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Pattern Reviews> Burda Plus Fashion Magazine> 02-2008-418 (Blouse/Jacket)

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Reviewed by:Sherril Miller
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Posted on:7/29/08 10:19 PM
Last Updated:7/29/08 10:28 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Petite 
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 10 people   
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OP Gal said... (11/14/08 5:15 AM) Reply
Beautiful blouse. What a lot of work to get it to fit, but it paid off. Your pattern training did indeed pay off! Great save with the patten piecing. It would have been a crime if you hadn't been able to finish the garment for lack of fabric because it is beautiful fabric. I'll bet it feels wonderful to the hand, too. Thanks for the details on how you problem solved.
Steffie said... (8/2/08 11:02 PM) Reply
Wow, that was a LOT of work... but your finished product is great! You get an A+ for perseverance, too!
Heatherrique said... (8/1/08 3:01 PM) Reply
Delightful Italian chic, Sherril! I admire you for your perseverance, artistry, and resourcefulness for transforming an ill-drafted pattern into a very flattering and stylish one! I'm so glad and grateful that you took the time to review this pattern. Now I'm having second thoughts about this one! I can imagine that your closet has lots of cool things to wear each and every day! I also enjoy your blog! ;-}
Kathi R said... (7/31/08 4:03 PM) Reply
Sounds like you worked hard for this one -- nice job, thanks for the review.
OP Gal said... (7/30/08 6:27 PM) Reply
What a lot of work, but the result is beautiful. I agree with your comments about the original design elements being unflattering for plus sizes. What were they thinking? Isn't it wonderful to sew a fabric you bought on vacation that reminds you of that place every time you wear it?
tr1c14 said... (7/30/08 12:13 PM) Reply
Wow, that's a lot of work you did to get to a lovely finished product! The concerns you pointed out about the design for a plus-petite are really important and I'm going to definitely take them into consideration before I decide whether to include it in my mini-wardrobe.
Babe B said... (7/30/08 11:59 AM) Reply
A luscious creation, and a superb review! Thank you!
nicegirl said... (7/30/08 10:02 AM) Reply
A lot of work, but you definitely ended up with a pattern worthy of your Italian cotton. It's gorgeous!
gatorgirl4325 said... (7/30/08 10:00 AM) Reply
Lovely fabric and a fantastic blouse!
o3b said... (7/30/08 3:23 AM) Reply
Those "did it look like the photo" comments are hysterical!!
msladyj said... (7/30/08 0:39 AM) Reply
This blouse is lovely. I love the fabric.
michellep74 said... (7/29/08 11:55 PM) Reply
Very pretty blouse! I love your fabric--it was well worth it. And with your changes, I like your version better than the one in the magazine.
Annette1 said... (7/29/08 11:23 PM) Reply
I LOVE the lines of this top, especially in the back. You did a superb job of fitting, as usual. It may feel too loose, but it certainly doesn't look it. VERY pretty, especially in that print!
Dee2 said... (7/29/08 10:38 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse--the fabric is very pretty & the fit looks great. . As usual, your review is informative & entertaining (I especially love the peacock in heat reference).
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