SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor

Pattern Reviews> Lekala Patterns> 4042 (Knit cross neck top)

9 more reviews
Viewed 547 times 
Reviewed by:nancy2001
Friend of PR

About nancy2001starstarstarstar
Member since: 12/3/05
Reviews: 110 (patterns: 51)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 137 people
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:4/29/13 11:08 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 

Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 12 people   
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
<< Previous      Next >>
19 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
dreamdesigner said... (3/22/15 8:26 PM) Reply
and it looks fabulous!!
HonBon said... (2/27/15 11:33 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for this review. I just downloaded this top as my first Lekala pattern, and the directions are incomprehensible. With your details, I might have a fighting chance of making something I'll actually wear. Your top is gorgeous. Thanks for taking the time to explain in detail the steps you followed.
RoseE said... (8/31/13 12:16 PM) Reply
I learned so much from one review. You need a blog! I'm going to try my first Lekala this weekend. Thanks for your inspiration. Beautiful top and fabric choices.
KathleenS said... (5/8/13 8:21 AM) Reply
You did a great job with the print placement. It's a very striking top.
Jessica Dean said... (5/3/13 9:06 PM) Reply
mangoflavor said... (5/3/13 7:56 AM) Reply
Constructions looks so interesting. Thanks for this review.
nancy2001 said... (5/2/13 11:38 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for your kind and very generous comments. I had a lot of fun putting this top together and hope you will be inspired to make one of your own.
Jstarr4250 said... (5/1/13 10:48 AM) Reply
How I applaud your persistence. Even looking closely, I was certain you had eliminated the center front seam. What an unbelievable job you did of pattern matching on every seam.
JDpenelope said... (4/30/13 11:27 AM) Reply
Oops, duplicate.
JDpenelope said... (4/30/13 11:27 AM) Reply
It's so beautiful, it's almost a work of art. No wonder it took so many muslins. It looks effortless, but after reading your review, I know that it wasn't!
Patti B said... (4/30/13 8:59 AM) Reply
What a journey you undertook, albeit unwittingly, to achieve this amazing top!
MNBarb said... (4/30/13 8:43 AM) Reply
Beautiful tops! I especially like the B&W version.
cleverkitty said... (4/30/13 7:49 AM) Reply
Meticulously made & beautiful fabrics both tops!!! Excellent review...
canei said... (4/30/13 7:43 AM) Reply
Really nice!
tigergirl said... (4/30/13 7:08 AM) Reply
this looks fantastic, you certainly hid those seams!
Mazzygirl said... (4/30/13 6:48 AM) Reply
absolutely gorgeous! I made mine in a plain fabric for my first attempt & was going to try a patterned fabric for my next. After seeing yours I most definitely will. I am also going to try my second top without that front yoke seam that gave you so much grief. I love your striped top as well, both turned out really nicely.
Sigrid. said... (4/30/13 6:38 AM) Reply
Fabulous, I've seen your progress on the thread for the contest and am in awe of the meticulous matching of the pattern pieces. I have ordered the top too and are grateful for this very, very helpful review.
ChristmasHills said... (4/30/13 3:07 AM) Reply
Your top is just fabulous and I really enjoyed reading about the whole process here on PR. Your meticulous work has given you a one off top which you can certainly wear all summer long with great pride. Your review is absolutely splendid. Good luck in the contest.
SusiM said... (4/30/13 0:50 AM) Reply
What a lot of work you have put into making this an excellent garment! It's striking in design and pattern. Thanks for an interesting and helpful review.
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Serendipity Studio Sew Serendipity Bag (book

by: French.Sea...

TAILORED JACKET - A CD Book by Kenneth King

TAILORED JACKET - A CD Book by Kenneth King

Pattern Details
SewBaby Blankie Buddies Pattern

SewBaby Blankie Buddies Pattern

Pattern Details
Vogue Patterns 8755

by: soelimano