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Pattern Reviews> Ottobre Woman Magazine> 02-2006-5 (Basic Shirt Blouse)

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Reviewed by:KimSews

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Posted on:3/30/08 11:02 AM
Last Updated:3/28/08 9:58 PM
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Mufffet said... (4/9/08 10:13 AM) Reply
I just saw this! Great fabric and accent fabric. Looks very well fitted on you. Nice pattern and great review.
jlucie said... (4/6/08 11:09 AM) Reply
What a beautiful blouse - very flattering & lokks terrific with the denim. The contrasting trim and stitching really make it unique. Good choice of buttons also!
Cristina_TC said... (4/3/08 9:59 AM) Reply
AnneM said... (4/3/08 9:57 AM) Reply
Very fun top. It is a bold fabric, but in a subtle way (I know, that sounds contraditory - but the print seems so traditional, almost Western). The solid fabric is a great touch. Wear this top with pride!
dkyllo1625 said... (4/1/08 1:42 PM) Reply
You look terrific in this blouse!! Your background of learning how to sew is a real inspiration to others.
MelissaB in WA said... (3/30/08 10:13 PM) Reply
What a fun blouse - congrats on your first review!
lilyofthevalley said... (3/30/08 4:33 PM) Reply
I was shocked to read that you had not always intended the collar, cuff and button placket to be in a solid, contrasting fabric! It looks so intentional and perfect. Your fabric is stunning, and the fit you've obtained is perfect. I agree with everyone else. Show your curves, use striking fabric, and look beautiful, as you do in your artful Project Photo. Absolutely lovely, Lily
Robin Denning said... (3/30/08 2:32 PM) Reply
What a cute cute cute top! I love the deatils on the cuff plackets. Very nicely done and you look great in it!
Heatherrique said... (3/30/08 1:20 PM) Reply
Groovylicious! Lovely intermingling of fashion, color and style!
nancy2001 said... (3/30/08 1:17 PM) Reply
Very flattering style and a great look for you.
Athene said... (3/30/08 0:12 AM) Reply
I love the plain color contrast with this print. You got a lovely fit, excellent detail on the cuffs and placket and of course you look curvy and very attractive in this shirt.
pterion said... (3/29/08 11:05 PM) Reply
Gorgeous shirt! It looks wonderful on you. Like Sherril said - you should definitely make more!
dollieo said... (3/29/08 2:33 PM) Reply
I also like the print.Beautiful blouse, well done.
Vintage Joan said... (3/29/08 12:33 PM) Reply
What a wonderful blouse, and that fabric is absolutely spectacular!! :) !
Sewingmi said... (3/29/08 11:28 AM) Reply
That's a really nice shirt, flattering colors and flattering shape!
Mary Stiefer said... (3/29/08 10:52 AM) Reply
Great looking top - love the color combinations - they really belong together. The fit is perfect for you. This is a job well done.
Sherril Miller said... (3/29/08 10:06 AM) Reply
Way to go making lemonaide from something that could have only been a lemon. I agree with Debbie, don't hide those curves. This top shows you've got some. It turned out perfectly. Great fit and the contrast is a nice designer touch. Make more!
mssewcrazy said... (3/29/08 7:25 AM) Reply
That is a fabulous shirt and you look great in it.
anetJay said... (3/29/08 6:50 AM) Reply
beautiful !!! i love the fabrics that you chose :)
Flying Seamstress said... (3/29/08 6:04 AM) Reply
Yes, folks will see you coming and covet your beautiful blouse! Very stylish and flattering on you. Excellent work and first review!
EveS said... (3/29/08 2:14 AM) Reply
Beautiful shirt and excellent first review!!! Had to reread it to see that the contrasting fabric was actually a "mistake"...I say NOT!!! Looks perfectly planned and very now, IMO! BTW, I've been stung by that "Oh, we're adding the s/a on just this one piece, k?" ugh.
Em's Summer said... (3/29/08 0:55 AM) Reply
Wonderful shirt! You look great in it!
Jennifer shaw said... (3/29/08 0:32 AM) Reply
Your blouse is terrific!! I love the pairing of the fabrics. Thanks for a great review.
cabinbaby said... (3/28/08 11:46 PM) Reply
Your contrast idea is perfect. I love those colors together.
Debbie Cook said... (3/28/08 11:28 PM) Reply
Your blouse is wonderful! I love the print and the contrast is the perfect touch. It definitely all looks like it belongs together and is not an afterthought so this review should be the only place you mention that. ;-) Great fit! And who says we can't draw attention to ourselves and our curves with great fitting, pretty clothes!!
Sew4Fun said... (3/28/08 10:52 PM) Reply
Nice blouse and I like the plain fabric as a contrast. Sometimes things are meant to be. :) Your sleeve plackets look to be perfectly sewn too.
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