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Posted on:8/30/08 11:13 PM
Last Updated:8/30/08 11:18 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 18 people   
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TracyB said...
Lily, You are a wonderful instructor and so generous with your photo details. Thank you!
10/30/08 4:59 PM
Michele19 said...
Gorgeous in every way!
9/8/08 10:45 AM
molecule said...
First, you look beautiful in orange, and not many people do. Secondly, I agree that it's hard for full busted women to look good in wrap tops, but you definitely "cracked that nut." Really, really impressive.
9/1/08 2:46 PM
Marji said...
This looks fabulous on you. At first I thought it was the Princess top from Christine Jonson, but I now realize that it's self drafted. Very impressive. Very flattering.
9/1/08 12:23 PM
Kbenco said...
Your top looks terrific. Thank you for your excellent photographs and explanations.
9/1/08 9:39 AM
Nancy Anne said...
Lilly, you always do such lovely work. What a simply stunning and elegant ensemble! And your photos are always crystal clear, as well! What a wonderful review.
8/31/08 11:14 PM
snapdragonfly said...
excellent, elegant, very good work. Love everything about this piece.
8/31/08 8:52 PM
ryan's mom said...
What a LOVELY Lily of the Valley creation! So beautiful and flattering :) !!
8/31/08 8:46 PM
lilyofthevalley said...
Op Gal (Sondra), I apply fusible interfacing to the back armscye, only (not the whole amscye), b/c my breast tissue squeezes itself, somewhat, into the front armscye. If that front armscye were stiffened, as well, it would 'pooch out' in a distorted ripple. However, if I were small or regular busted and wanted to shore up a flimsy knit, I would interface the entire armscye. Sorry, should have specified that in the Review. (And thanks for the lovely compliment, too). --Lily
8/31/08 8:19 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Success! The fit is perfect and so flattering on you, Lily. Such a beautiful top, even if the fabric didn't want to play fair. I am always in awe of your pattern drafting skills and to know you are self taught is such an inspiration for me. Thanks for showing your pattern pieces.
8/31/08 7:41 PM
OP Gal said...
What a gorgeous dress, and it's so becoming. You look wonderful in it. How interesting to see how you drafted the pattern from your drawing. Thanks for showing the final pieces. This is the first time I've seen interfacing attached to the back of an armscye. I'm curious, why the back of the armscye and not the whole arrmscye?
8/31/08 7:17 PM
Mahler said...
Bravo Lily, what a beautiful outfit. This top as Annette said, is THE ultimate perfect wrap top for you !! Realy beautiful.
8/31/08 4:45 PM
Mufffet said...
WOW. Beautiful! :)
8/31/08 4:40 PM
Amanda S. said...
This outfit is just gorgeous! You picked great color for your skin tone also. Super job!
8/31/08 3:58 PM
Luckylibbet said...
That is gorgeous. Thanks for the photo of your pattern pieces - it's enormously helpful to this beginning drafter!
8/31/08 12:59 PM
nannykk said...
looks great. i love the fabric and the two pieces that can be worn separately. i think i might try that.
8/31/08 12:57 PM
cindyann said...
Wonderful top, Lily! Very flattering.
8/31/08 12:24 PM
Annette1 said...
You give me hope, Lily, that SOMEDAY, SOME WAY, maybe I too will find (or morph) the perfect wrap top, because that's exactly what you've done here. This looks SO DANG NICE on you. I too am always on the lookout for a wrap top that not only fits but FLATTERS a full bust and have thus far not found one. Boy, you nailed it with this one. I'm thinking the addition of those princess seams has done the trick, as the drape is not going all the way over to the side that way, and you don't have to worry about the wrap ending up underneath the bustline. IT'S PERFECT! :O)) Oh, and you look GREAT in orange, by the way!
8/31/08 12:04 PM
DorothyK said...
Stunning. Perfect fit, perfect design. It looks fantastic on you. I'm in awe of your ability to design an execute your own patterns.
8/31/08 11:28 AM
Beek said...
Beautiful dress! The color orange looks fabulous on you, brings out your lovely skin tone. I agree TOTALLY with your comment on facings. They make a neckline lie smoothly and add body to the garment. Also, great tip on fusing that strip of interfacing along the seams. I will certainly keep that in mind!
8/31/08 10:41 AM
Barbara V said...
This is so feminine and lovely looking on you...a perfect style and fabric combination. Thanks for the great tips in your detailed review!
8/31/08 10:37 AM
Patti B said...
Fantastic top and fantastic review! I'm with you on using facings on knits (sometimes) and appreciated seeing your pattern alterations. You look like you're ready for afternoon tea.
8/31/08 10:31 AM
carolynw said...
Beautiful and fabulous - I am so impressed by your work!!
8/31/08 9:16 AM
MelC said...
Lily, This outfit is gorgeous. I love the pleats in the top. Well done!!!
8/31/08 7:20 AM
Schnauzer said...
Beautiful work as always Lily!
8/31/08 5:37 AM
hongkongshopper said...
Great top Lily!
8/31/08 4:47 AM
SusiM said...
Looks wonderful on you! Thanks for the detailed photos and explanations. It's helpful.
8/31/08 1:47 AM
Athene said...
Fabulous outfit - very flattering look for you.
8/31/08 0:49 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
Wow - I love this and the skirt that goes with it. The color is gorgeous and it looks fabulous on you. Great review with lots of information.
8/31/08 0:06 AM
CynthiaSue said...
Have I missed your other pieces?!! My goodness, I can't wait to see them or go hunt them down. This orange is radiant and looks great on you. You have exquisite taste for color and design. I enjoyed being part of the design/draft/construction process. You are such a talent and inspiration.
8/30/08 11:36 PM
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