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Posted on:10/12/07 11:07 PM
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Sassy T said... (12/7/11 9:19 AM) Reply
Looks really nice you are probably not use to it. My tops show boobage whether I want to or not. My rational is there are people who would kill to have boobage.
velosewer said... (10/28/08 6:40 AM) Reply
The details are lovely. Just think how easy it's going to be to hail a cab in this top!
Kitty Couture said... (10/17/07 3:59 PM) Reply
Another winner, Cindy! I think it's very feminine and your husband is right - in a good way! I believe it's even prettier without the ribbon (but that's only my opinion! the ribbon IS lovely); the all-fabric version is so soft and - again - feminine. The lace inserts are beautiful!
Cin said... (10/15/07 9:59 AM) Reply
Hi Cindy, Your top is adorable, especially with the lace inserts. My take on the girls is that the ribbon emphasizes them even more. The ribbon is a darker contrasting color which naturally draws the eye to it whereas the the all-fabric front just makes you look a little voluptuous. I don't think it looks TOO boobalicious; if it were low-cut/cleavage-baring that would be a different story. I think you should wear it - sans ribbon.
Kellie R. said... (10/14/07 11:50 AM) Reply
I see you're on a roll with your tops! Your review made me chuckle - I have the opposite boob situation: friends told me all I need is a good padded bra when in fact, I was already wearing a good padded bra! LOL Your top is fun and very feminine. Great job!
CarolynGM said... (10/13/07 9:03 PM) Reply
I loved your review. Wear your lovely, delicately embellished top with pride.
said... (10/13/07 2:37 PM) Reply
Cindy, I love this top on you :). The lace is a very nice touch. I found myself laughing while reading your review and you know having "friends" is a good thing. I bet this is going to be your DH's favorite top even if it's not yours.
cindyann said... (10/13/07 11:16 AM) Reply
Cute top. I think it showcases the "boobs" in a very flattering way! Alas for me, my friends are itsy and bitsy. ;(
Hilary said... (10/13/07 9:54 AM) Reply
LOL-I love your review, :oP Friend one and friend two look good :D (actually I didn't notice till you said something, since I wasn't looking at that, lol) Really, the top looks great on you, I don't think its going to be an issue with anyone else. I love the lace insertion and ribbon!
Nancywin said... (10/13/07 9:21 AM) Reply
Hey CL!!! What a nice job you did on this. The lace insertion is a great touch and you did it very nicely. As far as the "boob" thing (oh, and btw, is that like "Thing one and Thing Two"? my favorite DS characters?) I think it looks better without the ribbon - but it looks good both ways. This color looks really good on you too.
MissCelie said... (10/13/07 9:17 AM) Reply
You crack me up. What a great way to wear the top. And yes, we all have boobs. Some of us more than others. Wear this top while you still *like* your boobs I say!
Sharon M said... (10/13/07 9:12 AM) Reply
This is cute! I completely understand the "hello! Here I am and here are my boobs" as I have the same "problem". And my DH reacts the same way as yours - with a great big grin, followed by "don't we need to go the store or something?" , LOL. The shirt does emphasis your assets but go for it! It's an adorable top. I love the colors on the shirt along with the detailing of the heirloom lace.
ChristineBR said... (10/13/07 8:34 AM) Reply
Guess what? I never noticed the boobs until your discussion of it so I daresay others won't. Even after discussion, went to look at pix and said hmm. Don't know that it's anything to be upset about. So wear your top in glory!
carolynw said... (10/13/07 8:32 AM) Reply
Cindy I am with your DH - you got boobs and that's a good thing - there are those of us out here who envy you sigh!! You look very pretty in this top. I think using the ribbon however emphasises what you don't like so would leave it off IMHO
Grammy Gin said... (10/13/07 8:31 AM) Reply
Love the material, lace & finished garment. I agree the velvet ribbon makes "them" less noticeable. The first pic I saw w/o the ribbon, I thought to myself that I never noticed how well endowed you are....wish you could give me some since you are so unhappy with them....;-)
cindy-lou said... (10/13/07 8:27 AM) Reply
I love you guys! Thanks for all the reassurances. I'll wear it with pride, girls and all. :)
ryan's mom said... (10/13/07 8:25 AM) Reply
Another great style! My perspective of the boob thing is more like your husband's. You got boobs that are neither small, nor too big, and yes, the top does emphasize them more than another style would. But we women have to be proud of our assets. This is the kind of top that says, "Look at me! Yes, I AM a woman!" :) Actually, I like it better without the ribbon. The soft color of the shirt with the heirloom sleeve effect is a more ethereal look. For some reason the ribbon takes away from that. Just my opinion though ;) . I love your top as is, sans ribbon.
Ronda Rae said... (10/13/07 8:18 AM) Reply
I definitely think the ribbon helps distract the 'boobs'. It's very cute and I love the lace insertion. I never think to do things like this. If it's not in the instructions, it doesn't get in the garment. Maybe one day I'll do a better job at embellishing and making my garments with more interest. Very nice job on the shirt!
BillieJean said... (10/13/07 6:41 AM) Reply
This looks lovely on you.
RuthieSews said... (10/13/07 3:39 AM) Reply
Very pretty causal top. Great with jeans. You are probably fretting a bit much about the boobs thing, but since I don't have much in that way maybe I don't understand!!
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