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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4987 (Fashion Express 2 hr top)

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Reviewed by:Erica B.

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Posted on:5/25/08 8:45 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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ocotillo said... (5/31/08 1:25 PM) Reply
Beautiful top--very elegant! I never would have looked twice at the pattern if not for your review. And paired with the Vogue skirt (in your blog photo), it looks wonderful and very close to the original inspiration dress.
Charlene McGill said... (5/27/08 10:18 PM) Reply
cathy45 said... (5/27/08 9:02 AM) Reply
What a cute and versatile pattern--lovely top! I had overlooked this--thanks for the review.
Mahler said... (5/26/08 9:15 PM) Reply
That color is a hit on you... oh well what color or clothes you sew is not a hit on you. This is so feminine !
loohoo44 said... (5/26/08 5:46 PM) Reply
I agree Erica, you win the prize for finding the pattern 'diamonds in the rough'. Looks amazing!
dreamdesigner said... (5/26/08 12:08 PM) Reply
Lovely, How did you finish the edges of the ruffle? Narrow hem? Oh, and where did you find the fabric. And did you cut thru two layers (the fashion and "muslin" fabric) at the same time?
Erica B. said... (5/26/08 11:02 AM) Reply
Thanks Lauri Jean, no it doesn't have a zipper. It's a pullover camisole.
Lauri Jean said... (5/26/08 10:32 AM) Reply
Does this have a zipper? You look fabulous!
Darla in PA said... (5/26/08 7:33 AM) Reply
Very cute top!
Annette1 said... (5/26/08 0:55 AM) Reply
Well, I see you've managed to whip up (albeit in a little more than two hours :o) another fabulous top. They should use your picture for the pattern, takes it to a whole new level. Such a dreamy fabric, too.
CynthiaSue said... (5/26/08 0:53 AM) Reply
looking GOOD! love the drape.
lcavagnolo said... (5/26/08 0:37 AM) Reply
Miss Erica, I swear, every time you make something new I have to give that pattern another look. :) This is no exception!
Maychi said... (5/26/08 0:34 AM) Reply
Lori V said... (5/26/08 0:22 AM) Reply
Beautiful top.
Gold said... (5/26/08 0:03 AM) Reply
Very cute top!!
Erica B. said... (5/25/08 11:00 PM) Reply
@ Lucinda, I didn't shorten it, I just didn't bother lengthening it since it is going to be tucked in.
Erica B. said... (5/25/08 10:56 PM) Reply
@ Lucinda, I didn't shorten it, I just didn't bother lengthening it since it is going to be tucked in.
Lucinda said... (5/25/08 10:53 PM) Reply
Wonderful top, now I want to make one! Did you end up shortening the ruffle? It looks longer on the envelope design.
Peacock Chic said... (5/25/08 10:35 PM) Reply
Very nice!! I am glad I am not the only one that takes longer than the super speedy pattern description.
Sweetiebop said... (5/25/08 10:30 PM) Reply
Great choice on the top and fabric Georgeous. Good Luck to you.
Christina Sonja said... (5/25/08 10:18 PM) Reply
Very fashiony! Way to go for seeing the potential in this pattern.
KrystalL said... (5/25/08 9:25 PM) Reply
What a pretty top!
Leora said... (5/25/08 9:05 PM) Reply
Thank you for the idea to use old fabric as a stabilizer for cutting. Beautiful outfit!
VtMartha said... (5/25/08 8:56 PM) Reply
Wow! That is gorgeous, Erica.
Kellie R. said... (5/25/08 8:53 PM) Reply
This is just beautiful Erica. Simple and elegant, the silk is perfect for the design.
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