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Reviewed by:Trinity.

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Posted on:12/21/05 4:23 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 14 people   
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HawkeMorningStar7 said... (12/23/05 10:06 AM) Reply
Lovely top, very flattering. Nice contrast.
Leslie Bonner said... (12/23/05 9:52 AM) Reply
Too fabulous. Makes me want to get pattern immediately.
Trinity. said... (12/22/05 3:15 PM) Reply
Julia, since I have to take out so much I use four parallel slashes from armscye to CF. If the pattern has no CF seam, I cut the pattern at CF. I overlap at each slash 3/8" on CF and nothing at armscye. True up CF line. I can't find this alteration in any of my fitting books right now (I'm sure it's there, just not sure where) but it was the only thing that smoothed out the front when making my basic fitting shell.
Julia Graham said... (12/22/05 1:47 PM) Reply
Xenophea, I also have a shallow upper chest and am interested in the alteration you describe. Can you say a bit more about it, how you do it, where exactly you take out? Thanks, and your top looks great!
CarolynGM said... (12/22/05 12:43 PM) Reply
Very lovely top and an excellent review.
drsue said... (12/22/05 11:54 AM) Reply
This is a great top on you! Very helpful review.
AnneM said... (12/22/05 6:52 AM) Reply
Very cute! Congrats on your top.
Danvillegirl said... (12/22/05 5:58 AM) Reply
Lovely tunic top. Looks very flattering.
Ceri590 said... (12/22/05 4:59 AM) Reply
I love it!
PhyllisC said... (12/21/05 9:36 PM) Reply
This is a *great* top!
Lori Sews said... (12/21/05 6:29 PM) Reply
Very nice!
MaryBeth said... (12/21/05 6:08 PM) Reply
Tailypo said... (12/21/05 5:58 PM) Reply
I agree -- it is very pretty. I like your fabric choices.
milwaukee_kelly said... (12/21/05 5:48 PM) Reply
oh my. that is lovely. I think I may cave and order this one!
jlg said... (12/21/05 5:37 PM) Reply
Very, very pretty top.
Gigi Louis said... (12/21/05 5:37 PM) Reply
This turned out so pretty! I'm really glad I ordered this. I think it will be a great summer top for me.
beangirl said... (12/21/05 5:29 PM) Reply
awesome, X! I've been waiting to see how yours came out and it's lovely. Ooooo, I want to make mine NOW. Hmmph. Rotten kids and family and their rotten need for christmas presents. ;-) Thanks for the tips on the little drafting errors, I'll keep my eye out for them. The size 6 in this one seems to have been ok, it looks really good on you!
Leora said... (12/21/05 4:38 PM) Reply
This is the pattern I have my eye on. Sounds like a good one to try. Your version looks great!
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