SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 3789 

14 more reviews
Viewed 483 times 
Reviewed by:elily00
photo

 
 
About elily00star
OH USA
Member since: 7/17/07
Reviews written: 30
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 13 people
patterns reviewed: 29
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:11/30/09 6:30 PM


Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
See other patterns in this category: Vests    Tops    
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns


Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!

<< Previous      Next >>
4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
sewtime said...
Beautiful top!!
11/30/09 7:31 PM
2mulie said...
Yikes, way too big for you. You have a nice form, but to use this pattern you need to drop the point of the bust and do an adj for a "hollow chest" so you don't get as much bunching above the bust. As far as the stretch fabric goes, this may be more of a problem with the machine than your technique...stretch should be easy. The sleeves don't even match the pattern as you indicate...pirate style and far east don't go together. I hate spending money on patterns that may as well be started from scratch. Thanks for the review, it was very helpful.
2/18/10 10:48 AM
Northlady said...
Using a walking foot will help with sewing on stretch fabrics. They're made for quilters but I use mine for much of my sewing. I have this pattern and am glad to read your review before trying it. Thanks.
11/28/10 3:44 PM
Judy Kski said...
You're right about the style of the sleeve. The pattern envelope shows regular, eased in sleeves, but the directions on pg. 3, step 23, definitely tell you to "Pull up gathering stitches to fit." The accompanying picture even shows gathering on the sleeve, Thanks for your very useful tip to help avoid this mismatch. Another things you might try to avoid stretching the fabric as you sew, decrease the pressure on the presser foot. Some machines give you this capability and others don't. Hope this helps!
1/10/11 2:24 AM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

The Technique of Underlining Garments
The Technique of Underlining Garments

Register

Self Drafted Pattern 177593-1004

photo
by: montanachi...

Review
Simplicity 2679

photo
by: NVK

Review
Checkbook Cover

Checkbook Cover

Buy Now
THE SKIRTS - A CD Book By Kenneth King

THE SKIRTS - A CD Book By Kenneth King

Buy Now