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Reviewed by:Lisa Laree
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Posted on:12/14/06 9:24 AM
Last Updated:8/10/08 6:45 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 27 people   
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sewtime said... (8/11/08 8:05 AM) Reply
Cute top, Love the color, and the fit.
Elona said... (8/10/08 8:05 PM) Reply
The front neckline of the surplice top is adorable on you (as is the color of your fabric)! Give this version another shot in a more drapy fabric; you'll get tons of compliments.
FloraNature said... (5/4/07 5:17 AM) Reply
Thank you for this review - now I will definitely make a princess knit top - it fits you so well!
Lou05 said... (5/3/07 7:35 PM) Reply
Nice job. At last, a tee that I might try. I can't do tight anymore but this looks terrific with some attractive shaping. Your colors even look good despite your description of the fabric. I like.
Peggy L said... (5/3/07 12:36 PM) Reply
Looks great! I'm glad I picked up this pattern at the last sale.
JeanetteE said... (5/3/07 11:07 AM) Reply
What a great fitting T. Very nice!
Lisa Laree said... (5/3/07 11:04 AM) Reply
I just changed the gallery photo; the original top comes up when you click there.The picture of the orange top is noted at the update line The lazy way to get the photos up, I'm afraid! ;) However, it's interesting that you're seeing the orange top in the gallery; I still see the original when I look. ???
Soliel said... (5/3/07 10:45 AM) Reply
When I click on the orange top pic...I get a purple top pick. The bright colored top looks great on you.
Lisa Laree said... (5/3/07 9:31 AM) Reply
Clin...note that I morphed on shoulders/armsceye/sleeves from a TNT pattern ;)
CSY said... (5/3/07 9:24 AM) Reply
Nice job working the pattern! Love your update.
carolynw said... (5/3/07 9:17 AM) Reply
I really like this Lisa - will give my pattern another try - the first effort was a real disaster with the sleeves.
Lisa Laree said... (3/18/07 3:52 PM) Reply
Nancy, I use my Cowl Top pattern as a shoulder fitting template, just because it fits me so nicely in the shoulders. If you already have a top that fits great in the shoulders, use that one. I could also have started with a size 8...which is what fits in the shoulders of Vogue patterns...added everywhere else for the not-size-8 rest of me and had the same thing. It was just easier for me to start with the bigger pattern, then just morph on the shoulders that fit. I hope that makes sense! ;)
Nancy Peters said... (3/18/07 10:44 AM) Reply
When I saw the photo of your T I thought, now I will definitely buy this pattern. However after reading the review, it seems you just modified & morphed Loes' Cowl pattern into this one. Am I on the right track? Would I need to purchase both the Cowl pattern & this one to get such a beautiful fitting Tee? sigh. :o)
Robin Denning said... (2/25/07 4:15 PM) Reply
It looks fantastic on you. Great review, thanks for all the tips.
CarolynGM said... (12/16/06 3:10 PM) Reply
Great review. I finally succumbed and bought this pattern today. I hope mine turns out as well as yours.
Jane S said... (12/16/06 2:09 PM) Reply
Great top, Lisa. Thanks for inspiring me to try this one out soon. Very stylish.
nancy2001 said... (12/15/06 3:17 PM) Reply
Great looking top, Lisa. I just finished my long sleeved version of View A, and it looks great, too. I had to go through one muslin and one wadder to get the fit exactly right, but the third time was a charm. This pattern is so stylish and flattering, I plan to clone it again and again.
AnneM said... (12/15/06 8:27 AM) Reply
Congrats - even your test garments look great.
Rebecca D said... (12/15/06 6:32 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great review. I have this one in the to do pile.
Schnauzer said... (12/14/06 8:10 PM) Reply
Very nice top Lisa!
Izzie said... (12/14/06 5:14 PM) Reply
Thanks for the very informative and timely review! This pattern is spread out on my dining rm table waiting for me to decide how I will alter it. I was considering using the BW2 armscye and sleeves and now I think I will. Great job on the top and the review!
Rustybobn said... (12/14/06 3:44 PM) Reply
Great Top! My first thought when I saw the photo was "Why short sleeves?" I'm glad you answered that in the review! Thanks for the details on the differences between the TNT armhole and this one.
Cheryl Reeves said... (12/14/06 11:11 AM) Reply
Lovely top and extremely helpful review.
PVA said... (12/14/06 11:04 AM) Reply
Thanks for this review, Lisa. I'll have to check into this pattern -- I personally prefer the "skim-the-body" fit.
Doris W. in TN said... (12/14/06 10:42 AM) Reply
I think your top fits you perfectly! I think I need to buy this pattern. It looks a lot like a Loes Hinse one but for knits.
Mermie said... (12/14/06 9:44 AM) Reply
Very nice! Your top looks great on you. I still haven't made this but your review makes me want to get after it.
cindyann said... (12/14/06 9:41 AM) Reply
Nice looking top. I must get this pattern.
carolynw said... (12/14/06 9:36 AM) Reply
Looks nice Lisa - have the patternbut am a bit leary of how tight a fit this might be - your review is very helpful.
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