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Vogue Patterns: 1033 (SB Today's Fit Blouse) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:3/2/08 1:03 PM

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Riordan said...
Very good-looking blouse--and very helpful review! (Now I must buy the pattern!)
3/2/08 1:36 PM
Karla Kizer said...
Carolyn, your timing is perfect. I've been staring at this pattern for several hours (when not on PR!), trying to decide whether it was worth reinventing the wheel with yet another tailored blouse pattern. Your version looks beautiful, and I hope the pattern works for my very, very different body type. (Did I mention that we are built differently?) Your results have convinced me to go ahead - as soon as I finish up the HP/Jalie/PMB fusion pants. (Don't ask.) Thanks for the review, and enjoy that shirt.
3/2/08 1:38 PM
Elaine Dougan said...
Very helpful review and great looking shirt.
3/2/08 1:48 PM
carolynw said...
Beautiful shirt Carolyn - while I did mention a problem with the long sleeve version I too was really impressed with the collar and stand application - I aim to keep this as a TNT since I know I have the sleeve length issue LOL - other than that I found it a well fitting pattern - Carolyn
3/2/08 2:01 PM
Elona said...
What a handsome shirt! It's extremely becoming to you. Based on your description, I'm going to buy yet another basic shirt pattern (after swearing off, or so I thought), for to find in one envelope the Burrito collar stand as well as what looks like the "Magic Collar", well, that's like hitting the Mother Lode.
3/2/08 2:14 PM
KimG said...
Excellent review! I decided not to buy this pattern because I have a lot of issues with bust darts, but I may pick it up the next time there's a sale at Joann's just to find out what the burrito technique is!
3/2/08 2:22 PM
Mermie said...
I love this blouse on you. Great review too. I'm going to try this one.
3/2/08 2:26 PM
Athene said...
Great blouse. I love the collar technique. I learned this technique at a hands on class with Ron Collins, a sewing instructor in Canada, for making mens shirts and it works really well and makes a very nice collar.
3/2/08 4:51 PM
carnelian said...
Thanks so much for giving this pattern a shot and sharing your fitting issues and efforts. I too have a narrow upper chest so the armcye cut sounds promising.
3/2/08 4:58 PM
SansSouci572 said...
Those are nice cuffs!
3/2/08 5:02 PM
Nancy K said...
The fit is great and the whole thing looks very professional and well made.
3/2/08 7:45 PM
MissCelie said...
So crisp and tailored. I would get this pattern just to find out how you made those perfectly done collars. I also love those cuffs! You have the right mix of cool and casual.
3/2/08 8:27 PM
Modiste Madness said...
Great job!
3/3/08 0:25 AM
JMarie1962 said...
I love your shirt and think it looks even better than the pattern photo. Great job!
3/3/08 0:31 AM
xtreme1 said...
The shirt looks lovely on you. I understand what you mean about placement of Vogue darts! As far as the back contour darts go I've been able to remove excess fabric and get a good overall shape by taking them higher than any pattern company would. It might be unusual in length but for the benefit of shaping I found it a good adjustment.
3/3/08 1:03 AM
Annette1 said...
A great tailored classic. I wasn't really drawn to this pattern based on the pattern photo, but after seeing yours and Clin's versions, I've change my thinking. Perfect!
3/3/08 2:11 PM
EleanorSews said...
The shirt is just beautiful! It just might be worthwhile to pick up the pattern for the sewing lessons as you suggest. The collar treatment looks like what Nancy Zieman recommends in her books. It's a great technique!
3/3/08 2:23 PM
Larkin said...
What an informative review! Thanks so much for detailing how helpful the pattern was. Your blouse looks very nice. I'll look forward to hearing more about this pattern.
3/3/08 4:22 PM
lilyofthevalley said...
Excellent, informative review of a classic, sharp shirt with very interesting details. Love the french cuffs. I'm intrigued with this pattern and after your review, have added it my wishlist. Lovely. -Lily
3/4/08 2:23 AM
blue mooney said...
Thank you for the review! I would never have looked at this pattern, because SB just doesn't fit me well, but may buy it just to have the instructions. That's why we have Pattern Review, right?
3/4/08 6:00 PM
suzy stitches said...
Thank you for providing an excellent review Carolyn! The details you provided are really helpful. I was on the fence about purchasing this pattern, but your comments about the good instructions included in the pattern have convinced me to branch out and try something out of my comfort zone. (I usually stick to simple basic patterns.) I love your shirt and it fits you beautifully. Wish me luck on my shirt making venture.
3/10/08 4:01 PM
SouthernStitch said...
Carolyn even though we are miles away in body type, this review was really helpful, thanks! Your blouse is beautiful on you.
3/20/08 9:17 AM
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