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Pattern Reviews> Loes Hinse Designs> 5210 (Bergman Blouse)

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Reviewed by:CarolynD

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Posted on:11/25/06 2:30 PM
Last Updated:11/25/06 2:34 PM
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velma42 said... (12/2/13 3:01 PM) Reply
I pulled this pattern out for the first time yesterday and wondered if anyone else had these issues: What is drawn on the pattern as View A and View B are reversed in the sewing instructions. The back pattern piece says "Cut 1 on Fold" but the instructions indicate sewing a back seam. So which is it - fold or seam? The pattern line drawing indicates a fold.
FreyaStark said... (3/9/11 6:33 PM) Reply
Many thanks for a really useful review. Your blouse looks lovely on you.
Karine said... (2/7/07 5:05 PM) Reply
I appreciated the detailed comments on fit. The resulting blouse is beautiful.
LornaJay said... (1/23/07 2:21 AM) Reply
Just wondering if you've had another go at it? I'm surprised you could get a woven on with that little ease!
Wilbur said... (12/31/06 2:12 PM) Reply
So helpful to get the skinny on a pattern before trying it. Thanks.
Liana said... (11/28/06 2:34 PM) Reply
Very nice. I always have trouble visualizing her designs from the pattern photos. Yours is so much nicer.
AuntieShel said... (11/28/06 12:48 PM) Reply
Just want to add my thanks for your review. I have been waiting for someone to review this, it looks like a great pattern. Thank you also for the tip about the too-small neckline. I will be sure to measure this when I make it. (I'm pretty sure my head is about 22-23".) Your top looks terrific on you!
Harriet Rogers said... (11/27/06 11:16 AM) Reply
Thanks for great review: all the suggestions are very helpful. Your top looks perfect on you, and now that you know the pitfalls of pattern, you'll be able to whip up many more of these: it's a very attractive pattern for you.
OP Gal said... (11/26/06 6:33 PM) Reply
Pretty top. Thanks for the review.
SusiM said... (11/26/06 4:12 PM) Reply
Thank you for your very thoughful review. I especially appreciate the detailed information you shared about the sizing in relation to your height and measurements. That helps me a lot! It is a very attractive blouse on you.
Leslie Bonner said... (11/26/06 2:56 PM) Reply
Looks adorable on you. Very helpful review.
NancyDaQ said... (11/26/06 10:28 AM) Reply
Nice looking blouse! I like your idea to use a sheer fabric to accentuate the seams.
AnneM said... (11/26/06 9:43 AM) Reply
Love your shirt! I wear pull-over blouses a lot and haven't round a pattern I like yet. This one looks like it has real possibilities for me.
Danvillegirl said... (11/26/06 7:29 AM) Reply
Pretty blouse! The neckline issue was a concern I had and glad you addressed this in your review. I had the same problem with the Bianca Sweater and that was made in a knit. I had to scoop out the neckline with that one, so will remember this should I decide to make this one.
Elona said... (11/25/06 11:39 PM) Reply
Pretty, pretty top! As others have mentioned, the neckline on this top and others of the same type seems to be small. I think it would be a simple matter in the case of the Bergman to use a center back seam and just put the keyhole opening there, instead of in front. That way, you'd get the tidy jewel neck, and could even make it higher if you wanted, while still being ble to get it over your head.
kathleenb said... (11/25/06 11:23 PM) Reply
Carolyn, thanks for the helpful review. I actually have the pattern on order, and will make a S instead of my usual XS based on your observations (I'm 5'8" and always add lots of length to LH patterns too). Even though you think it looks snug, I think your top looks better than the pattern photo!
Vonnevo said... (11/25/06 9:34 PM) Reply
Gorgeous !!!
Mini said... (11/25/06 9:27 PM) Reply
The proportion of this top looks really good on you because of your adjustments, but these patterns do seem to run small unless made up in knits or stretch fabrics. Thanks for reviewing this, and for your helpful observations on the fit and neck size. Judging from the line drawings and your description, this seems like the Textile Studio Basic Top (designed by LH when she was with Textile Studio), but with princess seams added. Most reviewers found the neck opening too small on that one too.
Diane E said... (11/25/06 8:30 PM) Reply
Carolyn, this is a really pretty blouse. Thanks for your terrific review; it'll definitely help me when I make mine.
tlmck3 said... (11/25/06 8:06 PM) Reply
LH patterns and taller women can be a definite issue. I always have to lengthen them by astounding amounts and tweak the neck and shoulder fit which I find odd. I'm 5'8" and just find them very difficult to fit properly, especially considering how relatively unfitted they are. Yours looks great.
fuzzygalore said... (11/25/06 6:39 PM) Reply
The average head is 22"! So it's not just you that'd have a problem getting it over your head. Love your fabric though :-).
CarolynGM said... (11/25/06 6:01 PM) Reply
I really like the way you did the neckline. Your facing makes a very smooth, professional finish. The clean simple lines on this top are just lovely.
CarolynGM said... (11/25/06 6:00 PM) Reply
I really like the way you did the neckline. Your facing makes a very smooth, professional finish. The clean simple lines on this top are just lovely.
Susan R said... (11/25/06 5:47 PM) Reply
Thanks for this very helpful review. I have ordered this pattern from PR, am looking forward to trying it. I think that it might make into a pretty dress, just by adding a gathered or pleated skirt.
dvazz said... (11/25/06 5:33 PM) Reply
Very nice! I was hoping someone would review this so I could check it out. Thanks for the warning on the neckline!
ACB said... (11/25/06 4:17 PM) Reply
Looks great, lovely work!
CarolynD said... (11/25/06 4:14 PM) Reply
I cut a facing that matched the pattern. I have tried using bias binding in the past and have stretched out my necklines. There is probably a technique to properly sewing bias on that I don't know about, so this is how I do it and it seems to work.
drsue said... (11/25/06 4:10 PM) Reply
Great review!! Nice to know what you are in for on a new pattern.
Debbie Cook said... (11/25/06 4:03 PM) Reply
Pretty blouse on you!
Sewshot said... (11/25/06 3:38 PM) Reply
Very pretty blouse, and nice comments on the pattern. I like the change you made, using the narrow facing on the neckline. One question - did you use a bias strip for the facing, or cut a facing matching the shape of the pattern neckline?
RuthieSews said... (11/25/06 3:22 PM) Reply
lovely neckline finish, and nice detailed review
Seaspur said... (11/25/06 3:21 PM) Reply
That is very pretty. I dn't generally care for LH patterns but your review has made me think I might get this one, thanks.
Nancywin said... (11/25/06 2:59 PM) Reply
Your blouse looks beautiful and it looks like you did a very nice job on it. I like your idea of using something sheer to show off the seaming.
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