all, and very nice finishing work on the bands. Thanks so much for the review.
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