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Date: 1/1/08 0:38 AM

I just discovered her website and it has T shirt make overs, and patterns for those of us with more mature figures. They look great, just wondering if anyone has tried them with success.
I'm just getting back into sewing after a loooong absence and find that my body has sifted somewhat....!

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Date: 1/1/08 1:26 AM

There are quite a number of reviews here.

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Date: 1/1/08 1:29 AM

Wow! Thanks, I'm just now getting the hang of how to use this site.

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Date: 1/1/08 9:58 AM

I think it's a great t-shirt pattern. It runs large, so do some flat measuring to make sure you are getting the fit you like. Also, pay attention to the shoulder width, which also runs a little large.

It's my standard pattern now for t-shirts. I am a DD, so I use the darted front and it's a winner.

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Date: 1/1/08 11:50 AM

I agree with Rebecca - my first try at this pattern had wide shoulders so the tshirt looked like ready to wear. I am working on adjustments now. By the way, in case you are wondering (I did) darts in knits works fine and is great for our mature figures

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Date: 1/1/08 12:37 PM

I have used Pamela's patterns and intend on using them again...as everyone says they are somewhat wide in the shoulders but I like them. I think I can wear an extra small through the shoulders and yes the dart is nice if you are well endowed.

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Subject: Pamelas Patterns Date: 1/1/08 12:45 PM

I made my size and it came out a bit large. I have to try again in a smaller size. The dart is a great feature of this t-shirt.

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Date: 1/1/08 12:57 PM

I made the t shirt several times and the smallest size works best, with the petite adjustment in the armscye and sleeve. I also have to take it in at the hipline, because my hip and bust are the same measurement, and this is designed for more of a pear shape. I've used the darted and undarted fronts. Neither is tight. The thing is I am by no means a size extra small. I have a small frame, but my full bust is 38" and high bust is 32.5". I wouldn't recommend this pattern for someone who wears smaller than a 10 rtw. There's a new Pamela's cardigan I haven't tried yet, but is on my to do list.

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Date: 1/1/08 4:53 PM

I absolutely love my two Pamela Patterns--the Perfect Tee and the Perfect Tank. IMO, it's important to size down rather than up. This was the mistake I made with initial muslin.

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Date: 1/1/08 8:02 PM

I have to agree with Ryan's Mom about sizing down. The perfect T is a great pattern. I used the darted front and was very pleased with the fit. Recently made a v-neck out of a velour fabric and it fits great. This will be a TNT pattern for me.

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