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Pattern Reviews> Other> 002 (Kimono Robe by Palmer/Pletsch)

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Posted on:6/30/06 8:45 PM
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Mikelee said... (7/10/06 11:58 PM) Reply
Carol, I remember when you chose the fabric you were a bit concerned about the investment. But, I think you were really smart. I heard an instructor once say that when students choose the cheapest fabric they can find that they are usually unhappy with the product no matter how well sewn. You did well. Mazel tov!
Vonnevo said... (7/2/06 1:28 AM) Reply
Carol, you have one lovely robe there. The colours are beautiful and very flattering for you. I am glad you managed to take the class. The planning and thought you put into sewing this one's a beauty.
BjP said... (7/1/06 10:11 PM) Reply
Very pretty robe, Carol. I bet these colors look wonderful on you with your coloring. Thanks for letting us see your final results!
Debbie Cook said... (7/1/06 9:59 PM) Reply
Hey, where are the puppies and lamps?? Seriously, much better pic! Thanks for enlarging it. Looks like your class was a success! Just remember, it *is* a robe so the underarms won't be tight. I look like a sack in my velour robe but I still love it because it's so comfy.
Sherril Miller said... (7/1/06 9:14 PM) Reply
Much better picture Carol, thank you. I don't think going between sizes is what you need. Do the FBA and cut a large. The dropped shoulders that you don't like is how the patternmaker intended the shoulders to fit. You can tell this by how high the sleeve cap is. If it's fairly flat, then it's supposed to be dropped off your sholder. If it's high and rounded, then it's supposed to fit at your shoulder line.
Debbie Cook said... (7/1/06 7:48 PM) Reply
Pretty colors, Carol. But yes, we NEED to see it big and detailed since we've heard so much about it. :-) Please make it at least 500 pixels tall if DH is willing.
Learn To Sew said... (7/1/06 7:21 PM) Reply
Lorna and Sherril. Yes, an FBA on a Large might be better. I just tried it on. A little bit big in the back and I think there is too much fabric at the back waist under the belt. Not in the front though. The back belt area poofs a bit. The patterns SA's are 1 inch. Do you think I could get away with tracing between the sizes? Or if you think an FBA is needed, I can try it. I have FFRP.
Learn To Sew said... (7/1/06 2:42 PM) Reply
Thank you, alll of you. I am so touched at your comments. Is the picture large enough to see when you click on the robe? We can make it a little larger, if you would like.
Sherril Miller said... (7/1/06 2:41 PM) Reply
Carol I'd like to see a better pic to really SEE your beautiful robe. I feel like I'm sitting in California looking at that pic. Do you think making the large and using a FBA would be a good solution to get a better fit?
Lorna C. Newman said... (7/1/06 10:26 AM) Reply
Love the colours Carol! And I also loved the play by play on the classes as well. Great job!
slanden99 said... (7/1/06 9:37 AM) Reply
Very pretty robe. Thanks for posting the picture-I'd been curious what you'd bee working on for your robe class
blue mooney said... (7/1/06 7:30 AM) Reply
I've been following your saga, Carol. It's great to see the finished product. I think in the long run you will be glad you bought the good fabric. Your robe is lovely!
lornakismet said... (7/1/06 1:18 AM) Reply
Carol, from what I can see, it is a lovely garment, but IT IS SO SMALL! Make it bigger so we can see the details, por favor. -LornaKismet (Lorna A.)
ccris said... (7/1/06 0:32 AM) Reply
Yay, it's finished, and oh sooo pretty, too. Nice work, Carol. Love the colors. Now, you have to get more of that fabric and make matching pajamas!
AnitaJ said... (6/30/06 11:44 PM) Reply
Beautiful robe! I love the fabrics you chose.
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (6/30/06 11:34 PM) Reply
Your robe is very pretty Carol.
Jennifer shaw said... (6/30/06 11:10 PM) Reply
Yay, Carol! Your robe turned out beautifully. Your Mom is going to love her custom designed robe! Thanks for your review!!
Ann B. said... (6/30/06 10:48 PM) Reply
This is really pretty Carol. I know that you will enjoy this quality robe every time you wear it. Thank you for the review. ~Ann
Karla Kizer said... (6/30/06 10:43 PM) Reply
Carol, I know you put a lot of time and effort into finding a way to take that class. Congratulations on your robe project; it looks beautiful and you're right: you chose lovely fabric!
PVA said... (6/30/06 10:27 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review, Carol -- your robe is beautiful! I'm certain you'll find more enjoyment as you become more accustomed to the new techniques you're learning. (Also, I'm sure it will be more fun after your neck has finished healing!)
PVA said... (6/30/06 10:26 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review, Carol -- your robe is beautiful! I'm certain you'll find more enjoyment as you become more accustomed to the new techniques you're learning. (Also, I'm sure it will be more fun after your neck has finally healed!)
elizajo said... (6/30/06 10:23 PM) Reply
What a beautiful robe! Your choice of fabrics and sewing are quite nice. I am glad you learned so much in your class.
Mary Stiefer said... (6/30/06 10:04 PM) Reply
Very nice and I'm sure your Mom will hers as a Christmas present.
Mufffet said... (6/30/06 9:33 PM) Reply
Your robe is lovely Carol! It looks so well done. I like your attitude. Taking the time to perfect you rskills is the best way, and you will have less frustration and more fun. Your put a lot of work and thought into this garment and it shows in the picture and in the review!
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