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I Love that top! This pattern is setting out in my sewing room right now to be traced. Great timing! Love the sleeves! Another inspiration!
7/8/03 11:21 PM
Gigi wow! I love your top and the color is also so pretty. Thanks for the tip on how to add sleeves. I've made this pattern's View A and C but looking at your top I need to try B too.
7/9/03 0:30 AM
Good adaptation of this look Gigi, very clean and modern.
7/9/03 1:42 AM
Gigi, perfect timing....I am searching for an idea for a top for a bbq on Saturday that has sleeves (need to hide the tattoos...they clash with my pants) and this is a great idea! Thanks!
7/9/03 10:34 AM
Gigi, thanks for this review. The day before it came out, I found a ready to wear blouse of a very similar design and thought, "eureka! this is the perfect style for my body type!". (a little too much on top, shall we say). It is very flattering. This pattern will definitely go into my collection. Usually, however, I prefer wovens to knits (don't know why). Kwik Sew 3062 is a pattern for wovens which looks similar (the sleeves are kind of poufy so I would change them). I'll post a picture when I've sewn it (I am very slow sewer, so it may be a while).
7/24/03 2:59 AM
Gorgeous top! I have mulled this pattern over but always thought it was both too young and too revealing. But I'm going to reconsider that now after seeing yours. It looks great!
7/24/03 6:41 AM
Really great job, as always. Thanks for this review -- you're right, that is a very attractive style for you. I certainly wouldn't consider it "too young looking for you" -- on me that would be a "no brainer". About 30 years too young! (8^D)
8/17/04 4:45 PM
Really great job, as always. Thanks for this review -- you're right, that is a very style for you. I certainly wouldn't consider it "too young looking for you" -- on me that would be a "no brainer". About 30 years too young! (8^D)
8/17/04 4:47 PM
Thanks for the tip on the cf seam for ties. This is another one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas! Love your tops!
6/6/05 2:16 PM
There was a thread recently where someone commented on the difficulty of wearing a empire bodice - this totally changes that notion - I think most of us could wear this.
6/6/05 2:51 PM
I LOVE this top!! Is this the pink EOS has right now? On her website it looks brighter than this. I like the long sleeves too. I'm going to get this pattern. So cute!** (I just saw on your website that it's the heathered pink. If I would have known it was such a nice color, I would have gotten it before it sold out... :-( Oh well, yours looks gorgeous)
6/6/05 2:53 PM
Another winner!! Love the unexpected bonus with the seam/tie thing. And ... this opens up (pardon the pun) new design possibilities.
6/6/05 3:04 PM
Very cute top!!!! Nice "accident" with the CF/drawstring opening, it looks great. I like your versions a whole lot better than the pattern envelope!
6/6/05 3:09 PM
Okay, that's it, I've got to get this pattern. So cute!
6/6/05 3:19 PM
Darling top. It looks so feminine even when it is just on the dress form.
6/6/05 3:31 PM
Very, very cute top! And the CF seam idea is brilliant! (as always!) -Ann
6/6/05 4:04 PM
I love this top, you always have great clothes!
6/6/05 7:40 PM
Great top. I love the color and the long sleeves. You make the most wonderful clothing.
6/6/05 11:11 PM
It is a great style, and pretty much timeless, I think. The fabric and color look delicious.
6/7/05 7:07 AM
Cool review, Gigi, with helpful tidbits and attractive results. Thanks!
6/7/05 8:46 AM
Beautiful top! Just a few questions though. Size 8, D-cup FBA on the front, right? Just wondering when you add a bust dart, before transferring it to the neckline, how wide is your dart? Books give guidelines, but it really helps me when I see a body or dress form in a given size with a specific amt. A top like this doesn't seem to lend itself to tissue fitting.
6/7/05 12:24 PM
Ryan's mom, I added a 1" horizontal dart. I arrived at this amount through trial and error because, sadly, you can't tissue-fit knit tops. :-)
6/7/05 12:29 PM
I love the combination of fabric and pattern, looks like one of those tops you will always love to wear. Stylish and comfy! I want one!
6/7/05 2:35 PM
Gigi, I love this top!! Wow!!
6/7/05 11:08 PM
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