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Posted on:5/3/06 1:34 PM
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Craftyladydi said... (8/4/06 0:08 AM) Reply
I saw the halter made up in my local quilt shop I bought the patten, It's so pretty and flattering I am a D cup . Before cutting up my fabric I made a pattern out of interfacing, I was going to see how this fit before wasting my fabric. You know the adage "measure twice cut once" I measured more than twice. The first time I cut out a small. The second time around I cut out an x-large making two fronts, two Upper Backs, and two Tie Extensions, I wanted to make sure I had room for the zipper I did. On the two Upper Fronts I increased at least an "inch" starting at the bottom, tappering to "0" nearing the shoulder..I attached the Extensions, tried it on I have the coverage I want I also got gapo's.. I made small pleats in my pattern where it gaped open. That just didn't help much as far as getting that flattering look and to make it hug my body. I am open to anyone who might suggest what I can do. Other than that I think the pattern is really easy to follow especially for beginners.
Kath in ON said... (5/30/06 8:48 AM) Reply
I had never heard the term velcro butt before, but instantly knew what you were talking about...It's why you'll never see me in one of those long sweater coats that were so popular! Love your halter top. I'm adding this to my wishlist...
Patti B said... (5/9/06 9:33 AM) Reply
"Velcro butt" is when the back of the blouse or top hangs up on the tush. It's almost unavoidable IMHO with cotton wovens. Love to hear a solution if anyone has one!
rosephreak said... (5/8/06 10:01 AM) Reply
Patti - this looks lovely. Although I'm wondering exactly what you mean by velcro butt. I've never heard that term before. * smile * Anyway, thank you for reviewing this and the tip about the bust measurements. It's nice to know this looks so nice on someone that's not mid-twentysomething. Being mid-fortysomething myself, I think I could wear this as well.
Mirza said... (5/8/06 6:55 AM) Reply
I love this top on you. I would never even thought to make myself a halter top. But it looks so great on you that I am rethinking it. Thanks for taking the plunge!
sluj said... (5/5/06 1:40 PM) Reply
Actually, I think you look absolutely adorable in this top, despite differing from the young thing on the pattern photo. I bet one of Victoria's Secret convertible bras configured for a halter/backless dress would work great under this top.
Patti B said... (5/5/06 9:48 AM) Reply
Celeste, it is a Queen Elizabeth behind me and a Hot Cocoa in the left of the photo. I do love Fragrant Cloud though. Robyn & Izzie, I LOVE my crocs!
ryan's mom said... (5/4/06 9:09 PM) Reply
Wonderful halter! Great review too!! LOL--what you call "velcro butt" IMO is quite flattering. The top shows off a lovely back curve. Kind of a sexy halter look.
Judy Williment said... (5/4/06 7:45 PM) Reply
I love how this top looks on you, so I agree with everyone who says to wear it outside the back yard! I'm a huge fan of halter tops, and I've found the best bras are the ones with detachable straps. You unhook them from the back and hook those ends together for a halter bra. Works great! And then hook it back to a regular bra as required. Before I bought one I made one by unpicking the straps from the back of a bra I already had and sewing them together. I prefer having a neck strap to strapless - more secure!
Leslie in Austin said... (5/4/06 1:57 PM) Reply
Very cute and summery!
milwaukee_kelly said... (5/4/06 8:39 AM) Reply
Patti, it looks great on you! I can't wait to get this one started.
AnneM said... (5/4/06 5:27 AM) Reply
I think that looks realy nice on you. It is a halter top that adults can wear. That is a very fancy gardening outfit.
Mary Stiefer said... (5/4/06 1:07 AM) Reply
This looks great and so comfy for the hot summer months. Great job.
Izzie said... (5/3/06 11:48 PM) Reply
You are just too cute! Love the red crocs.
RobynB said... (5/3/06 11:06 PM) Reply
Patti, love the top, but I also wanted to compliment you on your shoes. I have *exactly* the same ones, even the same colour. Don't you love them??!
sewnbysf said... (5/3/06 10:49 PM) Reply
What a fun top...looks great!
Penny Carlson said... (5/3/06 10:18 PM) Reply
It really looks nice! How did you get it done this fast?!? The nice cool comfort of a top like this is negated when you have to wear a clingy sticky underwire with it..ask me how I know! Which is why this overly endowed lady will be sticking to regular sleeveless tops this summer.
Patti B said... (5/3/06 9:57 PM) Reply
Thanks to all for the remarks. I predict that I'll be seeing this style frequently this summer.
Lori V said... (5/3/06 9:43 PM) Reply
That looks fantastic on you.
Jennifer shaw said... (5/3/06 9:10 PM) Reply
Patti -It is very very pretty on you. Please wear it outside of your backyard, it is too lovely to hide!
sailor girl said... (5/3/06 9:08 PM) Reply
I am so glad you reviewed this-I am not a bikini wearing babe either, but now I see how good this looks!
Sew4Fun said... (5/3/06 8:17 PM) Reply
Patti, what a pretty top! It looks great on you.
Em's Summer said... (5/3/06 8:01 PM) Reply
That looks great on you! You should definitely not limit it to your backyard. Thanks for this great review!
BeckyC said... (5/3/06 6:36 PM) Reply
You look great in this halter top -- don't just wear it in your backyard. Thank you for the tips on measuring the top and bust.
MelissaB in WA said... (5/3/06 6:29 PM) Reply
Thanks for adding the back view. And what in the world is "velcro butt"???? Apparently I've missed something along the way, not a term I'm familiar with! lol
bunz said... (5/3/06 6:13 PM) Reply
Patti - you look cool and comfortable and chic! That elastic almost looks like piping --really nice.
jnamcd said... (5/3/06 5:29 PM) Reply
I agree with everyone else--this top is really cute on you! Great review!
Celeste said... (5/3/06 5:28 PM) Reply
Sweet little top. Is that a Fragrant Cloud rose behind you (dark pink)?
yarnivore said... (5/3/06 4:41 PM) Reply
I think it looks great! I am a bit of a radical on going without a bra when it's at all reasonable -- I'd have *never* noticed if you hadn't pointed it out, so I think this top is a total success on that score. Please wear it outside of your yard! And thanks for including more than one photo! (PS - No kidding it's hot where you live -- your roses are *weeks* ahead of NYC ones!)
touran said... (5/3/06 4:01 PM) Reply
I loved your review - thanks for being so candid. You look lovely in the top and I think you should give it more outings than just the backyard.
Patti B said... (5/3/06 3:58 PM) Reply
Melissa and pterion, your wish is my command. I added another photo to answer your questions about the back.
Debbie Lancaster said... (5/3/06 3:18 PM) Reply
Oh, Patti, that looks great!
pterion said... (5/3/06 3:16 PM) Reply
This definitely looks fantastic on you - wear it with pride! A terrific review with lots of helpful information. I have the same question about the back as MelissaB. Any chance of a back view photo?
sewfan said... (5/3/06 3:08 PM) Reply
Patti, you may not look like the model but you still look great in this top! I never thought I would be able to wear a halter top but you may have changed my mind. Pam
zinnia said... (5/3/06 2:37 PM) Reply
Patti, You look great in this top!
Peggy L said... (5/3/06 2:09 PM) Reply
Patti - really cute and summery!
beangirl said... (5/3/06 2:07 PM) Reply
Oh wow, this looks fab!! Thanks for the review, and I love this top on you.
Stacy Sews said... (5/3/06 2:04 PM) Reply
Thanks for reviewing this so fast! I've been going back and forth if I wanted to get this pattern since this is her first clothing pattern...Now you've convinced me I need to get this. It looks great on you and I definately think that you can wear this outside your backyard!
Gigi Louis said... (5/3/06 1:50 PM) Reply
Sooo cute! I think it looks great on you.
MelissaB in WA said... (5/3/06 1:46 PM) Reply
Gosh that is so cute and I think it looks great on you! So do you think there is enough coverage in the back to wear a strapless bra? I am a very small busted gal, but really hate going without a bra because it truly looks like I have no boobs (thank you Victoria's Secret for all your help!!! hehe). I will have to take a closer look at that one, I think it's a great top! Great review and thanks for the helpful tip about sizing.
Debbie Cook said... (5/3/06 1:42 PM) Reply
Patti, I think this looks great on you! Definitely wear it further than in your own back yard.
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