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BurdaStyle Magazine: 04-2008-116 (dress) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Mary Ann said...
Your top looks great! Just how did you raise this tricky neckline? I'm clueless. Thanks for the great review.
8/14/08 1:21 AM
Nancywin said...
This top looks really great on you - or is it that you're just looking great and happen to be wearing this top? Clever fabric source too!
8/14/08 1:22 AM
Sew4Fun said...
Really nice top! I like your idea of refashioning a RTW dress. :)
8/14/08 2:12 AM
Athene said...
Love this top on you and so smart to use a RTW clearance item to make something really great.
8/14/08 2:39 AM
Schnauzer said...
Gorgeous top Vonne!
8/14/08 4:01 AM
Natasha B said...
This looks great in a top, especially sleeveless. What a fabulous fabric source, I can imagine the shop assistant's reaction!
8/14/08 5:32 AM
Karen8320 said...
Vonne, this looks fantastic on you! I think it looks really good as a top and I also think the sleeveless version is a very smart look. I like the way you've adapted it to fit your own style. Well done!
8/14/08 6:19 AM
Mel.J said...
Looks great Vonne. I really like how it works with the empire seam. Thanks for the review too - I was thinking about modifying my similar Jalie pattern to add a seam there but maybe I'll just wait for this one to show up at the library.
8/14/08 7:08 AM
Allie in Hong Kong said...
Great idea to make a top, think I will copy you. I have made the dress and also found the original neckline extremely low (even for BWOF!)
8/14/08 8:30 AM
ribbit2jen said...
Too it!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/14/08 8:40 AM
Karen6790 said...
I think this works much better as a top. Love your changes, and thanks for affirming it's okay to buy a piece of RTW to cut up. I've done it and gotten some strange reactions too, but sometimes it's the only way for a fabric you want. Great job.
8/14/08 9:59 AM
Patti B said...
Lovely top and great re-purposing of the dress. Burda's necklines are often a bit hubba-hubba, aren't they?
8/14/08 10:58 AM
sewtime said...
Pretty top! Looks great on you!
8/14/08 11:39 AM
sewbehind said...
You look great in this. Well done.
8/14/08 11:48 AM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Great looking top. I love the idea of cutting up RTW then turning it into something different. Great review.
8/14/08 1:27 PM
MelissaB in WA said...
Gorgeous!!! I love the fabric too - great repurpose of a dress - you're a smart cookie my friend! :-)
8/14/08 2:05 PM
Annette1 said...
I love this as a top, and it looks SO NICE on you, too!
8/14/08 2:36 PM
Liana said...
So cute, and I love your fabric.
8/14/08 6:54 PM
Debbie Cook said...
It looks great! This pattern is on top of my to-do list for the weekend, also as a top. Nice to see a helpful eview before I even get started.
8/14/08 9:34 PM
hongkongshopper said...
Nice work!
8/14/08 11:23 PM
Fran G said...
Vonne, this top looks great on you! You have great a gymnast! Love your fabric shopping tip!!
8/15/08 7:17 AM
2BSewing said...
Gorgeous top! And brilliant idea on the re-use of the dress/fabric. I need to keep that in mind when I window-shop RTW in the clearance rack. Great job! :)
8/15/08 8:39 AM
Mahler said...
This top is so great ! I bet that the dress would also look wonderful on you. I love the fabric too.
8/15/08 9:54 AM
Sherril Miller said...
What an unusual pattern. I love how your top turned out, it so pretty and you look great in it.
8/15/08 11:33 AM
mochalover said...
Great job as always.
8/15/08 9:19 PM
Christina Sonja said...
How clever to scour the sales rack for fabric. This turned out great :)
8/16/08 2:19 PM
MareeAlison said...
Very noice Vonne. :)
8/20/08 4:07 AM
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