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Posted on:9/4/09 6:33 PM
Last Updated:9/4/09 6:37 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Blooms said... (9/11/09 8:49 AM) Reply
Thanks for the heads-up. I have printed this pattern, but not made it up.
lamstu said... (9/5/09 11:24 PM) Reply
So frustrating when you don't like the results of a project. Maybe you could add the ruffle to a more fitted vest pattern? Thanks for your comments.
DorothyK said... (9/5/09 12:24 PM) Reply
Your vest looks good, but I'm glad for the warning. Thanks for the review.
Rosesred said... (9/5/09 10:39 AM) Reply
I've been thinking about making this pattern, so thanks for the warning!
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said... (9/5/09 4:09 AM) Reply
The vest looks very nice ! How did your quick fitting muslin look? 1/4-inch seam length differential is very slight. When I "walked" my Free pattern, all my seams matched. After making a quick muslin, I decided to make the ruffle fuller (i.e. longer), and in that case I think the fuller (and therefore "thicker") gathered edge will hold fine with elastic thread loops. I am looking forward to making the actual vest. I also suspect that the ruffle edge finish suggested, and the larger armholes might have been an attempt to attain a slightly "casually distressed" look that is so popular now, rather than a strict couture look. But I'm just guessing. I still think your vest looks nice !
ClaireF in CA said... (9/4/09 6:41 PM) Reply
It may have been aggravating to sew, but the result looks great! I love the way the chiffon softens the menswear fabric, and I hope that you'll be able to wear it!
 
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