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Posted on:7/16/05 5:42 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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Berenices said... (10/24/06 3:33 PM) Reply
I read the instructions last night, and was annoyed by the incomplete nature of them. So, I was glad to find your review, and verification that my feelings about the instructions were "not just me." Thank you for your detailed review.
Joan Cramer said... (7/19/05 10:50 PM) Reply
Honestly I think it looks nice--I opened the picture before I read a word of your review and I would never have guessed "wadder" from the photo. Maybe you could put it in the closet until fall--when it's cooler you won't mind the close fit, and the warm color will look great in autumn too.
Nikoo said... (7/17/05 9:53 PM) Reply
I think you look great!! Some of the details on the suit are nice. I agree about the taking in of the skirt will make your great looking suit even better.
Chell said... (7/17/05 1:57 PM) Reply
You're right - the pattern sketch doesn't look too much like the top you sewed. Guess you have to have a long thin torso ;~) Thank you, though, for your review because now I don't think I'll waste my time & money on this pattern. It's probably more suited to long thin bodies. (Not mine!)
Skymom said... (7/17/05 1:54 PM) Reply
I like this on you, aside from the wonky fit Vogue seems to have supplied. I'll bet it you take in the skirt, and taper it slightly toward the hem, you'll get more of the hourglass shape that the pattern promises. Meanwhile, I think the bold color with contrasting buttons is very smart and fresh.
Shona said... (7/17/05 12:02 PM) Reply
Thanks for the encourgement and helpful comments everyone. I think part of what bothered me was that usually a peplum makes the bottom look a little smaller, but this seemed to be the opposite. I'll try taking in the skirt a bit. I've heard a camera is better than a mirror, but lots of eyes are wonderful too.
BjP said... (7/17/05 10:09 AM) Reply
If Vogue rated this as Easy, I hate to think what I'm in for in a pattern I just bought that was Advanced! Yikes. Anyway, I agree with everyone else: top is lovely on you, skirt looks just a tad big through the hips and definitely saveable since it has that lovely back tab detail! Great color and a nice review.
Danvillegirl said... (7/17/05 8:50 AM) Reply
I like this outfit and though you are not crazy about it there are some flattering points about it on you. I think your skirt looks a little big in the hip area, but overall I think you look good in the suit. I love the back vent touch. Maybe put it aside and give it some time to "season" and maybe try it again. I understand your frustration when things don't come out exactly as planned or how you thought it would be. Most all of us had made up some of those. Thanks for reviewing.
CarolynGM said... (7/17/05 8:48 AM) Reply
Your outfit is lovely and definitely wearable. Just a few minor fit tweaks will have the next one perfect. Very nice back detail on the skirt.
Stilltheone said... (7/17/05 8:41 AM) Reply
I think you did a great job and it looks beautiful! Thanks for telling us about the pattern.
AnneM said... (7/17/05 8:28 AM) Reply
Easy? Yeah, right. Love that back tab detail, though. Definitely wearable, even if not just what you wanted.
ryan's mom said... (7/17/05 8:16 AM) Reply
Despite your reservations with the pattern and the confining fit, it really does look great on you. I saw the pic and thought, "Wow! That's a lovely outfit."
PixieCat said... (7/17/05 4:46 AM) Reply
When I saw the photo I thought Oh, how lovely. Then I read that it didn't work for you. I agree that confining clothes, especially in summer, are uncomfortable. But I do think your outfit looks nice and wouldn't rate wadder status. You did a beautiful job despite the vague instructions.
CSY said... (7/17/05 0:26 AM) Reply
Shona, I think the top looks really nice on you. The skirt looks a bit to big or too long or needs to be tapered in at the hem, or something. Not sure. I think this look is flattering on you. I like the retro look and you did a nice job on a pattern that really does not look like and EASY.
CSY said... (7/17/05 0:25 AM) Reply
Shona, I think the top looks really nice on you. The skirt looks a bit too big or too long or needs to be tapered in at the hem, or something. Not sure. I think this look is flattering on you. I like the retro look and you did a nice job on a pattern that really does not look like an EASY.
jlg said... (7/16/05 8:31 PM) Reply
Sorry that your top was disappointing, particularly after all of that work. Thanks for the review. By the way, your flowers are beautiful.
Teri said... (7/16/05 6:45 PM) Reply
I think the skirt looks great! I love the tab in the back, very cool looking. I don't think the top looks bad at all, but I know what you mean about feeling confining, I don't like it either:)
purpleseamstress said... (7/16/05 6:35 PM) Reply
If you do make it again, try a light or med. blue. I bet that would look incredible with your complexion and hair color. The orange salmon sure is a pretty color, too. Very striking.
drsue said... (7/16/05 5:51 PM) Reply
I can't believe they rated this as easy - - - that's absurd! I think the reason it doesn't look like you'd like is that the your bust apex is lateral to where the patten's apex is. Other than than, it looks just right.
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