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No Pattern Used: Self-drafted (Au Bonheur inspired sweater) thumbsup - Type:Tops
Review submitted in Natural Fibres Contest Contest    printable version
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Reviewed by:Dilliander
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Posted on:5/15/12 0:17 AM
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velosewer said...
I see what you mean about the dye. The colour still makes this top effective. I can see this pattern being useful for two sided stripe or print.
5/15/12 1:24 AM
Sharonspils said...
Lovely top and you did a beautiful job on the dying of the wool.
5/15/12 2:07 AM
QuiltSewSewSue said...
Great job - I am very impressed with all your drafted tops!
5/15/12 2:13 AM
Mel.J said...
5/15/12 2:24 AM
CCQ said...
Nice job; looks very RTW.
5/15/12 10:19 AM
margk said...
Great work!
5/15/12 7:18 PM
jenleeC said...
Nice top! The collar detail adds a nice interest.
5/15/12 9:42 PM
mm said...
Well done. It looks great.
5/16/12 0:35 AM
Dilliander said...
Thanks everyone. Velosewer, I have a striped wool rib that I am considering for this top. I agree the stripes would be quite effective, so may give it a go.
5/16/12 2:47 AM
mmcp said...
Lovely sweater. Someone in France needs to dig up all the leftover Bonheur patterns (they must exist, right?) and throw them on e-bay!
5/16/12 6:24 AM
cleverkitty said...
very very nice, this would rival any designer :)
5/16/12 7:44 AM
VivianZ said...
very nice sweater. I like the design very much.
5/16/12 8:56 AM
sfshaza said...
What a great job you did with this!!! It looks fabulous!
5/19/12 3:07 AM
rivergum said...
Very elegant top. I love the pattern you made and the way it is finished.
5/22/12 1:42 AM
DaisyA said...
Ohh La La! C'est magnifique!
5/23/12 6:28 AM
fuzzygalore said...
Your sweater came out lighter than expected because if you used Dylon it's "fiber reactive" dye, which is for cellulose fibers. For wool, a protein fiber, you need to use acid dyes, which are actually less fussy to use. Next time :-)..
5/23/12 12:21 PM
Dilliander said...
Thanks again for the kind comments. fuzzygalore your explanation of the different types of dyes is very helpful and I have added a note to your comment in the review. The Dylon packet says it can be used with any natural fibre and explains that wool will be a lighter colour, but in reality there was a big variation in tone.
5/23/12 7:11 PM
meggipeg said...
I just scrolled through the contest entries and this was the one that caught my eye. Absolutely stylish and gorgeous. Love it.
5/27/12 6:37 PM
wendyrb said...
I think this is one of the most beautiful things I've seen on PR! And there have been plenty of greats. Thanks for the well detailed review. I look forward to seeing more variations and wish I could locate that pattern.
6/2/12 1:49 PM
Mufffet said...
That is so lovely!
6/4/12 12:31 PM
Aroura said...
Wow, what a great review and amazing sweater! Very impressed!
6/5/12 6:55 PM
FreyaStark said...
An impressive achievement and a lovely garment.
6/15/12 7:19 AM
moushka said...
Fabulous! Love the colour. Your hard work was worth it.
6/16/12 8:28 PM
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