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Reviewed by:Leslie in Austin
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Posted on:5/2/03 5:20 PM
Last Updated:5/21/05 4:00 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 7 people    Very Helpful by 10 people   
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Big Dog said...
Oh-My-God, gorgeous top Leslie. That fabric is just perfect for the pattern. I love the technique for finishing the edges.
3/22/08 8:13 AM
spudd said...
this pattern is what i had been looking for because I needed a top that lends itself to almost any patterned fabric. thanks. I live your tunic you did a great job.
1/29/07 1:26 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
Just fantastic! Both tops are wonderful on you!!
5/22/05 6:26 PM
Maychi said...
You look fabulous Leslie! Both of the tops are gorgeous.
5/22/05 11:37 AM
Katharine in BXL said...
Nice brown! Was it perfect for the party?
5/22/05 9:48 AM
CarolynGM said...
The organdy top is fabulous -- just perfect for this pattern. And your new coverup will be perfect for the pool party
5/21/05 4:52 PM
alicia said...
I love both versions... and have to admit I'm a bit jealous at the thought of a pool party - black fly season is just in full swing in the Adirondacks and we may hit 60F today... Great review, thanks for the detailed info!
5/21/05 4:40 PM
Hilary said...
Cute, Leslile! I *love* this pattern! I've been meaning to make it up in a ss version with some burnt orange gauze I have(I hope I have enough). Have fun at the pool party-sounds so cool and refreshing, in this hot, still weather!
5/21/05 4:26 PM
cynthia w said...
this shirt is straight out what i see in the j.jill catalogue. so feminine and lovely.
6/18/04 9:32 PM
Shoiley said...
I am almost done View A of this top. I am very inexperienced, so I don't know what is meant by the last instruction of "overcast bottom edge of top." Do I fold the bottom under 1/8" and overcast? And then I'm supposed to fold a 3/8" hem, press, pin, stitch; but there is a lot of curve, so how can I do this without creases? Thanks...
6/22/03 9:17 PM
Rhonda Noah said...
Beautiful top! You have a wonderful eye for fabric. And why not curtain fabric for a top? I once met a HS girl in a Hancock's who was enthusing about the home dec silks she had used to sew her prom dress!
5/7/03 6:06 AM
SouthernStitch said...
Leslie, see how much this site helps us all! Now I will consider fabric like this instead of passing it by. Thanks for the review.
5/4/03 12:13 PM
Jules/Vancouver BC said...
very cool, Leslie...that looks wonderful! I'm dying to try something chiffony or voile-y to try out french seams myself, but I haven't found the right pattern yet - if only this one came in plus sizes! *grin*
5/4/03 4:40 AM
Debbie Spriggs said...
Your top looks so much more attractive than the pattern envelope! Very pretty, and perfect for summer! It looks to me like you might be moving quickly past being a beginner.
5/4/03 0:41 AM
Dale C said...
Lovely top! That sheer over the white cami is a nice look!
5/3/03 9:27 PM
Deepika said...
I can't tell you how great your top looks! I agree with others, the photo on the envelope is not inspring at all. Your top is smashing... French seams are not too time consuming?
5/3/03 9:15 PM
Carol Wisman said...
Great job Leslie, don't you just love that "curtain" fabric w/ all the great details, very professional job!
5/3/03 3:01 PM
alex said...
Beatiful top Leslie, you have a real knack with fabric choices. Too bad it's too late for the Spring outfit contest, it would have made a great entry!
5/3/03 2:52 PM
Leslie in Austin said...
Thanks everyone for the nice notes. I'm so pleased with how the blouse turned out. As a beginner, I'm especially proud of the beautiful, perfect french seams. Not a raw edge anywhere. I'm tempted to wear it inside out just to show them off! As for its "designer look"--it's more like an "interior designer" look, as I'm certain that home decor fabric was intended for curtains. ;-)
5/3/03 12:48 PM
Lori V said...
Leslie, beautiful top, I love the fabric
5/3/03 0:43 AM
Everyday Sewist said...
What a great fabric choice! It has that "designer" look.
5/3/03 0:22 AM
katharin said...
Thank you for the review, your top looks really professionally made.
5/3/03 0:12 AM
Sherril Miller said...
Great top. I have just the fabric for this pattern. Thanks for the idea.
5/2/03 9:57 PM
Cheryl Colehour said...
I would never have bought this pattern from the envelope drawing, but yours looks fabulous.
5/2/03 9:11 PM
Karen Bowers said...
thx for the review; i'll put it on my wishlist!!
5/2/03 8:47 PM
Lisa Laree said...
Very nice! I may just have to get this one...;)
5/2/03 7:15 PM
Gigi Louis said...
Wow, Leslie, your top is just gorgeous! What a great combination of pattern and fabric.
5/2/03 6:26 PM
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