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Pattern Reviews> Christine Jonson> 212 (Wrap Top)

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Posted on:11/7/02 10:17 PM


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said...
Looks beautiful on you Barbara! Nan
11/7/02 10:34 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Another elegant garment! Your photos always look so professional too.
11/7/02 10:37 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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What a beautiful setting for a beautiful outfit. The color is great.
11/7/02 10:43 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Beautiful outfit, your clothing and sewing is amazing. The picture looks so beautiful with the fall leaves framing it!
11/8/02 0:34 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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It's lovely on you, Barbara. Looks like a nice top for the holidays, too.
11/8/02 0:41 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Barbara, your top is so beautiful and your foliage there, the way everything is so color coordinated is just amazing! Beautiful!
11/8/02 0:45 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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What a great setting for a picture and what a beautiful top.
11/8/02 1:01 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Barbara, what a beautiful top. I love the color and the fit.
11/8/02 1:43 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Barbara your top is beautiful. I have made this top twice and really like the look and fit. I have a question for anyone who's made this. Can you think of any way to make the neckline higher (like it is in the pattern illustration). I have to pin the neck to prevent exposing myself (yikes)...cheryl
11/8/02 10:38 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Barbara, extremely beautiful!!
11/8/02 11:05 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Barbara, this top is beautiful, and it looks just lovely on you.
11/8/02 12:36 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Thanks everyone, so much for your kind comments! Cheryl, I will take a stab at your question. To raise the neckline, I would cut to add fabric at the top neck edge, evenly around the entire garment, starting at CB and then adding that same amount all the way across the wraps on the neckline. I would start with 1/2 inch and see how that looks... This will, of course, enlarge the width of the semi-pointed sections on which you install the ties. I would move the tie position up to the 'new' center position of the wrap. Make sense? Any other ideas?
11/8/02 5:33 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Lisette said...
I love the way the top turned out! I also like the way the skirt drapes, can you tell me what pattern you used? Thank you!
11/12/02 0:20 AM
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Sabrina, thanks! For the skirt, I used an out-of-print McCall's pattern, published in the 90's I think. It is an old stand-by for me. The skirt is cut on the straight grain, with a sewn on waistband; I always transfer the zipper to the side for comfort, and eliminate the back seam, placing the fabric for the skirt back on the fold line. To approximate the look of this skirt, you can lengthen any A-line skirt pattern, ensuring you retain the angle of the flare at the sides, resulting in a huge circumference at the hem. That weight of all that fabric gives it the drape.
11/12/02 12:01 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Lisette said...
Thanks for the advice I have a pattern perfect to modify as you suggested. I was browsing your website and notice you named a pant suit Fidel Castro, since I'm Cuban I was curious to your reason.
11/24/02 7:04 PM
Amanda L said...
Barbara, can you stand one more question? I notice you are tall. How did you handle lengthening the wrap top? I am stumped as to how to redraw the front pattern piece without distorting its shape (thereby creating neckline gaposis). Thanks for any advice!
11/24/02 9:56 PM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
Sabrina, the pantsuit on my website to which you refer is in olive drab green, and has a look very similar to the type of outfit I have seen Mr. Castro wearing for the past 40 plus years. Therefore I call it my Fidel Castro suit. Silly, yes, but there's my silly sense of humor. Amanda, I lengthened the wrap top at the waist (below the neck line), so avoided the gaposis.
11/24/02 11:00 PM
Tee Jay said...
Barbara you look stunning in that outfit. I am petite and have a 14 1/2 " back waist length. Should I shorten it below the arms, just above the waist, too. I love the look of a wrap top but have never found a RTW top that fits me.
12/22/02 12:29 PM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
Teri, thanks. For reference, the top I made measures 20 inches from neck to back hem. (I added 1 inch to the length.) If you want to shorten the top a lot, then, yes, I would shorten it both below the armpit and again at the waist. That way it will be proportionate. I hope that works for you! Good luck!
12/22/02 9:13 PM
 
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