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Reviewed by:Mary Stiefer
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Posted on:4/13/07 2:00 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
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AnneM said...
No question - your version works better. I'm gernerally a pivot & slide fan, w/ a few exceptions, myself. Your top is great, and think it is a nice style for you.
4/23/07 7:26 PM
frame said...
Your shirt looks great. Re: the pivot/slide - welcome to the dark side. ;D
4/14/07 3:09 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Mary, I think it would work to keep the hem even if you rotate your resulting dart into the shoulder tuck. It would make the tuck bigger, but then you'd have the extra fabric over the bust and an even hemline.
4/14/07 2:07 PM
Sewingmi said...
I enjoyed your review. I love hearing about how people fixed their mistakes. It really helps me out! Your top turned out really nice and the fabric is wonderful!
4/14/07 1:48 PM
Heatherrique said...
Gorgeous top and style! Very nice and flattering fit, Mary!
4/14/07 1:29 PM
OP Gal said...
I think yours looks better than the pattern envelope, too. Great review.
4/14/07 10:38 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
Just to let you know. I did a normal FBA including the dart. The dart was very small, so I filled the tracing in with some additional paper, trued the side seam and then the hem. It worked for me but, as I told Sherrill in a PM, it may not work for everyone. Hope this helps Rosie.
4/14/07 10:15 AM
Rosie who use to be Rose said...
lovely blouse! I'm with Sherril, how did you do the full bust adjustment without a dart?
4/14/07 10:07 AM
carolynw said...
Looks very nice - great summer top.
4/14/07 9:39 AM
Jane S said...
What a nice-fitting and cool looking summer blouse. Definitely a TNT pattern.
4/14/07 8:17 AM
SewVeryTall said...
Love the turquoise print on you Mary. It's nice to see someone else finding woven poly/cotton...great fabric. Smart fix on the facing. I'm glad to see you back...hadn't seen you post for awhile...I guess that's cuz you've been sewing! :)
4/14/07 7:08 AM
SimsSews said...
Very helpful link, interesting website. Also, I enjoyed reading about your "melt down", I too frequent melt down mode (fairly frequently) and am glad to hear that even an accomplished sewer, such as yourself, have an occasional episode. Very pretty top and wonderful review, thanks.
4/14/07 1:49 AM
BJ1400 said...
Nice shirt. Don't ya love when you find $2.00 fabric at WalMart that turns out nice!
4/13/07 10:36 PM
christine A said...
Very nice Mary.
4/13/07 8:17 PM
CarolynGM said...
Great print. This looks like a very nice, classic pattern.
4/13/07 6:22 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Mary, I love this shirt. I bet it would work for me too. BTW, how did you do the FBA without a dart? How did you eliminate it?
4/13/07 5:32 PM
jeanbluecat said...
Don't you just love a T'n'T pattern. Your shirt looks great on you, very summery.
4/13/07 3:53 PM
jess12 said...
Your shirt looks great and has a nice fit!
4/13/07 3:33 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
Mary you did a great job on the newest addition to the collection. The turquoise hawaiian print looks terrific on you!
4/13/07 2:07 PM
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