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Pattern Reviews> Ottobre Woman Magazine> 02-2007-04 (Puffed-sleeve T-shirt)

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Posted on:6/13/07 11:57 AM
Last Updated:12/3/07 6:07 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 21 people   
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Kris32 said... (3/15/08 7:52 PM) Reply
I love the shaped sleeve binding! I will have to try that on my next go.
LorettaV said... (12/29/07 5:39 PM) Reply
This is currently my favorite pattern for the shirt. I LOVE this fabric!!
Melody said... (12/4/07 5:50 PM) Reply
Debbie, not only are all the versions really great, but dang you're a fast sew-er.
gatorgirl4325 said... (12/4/07 11:21 AM) Reply
Love your new versions!!
Sigrid. said... (12/4/07 2:38 AM) Reply
Wonderful tees. Love them all. This pattern is so versatile. I used it again this weekend as starting point for my DD t-shirt. Great result in her size again.
AngieC said... (12/4/07 0:32 AM) Reply
I especially love the fabric in #2 but I like all of your tops! I bought this pattern recently on eBay... I'm shaped like you so it is good to see how it looks on a full figured woman! Great review~
jnamcd said... (12/3/07 7:14 PM) Reply
I LOVE the fabric for top #2!! And I'm so jealous of how tan you are in the other pictures! Argh!!
Helen near Sydney said... (8/21/07 4:32 AM) Reply
MelissaB in WA said... (6/18/07 8:41 AM) Reply
Beautiful top Debbie!!!
AnneM said... (6/16/07 4:36 PM) Reply
Great top, very cute.
Debbie Cook said... (6/14/07 6:15 PM) Reply
I used both. My high bust to choose the upper body sizing (neck, shoulders, armholes) and then I extended out to my full bust at the bottom of the armhole.
jacalhoun said... (6/14/07 4:42 PM) Reply
Your top looks great, Debbie. I'm about to trace it off for myself and wondered - did you use your high bust measurement or your full bust measurement when choosing your size?
Hilary said... (6/14/07 3:33 PM) Reply
Great tee, Debbie! That fabric is soo pretty, it's perfect for this top, and how great that it needed no FBA :D:D
marycds said... (6/14/07 2:43 PM) Reply
Inspired by your coverstitch! Thanks.
martinanne said... (6/14/07 10:59 AM) Reply
I love it, Debbie! You look great in this top. I wasn't going to try it because of the sleeves, but I think they look great on you so I will try them on me. For those who asked, you can get Ottobre Woman here and you CAN subscribe to just the "woman" version and not the "kids" version, if that's what you want (but if you have kids, you NEED both). And you can still get this issue as part of your sub (as of today, when I checked). Or you can purchase backorders seperately.
Mufffet said... (6/14/07 10:12 AM) Reply
Look great Debbie - thanks for the thorough review. I really appreciate the pictures of the neckline and sleeve finishes. Practical illustrations of the use of having a coverstitch functionality.
carolynw said... (6/14/07 9:27 AM) Reply
Really super looking Tee. Neat job with the cover stitch!
Nancy K said... (6/14/07 7:16 AM) Reply
Nice top Debbie! Now where do we get Ottobre woman magazine?
LauraM62 said... (6/14/07 6:49 AM) Reply
Great top Debbie, looks wonderful on you! And a wonderful review as always!
hongkongshopper said... (6/14/07 6:35 AM) Reply
I am not sure that I NEED it, but I sure do like it!
fuzzygalore said... (6/14/07 5:17 AM) Reply
Oh, this sounds like a pearl! Now how to get my hands on it :-)..
Tany said... (6/14/07 4:12 AM) Reply
Thank you for another very helpful review!!
Schnauzer said... (6/14/07 0:31 AM) Reply
Very nice Debbie- I love that fabric!
casken said... (6/13/07 11:33 PM) Reply
This top looks very cute on you. Nice fabric too.
oldsewandsew said... (6/13/07 10:38 PM) Reply
What issue of Ottobre did this come out of? Looks like I'd like to make it. It's very nice on you, Debbie
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (6/13/07 10:35 PM) Reply
i Love it!
KathySews said... (6/13/07 10:21 PM) Reply
Wow No FBA? Fantastic and another reason why I want a CS. Great tee
CherylStillSews said... (6/13/07 8:13 PM) Reply
Great top - gorgeous fabric!
KiwiWendy said... (6/13/07 8:03 PM) Reply
wow, no shoulder or sleeve width adjustments!!! That's fantastic.
Sew4Fun said... (6/13/07 7:52 PM) Reply
First Angie's rave review, now yours. This is quickly becoming the latest must-have pattern. Thanks for the tip about the 1/2" binder too.
MareeAlison said... (6/13/07 7:38 PM) Reply
I really like the fabrics you use Debbie. Very nice.
Donna H said... (6/13/07 6:14 PM) Reply
Great fabric choice. Another TNT winner!
Sherril Miller said... (6/13/07 5:31 PM) Reply
I love this top. I have got to get me some of those binders.
bunz said... (6/13/07 4:23 PM) Reply
Terrific colors on you Debbie!
OP Gal said... (6/13/07 2:25 PM) Reply
Cute top and great review, as usual. Thanks for the extra pictures and explanations for the neckline and sleeve edges. I always admire your perfect coverstitching. Maybe someday, with more practice, I'll acquire the skill.
Nancy K said... (6/13/07 1:14 PM) Reply
Nice top Debbie. One of these days I have to sit down and figure out the proper settings for my coverstitch binders. Yours bindings look so professional.
Linda G said... (6/13/07 12:51 PM) Reply
Wonderful fit for almost no alterations,..... isn't that great? Sometimes I feel like the alterations take longer than the sewing. I love the fabric. Nice job on the coverstitch....every time I read one of your reviews I am closer to buying a coverstitch machine.
Levone said... (6/13/07 12:39 PM) Reply
Love this! I have this one traced and ready to cut out.
Seaspur said... (6/13/07 12:30 PM) Reply
Nice t-shirt, great fabric!
Izzie said... (6/13/07 12:18 PM) Reply
Beautiful top, I love that fabric!
pterion said... (6/13/07 12:17 PM) Reply
Lovely shirt - it looks great on you. And oh how I covet that coverstitch machine! Beautiful job, as always!
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