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Reviewed by:Kbenco

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Posted on:11/18/08 5:07 AM
Last Updated:11/18/08 5:16 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 21 people   
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wonnim7 said... (1/18/10 2:29 PM) Reply
Thank you for your review! I am in the process of making this top, version B with long sleeves. I've run into all of the problems you mentioned, including the too wide back and the droopy waist that results from the too wide piece on the waist. If I had enough fabric, I'd recut on the grain. And I thought I'd made a mistake when the waist didn't match up with the bodice. Basically, you've inspired me to persevere, when I had thought I was doing something wrong. Your tops came out beautifully!
Mahler said... (12/1/08 12:47 PM) Reply
I am totally in love with you top. This is a great pattern for you !!!
Robin Denning said... (11/22/08 9:12 PM) Reply
Karen this does look especially nice on you. It is a very flattering style. Beautiful work!
Kellie R. said... (11/20/08 9:35 AM) Reply
Gorgeous and elegant all the way around. I particularly like the ivory version. Beautiful work.
Heatherrique said... (11/20/08 8:35 AM) Reply
Such classy and elegant tops on you! I adore both versions!
Annette1 said... (11/19/08 11:12 AM) Reply
WOW, I really, really, REALLY like BOTH of these! This style is just perfect for you. I wish I had your figure! This would be really cute under a jacket too, I think. TWO MORE WINNERS! :O)
Em's Summer said... (11/19/08 6:59 AM) Reply
Lovely top!
MareeAlison said... (11/19/08 1:54 AM) Reply
Great top - veryyyyyy flattering.
lynny said... (11/19/08 1:43 AM) Reply
Wow! Elegant and flattering, very noice tops. Thanks for the detailed review too.
rozzybabe said... (11/18/08 9:44 PM) Reply
This style suits you perfectly, & you've obviously worked enough with fabrics on the bias to be able to discern the amount of changes that were needed. Well worth the extra work, it looks very pleasing on you. Would love to see your next version!
Meggie LuLu said... (11/18/08 6:44 PM) Reply
What a BEAUTIFUL top!!!! It looks FANTASTIC!!! Both tops are GORGEOUS!!!! You always make such BEAUTIFUL garments!!!
Mahogany Stylist said... (11/18/08 6:07 PM) Reply
Lovely blouse.
Christas said... (11/18/08 4:51 PM) Reply
What an elegant top! This is just beautiful!
mylittleelephant said... (11/18/08 12:40 PM) Reply
Your review have made me to realise that I have this pattern, forgotten, and great to see them in good photos, both tops look really lovely, thanks for tips about pattern, I will come back this review when I finally start to make this.
Luckylibbet said... (11/18/08 11:30 AM) Reply
That style is superb on you! The cream version is so elegant - what a nice fabric present! But your flowered version shows how it can dress down a bit too. Both are lovely. And thanks for such a thorough review - lots of excellent tips in this one.
Twinset said... (11/18/08 10:54 AM) Reply
Cute tops! It's nice to have your input on this pattern, thanks for the review!
sewtime said... (11/18/08 10:19 AM) Reply
Cute tops!! And great review.
carolynw said... (11/18/08 9:56 AM) Reply
Both are really beautiful - great work with the bias and very helpful review
JustTrina said... (11/18/08 8:56 AM) Reply
very nice! i really like the georgette fabric. I have yet to work with georgette, thanks for the inclusion. very flattering on you as well.
Natasha B said... (11/18/08 6:56 AM) Reply
A very flattering top that works beautifully in both fabrics. I like the styling of the georgette, it's nice to have a dressy casual version. Sounds as if the bias was challenging - well done.
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