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Pattern Reviews> KnipMode Magazine> 8/2005 #9a (Gathered V-neck)

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Reviewed by:Leslie in Austin
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Posted on:10/3/06 8:58 PM
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PegL said...
Very pretty top and I still love the color! Vincent should take lessons from you -- your sleeves look great! Very helpful review....good to see you doing one again! I've missed you lately!
10/3/06 9:29 PM
Peggy L said...
I like the color, too. Very nice. Fun to see two reviews from you in one day!
10/3/06 9:49 PM
Lori V said...
That is a great top.
10/3/06 9:53 PM
MelissaB in WA said...
Oh I really like that top! Maybe Katharine should go into business translating patterns, hint hint Katharine! LOL Enjoy your new top! :-)
10/3/06 10:07 PM
Lorna C. Newman said...
Leslie, can you give more detail on how to use the elastic thread?
10/3/06 10:11 PM
Leslie in Austin said...
Lorna, I just followed the instructions on the packaging: handwind the elastic thread onto the bobbin, use regular thread on top. Use a long stitch length. Sew along the line to be gathered, leaving a long tail at the beginning and end. The thread automatically gathers up the fabric. Leaving the tails helps you adjust the distribution of them. If you google elastic thread, you'll also find a SewNews article at
10/3/06 10:23 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
Great looking top. Love the gathering. Thanks for the tip on the cloth covered elastic, too.
10/3/06 11:01 PM
Tini said...
greeeaaat top... I need to dig thru my knip mode mags and see if I have this issue
10/4/06 2:28 AM
Maychi said...
Lovely top! I love the front gathers!
10/4/06 5:37 AM
Nickle said...
Love the top and the neck gathers.
10/4/06 6:30 AM
CarolynGM said...
Great neckline. You should do a notion review on that elastic -- sounds like a very useful item to have around.
10/4/06 6:37 AM
Sanibelle said...
You did such a beautiful job on the gathers; it turns a simple top into something special.
10/4/06 6:37 AM
GorgeousFabrics said...
What a great top!
10/4/06 7:23 AM
Marie-Claude said...
Lang leven de Knip, inderdaad ;-) Nice top and thanks for the gathering tip with elastic thread!
10/4/06 7:54 AM
Stacy Sews said...
Beautiful! I love this style!
10/4/06 8:35 AM
touran said...
You gave the biggest laugh in a long time. I guess I'm *more* predictable than you. Your top is really pretty. I love the V neck with gathers so much. And I'm so happy to see your reviews again.
10/4/06 9:31 AM
slanden99 said...
I like the gathers on the V neck. Great job
10/4/06 10:00 AM
cindyann said...
I love your top. Soooo cute. Something I need in my wardrobe. Thanks for the tip on the cloth covered elastic. I hate gathering!
10/4/06 10:11 AM
milwaukee_kelly said...
That neckline is fabulous Leslie! I love that the V is softned with the gathers. Thanks for sharing with us! :)
10/4/06 10:37 AM
umjudis said...
Good to see you again. Loved your top, color, design. Sleeves don't look bad at all from the picture.
10/4/06 10:45 AM
BeckyW said...
Very cute top!!!!
10/4/06 11:55 AM
maryfrana said...
Love the gathering at the neckline and the color is dynamite.
10/4/06 1:34 PM
ACB said...
Well done, just beautiful!
10/4/06 5:42 PM
JDpenelope said...
This is a fun top and a fun review. Vincent should be so lucky -- Your sleeves are a whole lot better than any of his.
10/4/06 5:42 PM
dreamdesigner said...
Really, Really cute Leslie! DH bought me a very similiar top from Ann Taylor for my b-day in April, and I've been searching for a pattern ever since! I'm thinking I might try to do a knock-off from it at this point.
10/4/06 6:27 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Wat a great pattern. I think we should pressure simplicity to come out with this pattern. Your top is cute.
10/4/06 10:58 PM
casken said...
I really like your top and the colour.. oo-la-la! Thank you for your review!
10/5/06 1:48 AM
blue mooney said...
I agree, that is a terrific top!
10/5/06 1:06 PM
cecelia said...
I love the top--it's all in the details, right? I really like the different "V." Dutch pattern--my husband is Dutch, umm, doesn't speak it though :(
10/10/06 11:47 AM
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