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Pattern Reviews> Victory Patterns> 2001 (Roxanne Top )

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Posted on:3/15/14 4:08 AM
Last Updated:3/15/14 11:01 PM
Project Photo:Victory Patterns: 2001 by dollston

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Pattern Photo:Victory Patterns 2001
Victory Patterns Pattern Info
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $12.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Poplin  [See other projects in this fabric]
1.Why did you choose this Pattern Company?
*I mainly chose this company for this particular pattern.

2. How did you obtain this pattern? (bricks and mortar store, online, downloaded)
*I bought this online from an Australian re-seller.

3. Did the pattern meet up with your expectations- ie if a PDF was it easy to print. In general was the fit as described, was the pattern a success, company easy to work with?
* It was as I expected.

4. Was sewing this pattern more or less difficult than other pattern companies? If so, why?
*I probably found this pattern fairly easy to understand and sew, but it is a pretty basic item of clothing.

5. Would you buy another pattern from this company? Why or why not.
*I would probably buy the hazel pattern from this range.

6. Would you recommend this Pattern Company?
*I would recommend it, they are fun, feminine designs.

Pattern Description:
Roxanne features a single breast pocket and a back yoke that releases a cluster of deep pleats, which add fullness to the body. The asymmetrical hemline falls just below the hips at the front and takes a dramatic plunge at the back.

Two style versions allow you to choose between three quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless blouse.

Two neckline options offer a simple front opening with ties that form a little bow, or get a little edgy with a triple pleated collar.

Pattern Sizing:
2-16. I used an 8 because I wanted a more slim line fit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I added sleeve detail, and I did find that I had a lot more fullness with my version than in the picture, but the structure is the same.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, up until I got to the section on attaching the collar and how to include the yoke binding. I have no idea what was going on with the binding at that point, so I just took a guess and did it the way I thought looked ok. Otherwise yes, the instructions are clear and logical.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how clear the drawings are and that the glossary is comprehensive!
I didnt like how at the very start it had you serge the edges, that made them far to large in my opinion so I ended up serging them closer to the seam allowance.

Fabric Used:
A cotton poplin and a cotton homespun from my stash.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added the little caps on the sleeves. I added them before I did the sleeve binding.
I also topstitched the collar instead of understitched as I wanted the contrast on the blue.

I didnt add the pocket.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan to sew it again but take a lot of the fullness out to better compliment my frame.
I would recommend selecting your collar material and interfacing carefully as I had a lot of bulk to battle with.

I adore the collar on this top and I am so glad I bought the pattern.
Available for sale on PR: $12.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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velosewer said...
I adore the work you did on this collar too.
3/15/14 6:18 AM
LTC said...
Great looking top and love the collar detail.
3/15/14 6:55 AM
nothy lane said...
I love the collar. What a great top.
3/15/14 7:51 AM
Quickie said...
Yes the collar is an outstabding feature. Very special
3/15/14 10:31 AM
Dynamo said...
This is a wonderful top. Very unique.
3/15/14 11:50 AM
Berniejh said...
Very cool details
3/15/14 3:03 PM
stonecutter17 said...
I am in love with this collar! You did a terrific job, and chose a fabulous color combination too!
3/15/14 3:09 PM
Aafke said...
Well done!
3/15/14 3:20 PM
material excess said...
I think it looks good on you with leggings and the current amount of fullness, but I can see that you'd want to take it in to wear with any other kind of bottom.
3/15/14 11:36 PM
lamstu said...
The collar is great, love the reversed colors. The whole top is very new and unusual!
3/16/14 5:30 AM
Patti B said...
What a stunning top. The collar is just delightful. Thanks for a helpful review.
3/16/14 9:09 AM
STARG said...
Love the reverse fabrics on the collar. Very creative!
3/16/14 11:43 AM
beanchor said...
Great collar!
3/16/14 3:04 PM
Chococat said...
I love that funky collar!
3/18/14 5:47 PM
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