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Posted on:3/31/07 10:13 PM
Pattern Size:Petite 

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 9 people   
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sherain said...
Good job! Nice outfit!
3/31/07 10:36 PM
KathleenS said...
Thanks for the review. This will be very helpful to anyone wanting to make that top. I can't believe it has a zip! :)
3/31/07 11:56 PM
Huldra said...
I'm planning on making this top soon, so your review is really helpful. I have a question though. Does your fabric have more stretch than the fabrics the top is designed for? I would be really nervous omitting the zipper if I didn't know I could get it on afterwards. Maybe I will try the version with a zipper first, just in case... :) I think your version sounds like it would be less dressy, which is a positive thing!
4/1/07 4:21 AM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
Charming. Beautiful marriage of fabric and design.
4/1/07 8:11 AM
Seamingly Simple said...
Thanks for sharing ways of improving the pattern. I can't see why this top would need a zipper. Eliminating facings saves time and fabric: well done!
4/1/07 8:30 AM
jocelynaus said...
Thanks everyone, I am really pleased with it too! Huldra, the pattern calls for jersey, or specifically I think it should strech from 13cm to 17cm. The first time I made it I did install the zip, but only used it to get it on/off the dress form, not me. That fabric's stretch was a little shy of the recommended. I wore that one to the Opera house. The version pictured was for a picnic in the park and had the right stretch though. Why not have a go, but only tack the center back seam?
4/1/07 8:51 AM
Linda G said...
Looks very nice and a pattern that will get losts of use the way it sounds.
4/1/07 9:39 AM
Ciclista said...
What a great outfit! Loved your choice of stripe for the top.
4/1/07 2:43 PM
Annette1 said...
Thanks for the very detailed review. I love your outfit -- better than the pictures on the pattern itself. :o)
4/2/07 3:44 AM
cindy-lou said...
Great top! I will seek this pattern out-- I have stashed fabric in mind for it. Thanks for the great review!
4/2/07 10:51 AM
AnneM said...
Sometimes I wonder why they suggest zippers with knit garments. Great looking outfit (love that striped top). What a great skirt design as well.
4/11/07 4:50 AM
Nancy K said...
I just reviewed the other top in this pattern and I couldn't figure out why they would put a zipper in these knit tops so I left it off. I agree with you about the over engineering of these tops. Yours looks quite lovely and I want to sew the skirt too as yours looks terrific. Flattering drape.
11/24/07 2:35 PM
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