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Pattern Reviews> Christine Jonson> e816 (body shaper)

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Posted on:3/28/12 10:21 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 37 people   
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Mary Stiefer said...
Wow - what a great job
3/28/12 11:29 PM
smwknits said...
Thanks for reviewing a pattern in this neglected category. Very helpful
3/28/12 11:58 PM
USMCMom said...
Thanks! Your reviews are always so helpful. I've been looking at the Jalie pattern, so your comparison was helpful. Now with summer/spring skirt season upon us, I want something like this. Is this as "heavy duty" as Spanx, or more a smoother, bike short type of thing?
3/29/12 0:03 AM
clothingengineer said...
@USMCMom - The beauty of this pattern is that you can get different results depending on the type of fabric you use (as Jonson notes on her website). I made this out of milliskin, which is a light to medium weight fabric. It has more compression than plain jersey but less than powernet. It isn't quite as heavy duty as my Maidenform Control It! firm control thigh slimmer.
3/29/12 0:29 AM
pdiddly said...
think I could do with these - great job
3/29/12 3:35 AM
minasmom said...
Great review and thanks for actually modeling the results. My daughter is waiting for me to make've just motivated me.
3/29/12 9:48 AM
Karine said...
Great job and very helpful review - thanks!
3/29/12 11:38 AM
cindyann said...
Great review! Thanks for the comparison.
3/29/12 2:09 PM
Dynamo said...
These look super sleek on you! I just checked out the pattern and am surprised to see the fabric requirement is 1.6m of 150 cm. Really? That seems quite a lot to me.
3/29/12 2:32 PM
clothingengineer said...
Dynamo - it says you need 7/8 yard each for the fashion fabric and lining, but it is because you need more length than width. I think this would work fine with a narrower yardage.
3/29/12 4:05 PM
mtnbluebird said...
Great job! I could use one of these!
3/29/12 5:27 PM
USMCMom said...
Yes, I just read the rest of the info on Christine's website and she gives really thorough info about different kinds of fabric. Thanks again for the great review.
3/29/12 7:21 PM
Elemenopeo said...
great review - you get such nice results in your sewing too
3/30/12 11:30 AM
myeclecticmess said...
Thanks for reviewing this and bringing this to my attention. I love the idea of cotton or rayon lined shapewear for summer! I'm always debating between comfort and good looks. Great job!
3/30/12 7:18 PM
PattiinATL said...
If this shapewear gives me your waistline, I'm getting it!
4/27/12 5:51 PM
Barbara R said...
Great review! I didn't know about this pattern, but will now toodle on over to Christine's website. Thanks!
5/7/12 2:57 PM
marthamyers said...
So very interesting - thanks for the review.
9/14/12 8:54 AM
sewme47 said...
Just found this review...sounds like a winner!
3/8/13 6:14 PM
Pattycrafty said...
Really appreciate the thought and details -- thank you.
9/15/13 1:48 PM
Pattycrafty said...
Thank you for the great details. So helpful (especially with an expensive pattern)!
10/12/13 6:55 PM
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