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Pattern Reviews> Ottobre Woman Magazine> 02-2010-09 (Katherine Striped Top)

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Posted on:4/12/10 11:08 PM
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FloraNature said... (2/21/11 4:33 PM) Reply
Very pretty top. Love the ruffled sleeves!
QuiltSewSewSue said... (2/9/11 9:20 PM) Reply
Thank you for your great review - I am just getting ready to cut this out. I love your version!
mlsews said... (7/24/10 9:31 PM) Reply
that is super cute!
mhk3boys said... (4/15/10 6:27 PM) Reply
Wow! What a cute top and so pretty!
MelissaB in WA said... (4/14/10 8:48 PM) Reply
That is soooo cute Christa - I love it!
Barbara V said... (4/14/10 10:21 AM) Reply
How very sweet and special that your Dad takes an interest in your sewing and what you are wearing! His comment was cute. Your top, with all the sleeve detail is fabulous and looks wonderful on you. Lovely work as usual!
AmyG said... (4/14/10 9:47 AM) Reply
This is great! Now I really must get around to making it... will definitely think of changing the neckline. Thanks for the info.
eugenia123 said... (4/14/10 5:37 AM) Reply
Beautiful top, the sleeves are wonderful. I love the expression "too-too!" but in this case "too-too!" is definitely good!
Deepika said... (4/13/10 6:32 PM) Reply
so pretty! I love the sleeves.
Karendee said... (4/13/10 6:05 PM) Reply
Christa, This top is just the cutest one ever! I find the sleeves just beautiful and are such an asset for the right person (you!) The color, fit, and style are all perfect. Now, back to the neckline, I MUCH prefer the neckline detail you made to either a bound neckline or a ruffled one. I think it is a trendy look (check out Marty Tilton site) w/o being a ruffle. My preferance is how you made the neckline. Great looking top with a RTW Boutique look.
janet said... (4/13/10 5:33 PM) Reply
What a beautiful lady you are. Gorgeous top--impeccably made.
Avril said... (4/13/10 2:50 PM) Reply
Nice. I love the sleeves and neckline.
Leu said... (4/13/10 12:53 PM) Reply
Wow! love the sleeves. This is exactly the kind of top I hope to make once I'm a little more practiced!
annie11 said... (4/13/10 12:38 PM) Reply
This looks so fun! Love, Love, Love the sleeves!
Ann V said... (4/13/10 12:20 PM) Reply
I'm almost finished sewing this top, and I did a lettuce edge on my serger on the neckband. It gave it a nice ruffled look - I'll try to post a review soon.
renren said... (4/13/10 11:00 AM) Reply
The sleeves are just too-too perfect and adorable!
Vintage Joan said... (4/13/10 10:48 AM) Reply
Lovely!! Enjoy those pretty sleeves -- you look fabulous in this top. :) As for the neck -- I see what you mean, but maybe another thing to try some time would be to make the binding a tiny bit more ruffled?
Amanda S. said... (4/13/10 10:14 AM) Reply
How cute! Love it! Love the sleeves as well. This must have been really over the top in a stripe - good call using a solid color.
carolynw said... (4/13/10 10:06 AM) Reply
Really cute top - the slleves are so different - sets it apart from your everyday tee.
Peggy L said... (4/13/10 10:02 AM) Reply
Super cute and that nice shade of green looks great on you:)
Opals Passions said... (4/13/10 9:54 AM) Reply
Such a cute top.. I love the sleeves..
Catbird said... (4/13/10 9:36 AM) Reply
What a cute top! I love those ruffles and think they give just the right amount of jazz and pizazz. Your father's comment is very funny. What does super-stylist Meggie have to say?? :-)) I actually like how the neckline finish came out, although I know what you mean about wanting it to be a little more obvious that it was meant to be that way. Your sewing and the fit on this is superb! That necklace is perfect, too.
Annette1 said... (4/13/10 8:54 AM) Reply
The sleeves just MAKE this top, but even aside from the sleeves, the FIT is superb! You don't think your dad likes to give you a hard time, do you? Heh-heh-heh. Great job, AS USUAL!
Rebecca D said... (4/13/10 6:32 AM) Reply
This top is just wonderful. Love the sleeves.
CarolynGM said... (4/13/10 6:03 AM) Reply
Love that innovative sleeve treatment.
FreyaStark said... (4/13/10 4:57 AM) Reply
A cute and distinctive top, and a polished effort. Well done.
artkat said... (4/13/10 2:02 AM) Reply
It looks great. I have made this top too (not quite finished yet) and changed the neckline. As my fabric was black I just put a black rib neck on it. I tried the ruffle around the neck and agree- it isn't ruffled enough to look right. It just looks as though it was stretched out of shape when it was being sewn on.
Sew4Fun said... (4/13/10 1:21 AM) Reply
Cute little top!
jnamcd said... (4/13/10 0:20 AM) Reply
Oh, I thought that pattern was cute, and now you've proved it! I love it!
katlew03 said... (4/12/10 11:52 PM) Reply
Your top is so cute. Love the ruffles. It's funny, I looked at this website earlier today and did not see anything I liked. Then you review this and I completely changed my mind. I looked at the pictures and saw several possibilities. The color looks great on you and the fit is perfect. I agree about the binding. It is more of a distraction that a design feature and would look better w/o the little ruffled effect.
AnneMarie60 said... (4/12/10 11:44 PM) Reply
Love those ruffled sleeves! I really like the neckline, as well. Great color and excellent finishing details.
Nan Kay said... (4/12/10 11:44 PM) Reply
The sleeve is really great! Nicely finished too!
Natasha B said... (4/12/10 11:43 PM) Reply
This top is fabulous! The sleeves are such a great detail and perfectly done too.
Heidi Ho said... (4/12/10 11:34 PM) Reply
That top is really cute. I love the ruffely sleeves and the fit is perfect!
Rhoda K said... (4/12/10 11:32 PM) Reply
Your top is just too cute!! I think the sleeves really make it and, if you like, we can get you some castanets ;-)
thirteenstitches said... (4/12/10 11:28 PM) Reply
This top is very pretty. I love the color ( it looks great on you ) and the sleeve too. A very nice job : )
Izzie said... (4/12/10 11:19 PM) Reply
Those sleeves are soooo cute! Great job on your top, you look adorable in it.
Tishie said... (4/12/10 11:13 PM) Reply
Super cute top. BTW I like the neckline, great job.
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