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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 4112 (Built by Wendy shirt)

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Reviewed by:Erica B.

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Posted on:7/4/07 1:53 AM
Last Updated:7/5/07 0:10 AM
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excentric said... (8/26/07 1:37 AM) Reply
I will be buying this pattern,particularly as you found it needed no pattern adjustments at all. Loved your whole collection. Thanks for the great review.
GailMV said... (8/1/07 7:56 PM) Reply
Really lovely, Erica! I'm looking forward to making this one!
Hilary said... (7/31/07 8:21 AM) Reply
Very pretty! Yours is *so* much better than the pattern cover would indicate :oP
prickly said... (7/30/07 4:05 AM) Reply
Oh yea, then then you have to consider all of the posing and photographing of all of the pictures presented here and in her blog. In each and every single picture Erica is posed attractively, make up, hair, weird that she's wearing the same pair of shoes so many times though. And, most of the pictures have been photoshopped. All of these things take time. Then there's the time to come up with all the graphics for the blog. does she do it....Wow
prickly said... (7/30/07 4:00 AM) Reply
Oh, and in addition to the 44 garments, Erica also creates a very sophisticated, one might almost say professional quality blog, in which she articulates, just as she does in each and every offering here, clearly, concisely and flawlessly, every important detail in the construction of every garment. And, in addition to this, she is the mother of three. Simply amazing.....
prickly said... (7/30/07 3:39 AM) Reply
Wow, between June 21, 06 and July 4, 07, you completed 44 garments. You only have 43 listed, but then there was the designer dress that you did twice for one review. So that's 44. That comes to one successful garment every 8 days for an entire year. Dresses, jackets, pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, bouses. Yep, I don't think there was a single garment type that you missed except for a coat. You sewed through every season, every holiday season. Nothing ever held you back from sewing, sewing sewing. And every single thing you made was a splash. It all went together beautifully. It all fit beautifully. Week by week you cranked out a stylish, well-fitting, well appointed garment, every 8 days throughout an entire year. Certainly quite phenominal based on every single other sewer I've seen on this entire site. No one even a very distant second place. No one even within waving distance. No one here even fit to hold your bodkin. I don't think I've even seen another sewer who has managed even a single item that both fit and looked attractive, and you've pulled that off 44 times in a year. But it's weird. I've looked at all of the dresses that have been completed several times over for the past few days and I've never seen your listings before. I went through every dress for a long time back. Pages and pages of completed dresses, but I never saw yours. I wonder why.
Blooms said... (7/17/07 9:18 PM) Reply
Wow, looks great...they should use you on the pattern cover
hongkongshopper said... (7/9/07 2:05 AM) Reply
Puddin Pop said... (7/6/07 3:22 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse. Was the georgette hard to sew?
slanden99 said... (7/5/07 8:53 PM) Reply
Love it!
Birgitte said... (7/5/07 2:32 PM) Reply
So beautiful and feminine...
nicegirl said... (7/5/07 1:08 PM) Reply
So professional looking on such a difficult fabric! I love your artistic pose, too.
Sharon M said... (7/5/07 1:05 PM) Reply
So beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to use a sheer and it so works well with this pattern
Mary Stiefer said... (7/5/07 11:28 AM) Reply
Beautifully done
Stacy Sews said... (7/5/07 9:31 AM) Reply
Leora said... (7/5/07 1:22 AM) Reply
I just jumped over to your white Simplicity pants (they look great with this top BTW) and re-discovered the lining instructions you wrote! Forgot you did that and am in need of help over here... so THANK YOU!! :) Great top!
EveS said... (7/5/07 0:43 AM) Reply
Lovely top!!! Would never have picked it from the pattern photo!
MelissaB in WA said... (7/5/07 0:05 AM) Reply
Beautiful top Erica!!
marthamyers said... (7/4/07 10:39 PM) Reply
I've looked at this pattern before, but your result is soooo much better than the pattern picture or line drawings. Beautiful on you too. Thanks for sharing.
Boo97 said... (7/4/07 10:27 PM) Reply
Beautiful Erica!!!!!
KarenP said... (7/4/07 6:46 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! It looks lovely in that fabric.
Frogstitcher said... (7/4/07 11:32 AM) Reply
Gorgeous top. Don't you just love it when pattern alterations aren't needed!
MissCelie said... (7/4/07 9:39 AM) Reply
Honestly, I thought I was looking at a fashion editorial photo. I have a sheer to do soon. When are you flying up to help me with it?
Sew4Fun said... (7/4/07 9:17 AM) Reply
Lovely Erica. The georgette is the perfect fabric for this pattern.
jnamcd said... (7/4/07 8:40 AM) Reply
OMGosh! I love this in a sheer --I think better than the pattern photo! Awesome job!
carolynw said... (7/4/07 8:34 AM) Reply
Nice !!
Meredith P said... (7/4/07 8:32 AM) Reply
Love your top, and your "art" shot. Totally cool, as usual...Very helpful review.
Elaray said... (7/4/07 8:29 AM) Reply
Beautiful ... as usual.
dbsewer said... (7/4/07 8:08 AM) Reply
Lovely top, and your pose is great, too. ;-)
lmg said... (7/4/07 8:08 AM) Reply
I love this top is a sheer. Elegant and very versatile as you say. Thanks for the tip on binding the armscye
scrappycat said... (7/4/07 7:41 AM) Reply
Very, very cute! Do you do anything different for buttonholes on sheer fabric?
Linda G said... (7/4/07 7:35 AM) Reply
Wow that top looks great. You did a wonderful job on the construction.
Lori V said... (7/4/07 7:18 AM) Reply
Very pretty, I really like the sheer.
CarolynGM said... (7/4/07 6:51 AM) Reply
Great top. It looks wonderful in a sheer. I have the same top cut out awaiting sewing so thanks for the timely review!
Marji said... (7/4/07 4:23 AM) Reply
That is really pretty in the sheer.
Tany said... (7/4/07 3:56 AM) Reply
Sigrid. said... (7/4/07 3:44 AM) Reply
Beautiful top.
Vonnevo said... (7/4/07 3:21 AM) Reply
Beautiful Erica !!!
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