Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric
SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
Enter your e-mail address:
New to PR?
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Add a Classified
reviews with comments
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor -
1048 (Coco Twinset)
2 more reviews
by 2 people
by 44 people
Member since: 1/1/03
Report a problem with this review
12/23/05 2:40 PM
12/24/05 11:54 AM
To read this review, please
. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
Pattern with more than 5 reviews!
Merchants on PR
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Unique Sewing Patterns
Budo Bear Designs
Login to Add a Comment
Very cute MaryBeth! I love all of the extra details you added, like the knitted trim and chinese ball buttons. Thanks for all of the detailed steps you added, too. That will help if I ever get around to making this one up. Oh yea, I like the cami with the added sleeves, too. I think I would do the same.
12/23/05 2:54 PM
MaryBeth your set is great! Very nicely done.
12/23/05 3:01 PM
Oh, it turned out sooooo beautiful. I love the keyhole back and the chinese ball buttons are perfect!
12/23/05 3:03 PM
MaryBeth, tres magnifique!!!!!! Since we're about the same size, would you FedEx it too me for my dinner tommorrow night, so I can forget the red one! When you scooped out the armholes did you also add to the sleeve? I tried scooping the armhole on the Fitted T, but ended up with diagonal lines on the sleeves. Nice idea to add sleeves to the tank; did you cut the cardigan sleeves larger to allow for this? Great twinset and review. Congratulations!
12/23/05 3:12 PM
Beautiful sweater set. YOU really have a eye for the details. love them all
12/23/05 3:22 PM
What a fun, yet elegant, twin set. Great embellishing. You look wonderful in it Mary Beth.
12/23/05 3:23 PM
What a fabulous twinset MaryBeth, all your hard work sure paid off. Just love the chinese ball buttons and embellishments/trim. Great detail!
12/23/05 3:36 PM
Mary Beth you look lovely, your creativity on the trims and adding the self made Chinese buttons results in a very nice elegant looking twinset. The added short sleeves are a plus too.
12/23/05 3:49 PM
Great job! Like that you used this as an opportunity to try out different techniques (loved the idea of using pulled threads for the button loop).
12/23/05 3:59 PM
12/23/05 4:04 PM
Yes, you look soooo sophisticated and stylish in this, Mary Beth. We've been following some of these details on the HP thread, so it's especially nice that you finished it, and took photos for us - thanks - and where and when will you wear it first? Annie
12/23/05 4:17 PM
This color is fabulous on your and the style is wonderful. Your additional embellishmens only make it more attractive.
12/23/05 4:20 PM
really nice! inspiring, too!
12/23/05 4:22 PM
Leslie in Austin
Lovely, MB! The color is really pretty on you and the chinese ball buttons are exceptionally cool.
12/23/05 4:33 PM
Very beautiful. The color looks so nice on you. Love the buttons.
12/23/05 4:38 PM
Love the buttons and pulled thread loop... I need to store these ideas away for future projects here. Thanks for the very thorough review.
12/23/05 4:48 PM
You look all dolled up! Congrats on your outfit.
12/23/05 4:49 PM
My goodness, Mary Beth, you've written a sewing lesson -- thanks! Your details make this very special and it looks super on you. Enjoy wearing it!
12/23/05 4:50 PM
MaryBeth, this is truly a work of art. I enjoyed reading and viewing every detail about its creation.
12/23/05 5:20 PM
Really smashing. I think Hot Patterns is bringing a new level of stylishness and sophistication to many of our sewing rooms! Great looking twinset, and you look wonderful in it.
12/23/05 5:30 PM
Hi Mary Beth...love it, love it. Love all your very creative additions to the pattern.
12/23/05 6:30 PM
MaryBeth, your twinset is gorgeous. Your knitted trim and chinese balls are the perfect touch to this style. Very nicely done!
12/23/05 6:40 PM
MaryBeth, I love, love, love it. I really enjoy those magnificent details that you've added. You look beautiful in your stylish new twinset.
12/23/05 6:45 PM
MB - you look absolutely lovely in this! Taking the time and all your details really paid off. It's definitely one-of-a-kind.
12/23/05 6:54 PM
MB, I love this twinset! You did such a fabulous job, and the details are simply scrumptious! -Ann
12/23/05 7:01 PM
That's really lovely. Thank you.
12/23/05 7:05 PM
Mary Beth - this is awesomne! L-O-V-E the custom trim made from the fashion fabric. Great review.
12/23/05 7:21 PM
Oh my, Mary Beth, this twin set is really lovely! I echo & endorse every good word that has been said here! Thanks so much for the truly informative review & all the great photos.
12/23/05 7:27 PM
My goodness! What a wonderful job you did! Fab review also.
12/23/05 7:53 PM
What a brilliant job you've done to produce such a wonderful looking twinset.
12/23/05 8:29 PM
MB, this looks great! I don't think I'd shorten the cardigan -- I really like this length on you.
12/23/05 9:03 PM
Mary Beth - great reveiw and this looks so pretty on you. Thanks for all the details.
12/23/05 9:50 PM
Fantastic job, thanks for the great review. Your trim and details really make the outfit.
12/23/05 10:56 PM
I have been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the finished product. Oh my..it is a fantastic twinset. I love the trim, the bows, the fabric, the color...well everything. Thank you for the very detailed review and for including the details from the HP Thread that I know I would not be able to find again. Wow!!
12/24/05 6:14 AM
Mary Beth, your sweater set turned out great! I love all the details you added. They make for a very special garment.
12/24/05 7:00 AM
Mary Beth-it looks awesome! I'm really envious...I haven't even laid eyes on my sewing machine in over a month! Kay
12/24/05 7:30 AM
Wow! I just joined and this is the first review I really not only enjoyed, but learned something. I would like to know more details on the the triple-zz facing and where it is placed...great pics but I need a closer view. Many thanks....you are my hero!!
12/24/05 8:12 AM
This is gorgeous!
12/24/05 8:36 AM
MaryBeth, this is so helpful! I purchased this pattern and have had some difficulty decided the right fabric to use. Your review helped with that. My first attempt at the Plain &Simple T has prepared me to make numerous adjustments. You have made a very lovely cardiagan and top. Thank you for all the detailed information.
12/24/05 9:36 AM
Lovingly detailed, beautifully executed - your twinset is so flattering on you! Thanks for revealing your process. I do think you can still take out a bit of width on the cardigan body at the crosschest 5" down from the high point shoulder. Especially if you cut this in a slightly stretchier knit. All in all another great ensemble from the deft hands of Mary Beth.
12/24/05 9:41 AM
Beautiful, Mary Beth! What a delicious bit of sewing you've done here...thanks for sharing it and all the details!
12/24/05 10:31 AM
Mary Beth, Your projects all look good but this is the greatest! Lovely style, beautiful colour, and very snazzy trim and buttons. Definitely 5 stars. Thanks for the detailed review.
12/24/05 10:47 AM
Mary Beth, I am so glad you were two steps ahead of me as I was sewing this too! Your trim, each puzzle, it worked!!! I love the chinese balls on your sleeves too. And how the understitching looks like the fabric. I never thought of zigzagging understitching! I better finish mine today! Sort of stuck on the hem now...weird thing happened I am trying to figure out!! (yeah, the hem, the most simple element of all!) Alot of "intuitive" sewing on this one, eh?
12/24/05 11:25 AM
Christianne: I knew I forgot something!!! I added an edit above w/photo to address the hem...tried to send you a PM but you're private :)
12/24/05 11:58 AM
Just gorgeous MaryBeth! Colour, fabric, extra detail and style suit beautifully.Thank you for a very comprehensive review :)
12/24/05 1:12 PM
Choosing self fabric buttons was a wise choice. Your sewing skill sure helped you to make an unusually interesting outfit. PS, I always admire your pretty complexion.
12/24/05 1:55 PM
Oh how beautiful! I love this! Very very chic... wow. :)
12/24/05 3:32 PM
Gorgeous sweater set, MB. Your details make this set look expensive.
12/24/05 4:28 PM
You really did Hot Patterns proud! Your care and thought really shines through the end result. Great job!
12/24/05 7:57 PM
You look great.I love seeing us "curvy girls"in stylish clothing.You did a wonderful job.Thanks for such a helpful review.
12/24/05 8:33 PM
Marybeth I was just browsing the reviews today and saw your photo. I havent even read the whole review yet, but I just want to say that you look gorgeous!!!
12/25/05 9:42 AM
You did a masterful job with the fit and the fabric. The hand finished detail is wonderful. Thanks for your review.
12/25/05 9:57 AM
MB, this is fabulous. I want one. I love the details. I was afraid of these patterns since I was taking a patternmaking class I didn't want to go in another direction. But now, I just HAVE to get this pattern. Thank you for this review! This is such a georgous set and you look wonderful!
12/25/05 11:57 AM
I am on "private?" Now how did that happen? Yep. That is what I did to the hem too.
12/25/05 12:44 PM
Great job on you twin set, especially on the design details.
12/25/05 8:55 PM
MaryBeth, This is so darling, and your details really make it very special. Great job!
12/26/05 0:26 AM
Fantastic outfit on you. Thanks for all the details: your work really paid off. This looks truly beautiful.
12/26/05 10:57 AM
Very lovely! Trim is so creative and stylish.
12/26/05 12:52 PM
You look glowing in this - just perfect. What fun you had! You are just so creative and I'm glad you enjoyed this process!
12/27/05 8:37 AM
What a flattering outfit! You look great in this color. Thank you for the detailed and helpful review!
12/28/05 10:49 AM
It looks great! You have inspired me to purchase the pattern and give it a try. Thanks for your detailed review.
1/7/06 8:08 PM
I did think this review was very helpful. I am thinking of trying this pattern & am glad I read it, I don't like surprises either !
2/11/06 10:02 AM
I really enjoyed your review, seeing your process was educational and inspiring. The set looks wonderful on you, enjoy your complements
5/16/06 7:56 AM
Thanks for your review. Just wish I had read it before I got the pattern. I was expecting an easy knit sewing experience. Thanks for your honesty in saying this is an advanced pattern. I'll put it in my "when my sewing skills grow up" bin. (LOL)
12/11/08 7:21 PM
awesome review with great pics!
1/19/09 0:22 AM
Online Sewing Classes
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Online Sewing Classes
Fit the Tee to a T
BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2007-125
Vogue 8957 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
Add to Bag
Butterick 5815 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )
Add to Bag
Vogue Patterns 1085
Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts Digital Pattern
Add to Bag
Oliver S Book Report Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )
Add to Bag
Jamie Christina Lark Paper Pattern
Add to Bag
You Sew Girl Beach Bag Pattern
Add to Bag
Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use