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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 2694 (Wrap top)

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Reviewed by:Katharine in BXL

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Posted on:7/14/04 11:22 AM
Last Updated:7/14/04 4:28 PM
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layla said... (7/20/04 9:13 PM) Reply
Beautiful color and style on you !! I love the wrap top look , but I think something like the view A would be easier to make or maybe lenghten the bodice of view B so it doesn't ride up on the sides. The seam at the empire waist is so high there is not much give in the bodice area. Because of this it needs to fit perfect. Hard to do even in RTW with this type of top. You did an excellent job . It looks very nice !!
Katharine in BXL said... (7/15/04 5:38 PM) Reply
Hi everyone! Thanks especially for the advice, Mary Beth & Debbie. I'll try the XS again, and stick with View A just like Teri does! Thanks JLG for the compliment too--I'm a fan of your work. :)
Debbie Cook said... (7/15/04 4:00 PM) Reply
Katharine, I'm not an expert by any means but here's my thoughts. The top looks still too wide for you, especially at the neckline, shoulders & armhole. I'm thinking that if the shoulders were narrowed (or even just pulled closer to your neck on this top), the crossover would sit better and the drag lines wouldn't happen. I think the neckline needs to sit closer to your neck. I made & reviewed this top. I adjusted for full bust AND for narrow shoulders and I don't have those drag lines. (Although I think on mine the armholes are still too low.) Now, advice aside, I still think the top & color looks very nice on you.
Teri said... (7/15/04 8:05 AM) Reply
I have made this view twice and I have the same exact drag lines. One top I made out of stretch velvet with sparklies on it and the drag lines are not so apparent. The other I made out of a very nice single knit and it looked awful. After spending hours trying to figure it out, my solution is to make the other view, which turns out great.
cindyann said... (7/15/04 7:58 AM) Reply
Katharine, I morphed the Jalie 2005 pattern to look exactly like this one. Guess what? It does, right down to the drag lines. I sure hope someone can help with this problem. I think MaryBeth is on to something regarding the length.
jlg said... (7/15/04 5:55 AM) Reply
Even with the drag lines, this top looks very nice on you. You've got a great figure for these tops that you've been making.
Asa Hagstrom said... (7/15/04 3:17 AM) Reply
This is a good color on you too (do any colors not look good on you? :) ). A lot of people seem to have problems with this view. Hope you find a solution!
MaryBeth said... (7/15/04 1:31 AM) Reply
Katharine: when I made this top in a knit I thought that the drag lines were produced by the fact that the wrap cuts across the center slope of the bust. I then made the same view out of a woven. Still unsatisfied I altered the crossover by making the pieces longer and replacing them. These are the tops: I then recreated the whole pattern using PMB and did a 4th top to my exact measurements. I have not taken a picture of it. It fits differently than the KS version because the back is much smaller and the front much wider but no drag lines. It does, however, gap and needs to be tacked. Maybe I'll get it posted sometime.
Tini said... (7/15/04 1:27 AM) Reply
I really like the colour and the style on you! I can't help you with the pull lines, because I don't sew wrap tops, because they are pretty unflattering on me!
minieme said... (7/14/04 8:21 PM) Reply
Hi Katharine, I seem to have the same pull lines across the overlap on my Butterick wrap top too. I thought it was the misplacement of the overlap, maybe that has to be tweaked? without running into the trouble of gaping?
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