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Pattern Reviews> Silhouette Patterns> 500 (Pleated Top/ Tank top)

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Reviewed by:Lisa Laree
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Posted on:3/27/08 11:09 PM
Last Updated:3/27/08 11:15 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 14 people   
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cecelia said... (3/30/08 10:25 AM) Reply
This looks terrific on you. It seems like a very unusual pattern--nice to know you can contact Peggy for good help.
fryman said... (3/29/08 8:50 PM) Reply
Hello Lisa: Well, for me anyway, the prettiest thing in the attached photo of you wearing the one piece s-t-r-e-t-c-h-a-b-l-e fabric is YOUR SMILE and PRETTY FACE. I really can't come up with a positive comment about the pattern or the fabric. Yes, I think the fabricis interesting but I don't think it's flattering nor do I think it would be flattering on ANY body. A very big high five for the customer service though. That was really good news. However, you did spur my curiosity and I'm going to investigate sihouette patterns. Good Luck on your next project!
JudiBee2 said... (3/29/08 4:32 PM) Reply
Your top is stunning. I don't think I could get such a top to fit me without a dart. It certainly sounds intriquing
Mary Stiefer said... (3/29/08 11:02 AM) Reply
Love the fabric - and it really makes this top stand out from the crowd. Lovely
blue mooney said... (3/29/08 8:22 AM) Reply
Very exciting top. It's fun to sew something with such unique construction.
lilyofthevalley said... (3/28/08 12:57 PM) Reply
Stunning, head-turning top! I'll bet you were shocked upon learning that what you thought would be a simple top (now that you had purchased exactly the correct fabric) turned into quite a trial and test of character. You passed the test with flying colors. I'll bet this top looks smashing under your black jacket. -Lily
janet said... (3/28/08 12:07 PM) Reply
I took a make and take class with an associate of Peggy Sager's at the 07 Sewing Expo in Chantilly, VA. Many of the people in the class had the same problems that you did including myself! I made a 4 and could barely take it off! By the pre-made trials I should have made a 5W--but would not because it was W sizing and W sizing does not fit my proportions. I have made the same top in small pleats in size 2 in black and have worn it close to ten years. Go with the small pleats! You will get many compliments! I am impressed with your perserverance--your top turned out great. And Peggy Sagers, she is a super human being--even if sometimes I don't really 'get' what she is saying the first time!
Modiste Madness said... (3/28/08 8:45 AM) Reply
The trials and tribulations we go through to get something finished. Perseverence paid off and you got your top for you suit. Those look great and fit well under jackets.
carolynw said... (3/28/08 8:43 AM) Reply
It is beautiful Lisa and congrats for sticking with it - a lesson to those of us who like me call things a wadder maybe too soon?
Peggy L said... (3/28/08 8:37 AM) Reply
I've made this a couple of times - actually I have it on in my avatar. With the right fabric, its super quick. Glad you finally got yours to work.
OP Gal said... (3/28/08 5:16 AM) Reply
It looks great in the picture. Too bad you had such problems with it. I really love the fabric. I can imagine how attractive it must be under a black jacket.
Marji said... (3/28/08 4:02 AM) Reply
That's a really interesting concept to make it into a pattern. The fabric is very pretty made up, the print is nice and I can see it being really effective under a jacket. But 75% stretch - oiy!
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