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Posted on:6/1/10 1:49 AM


Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 12 people   
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Claverie said... (6/3/11 8:57 AM) Reply
21 Comments?! Wowee! I just discovered your posting and your topstitching is absolutely gorgeous! (Pardon all those '!' ... I'm really impressed.
WJean said... (5/13/11 4:17 PM) Reply
Your blouse is beautiful. I think I may get this pattern!
Danvillegirl said... (6/2/10 10:06 PM) Reply
Beautiful use of topstitching for the collar. Pretty blouse.
HeyJane said... (6/2/10 1:18 PM) Reply
Wow, beautiful topstitching. That's a pretty blouse.
Obrooks770 said... (6/2/10 9:51 AM) Reply
Beautiful blouse, you did an awesome job on the topstitching!
Diane333 said... (6/2/10 8:28 AM) Reply
I love your top and the detailed collar.
Sharon1952 said... (6/2/10 6:05 AM) Reply
Stunning details!
sweetviolets said... (6/2/10 1:26 AM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous!
RadarRadiance said... (6/1/10 2:45 PM) Reply
Just beautiful! I love everything about it and it fits perfect!!!! A great job!
chicaem29 said... (6/1/10 1:31 PM) Reply
Thanks all! The topstitching wasn't as tricky as I thought it would be, thanks to my 1/4" foot, although it did require some patience. I'm glad you all think it still looks nice despite the effects of being off-grain. JillyBe, 'successful design elements' works for me! I'm sorry for making you wait for this review, the top was done a while ago but needed to be soaked a lot to get my pencil marks out. I can't wait to try this again in a different fabric.
MissTaraTara said... (6/1/10 12:55 PM) Reply
simply beautiful!
Ann Smith said... (6/1/10 12:13 PM) Reply
Beautiful. Perfect combo of sheer and topstitching thread.
maryfrana said... (6/1/10 11:51 AM) Reply
A beautiful style and I love your topstitching. I could tell it was Perle cotton even in the photo. Great job. And I agree with Skymom on the cami.
Skymom said... (6/1/10 11:01 AM) Reply
Your blouse is gorgeous--the topstitching is impeccable. I'd wear a white or pastel camisole underneath so the show-through looks intentional. Why not, with this lovely sheer fabric?
mastdenman said... (6/1/10 10:48 AM) Reply
Beautiful blouse. You should wear a nice cami underneath and go with it.
JanieBee said... (6/1/10 10:13 AM) Reply
Terrific work, especially the topstitching!
marec said... (6/1/10 9:44 AM) Reply
Beautiful, especially your topstitching.
Paris75008 said... (6/1/10 9:33 AM) Reply
The topstitching is just perfect.
QuiltersFan said... (6/1/10 9:22 AM) Reply
I love the topstitching. Very elegant.
Cuffs said... (6/1/10 6:26 AM) Reply
Your topstitching is divine.
FreyaStark said... (6/1/10 5:00 AM) Reply
It's lovely and a pretty good effort for a beginner. I don't think I would have the patience to do all that meticulous top stitching. Well done.
JillyBe said... (6/1/10 2:58 AM) Reply
Yay I'm SO glad to finally see your review! Unfortunately, I really thought I was ready to move on from my DoS obsession, but now I simply MUST make this blouse.... Gorgeous choices on the topstitching & fabric - I think it will look fabulous w/ a nice cami underneath. And honestly, I LOVE the way the collar drapes & the little tulip bits on the edge of the sleeves - I would just call them both successful design elements.
 
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