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Pattern Reviews> Sewing Workshop> Peony & Poppy Vest (Poppy Vest)

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Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:8/21/06 8:09 PM
Last Updated:6/14/11 2:39 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 18 people   
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Terri A said... (6/16/11 2:44 PM) Reply
Oh wow! Love this review!
Barbara V said... (6/14/11 2:13 PM) Reply
Most gorgeous piece and color of linen jacquard! The color and style are so elegant on you. Aside - Ladies were tripping over themselves to look at Ann's flowing garment and were amazed to learn that she had sewn to watch and hear all the fuss.
sew2little said... (6/14/11 1:00 PM) Reply
You and Barbara look beautiful! (I too would be in trouble if I HAD to find something pink in my wardrobe or stash!)
Patti B said... (6/14/11 11:05 AM) Reply
Ann, once again you have hit it out of the park. Nice! You both look so nice.
Christas said... (6/14/11 10:27 AM) Reply
You look very pretty in pink! I love both versions of this pattern. Very nice sewing and great review. Thanks!
sfshaza said... (6/14/11 9:55 AM) Reply
That is really pretty, Ann! I also like it open and flowing.
DorothyK said... (6/14/11 9:28 AM) Reply
You certainly made the most of that fabric and looked "pretty in pink." It was the perfect pattern. Looking back at the original fabric, I had forgotten how cool that was. Nice to see Barbara too.
pegsewer said... (6/14/11 7:45 AM) Reply
This is great---so YOU!
mm said... (6/14/11 3:13 AM) Reply
The two of you look beautiful.
Harriet Rogers said... (8/23/06 10:40 AM) Reply
Ann: another winner. The stripes and the pattern are perfect for each other and the look on you is fabulous.
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (8/22/06 2:12 PM) Reply
Tres chic. Very nicely done. Love your styles!
Ann Smith said... (8/22/06 11:41 AM) Reply
brrmm: yes the wrong side of the fabric shows at the collar. There is a seam there as well as across the shoulders. Those seams give the shaping to the garment.
KAB said... (8/22/06 10:52 AM) Reply
Smashing use of draped stripes. You look lovely; even your sandals have a diagonal stripe!
OP Gal said... (8/22/06 10:14 AM) Reply
Beautiful vest. The stripes show off beautifully. Thanks for the great review.
CarolynGM said... (8/22/06 7:00 AM) Reply
Really fascinating use of stripes in your ensemble.
Lhan said... (8/22/06 5:47 AM) Reply
Now I would never have thought how good this is for stripes! I like the clever use of a single piece of fabric, and I especially like the back of your vest. Always love your clothes Ann, and find your reviews inspiring.
brrmm said... (8/22/06 5:32 AM) Reply
Anne, I love your top!! Have seen this pattern and skimmed over it, but will give it a good look over now. The tech drawing looks there is a whopping big seam in the back collar? Is the wrong side of the fabric showing in the collar front & back ?
Danvillegirl said... (8/22/06 5:28 AM) Reply
Great pattern! I really like the look of this on you. I love the way the striped fabric works so well in this.
Ann Smith said... (8/22/06 2:25 AM) Reply
Dorothy, definitely, especially with a cooperative fabric like linen or cotton. Mary, I enjoyed meeting you too. Wasn't that a fun weekend!
Modiste Madness said... (8/21/06 11:36 PM) Reply
Wonderful take on the pattern and selection fabric. I look forward to reviews and wearable art.
DorothyK said... (8/21/06 11:19 PM) Reply
Ann, this is spectacular. Is it something a beginner can make?
Mary M. Mohr said... (8/21/06 9:30 PM) Reply
Ann, You looked splendid in this on Saturday at Marcy Tilton's and Shermane Fouche's seminar. It was great to see you in person, and you have inspired me to soon leave lurkdom and start contributing to this special community. Mary Mohr
CSM--Carla said... (8/21/06 9:19 PM) Reply
Ann, I love reading your reviews and looking at your pictures!! You make the coolest things and always look lovely in them. Thank you for sharing! Nice thorough review. I like the pin closure. Carla
Sharon M said... (8/21/06 9:18 PM) Reply
Very cool...after seeing how great your version looks, I really must pull this one out of the pattern stash and get is sewn! I think the pin really adds a lot to the outfit.
bunz said... (8/21/06 8:50 PM) Reply
Wow, I never realized what an interesting pattern this is -- thanks so much for a great review!
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