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Reviewed by:Peggy L
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Posted on:1/24/07 1:54 PM
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PegL said... (1/30/07 7:08 PM) Reply
Sorry I'm late to the show...I like the collar on you very much! It's very flattering! I agree with others that making the sleeves shorter and taking in the sides at the bottom might make you change your mind!
Oopsy-Daisy! said... (1/30/07 10:41 AM) Reply
Good attempt, and could ultimately make someone who IS pregnant very happy! :-) P.S. The Goodwill guy now recognizes my car when I drive up, thanks to all my sewing "donations"!
Ody said... (1/27/07 0:25 AM) Reply
You are really putting out the tops in this contest. Sorry you don't like this one for you. Save it for when you paint the house.
blue mooney said... (1/25/07 1:08 PM) Reply
Peggy, maybe you'd like it better if it were shorter? I actually think the neckline looks pretty nice on you.
NancyDaQ said... (1/25/07 8:37 AM) Reply
My first impression was that this was a nice looking top on you. Sorry you don't care for it.
Peggy L said... (1/25/07 7:17 AM) Reply
Thanks, everyone for all your pointers.
fuzzygalore said... (1/25/07 7:06 AM) Reply
I don't know that it's such a bad look. I actually like the neck on you. While I like your cuff, if this was my top I'd try shortening the sleeves to 3/4 - I think that might look more balanced.
JDpenelope said... (1/25/07 6:55 AM) Reply
I'm with those who think your top doesn't look That Bad, but "That Bad" is not what you are striving for! IMHO, it is too long, something we shorties need to avoid in tops, if you listen to the WNTW folks. I don't like to great big cowl necklines, either but this one doesn't look objectionable to me. Still, you know what feels right.
FloraNature said... (1/25/07 4:49 AM) Reply
Hi Peggy, I notice that the sleeves and hemline are on the same level horizontally, which makes you appear wider at the hips. Perhaps you could make bracelet length sleeves, or shorten the hemline for a better appearance. Best wishes, Nicky
Helen near Sydney said... (1/25/07 3:58 AM) Reply
Peggy, I love that cowl neckline on you! I think it looks too big as you look down, both in the sleeves and around the tummy. I'd be tempted to take in the side seams and wear it under a coat. The neckline and colour really suit you.
Liane M said... (1/24/07 11:50 PM) Reply
I agree with everything you said. I made this up in slinky and didn't use the cowl, just made it a jewel neck. I like mine very much after I made the changes. I have not made is again though, so maybe you're right to move on. I think the CJ BaseWear Two could be made into this top and would probably give you better fit and you could make it with a cowl and lengthen it. Just rambling on after a long day....
Sherril Miller said... (1/24/07 11:40 PM) Reply
Peggy, I didn't like this pattern as it was designed either. I shortened the cowl and too length off the top. I really didn't like the very wide hem and removed it. It just added bulk, which I suspect is what you don't like. In fact, chop the bottom off this top and recut the neckline and I'm sure you'll love it. Don't get rid of it as it fits nicely through the body and bust. Also, I'm finding the "Magic Wardrobe" really works. Things I didn't like at first are much better once they've been in the closet a while.
Em's Summer said... (1/24/07 10:34 PM) Reply
I think it looks fine and I agree with those who think this neckline looks really nice on you. You might change your mind about the style if you try it in a print. Something fresh, maybe a mod-ish paisley print that's not too big, but not too small, either.
BettyMike said... (1/24/07 9:20 PM) Reply
I really like the cowl neck, but I agree with Leslie, your figure is too cute for this top!
ayin said... (1/24/07 7:09 PM) Reply
One more person who thinks it looks nice on you.
j222b said... (1/24/07 5:55 PM) Reply
I love the neck on you. Your sleeve cuff design is very good- I will keep this idea for other ls t-shirts. I do not like the length, though--maybe shorten the top & add the shortened area back as a rib at the waist? I think this pattern is worth fiddling with. Really. Also it would look good under a jacket or sweater.
carolynw said... (1/24/07 5:10 PM) Reply
hat's toobad Peggy - I actually like the way it looks around your neck but do understand - sometimes you just don't feel "good" in what you have sewn and so it's best to donate.
Leslie in Austin said... (1/24/07 3:19 PM) Reply
Peggy, your figure is *so* much cuter than that top shows. Excellent item for donation!
beangirl said... (1/24/07 2:50 PM) Reply
I like it, but I know what you mean about patterns you just don't like to wear. Oh well, it looks good-- someone will sure appreciate it in the Goodwill box!
Peggy L said... (1/24/07 2:38 PM) Reply
Well, it does cover up the "turkey neck" but I really don't like the "50s and pregnant" look!
Re Becca said... (1/24/07 2:35 PM) Reply
Wow, you are on a roll! I think that it looks good on your neck, and I like the ribs in the knit.
giblet said... (1/24/07 2:15 PM) Reply
I really like the creative license solution to the shortened sleeves. That's a nice touch.
cecelia said... (1/24/07 2:03 PM) Reply
Peggy, I think the "dropped shoulders" in this pattern don't help us shorties. Yours looks better than mine did though!
Mini said... (1/24/07 1:58 PM) Reply
Sometimes patterns just won't work out, so it's better to get rid of it and move on. Life is too short to waste time on something you're not really going to like-and then you have an excuse to buy new patterns:).
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