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Posted on:6/27/07 0:59 AM
Last Updated:8/1/07 11:32 AM

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Leora said...
Love that black top! It reminds me of a favorite blouse I used to have. Thanks for your review! I must pull this pattern out and look it over while keeping your sleeve changes in mind :) I also have to add that I bought black and silver stripe fabric for this and chickened out... now that I think about it... I LOVE your black top... can you tell? hehe.
6/27/07 1:17 AM
Leora said...
One more thought before I drive you crazy LOL. Checkout on Giada's weekend getaway page. Her aqua outfit is basically this bodice with a cut-on cap sleeve but extended into a dress, don't you think? Just thought you would be interested ~:) You can see the full view of the dress in the slideshow.
6/27/07 1:28 AM
Lunar_C said...
I wouldn't have looked twice at the vogue version. But both your versions are stunning. One for day, one for night. I like your sleeves far better. Well done.
6/27/07 3:37 AM
Nancy K said...
Very nice shirts! Maybe your fitting issue is a forward shoulder. This makes the sleeve tight. This is pretty common these days with everyone at computers so much. I really like your design changes, especially the peplum in the striped shirt.
6/27/07 7:23 AM
carolynw said...
Beautiful blouses
6/27/07 9:42 AM
cindy-lou said...
Inspiring! I love both of these. I agree with you-- I prefer the pleated peplum to the gathered one. Love your bias binding. As for teh forward shoulder... I find myself sitting taller in my chair after reading NancyK's comments (ahem). This is one of Tim Gunn's soapbox topics in his book, too.
6/27/07 9:44 AM
latebloomer said...
Both your tops are so pretty! I have this pattern but haven't decided on fabric yet. I might have to copy your sleeve changes, since the ones in the pattern seem a bit poufy for me, too.
6/27/07 9:48 AM
Re Becca said...
This is so cute. I tried this pattern, but didn't like it on me, you have the waist to carry it very well. Nice blouse.
6/27/07 10:21 AM
nicegirl said...
I love this pattern, too. I think you've just bumped it closer to the top of my list for making again. It looks great in black, and love your use of stripes.
6/27/07 12:43 PM
Katharine in BXL said...
Oh my, they're gorgeous!
6/27/07 1:10 PM
lmg said...
Lovely variations on this blouse, both the gingham and stripes. I think I may need to make this again with your inspiration.
6/27/07 1:12 PM
mendospot said...
I really like the gingham-like fabric top (the other is nice too!) I'm sitting straight as I write this! Ah, if only it would last.
6/27/07 1:36 PM
ryan's mom said...
Cute, cute, cute!!! I love this look on you.
6/27/07 4:47 PM
ryan's mom said...
Cute, cute, cute!!! I love this look on you.
6/27/07 4:47 PM
bunz said...
You really managed to achieve a great fit on this -- looks very good on you.
6/27/07 6:46 PM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
Really really cute!
6/27/07 9:24 PM
Nancywin said...
Nice job on the tops - and good review. Thanks
6/28/07 4:49 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great job on both versions.
6/28/07 5:31 AM
elanor said...
Lovely and a really great review. I am cutting this shirt tonight and am altering the sleeves, too. This is review couldn't be more helpful. Thanks a lot.
6/28/07 5:41 PM
morzel said...
I like your three versions of this top alot! Especially the idea of turning it into a dress is great and looks good!
8/1/07 2:25 AM
Kim Winson said...
Very cute shirts! The pleats look great, I'll have to copy your idea... I've had my eye on this pattern but I've shied away because of the button loops. Did you follow the pattern or did you use a different technique for making the button loops? thanks!
8/1/07 5:19 AM
MissCelie said...
What fun, cool variations. You make it look so simple to just vary your pattern a little to change things up. I am in love with the red gingham!
8/1/07 6:32 AM
mahalosu said...
This pattern is half done and sitting in a wad in my sewing pile. I am going to dig it back out. I love what you did to the sleeves. Great improvement. And I like the dress idea.
8/1/07 9:05 AM
Tez said...
Wow! All of these look great. I love the bias midriff inset. Very pretty.
8/1/07 3:17 PM
nicegirl said...
That is great as a dress! I may have to pull my copy of the pattern back out. I love it as a blouse.
8/1/07 3:20 PM
Birdie757 said...
I love the fact that you used pleats instead of gathers on the black top...I was just in Banana Republic today and a lot the tops had scoop neck lines with pleats instead of gathers...I really love the clean look the pleats give the top.
8/3/07 4:24 PM
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