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Pattern Reviews> Lutterloh> 2003-#250-02 (Princess Blouse/Shirt)

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Posted on:1/25/09 10:23 PM
Last Updated:2/1/09 12:37 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 18 people   
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nicegirl said... (2/3/09 4:19 PM) Reply
This came out adorable! I really love the colors and print of your fabric. Thank you for all the information and tips.
knitlitcamper said... (2/2/09 9:32 PM) Reply
The shirt looks comfy and a great fit. Love the print too. I had never heard of this pattern co. so I am really enjoying reading the reviews on PR and finding out about these different Pattern Co's.
JamieLiz said... (2/2/09 7:45 PM) Reply
I like it! This shirt looks very nice on you -- great fit! A very helpful review too. Now I want to take a look at Lutterloh patterns.
Mufffet said... (2/2/09 10:26 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone. I am wearing this today. I was so surprised to get the fit to a happy state in this one. And this picture does capture me more than the frumpy one I had before...yipes...;)
Annette1 said... (2/1/09 6:35 PM) Reply
Thanks for the update! I LOVE this picture of you, by the way. :o)
Robin Denning said... (2/1/09 6:22 PM) Reply
Mufffett - it looks like you've got yourself a bona-fide TNT there! The fit is fantastic. Your shoulders look perfect and I love how the princess seams take away any excess fabric under the arms. The way you describe that fabric sounds just like something I used last spring to make a similar style (a "jacket-ish" shirt). It has turned out to wear really well and the lycra does add to the comfort. Great review and beautiful top!
sewtime said... (2/1/09 4:12 PM) Reply
Cute shirt, love the fabric!!! Great review!
betsyross said... (1/28/09 10:26 AM) Reply
Beautiful blouse! I love the fabric, but I wish I could see the princess lines more. Great review of the lutterloh system and encouraging for new users. You hadn't mentioned which pattern this is? I wonder if I have this one? I am worried about doing princess lines with this system. Thanks for the informative review.
Mufffet said... (1/26/09 10:14 AM) Reply
Thanks for all the nice comments! To answer some questions - Annette1 - I always draft the stand in to the collar, not liking the two part process. :) bananaoil - some people HAVE tried drafting and moving points etc. and I did this on the last shirt I made. I wasn't all that happy, and I think that trying to draft and alter at the same time is too much futzing around. The draft is a fast process, and then you have the pattern to work with! At least that's my way, not everyone does that. sewme7 - Probably IS stretch poplin! It wasn't labeled for me and I didn't think to ask, so I am glad to have a name for it! Sensor buttonholes are made by the Viking sensor buttonhole foot. It produces identical buttonholes after the first one, and all you have to do is tell the machine on the first buttonhole how wide your button is. You key in say - 20mm - and the machine does the rest. I had had user trouble with it, but it was me and not the machine, so when ironed out all went well. Other brands also call the one step memorized buttonholes they make "sensor" buttonholes. Janome for instance, where you put the button in the foot and it measures and remembers.
mssewcrazy said... (1/26/09 8:54 AM) Reply
Interesting to read about your working with the lutterloh. Not being home much these days I had missed the thread you referenced. That is a very nice blouse that looks good on you.
sewme47 said... (1/26/09 8:49 AM) Reply
Muffet, I love your blouse! Could the fabric be stretch poplin? I recently bought some and it fits the description you gave. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what are sensor buttonholes? Thanks for such a thorough review...I've never considered using Lutterloh before, but now I'll take a serious look at it.
Miss Fairchild said... (1/26/09 8:26 AM) Reply
Great review! And I've been eyeing this pattern too. I was wondering about the princess seams, thinking they ran over the bust. But now I know this is must be in the design as when I did my Lutterloh flounced skirt, the darts didn't go right over my tummy. This gave such a slimming effect! Your review has given me the ''umph'' to get back into my Lutterloh stuff again.
kellymailinglist said... (1/26/09 7:16 AM) Reply
Thanks so much for the run-down on the Lutterloh process. You ended up with a great and well-fitted shirt!
bananaoil said... (1/26/09 6:57 AM) Reply
Hi, I always want to shout-out to other Lutterloh users. I got a second hand kit and have toyed around with it with some success. You should know I was looking for perfect fit through the process so I was somewhat disappointed with the way some things fit around the shoulders. You make an excellent point. These patterns aren't different from other commercial patterns in respect that they need to be fitted to the individual. Have you ever tried to draft the shoulder area smaller, switching position on the tape measure as you work from there? I keep meaning to try that. Thanks for the review. The blouse looks good too!
Marilyn N. said... (1/26/09 1:13 AM) Reply
Thanks for this review! I have some vintage Lutterloh pattern books, but I have yet to try them. I will check out the Lutterloh thread!
Annette1 said... (1/26/09 0:29 AM) Reply
Great review, and your top has turned out perfectly! I'd say there are definitely MORE of these in store. :o) (I think collars are a lot easier with facings, too. In fact, I think collars are a lot easier with collar stands too!) :o)
Diana M said... (1/26/09 0:07 AM) Reply
great review -- and a nice looking shirt.
Sherril Miller said... (1/25/09 10:46 PM) Reply
Good thorough review with Lutterloh. Now I'm tempted to borrow Dsis's and give it a try myself. I'm looking forward to the next one. Glad you explained about the facing as I'm not a facing person and wondered about it.
sewtime said... (1/25/09 10:29 PM) Reply
Cute top, and I love the fabric that you used!!!
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