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Posted on:11/22/02 9:07 PM

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Mel.J said...
Autumn - thankyou for a very comprehensive review. Very helpful. Simply the fact that you've made it up so many times is a big vote of confidence for the pattern. It sounds like a very successful & versatile wardrobe staple! Converting it to a dress is an interesting idea too.
11/22/02 9:17 PM
Nice review, Autumn. You sure have done a lot or work with this pattern, customizing it for yourself in so many ways!
11/22/02 9:18 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Amanda L said...
Thank you for writing such a thorough review, and for your great tips about fabric choice and lengthening the pattern into a dress. This sure is the Energizer Bunny of patterns. It keeps going, and going...
11/22/02 10:01 PM
Karen Bowers said...
nice review, autumn. i've been thinking about this pattern ever since LH's class -- i think i'll get the raglan top first (do out this week or next week, right?), but this one just looks very versatile.
11/22/02 11:42 PM
Lisa Laree said...
Just today I was considering the possiblity of lengthening this into a dress! Any tips on how you went about it? How did it turn out?
11/23/02 0:41 AM
Autumn said...
Lisa, if I remember correctly, I lengthened the pattern into a dress using a slight flare (extending view A along the lines, or following the flare given in Textile Studio's Basic Dress). I added a short skirt. I considered a skirt like the City dress or Provence dress, but I was short on fabric, so I opted for a short flounce-like skirt that started at mid-thigh. It ended as a cute dress. By the way, if you simply extend the cowl top view A, you end up with a dress similar in shape to the New York dress, view A (except for the neckline of course!) - at least that's what I recall.
11/24/02 4:30 AM
Lisa Laree said...
Thanks, Autumn! Extending View A into a straight dress is what I was thinking; the similarity between that and the New York Dress hadn't struck me yet. I have enough nerve to put my body in a dress that...sleek? :) I bet the flounce is cute, too!
11/24/02 6:43 PM
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