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Bianca Sweater
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Date: 10/15/05 11:39 AM

The new Loes Hinse Bianca sweater pattern is now for sale on the site. I was a little let down when I saw it. Maybe I'm missing something. What do you think?

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Date: 10/15/05 11:48 AM

I was trying to figure out what the fabric is on the picture on the right side? Is that mesh that is bunched up over another top? I think I heard that this one is supposed to be more fitted through the shoulders/armcsye than her previous, but I don't really know about that.

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Date: 10/15/05 11:49 AM

It's definitely in the minimalist category, but if the fit is good and the fabric is luscious, it could be a really good piece to have in your wardrobe. I can see some jjill-style insterpretations, but, again, the fabric is going to be key.

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Date: 10/15/05 12:12 PM

I am disappointed in the garment photos, that's for sure. View #1 doesn't show the sweater at all -- the model is slumping over in a chair for goodness sake! And view 2, which does show the sweater, appears to be made with some sort of mesh overlay?, which makes it hard to 'read' the sweater, at least for me.

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Date: 10/15/05 1:00 PM

I have most of Loes Hinse's patterns and they always seem to be magic to me. They almost never look good on the envelope picture and then after I open the pattern up and look at the pieces and the instructions I wonder why I spent $16.00 on something so simple. Then the magic part comes..... I make the pattern and like magic I always end up with a great garment. Her designs always look good on me. I love it and I'll buy the new one just like I have bought all the others. I've not been disappointed yet.

There's actually more magic here.. Loes always gives you more design options and tips for working with her patterns via the Casual Elegance Newsletter. She takes the basic patterns and gives you more ways to change it and make into something else.
-- Edited on 10/15/05 2:02 PM --

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Date: 10/15/05 1:04 PM

I wish I could say "how inspiring", but no - all I see is a fairly boring pattern that could be bought for half the price from one of the Four ... and with the Four, you would have had perhaps a skirt, jacket etc. included in the price. I can't see the attraction and to me it looks like a rip-off.

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Date: 10/15/05 1:09 PM

I'm with Liane. Loes' cover photos just don't capture the cut and style. When I bought the Gore Skirt Group pattern the lady at the fabric store tried to talk me out of it because she thought it was frumpy. It's turned out to be a favorite pattern!

I can't really tell what it looks like from the photo and the line drawings aren't up on the site - I'll just have to wait and see. I already know I'm going to lower the neckline. I like that mesh overlay look and have been planning to use that idea since the last Casual Elegance newsletter. This may be my pattern!

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Date: 10/15/05 1:13 PM

Gigi, I can see the line drawings. If you go to the page with the sweater, it's on the top right hand side. You can choose either yardage requirements or line drawings to click on.

I hope you get it and make it up quickly so I know if I like it or not... lol

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Date: 10/15/05 1:21 PM

Here are the line drawings. Now, I'm not sure they help alot on this pattern, mind you, except to assure me that this is a very simple pattern....

Bianca Line Drawings

And I agree with

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I hope you get it and make it up quickly so I know if I like it or not... lol


Do something wonderful with it and convince me that I must have this pattern.
-- Edited on 10/15/05 2:24 PM --

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Date: 10/15/05 3:17 PM

Thanks Jeanette! How did I miss those line drawings?? I like the three pintucks/darts/whatever they are down the front. It looks like a good basic top. As with most of Loes' patterns the right fabric really makes it.

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