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Pattern Reviews> Textile Studio> 1201 (Basic Top)

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Posted on:1/5/02 7:07 PM
Last Updated:7/23/03 10:05 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 16 people   
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FreyaStark said... (7/11/11 5:25 AM) Reply
Thanks for a thorough and comprehensive review. I feel I don't need to read any others, and I'm looking forward to trying this pattern myself.
AnneM said... (6/10/07 8:29 PM) Reply
Ok, I'm going in! I'm going to make this pattern, & have read & re-read your review. My figure is very different than yours, but you have so much good information in your review it is very helpful. I'm aiming towards both woven & knit versions. I'm thinking this might be good in a bias cut woven; have you tried that?
Lou. said... (7/24/03 9:39 AM) Reply
Mini your reviews are so detailed, makes me feel lazy about my reviews :-) Love the fabric for your top. I think I might have to start 'investing' in Loes Hinse patterns myself!
TarheelSewer said... (7/23/03 10:57 PM) Reply
Mini, I agree about the neck being snug. I used a small in the neck and shoulders and could not get it over my head.
Dale C said... (1/18/03 6:34 PM) Reply
I ended up looking through all your pics. Wonderful stuff! I'm glad you're still doing some of these reviews, they're so informative. And I just had a thought about those D sized patterns... Maybe you should create a line of patterns Mini, I love your work!
Gigi Louis said... (1/16/03 6:02 PM) Reply
Mini, I really love the fabric you chose for the Basic Top - what a great outfit.
missy d said... (1/16/03 1:59 PM) Reply
I agree with Stephanie, the long sleeves are snug. Also, I find the shoulders too broad and I am very wide shouldered. But I finessed the fitting with an inexpensive cotton knit that ultimately fit a friend. I've made one on a serger and a sewing machine and been happy with both results. For very drapey knits (like rayon or nylon) I cut the torso down a size so as not to droop. This is a great, easy, fast and good looking top.
said... (7/24/02 2:50 AM) Reply
I just finished using this pattern for the first time today. I was very pleased with how well the cap sleeve top fit. I plan on making many more tops from this pattern.
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said... (7/17/02 9:55 PM) Reply
I also liked this pattern. My only problem was that the sleeves were more snug than I like. I've made two tops; one a luxurious chenille knit and the other a cotton knit. The neck fits well and is an attractive cut.
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said... (5/5/02 6:43 PM) Reply
I really like your shirt I think I may have to try sometime. You gave a very detail review with a lot of information thanks,
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said... (3/15/02 4:29 PM) Reply
I didn't find that this pattern fit my bust well, but granted, I'm a DD. I'm still trying to figure out how to add some ease in the bust area, without totally changing the pattern's shape. If anyone has been sucessful with this, I'd love to hear about it.
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said... (1/31/02 11:59 PM) Reply
I just rec'd my pattern...after reading the review, I am very anxious to cut and start sewing. I have narrow shoulders so I am glad to have a "heads up". Thanks to the Mini and her review and everyone who left helpful comments.
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said... (1/28/02 0:24 AM) Reply
If this pattern works well for large-busted women i wonder how it'll work for those of us who are average...
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said... (1/15/02 1:00 AM) Reply
I made this pattern last year - although I will admit I didn't pay as much attention to body measurements (that was BSW - before sewing world) although I did like the pattern I know I would have loved it with sizing attention ( before sewing world I tended to cut a medium always and have now learned to cut between M / L with the independant patterns - I will make it again after reading this rewiew. Thanks
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said... (1/11/02 7:58 PM) Reply
Oops on the comment that obviously got away from me(above)....Mini, you did a fine job on giving the details that matter on this pattern. Thanks for the help, I think I'll try it and wouldn't have without your recommendation.
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said... (1/11/02 7:53 PM) Reply
This review does a great deal to gives you enough information to judge
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said... (1/6/02 10:01 AM) Reply
I've made this one, too, and agree with Mini that it's surprising that this simple, undarted pattern can fit large-busted women. Mini is right that these shoulders are w-i-d-e. I'm still trying to fine-tune this pattern, adjusting for my large bust and narrow shoulders, but this design is worth working on. Because of its simplicity, fabric choice is important. The fabric makes or breaks the finished garment, so once you are sure your pattern fits, use something luxurious-looking and you'll have a top that would cost a fortune in the designer departments.
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said... (1/5/02 11:01 PM) Reply
I want to order some more of Loes' patterns and was unsure about this one. Thanks for reviewing it, it sounds like a nice top.
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