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Posted on:7/21/08 1:04 PM
Last Updated:7/21/08 1:18 PM
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chucklehead said... (7/4/09 7:22 PM) Reply
This is wonderful! You look so lovely.
Mufffet said... (7/31/08 4:39 PM) Reply
Very pretty and cool and summery looking!
RLL said... (7/24/08 5:04 PM) Reply
Love the fabric and the placement. Looks great! As for the scoop neck and peep show when you bend over - IT STAYS body adhesive was recommended by Cynthia Guffy in a class I was in. She said it works. I have not tried it yet - so can't really recommend it myself. You can get it from Clotilde, about $9 for a bottle.
Danvillegirl said... (7/23/08 5:24 AM) Reply
Very pretty blouse. Lovely fabric.
Deepika said... (7/23/08 1:10 AM) Reply
Karen, I've started liking the open necklines. It does make me look slimmer and taller ( I could use every bit of that). So I've learned to hold the top close when I bend. Do you think the eyelet version will look boring if I eliminate the center front seam? I mean if I can fit it over my head why not?
Karen8320 said... (7/22/08 11:13 PM) Reply
Deepika, this is a really cute pattern that suits you nicely. I love your fabric design placement - very smartly done! It gives your top a very stylish look. The neckline certainly doesn't look too low. In fact, it looks just right. However, I understand about the gaping issue when you bend over. I tend to make bodices a bit higher and closer fitting to avoid that, which somewhat defeats the purpose of the design. Otherwise, I leave the pattern as is, if it fits well and looks good, and hold onto my top every time I bend over. Not ideal, but it works OK.
Terri Smith said... (7/22/08 1:24 PM) Reply
Excellent fabric placement and usage. Love the sleeves too.
jcortell said... (7/22/08 8:33 AM) Reply
This looks so good. The fabric really enhances the top. Excellent.
Flying Seamstress said... (7/22/08 8:12 AM) Reply
The back photo indicates that you may need to shorten above the waist as well as at the waistline (swayback adj). If you have someone that can pin out the excess fabric exactly where it's needed, you can transfer the alteration(s) to the paper pattern. If you're on your own (like most of us!), you can do this yourself, only it takes a bit more time.
jbrewer said... (7/22/08 6:41 AM) Reply
The folds need a sway back adjustment to be eliminated. You can't do it after the blouse is cut out. It needs to be done on the pattern tissue. Great instructions are in FFRP. Basically, you take a horizontal dart at the lower waist of CB. The dart tapers to nothing at the side seam. Good luck!
Athene said... (7/22/08 1:10 AM) Reply
This is such a pretty blouse on you Deepika - you did such a lovely job of matching the fabric print on the front.
Heatherrique said... (7/21/08 11:49 PM) Reply
Very charming top! Deepika, you look out-a-sight!
Deepika said... (7/21/08 10:45 PM) Reply
Actually they are folds. So I guess that means that there is too much length? How do I go about fixing that? What is this type of alteration called? I can look it up in FFRP.
sideseams said... (7/21/08 10:06 PM) Reply
I love the print of this fabric. It looks wonderful on you. Great job!
cindy-lou said... (7/21/08 9:38 PM) Reply
Soooooooo pretty! I'm not a 'wrinkle whisperer' like Debbie Cook, so can't help you there... but can say that wrinkles or no, you should wear it lots! It looks just beautiful and the color is GREAT for you.
okie2thdoc said... (7/21/08 9:18 PM) Reply
BeckyMc said... (7/21/08 8:06 PM) Reply
I love the way you used the fabric design in this blouse! As to the wrinkles.....does the back feel tight? you might need more room across the back,and could add some ease at the center back and/or side seams. If it does not feel tight then I feel pretty sure that the length from shoulder to hip is too long for your body, and you should pinch out some of the length from the pattern. Honestly, from your photo it doesn't look too tight, so i would lean towards the length issue.
Kaitlinnegan said... (7/21/08 8:00 PM) Reply
Oo, I love the fabric you used! I hardly recognized this pattern, even though I've sewn it twice! Mine gape a little when I bend over too - I figure that's just the way it's going to be because I don't really want them any tighter in that area. Lovely!
AuntieShel said... (7/21/08 7:52 PM) Reply
What a beautiful summer blouse and thank you so much for reviewing. I just bought this pattern, as I am getting tired of t-shirts...Love the fabric. I've always read that horizontal wrinkles mean it's too tight. Since the front is perfect maybe you could just add slightly to the back width. As you said, though, hardly noticeable and I'm sure you'll get lots of wear and compliments.
Flying Seamstress said... (7/21/08 6:39 PM) Reply
Fabulous blouse! Very expert design placement & matching!!! As for the back wrinkles...are these folds? If so, there is too much fabric length between your underarms and high hip...if these are stress wrinkles, you need more width across the back between underarms and high hip. The neckline looks perfect too...not too low at all. To prevent exposing "the girls" when bending over, you might consider fitting the blouse closer to your body across the front chest. This may or may not work for you, depending on how much ease you prefer. Also, this probably will not work in a pullover style without a front opening. Hope this helps! Love your blouse!!!
donna mel said... (7/21/08 6:13 PM) Reply
oh, it came out great! i love it. if you can figure out how to keep low tops from exposing the bra (etc) when you bend forward... please let me know! i love an open neck, but always feel like i am constantly giving a (fairly unexciting) show.
OP Gal said... (7/21/08 6:10 PM) Reply
I love that fabric. No wonder you snapped it up when you were in L.A. I really have no idea why you're getting the wrinkles in the back other than it being too tight, but you hadn't mentioned that. I'm sure someone with more knowledge that me will have some advice. Great review with lots of details.
CynthiaSue said... (7/21/08 5:40 PM) Reply
what a tasteful, fun print. I love it! looks adorable.
Markie1 said... (7/21/08 5:11 PM) Reply
Deepika- I KNEW I recognized that fabric! this is more than a wearable muslin, it looks gorgeous on you. I am going to try your no-bulk elastic trick next time. Thanks Deepika!
Sherril Miller said... (7/21/08 4:33 PM) Reply
Your pattern placement makes this one special blouse. Great Job, Deepika!
shesflipped said... (7/21/08 3:40 PM) Reply
This is stunning! Such a beautiful top that looks wonderful on you!
Em's Summer said... (7/21/08 3:34 PM) Reply
This is really cute!
MissCelie said... (7/21/08 3:25 PM) Reply
Oh, how gorgeous. I have no help for the back wrinkles, but it's really a wonderful top!
Re Becca said... (7/21/08 2:41 PM) Reply
i think it is really cute, I dont' think that the neckline is too low! This is really cute, the pattern photo doesn't do this justice.
Amanda S. said... (7/21/08 1:58 PM) Reply
Very cute summery top. Good job!
Karen6790 said... (7/21/08 1:58 PM) Reply
I want that fabric! Great top, you look adorable. I passed right by this pattern before but now it's just made it to the wish list. Did I mention I love the fabric?
CShelley said... (7/21/08 1:13 PM) Reply
Cute, cute, cute! What a gorgeous fabric! I wish there was a store like that around here.
Larkin said... (7/17/08 3:27 PM) Reply
Ahh... The LA trip was wonderful - thanks for this post that brings back such great memories. This looks like a beautiful blouse for you. Anxious to see the final product!
MissCelie said... (7/16/08 3:35 PM) Reply
this fabric is bee-yoo-ti-ful. Now wondering why I didn't buy some...
Mahler said... (7/15/08 9:51 PM) Reply
With your wonderful complection, this fabric will be a total hit, muslin or non muslin. ;-) I am looking forward to see the eyelet and this fabric on you.
sideseams said... (7/15/08 9:30 PM) Reply
love the print of the fabric!
donna mel said... (7/15/08 6:32 PM) Reply
oh, looks nice. can't wait to see it finished!
Rhoda K said... (7/15/08 6:16 PM) Reply
Love the fabric - looking forward to your final review. Good luck.
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