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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 2449 (crossover top)

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Posted on:10/18/06 9:27 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 17 people   
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mlt said... (1/31/08 9:42 AM) Reply
dregan, I don't have my modifications in front of me, but I think I just added 1/4" to both the front and back side seams from the top down about 3". This probably did loosen the bust a little, so if you don't need any there, it would probably be best to do only the top 1" or so. Make any sense?
dregan said... (1/30/08 2:52 PM) Reply
I love the top and I tried to make it a yr. ago and the sleeves were so tight and gave up making them right. I would like to try again and reading the reviews for the umpteeth time! Could you explain where you added the 1/2 " to side seam under the arm? I can't quite get it.Did you add 1/2" to the front and back side seams tapering out at the very top of side seam like the last inch or so? I'm having a cloudy day, I guess!!
Cody7 said... (12/14/07 3:54 PM) Reply
I think this top looks really lovely on you. It is extremely flattering.
ChristineBR said... (7/12/07 8:17 AM) Reply
Love the last comment (homemade). I have had a similar experience.
RuthieSews said... (11/24/06 7:16 PM) Reply
Thanks for your review. I was put off the top seeing the skinny little sleeves on their model, but it looks great on you and I can see it could be made to work for me as well. Thanks
Sherril Miller said... (10/22/06 12:29 PM) Reply
Very sophisticated. I like the stripe and the color. You got the fit perfect too.
Erica B. said... (10/21/06 1:50 PM) Reply
Your sweater is beautiful. It looks as if it was purchased at a swanky boutique! Congrats on your fab project!
Lorna C. Newman said... (10/21/06 12:43 PM) Reply
I just finished one of these for myself after. I love the fit and how the wrap lies on the body. I love your sweater version ...
mlt said... (10/19/06 10:45 PM) Reply
Thanks for all the wonderful comments, folks. I really am becoming proud of the stufff I'm sewing. Elaine, yes, the bands are out of the same sweater knit. I didn't have a problem with the endsraveling, but I serged everything, so the bands got sergered twice: once to create the bands and once to attach them to the front pieces.
melgosews said... (10/19/06 9:54 PM) Reply
So nice with the striped sweater knit and perfect fit!
Elaine Penney said... (10/19/06 6:26 PM) Reply
Lovely in the sweater knit. I've only made this pattern once, but was considering reprising it for another go 'round. The sweater knit is quite tempting. It appears that the bands are made from the same sweater knit. Was this a problem at all? Was there any problem with the knit unraveling when you stretched the band? Elaine
Harriet Rogers said... (10/19/06 3:49 PM) Reply
This looks terrific on you: wonderful choice of fabric and pattern. Your co-worker has very good taste!
PattyU said... (10/19/06 2:03 PM) Reply
I love your sweater. It looks great in a sweater knit.
Peggy L said... (10/19/06 12:20 PM) Reply
Great top!
dvazz said... (10/19/06 10:20 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! Oooh, I just love that fabric. Looks great on you!
Rustybobn said... (10/19/06 9:37 AM) Reply
Super top!
Debbie Cook said... (10/19/06 8:17 AM) Reply
Great top. I love your coworker's comment, and your initial reaction cracked me up. It definitely does not look homemade and your coworker is on to you!!
Princess Jenny said... (10/19/06 7:44 AM) Reply
Your sweater is gorgeous! :)
ryan's mom said... (10/19/06 7:15 AM) Reply
Your top looks great! Looks very unique with that fabric too.
dreamdesigner said... (10/19/06 2:58 AM) Reply
That's a very cute top!
Marie-Claude said... (10/19/06 2:19 AM) Reply
This top looks great! One more reason for me to try to get my hands on this pattern! Thanks for the review and the tip!
JenSews2 said... (10/19/06 0:38 AM) Reply
Very nice! I would have never thought to use a sweater knit. Thanks for the idea! Perfect for cool weather.
MelissaB in WA said... (10/18/06 11:51 PM) Reply
Your top is excellent!!!
Leslie in Austin said... (10/18/06 11:16 PM) Reply
What a gorgeous knit, and a fantastic use of it!
Elona said... (10/18/06 9:58 PM) Reply
Great top! And thanks for the nice tip about getting around the shoulder bump.
frame said... (10/18/06 9:41 PM) Reply
You look adorable and your sweater is really nice. Great fabric, great fit.
touran said... (10/18/06 9:31 PM) Reply
You look great and I love your sweater. It does look very expensive on you.
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