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Best Patterns of 2011
Posted on:5/6/12 6:41 AM
Last Updated:5/6/12 9:21 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 32 people   
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TJSEWS said... (7/10/12 4:09 PM) Reply
Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I have this pattern and you have inspired me to give it a try.
poppykettle said... (6/21/12 2:09 AM) Reply
This is Gorgeous! I really love lines of this top and you pull it off so elegantly. Congrats on winning!
mkhpaintsew said... (6/19/12 9:11 AM) Reply
Such a beautiful top! I have never given this top a second glance, but the seaming detail is so pretty.
tiadia said... (6/16/12 10:31 AM) Reply
Lovely! Congratulations on winning the contest.
jenleeC said... (5/19/12 11:11 PM) Reply
Thanks ladies for all the lovely comments! The necklace was a present from DH for a recent 'big' birthday so I was pleased to find it suits this top very well. Freya, thanks for the tip about spray starch.
SquishSews said... (5/16/12 2:48 PM) Reply
Wow, this is beautiful! Way out of my skill level, but the type of item I aspire to.
Sar sews said... (5/8/12 7:28 AM) Reply
What a lovely top you have produced, a great recommendation for this pattern. I will have to revisit it!!
Sharonspils said... (5/7/12 9:30 PM) Reply
Gorgeous top and love the way you have featured the front seams.
KIOD said... (5/7/12 1:45 PM) Reply
Really Lovely!!!!
Nenewhis said... (5/7/12 11:28 AM) Reply
The perfect fabric choice on this top showcases this unique pattern! Well done!
MNBarb said... (5/7/12 11:07 AM) Reply
You may have just caused a selling spree of this pattern. What a lovely, breezy, loose fitting-but not shapeless top. Just looking at the fabric scares me. You were brave and extremely successful with this selection. I love it with the dangly necklace. I want one!
luckeyone said... (5/7/12 10:58 AM) Reply
What a great top. I love the white and thanks for the details.
Kathy7661 said... (5/7/12 9:21 AM) Reply
Very pretty top...looks lovely on you.
Catbird said... (5/7/12 9:11 AM) Reply
Fantastic top! I would wear that in a second; it looks like my kind of thing. How silly of Vogue to not use a solid color to show off that interesting seaming! It looks outstanding on you and I love it with that gorgeous necklace. Perfect!
KensingtonCrab said... (5/7/12 8:41 AM) Reply
Gorgeous!
Amanda.Claire said... (5/7/12 8:10 AM) Reply
Wow, your shirt looks wonderful!
Elke said... (5/7/12 7:37 AM) Reply
Very pretty top...it looks lovely on you!
GoodbyeValntino said... (5/7/12 6:47 AM) Reply
This is a beautiful top and a very helpful review! Thanks!
VivianZ said... (5/7/12 6:10 AM) Reply
I love the white. Beautiful job. I was planning to make it in white linen, so nice to see it done up. Beautiful top!
FreyaStark said... (5/7/12 5:43 AM) Reply
A great top; stylish, distinctive and elegant yet casual, too. To make a slippery fabric more manageable when cutting out and sewing, try spraying it with spray starch (enough to dampen it but not saturate it), then iron it. You might need to repeat the treatment later while sewing as the effect wears off with handling.
Renata said... (5/7/12 4:43 AM) Reply
This is the best version of this top yet. Worth all the PITA moments.
Sigrid. said... (5/7/12 3:30 AM) Reply
wow, I really love your version. I never considered the pattern but now I have put it on the wishlist. The sheer fabric really does highlight the special details of the seamlines. Great work and great review.
cocosloft said... (5/7/12 3:18 AM) Reply
So so pretty and classy.
lesliez said... (5/7/12 2:06 AM) Reply
The fit on this version is perfect! You did a beautiful job. Just gorgeous!
tryinghard said... (5/6/12 10:31 PM) Reply
Just lovely!
ggf2005 said... (5/6/12 10:10 PM) Reply
cute....i love that you let the seam lines give this top its definition rather than using a busy print.
sfshaza said... (5/6/12 10:03 PM) Reply
This looks fabulous on you!
ArtAttack said... (5/6/12 7:09 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! I love it in the sheer white. I never noticed the detail on this top until now...thanks for a thorough and informative review!
mangoflavor said... (5/6/12 5:20 PM) Reply
I love your fabric choice. Great review!
Twinset said... (5/6/12 12:36 PM) Reply
I like that a lot. Very elegant in white crepe de chine.
SewWil said... (5/6/12 11:46 AM) Reply
Both tops are so different but very pretty. Great job working with slippery fabrics.
twinkle72 said... (5/6/12 11:36 AM) Reply
This looks just great on you! Now I want one:-)
marec said... (5/6/12 10:26 AM) Reply
This is perfection. I love both tops and can see your attention to detail in all the work. Very, very nice.
Lori V said... (5/6/12 8:58 AM) Reply
Very pretty.
Living Beauty said... (5/6/12 8:51 AM) Reply
Beautiful!
sandramary said... (5/6/12 8:25 AM) Reply
Love the white version, I have never noticed the seaming detail in this pattern and your fabric is the perfect choice!
Dilliander said... (5/6/12 8:00 AM) Reply
Both your tops are lovely. Definitely worth the effort you put in with the slippery silk fabrics.
Sew4Fun said... (5/6/12 7:50 AM) Reply
Such a pretty top! You did such a great job sewing those seams in such a slippery fabric.
blue mooney said... (5/6/12 7:25 AM) Reply
This is just so lovely! Much nicer than the pattern envelope. The seamlines are highlighted beautifully by using the sheer fabric, so all your hard work was worth it!
 
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