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Posted on:10/21/09 10:24 PM
Last Updated:10/21/09 10:49 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 

Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people    Very Helpful by 55 people   
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canei said...
12/29/09 8:08 AM
OP Gal said...
I just got around to reading this review. The no FBA part pushed me off the fence and I'm definitely buying this pattern. I've been thinking about ordering it for awhile. This is a very flattering top. I can see why you'll be making 200 of them. Thanks for all the details in the review.
11/2/09 6:32 PM
marciae said...
Like you I've been resisting as I've had problems with HP - but might rethink this pattern. Great review
10/25/09 2:22 PM
Annette1 said...
This top has the PERFECT amount of ease. It's oh-so-chic and looks SO NICE on you, both belted and unbelted!
10/24/09 4:24 AM
fourkid said...
Very, very nice - I have yet to sew a HP - you have sold me on this one.
10/23/09 11:21 PM
Lisa p said...
Very nice Debbie, the print is so lovely on you . Thanks for the very indepth review .
10/23/09 2:29 PM
pammieh said...
Great top on you!! Very hip!
10/23/09 1:20 AM
JDpenelope said...
Thanks, Debbie. I'll join the chorus in praise of this Awesome review... and pattern. I really like this top on you -- And no FBA is a big plus. I might NEED this pattern.
10/22/09 11:04 PM
Catbird said...
You've really found a winner here! I have this pattern but haven't yet conquered the fit issues that I had with it. You did a spectacular job and have created a very flattering top. It inspires me to have another go at mine. Thank you for the great review!
10/22/09 7:56 PM
becca a said...
What a beautiful top. I like the belted look too. Thank you for the great review. I think I will have to get this pattern.
10/22/09 5:07 PM
LollyVee said...
WOW, now that's a perfect fitting top. Love the print. These "Hot Patterns" are just that HOT! I need to get my hands on one to try! Thanks for the great review!
10/22/09 3:11 PM
Red Curtain said...
Cutie! Looks great on you. Your review was helpful in how you described adjusting the pattern fit.
10/22/09 2:27 PM
sissycat said...
Awesome...fabric, fit & personal choice!!
10/22/09 11:09 AM
li'l miss muffett said...
This is an awesome pattern, huh? I love yours! The white one I made is really starting to show wear (i.e. spaghetti sauce stains) so I've got to make another! LOL!
10/22/09 10:33 AM
ConnieBJ said...
Isn't it nice to find a top that is quick, easy and cute all in one package! Great tee Debbie.
10/22/09 10:29 AM
Mufffet said...
What a nice top. Thanks for a totally complete review of this pattern. I didn't know they had such a size range in Hot Patterns. Thanks again.
10/22/09 9:57 AM
Sallygirl said...
That came out perfect, Debbie! I love the fabric choices you make. I have 4 Hot Patterns on order, but they seem to be taking their sweet time to get to m. :(
10/22/09 9:38 AM
idesign said...
As always, you give such helpful tips with your reviews. Thanks Deb!
10/22/09 9:38 AM
emelle said...
I love it too...on you and on me!
10/22/09 9:11 AM
Andreahg said...
Very cute!
10/22/09 9:08 AM
mssewcrazy said...
I have sworn off buying patterns as I have not been sewing but this is so nice and your method of fitting sounds so good, I will have to buy this pattern. I buy anything you recommend so why stop now. Your top is just beautiful.
10/22/09 8:56 AM
Nancy K said...
You can see why this has been my favorite top and I struggle with my urge to make it yet again! Maybe I'll make it in the tunic version with a belt. It looks great on you and I love your construction changes. If I do succumb and make it again I'll incorporate your changes. I too add deeper hems, which I much prefer in knits. It is a very flattering top.
10/22/09 8:28 AM
Debbie Cook said...
Raye Ann, No, P/P Light is a woven interfacing and it curbs the stretch of a knit.
10/22/09 8:26 AM
Rustybobn said...
Love that! It looks great on you.
10/22/09 8:23 AM
Woolygal said...
You're right - make it 100 times.
10/22/09 7:32 AM
Lisette said...
Looks great on you!
10/22/09 7:21 AM
eugenia123 said...
Great top, lovely shape and beautiful fabric.
10/22/09 7:08 AM
Rebecca D said...
Looks great on you. I love this pattern.
10/22/09 6:31 AM
sewsue said...
I too have recently made up 2 versions of this pattern and I LOVE LOVE it too! I made mine straight out of the envelope and was very pleased wiht the fit for me, NO FBA needed! Yours looks like a great fit too.
10/22/09 3:44 AM
Lori V said...
Your top looks fantastic on you.
10/22/09 3:21 AM
o3b said...
Very pretty top! I like the belted look, too.
10/22/09 2:19 AM
michalklimer said...
it is such a pretty top!
10/22/09 1:23 AM
Sherril Miller said...
I think it looks great too. The belt is a nice touch. Did you give it your signature shaped hemline?
10/22/09 1:21 AM
SueV said...
Isn't this a great top! I've made it at least 10 times, and will make it at least 10 more. the gather placement is so flattering
10/22/09 0:08 AM
Schnauzer said...
Very nice and looks lovely on you.
10/21/09 11:50 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Love it!!
10/21/09 11:34 PM
Raye Ann said...
this looks terrific on you! i always love your choice of knits. does the interfaced knit still stretch the the Palmer/Pletsch Light? I tried a generic fusible for knit and could tell from a sample facing that it was going to separate and ripple under the knit facing with regular wear.
10/21/09 11:23 PM
michellep74 said...
I love this in a print! I'm wearing one of my versions of this same top right now. Isn't this a great pattern?
10/21/09 11:08 PM
AnitaJ said...
Very flattering top! It's an 80's look I'm happy to repeat too.
10/21/09 10:57 PM
sewing for fun said...
Great top Debbie! Love the print. I tried this pattern as size smaller than my measurements, made it even smaller in the neckline band, but still found it to be humongous on me... I love the pattern style, but not sure I can make it work for me without re-drafting the whole thing.
10/21/09 10:57 PM
Tailypo said...
I'm with littlejazzbird -- I think you have brought me to the tipping point when it comes to this pattern, I'm going to have to make it mine! Great looking top, I love it with the matching belt at "short tunic" length.
10/21/09 10:44 PM
sew obsessed said...
Debbie this top looks great on you! I was sitting on the fence with this pattern but now I have to have it! I love the Palmer/Pletsch interfacings too. Especially the light and the sheer for knits. Thanks for the review.
10/21/09 10:41 PM
Sweetiebop said...
Oh Debbie I love this. Great top. And you didn't do a muslin.
10/21/09 10:39 PM
Riesie said...
Just gorgeous. You have such a good eye for what looks great on you!
10/21/09 10:38 PM
Twinset said...
Beautiful and flattering! Isn't it great that you have a top you're in love with? I too have always admired this pattern after having seen so many beautiful versions here on PR; maybe I should do like you and make it!
10/21/09 10:35 PM
jilly cooper said...
Beautiful top, looks great and I agree - very flattering:)
10/21/09 10:32 PM
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