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Reviewed by:cecelia

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Posted on:9/9/06 9:31 PM
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cecelia said... (9/11/06 8:52 AM) Reply
I did actually think of tailor tacks--a good idea--, using my leftover embroidery thread, but when I saw that the bright purple did actually disappear, I thought it was just easier. In any case, it does need to be well marked--it's 3/4 of the battle, and thanks for the tips on not using any fabric with a nap. Oh, and the gussets--the 1st time I did a 1/2 fell seam from the inside; the 2nd time I did it with just the right sides together from the inside. I have a close-up of the 1st gusset, but haven't figured out how to post it yet, also the 2nd (improved) version.
Leslie Bonner said... (9/10/06 8:40 PM) Reply
This is a fabulous top. I made it out of wool jersey many years ago and something got to it that found it very tasty. I have saved it because I am planning to make it again and want to make sure I have it right. I seemed to remember I slashed it to make it fit over my hips. I also tried to make it in a burnout velvet but the back had the grain going one way on one side and one way on the other so it was two different colors! I even bought more fabric and recut it - again it was off. This is really a classic pattern but use something without a nap.
Elemenopeo said... (9/10/06 8:40 PM) Reply
Looks great on. Thanks for the tips.
Lisa Laree said... (9/10/06 6:18 PM) Reply
Recently, I saw somewhere (online fashion pic? Catalog? I can't remember) a dress that struck me as being the Teagarden T lengthened. Maybe I'll have to get it one of these days...
Modiste Madness said... (9/10/06 5:19 PM) Reply
I will reinforce the tailors tacks of different colors. It is a life saver or should I say garment saver for this top. Can't wait to see your other version.
OP Gal said... (9/10/06 12:01 PM) Reply
Delightful review. Your top looks great and you get extra credit for persevering.
ACB said... (9/10/06 11:56 AM) Reply
Great looking top, very entertaining review!
Sanibelle said... (9/10/06 11:06 AM) Reply
Cecilia, great minds think alike! I've got a sea of post-its pinned to the fabric of the Vogue 1476 Miyake pattern, another odd-shaped one. And I'm also using different colors of thread to mark,like tentmaker, trying to cover all bases! And your top looks lovely! Thank you for such a great review.
tentmaker said... (9/10/06 10:13 AM) Reply
I made this pattern several years ago in a wool jersey. I remember going back to my early days of sewing and using different colored tailor tacks for the markings for the gussets. Believe me it wasn't hard once that issue was cleared up. I love the look. I made a skirt out of the same jersey and with a little jewlrey the outfit is smashing. I think I will get that pattern out and make it again. Your review reminded me of how attractive it is. Jackie
Stilltheone said... (9/10/06 8:35 AM) Reply
Great review. What a pretty shirt. Hmm....maybe I wouldn't have a few UFO's if I used the purple air marker like you did, LOL.
Danvillegirl said... (9/10/06 7:39 AM) Reply
I just got this pattern myself after years of debating whether to buy it or not. I got it at the recent ASG conference. Glad to read your review as I had some concerns about the gussets. Believe it or not that was part of my interest in the pattern. I like your top.
bunz said... (9/10/06 5:53 AM) Reply
Oh, this pattern drove me nuts!! A total wadder. I'm so gald you used a fabric that finally worked. It looks great on you. Kudos on your effort.
Linda E. said... (9/9/06 11:20 PM) Reply
love you review it is very enteraining.. I am glad you got it to work,, nice to know.. I have this pattern in my stash one of these days.. This pattern is a copy of Issey Miyake pattern from the 80's a FYI .. if you look at his designs you will see he does alot of these crazy pieces. checkout Issey Miyake
Jennifer shaw said... (9/9/06 10:53 PM) Reply
Thanks for your review. Your version turned out great!!
carolynw said... (9/9/06 10:01 PM) Reply
I laughed a lot at your review - I had this pattern and I know oh so very well what you went through. Am glad you got a wearable garment - mine was a total wadder because I was using a stretch velvet - you will understand since you have just sewn this - with the odd connections the velvet's pile went one way and then another so it looked really, really weird - as if I had attended a crazy sewers' convention so out it went along with the pattern - I was that mad!! Congrats on your getting two wearable tops out of it and who knows - one day I may try again - you think??
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