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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4985 (Misses' Top)

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Posted on:1/23/08 0:44 AM
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Larkin said... (1/28/08 3:54 PM) Reply
I really like the de-puff treatment you did. Your top looks really nice!
ChristineBR said... (1/24/08 9:55 AM) Reply
I can't help thinking the back pulling is a feature of your pulling your arms forward. Do they show up when you stand normally and look in a mirror? The front lines show that you have a bit of extra fabric radiating down from the shoulder seam. This often happens with a casual line. Try a classic shoulder ie moved in about .75 of an inch and a more tailored sleeve head.
Lucy in Virginia said... (1/24/08 9:24 AM) Reply
Very nice!
AnneMarie60 said... (1/23/08 10:42 PM) Reply
I wouldn't have given this fabric a second look, but it made a beautiful blouse. The pulling issues you noted are addressed in a David Coffin book I have, but I could never explain it so that it would make sense.
Mary Stiefer said... (1/23/08 11:36 AM) Reply
Very cute top.
LindsayT said... (1/23/08 10:48 AM) Reply
Nice! The fabric gives it a retro-glamorous appeal.
Physics Girl said... (1/23/08 10:15 AM) Reply
I have these problems with sleeves too. I've learned that for me, it's an indication of "square" shoulders... and the whole armhole needs to be moved up and the shoulder seam more horizontal (less tilted). I also, because of this, tend to like flared sleeves or those with flatter caps (more like men's wear)... to allow for more movement even sometimes without alteration of the armhole (although moving it is best). You can google "square shoulder alteration" and see if it works for you. You blouse, despite your concern with sleeve issues, is lovely... and would look great under a brown suit jacket (since in suits you won't be doing jumping jacks anyways!)!
rockontinyrebel said... (1/23/08 9:07 AM) Reply
Great blouse, and nice fit!
Lori V said... (1/23/08 7:35 AM) Reply
Very cute top, I like the way your redrafted the sleeves.
sewfrequent said... (1/23/08 6:48 AM) Reply
This is a really cute top!! Great job!
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