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Wild Ginger: 031406 (RTW Gathered Tee Knockoff) - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:Debbie Cook
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Posted on:3/16/06 7:26 AM
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Linda F said...
Wow, great copy of a RTW. Do you sleep? Or are you the energizer bunny in disguise? This is a great review and I am keeping a copy of this one. The many photos are a great help. Thank you for sharing!
3/16/06 8:16 AM
Doris Stewart said...
Great looking shirt and another wonderful review. Thanks for both - you have inspired me to try one.
3/16/06 8:28 AM
BeckyC said...
Beautiful Top! Love the color on you. Love the crystals and nailheads around the neckline and bust. Nice RTW look. Thank you for the great instructions!
3/16/06 8:29 AM
Nickle said...
Nice top. Very informative review. I like what you did with the neckline trim. Looks great.
3/16/06 8:53 AM
Kay Y said...
Very nice T. I thank you for the details of your design process since I am also using PMB these days (and loving the editor!). I am glad to learn from your experiments. On your shirt, does the FOE continue to fold over a split which you have gathered on each side, or how are you attaching it over the gathers?
3/16/06 9:48 AM
Debbie Cook said...
Kay, the front is cut on the fold so there's no center seam. The neckline areas to be gathered don't meet the fold so after cutting, it's just an extension of the vee. Clear? So then those areas are gathered and the FOE is applied in one piece. I re-arrange the vee while attaching the FOE so that the vee/gathers are feeding into the machine in a straight line. After the FOE is attached, the gathered areas are folded right sides together and seamed together from the wrong side. If you look at the links for the RTW pics in the review, I think you should see what I mean.
3/16/06 9:56 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
Debbie, this is fabulous. I love the fact that you embellished the FOE with beads, etc. Yes, another "Debbie Creation" that looks fantastic.
3/16/06 10:01 AM
donna wicks said...
Deb, You are sooooo clever. Love your shirt. Donna W
3/16/06 10:18 AM
quirkygal said...
Great top - glad to see Zille on PR too.
3/16/06 10:22 AM
Cathy Loves Fabric said...
Debbie, you're a doll. I couldn't figure out how to apply this type of embellishment which I love! Thanks for this review.
3/16/06 11:02 AM
PVA said...
Great review, as always! I love what you've done to embellish the neckline! Thank you, so much for all the wonderful details & photos -- it is all so helpful!
3/16/06 11:20 AM
BjP said...
Looks great and you've given us another very helpful review!
3/16/06 11:23 AM
Mariko said...
This is a great review and has archival contents. I am very interested in making T-shirt now, and I appreciate your time and effort to put it togehter!
3/16/06 11:42 AM
ryan's mom said...
Oh, what a GREAT review! All your pics were so helpful and the end result is so impressive!!! Just when I say to my DH I don't need patternmaking software, then I read your reviews! :)
3/16/06 3:02 PM
Lori V said...
Great looking shirt. Thanks for the review and all the wonderful, helpful pictures.
3/16/06 5:05 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Debbie, your top looks sensational on you. I like where the gathers hit, very flattering. The colour also suits you and of course I love the bling! Belinda
3/16/06 5:38 PM
hongkongshopper said...
Fun TShirt - great review!
3/16/06 6:02 PM
AnneM said...
Yours certainly fits much more nicely than that RTW fits your dress form. Very nice; I like the bottom hem.
3/16/06 7:08 PM
PhyllisC said...
Great review Debbie !...this is a wonderful example of making subtle changes to what is seemingly a simple pattern, that - when added up - *really* produces a fanstatic result!
3/16/06 7:42 PM
sewsally said...
Debbie --- you save me lots of work !! This a similar to a design in my head that I want to do with Pattern Master. Will study your sewing journey in depth. Thanks.
3/17/06 1:12 AM
LLS said...
Debbie - Very helpful review, especially with your illustrations. Looks great on you.
3/18/06 2:25 PM
Sherril Miller said...
I don't know how I missed this one. I especially love the bling, but the fit is top notch.
4/1/06 2:52 PM
clematis said...
Very, very helpful. I wish this patterm came in size 14 as I'm just learning how to adjust for fit. I too have that fabric and hope mine turns out as good as yours!
4/2/06 3:20 AM
Vicki Rae Born said...
I accidentally found you while trying to learn how to use my 7 year old serger. Do you have a book? Your instructions are FABULOUS...and your pattern reviews show a generosity of spirit that I am in AWE OF!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us!
6/7/07 0:23 AM
Tessa on Gabriola said...
Good Job, Debbie! I didn't know one could review Wild Ginger patterns here. I swear by mine!
1/4/10 0:02 AM
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