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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 02-2010-122 (Striped Knit Top)

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Posted on:2/22/10 5:58 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 11 people   
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portercs said...
Great job!
2/22/10 6:38 PM
no7262 said...
Looks great! Nora :)
2/22/10 6:41 PM
Emi1yKate said...
You look lovely!
2/22/10 7:44 PM
Wino said...
Look how cute you look! Fantastic job.
2/22/10 7:49 PM
clgangi said...
Nice shirt! You look FANTASTIC! Congrats! :)
2/22/10 8:10 PM
Ericaeli said...
This looks fabulous on you; the fit is perfect! I wish I looked so good when I was pregnant. I loved reading your review especially how you were able to get the pattern to fit so well.
2/22/10 9:33 PM
kidmd said...
Beautiful and fabulous work!
2/22/10 9:35 PM
colorkitten said...
came out great! you solved that neckline beautifully.
2/22/10 9:38 PM
sewing for fun said...
Thanks for another great & detailed review. I found an easier way to do the twin needle. I fuse Design plus double sided ultra soft fusible web to the underside where I want to stitch, then remove backing and turn over hem and fuse. It stabilizes knits enough for double needle hem and bastes in a quick step. I love sewing knits and I use this on every knit hem. I found it at: Keep up the great reviews! I really enjoy them a learn a lot.
2/22/10 9:57 PM
Mermie said...
Excellent review and your top is so cute and looks great on you.
2/22/10 11:00 PM
chicaem29 said...
Your top turned out great - congrats! I'm also a huge fan of that picture behind you of you and (I assume) your husband!
2/22/10 11:36 PM
kerrynw said...
Great achievement, lovely top, well done!
2/23/10 6:19 AM
Passion4Sewing said...
I LOVE this top! Great info in your review. The twin stitching looks great, too.
2/23/10 7:32 AM
m1khaela said...
Thanks everyone! Yes, that painting is of me and my husband, it was a wedding gift from a cartoonist friend (we are both cartoonists as well).
2/23/10 7:36 AM
Paris75008 said...
Thanks for the helpful review, and especially your neckline woes and how you solved them. Great tip. Your top came out gorgeous.
2/23/10 1:20 PM
Raye Ann said...
beautiful top! great style and perfect fit. way to go!
2/24/10 1:42 PM
michalklimer said...
I love this top! It looks great on you!
2/25/10 9:25 AM
Christina Sonja said...
Cuuuute! You know, I traced this pattern too, but I was also worried about the wide neckline and exposed bra straps. Maybe it'll be a good style for nursing, too? (easy to pull the neckline down?)
3/2/10 0:05 AM
m1khaela said...
It MIGHT be a good style for nursing in the original--I don't know how easy the neckline on my altered version would pull down!
3/2/10 7:39 AM
Claire Dolman said...
I had the same problem with the enormous gaping neckline. I tried to fix it by running narrow round elastic through the binding, which fixed the neck whilst allowing for off-the-shoulder-sauciness if I was in the mood for it, but now the front of the top pulls upwards and makes little drapes at the centre-front. I'm on the verge of throwing it on the floor in a temper, but my jersey is printed with cute little apples which is stopping me. I was pretty disappointed with this pattern, which is a rare thing with Burda.
3/17/10 6:40 AM
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