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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...
I love the shaped sleeve binding! I will have to try that on my next go.
3/15/08 7:52 PM
LorettaV said...
This is currently my favorite pattern for the shirt. I LOVE this fabric!!
12/29/07 5:39 PM
Melody said...
Debbie, not only are all the versions really great, but dang you're a fast sew-er.
12/4/07 5:50 PM
gatorgirl4325 said...
Love your new versions!!
12/4/07 11:21 AM
Sigrid. said...
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.
12/4/07 2:38 AM
AngieC said...
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~
12/4/07 0:32 AM
jnamcd said...
I LOVE the fabric for top #2!! And I'm so jealous of how tan you are in the other pictures! Argh!!
12/3/07 7:14 PM
Helen near Sydney said...
8/21/07 4:32 AM
MelissaB in WA said...
Beautiful top Debbie!!!
6/18/07 8:41 AM
AnneM said...
Great top, very cute.
6/16/07 4:36 PM
Debbie Cook said...
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.
6/14/07 6:15 PM
jacalhoun said...
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?
6/14/07 4:42 PM
Hilary said...
Great tee, Debbie! That fabric is soo pretty, it's perfect for this top, and how great that it needed no FBA :D:D
6/14/07 3:33 PM
marycds said...
Inspired by your coverstitch! Thanks.
6/14/07 2:43 PM
martinanne said...
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.
6/14/07 10:59 AM
Mufffet said...
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.
6/14/07 10:12 AM
carolynw said...
Really super looking Tee. Neat job with the cover stitch!
6/14/07 9:27 AM
Nancy K said...
Nice top Debbie! Now where do we get Ottobre woman magazine?
6/14/07 7:16 AM
LauraM62 said...
Great top Debbie, looks wonderful on you! And a wonderful review as always!
6/14/07 6:49 AM
hongkongshopper said...
I am not sure that I NEED it, but I sure do like it!
6/14/07 6:35 AM
fuzzygalore said...
Oh, this sounds like a pearl! Now how to get my hands on it :-)..
6/14/07 5:17 AM
Tany said...
Thank you for another very helpful review!!
6/14/07 4:12 AM
Schnauzer said...
Very nice Debbie- I love that fabric!
6/14/07 0:31 AM
casken said...
This top looks very cute on you. Nice fabric too.
6/13/07 11:33 PM
oldsewandsew said...
What issue of Ottobre did this come out of? Looks like I'd like to make it. It's very nice on you, Debbie
6/13/07 10:38 PM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
i Love it!
6/13/07 10:35 PM
KathySews said...
Wow No FBA? Fantastic and another reason why I want a CS. Great tee
6/13/07 10:21 PM
CherylStillSews said...
Great top - gorgeous fabric!
6/13/07 8:13 PM
KiwiWendy said...
wow, no shoulder or sleeve width adjustments!!! That's fantastic.
6/13/07 8:03 PM
Sew4Fun said...
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.
6/13/07 7:52 PM
MareeAlison said...
I really like the fabrics you use Debbie. Very nice.
6/13/07 7:38 PM
Donna H said...
Great fabric choice. Another TNT winner!
6/13/07 6:14 PM
Sherril Miller said...
I love this top. I have got to get me some of those binders.
6/13/07 5:31 PM
bunz said...
Terrific colors on you Debbie!
6/13/07 4:23 PM
OP Gal said...
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.
6/13/07 2:25 PM
Nancy K said...
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.
6/13/07 1:14 PM
Linda G said...
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.
6/13/07 12:51 PM
Levone said...
Love this! I have this one traced and ready to cut out.
6/13/07 12:39 PM
Seaspur said...
Nice t-shirt, great fabric!
6/13/07 12:30 PM
Izzie said...
Beautiful top, I love that fabric!
6/13/07 12:18 PM
pterion said...
Lovely shirt - it looks great on you. And oh how I covet that coverstitch machine! Beautiful job, as always!
6/13/07 12:17 PM
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