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Posted on:6/6/09 6:23 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 
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Mahler said... (6/10/09 4:41 PM) Reply
Marec, give your self credit for that project. This is a difficult fabric to work with, even for more advance sewers. All your efforts are worth while. I like the look on you... as we usually leave comments about that ;-) I like your hair in that lenght. It gives you a french look. Very nice total look. I love the chiffon-jeans look.
Marilyn N. said... (6/8/09 12:56 PM) Reply
I don't think you look overwhelmed by your sleeves! I like the pattern, which I had overlooked & I really appreciate your tips on sewing with polyester chiffon.
karentn said... (6/7/09 1:57 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse. I can imagine a whole closet of these in solids and prints and they'd never look the same!
eugenia123 said... (6/7/09 1:20 PM) Reply
What a really pretty shirt, I love that fabric - it may have been tricky but it does look great.
shesflipped said... (6/7/09 1:14 PM) Reply
Love your blouse! It looks so nice on you. Your review almost makes me want to try a collar and buttonholes! Great work!
Karenino said... (6/7/09 1:01 PM) Reply
Lovely! I'm looking for a shirt dress pattern and wondering if I can just lengthen this one. It looks so comfortable on you.
Barbara V said... (6/7/09 12:14 PM) Reply
This really looks nice on you! Great job with a tricky fabric.
Jennifer shaw said... (6/7/09 11:21 AM) Reply
Mary, your blouse is beautiful !! The colors are so gorgeous with your coloring. I am sorry that it was such a pain to sew, you are so smart to make this with snaps instead of buttonholes. :) Thanks for reviewing this pattern, it is one of the prettier styles that Vogue has in stock.
KarmenG said... (6/7/09 10:28 AM) Reply
Cute blouse - I agree with Ann it's a wonderful alternative to a Camp Shirt. I'm thinking light weight cotton voile might work well and not be as fussy to work with as the chiffon; and cool during the summer. Thanks for pointing out this pattern.
Annette1 said... (6/7/09 0:51 AM) Reply
But are you really SURE you won't be using any more poly chiffon? :o)) Frustrating as that fabric may have been, it was SO worth it in the end. :o) I love the silhouette of this top, and the fact that it fits so nicely and yet should be fairly cool for summer due to the dolman sleeves. ALERT THE MEDIA: I already have this pattern! I think I bought it when ITAdmin made hers. I think my aunt in Galveston would like this top, too. :o)
Nancywin said... (6/7/09 0:13 AM) Reply
This is very pretty and I'm sure your fabric choice (although a pain to work with) is what really makes it drape so nicely. I have used poly chiffon with mixed results - some great, some horrible. You might try another type. I understand that silk chiffon is MUCH easier to work with, but most of the silk chiffons I've seen are so sheer that they must be underlined. I do have a few in my stash that I need to try. I really like this blouse on you.
Ody said... (6/6/09 11:44 PM) Reply
You are absolutely right---va va voom in actions. Great blouse! and you look fabulous in it.
Ann Smith said... (6/6/09 11:16 PM) Reply
This is much cuter than the average camp shirt. Great job!
Em's Summer said... (6/6/09 10:33 PM) Reply
It was definitely worth the difficulty of working with chiffon because this is just gorgeous! You look great in this! And thanks for the heads up about the fit! Great review!
marec said... (6/6/09 8:50 PM) Reply
Thanks for the feedback and nice comments! Laura-hello :-) Patti B, I can feel the sleeves when reaching forward but they aren't restrictive. I removed the back darts to give myself some breathing room-the pattern runs very fitted as drafted.
sewtime said... (6/6/09 8:24 PM) Reply
Very pretty!!
Judy Wentz said... (6/6/09 7:33 PM) Reply
Llvely top. jw
Patti B said... (6/6/09 6:54 PM) Reply
What a cute blouse even if the fabric was a pain to sew. Do you find the dolman sleeve restrictive?
papago said... (6/6/09 6:51 PM) Reply
Really pretty Mary! I have this pattern also and appreciate your review. I really enjoyed meeting you in Portland. Enjoy your retirement!! Laura
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