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Butterick: 5481 - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:Annette1
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Posted on:12/14/11 2:39 AM

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Sew4Fun said...
Great shirt. I love the colour and your necklace too. Thanks for the helpful and funny review. I always enjoy a good laugh. I hope you survive Christmas and aren't roasted like the dinner. :)
12/14/11 3:46 AM
Andreahg said...
The color is gorgeous! Great shirt!
12/14/11 7:57 AM
Silknmore said...
Beautiful shirt and a great fit. Striking color too. (from another Annette - there aren't many of us)
12/14/11 8:42 AM
RLL said...
I love this top. The color and fit..everything! I have the pattern(unused) but considered it for something very casual around the house. Yours looks so nice and classy and the necklace is a beautiful touch.
12/14/11 9:24 AM
Christas said...
This top looks WONDERFUL on you! The color and style are so perfect! I hope you make several in different colors. Great review ...... as always! And..... you DON'T have fat arms! I'm hoping your daddy isn't quite as attentive to the thermostat this Christmas!
12/14/11 9:31 AM
sfshaza said...
LOLOL. You had me cracking up with the description of your parent's house in winter! This top is fabulous!!!! It is much much cuter than the pattern envelope - I would never have guessed it was the same pattern. That green is wonderful on you! And that necklace... to die for! I hope the linen keeps you comfortable for the holidays!! :D
12/14/11 9:51 AM
marec said...
Hi have been on my mind, and here you are! Great tunic/top and in a festive color. It is very flattering-I appreciate all the info you gave on alterations. I hope you stay cool and collected through your visit. That is a wonderful necklace BTW!
12/14/11 10:07 AM
marthamyers said...
Wow - that is gorgeous on you! I do love kelly green and it's hard to find. Thanks for the detailed review. It's a great look.
12/14/11 10:19 AM
frame said...
Comfy looking shirt and great color. It looks very nice on you.
12/14/11 11:44 AM
Karendee said...
Always a treat to read one of your reviews; I learn so much from you! The green linen is a perfect choice for you and your blouse TDF. Love the buttons, arm tabs and pleat in the front. Thanks for all the fitting details. Also hope you don't melt in the beloved parents' house over the holidays.
12/14/11 11:46 AM
Riesie said...
Great color, great fit, TERRIFIC necklace.
12/14/11 11:50 AM
MNBarb said...
You took a dowdy pattern and made it into this fantastic, beautiful green top! Thanks for linking the linen, I might need some of this. Thanks for taking time to entertain in your reviews. You made my lunch break fun.
12/14/11 12:35 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Ooh pretty. Green is a great color for you and the blouse is beautiful.
12/14/11 12:59 PM
rivergum said...
Lovely, lovely top! The colour looks gorgeous on you. I am always surprised at the size you wear when reading your reviews, as you look so much slimmer! You must have a good eye for a flattering style. Any tips you can pass on?
12/14/11 1:52 PM
SewWil said...
Beautiful shirt and it looks wonderful on you. Great color!Love the necklace. Good luck with your battle with the thermostat.
12/14/11 2:01 PM
BexInMD said...
This color is fabulous on you, and the necklace is a perfect complement to it. Your parents' house sounds like my mother's --- I have to leave home wearing several layers so I can strip down for her tropical temperature. Enjoy your holiday visit!
12/14/11 2:08 PM
allycovey said...
great job and love the necklace as well.
12/14/11 3:03 PM
Heatherrique said...
Hi Annette, it's wonderful to see you sewing again! You look mega-gorgeous in this stunning color and style! Thank you for another enjoyable and informative review. :-)
12/14/11 9:24 PM
Lanna said...
So pretty. It looks much prettier on you than on that pattern envelope. Keep up the good work !
12/14/11 11:22 PM
FreyaStark said...
A very nice top in a fabulous colour. It looks great.
12/15/11 3:31 AM
Clareew said...
Brilliant review. Great fun, I will think of you over Christmas as austerity measures hit our heating. You have a great eye to spot the potential of the pattern (given the model photos)
12/15/11 3:38 AM
tess said...
Really great review as always! I think this top looks great on you and I love the jewellery! Love the description of your Mum and dad too!
12/15/11 5:16 AM
Margaret said...
Great details and fit, and the color looks wonderful on you! Love the necklace too!
12/15/11 6:26 AM
mssewcrazy said...
Gorgeous top-can't believe it came from that pattern. The sewing companies need to hire you as a consultant for dressing the cover models.
12/15/11 8:03 AM
Barbara V said...
What a clever way to wear a cheery holiday top AND survive with the thermostat turned up! Great top, great color and great fit. Oh, and great jewelry.
12/15/11 11:41 PM
Renren said...
Well, you, my friend, are ready to deck the halls, falalala, and all that other good stuff! Beautiful top and you have made the perfect backdrop for that gorgeous necklace. (At your parents' house, go barefoot or wear flipflops or sandals. If you can get the feet cool/cold, it helps you feel cooler overall. It's a trick I learned for sleeping in sleeping bags and why you need double zippered bags.) Good luck staying cool--you will definitely look like a cool million in this fab kelly green designer linen top!
12/16/11 11:06 AM
Catbird said...
This is hilarious, as always! I love the top, the vibrant color and that NECKLACE! Wow. The style is such a perfect backdrop for unusual jewelry like that -- it really couldn't be any more perfect. You look great!!
12/17/11 10:50 AM
CallMeSu said...
Cute :)
12/24/11 0:19 AM
1SewSweet said...
I agree with Catbird, your top is beautiful with that gorgeous necklace! You and Christas must have the same "sewing fairy godmother"! That fusible interfacing sounds like something I must try, unfortunately it appears they may not have that exact name of interfacing on the website. Unless I'm just blind!
2/15/12 5:33 AM
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