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Pattern Reviews> Lekala Patterns> 5509 (XXXL Blouse)

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Reviewed by:ReneeSews
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Posted on:7/25/06 10:46 PM
Last Updated:7/26/06 9:30 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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AnneM said... (1/25/07 6:00 AM) Reply
Great job on your top, particularly after your modifications.
JeanetteE said... (7/28/06 11:18 AM) Reply
I really like this blouse on you. Cute fabric, too.
carolynw said... (7/27/06 9:04 AM) Reply
Looks a lot nicer now Renee but (not meaning to be a put downer) I think you could still size down a bit more - but as said this is a mucb better fit.
AliceB said... (7/26/06 9:50 PM) Reply
Oh Renee... so much better. Congratulations on your perseverance it paid off. :)
ReneeSews said... (7/26/06 12:26 PM) Reply
Sherril - I will let you "borrow" the sleeve detail if you send me your pattern for this blouse, ;-) Click Here
ReneeSews said... (7/26/06 11:51 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for your input on this, you are all seeing what I was seeing. I have re-printed this pattern so we will see what a second go looks like, only after I compare the new pattern pieces to the previous ones?!
Sherril Miller said... (7/26/06 11:29 AM) Reply
Renee, This is a very pretty blouse with great styling that is a size or two too large for you. It sits away from your neck, it's too wide in the shoulders and baggy around your body. This could be a very flattering style on you so I hope you do reprint it again in a smaller size and try again. You've done a great job sewing it up and I really like that sleeve detail. I may have to "borrow" it.
SewVeryTall said... (7/26/06 10:13 AM) Reply
This looks so comfy cool for summer out of that cute cotton. Nice detail on the sleeve too, Renee.
Stilltheone said... (7/26/06 9:58 AM) Reply
I really like that blouse. It looks great on you. Cute fabric. I've never heard of that site. Will take a look now. Thanks for another great review.
OP Gal said... (7/26/06 9:52 AM) Reply
Nice job and good review. I agree, I think you could take a little fabric out of the front and it would fit beautifully. Great fabric, and it looks like you took a lot of care in making the garment.
carolynw said... (7/26/06 9:40 AM) Reply
Looks pretty good but like others I think you have a bit too much material through the bust area. Perhaps you don't need that large of a size?
LauraM62 said... (7/26/06 8:32 AM) Reply
I agree with Fuzzy, it is a nice style, cute fabric but looks a little big on you. It also looks a little big in the shoulder area from the pic? Is it drop shoulder? Doesn't look like it on the pattern.
ReneeSews said... (7/26/06 8:13 AM) Reply
Thanks fuzzy, grrrrr! LOL I really like quite a few of their patterns, but tend to get frustrated with what measurements I need to tweak to get a better fit. Since I already purchased the CD I have plenty of time to work on it, ;-( Always appreciate any fitting advice anyone has to offer! Sometimes I can't see issues until I have posted a review and actually see the picture, gee in the mirror it looked pretty good hahahaha!
fuzzygalore said... (7/26/06 7:27 AM) Reply
Very nice style, and cute fabric, but I think you should take it in a bit more. The details are very good, but it seems a bit baggy around the waist. I don't think you really don't need to do an FBA for their larger sizes :-).. Next time, you might try printing a smaller size and doing an FBA all the same. Sigh...
Ronda Rae said... (7/26/06 7:13 AM) Reply
I really like that style~very nice work.
Stephanie C. said... (7/26/06 1:42 AM) Reply
Love the results! Very professional looking.
patsijean said... (7/26/06 1:37 AM) Reply
You did a very nice job on the button tab. The fit is pretty good. You can easily tweek it a bit.
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