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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3039 (Fitted Western-Style Shirt)

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Posted on:9/6/09 3:29 AM

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B said...
Love your shirt! I have a question or two: Is the overlay one or two layers? Just wondering about the point of the yoke, how does it come out so smoothly? Also where on the cuffs did you put the crystals? I just tried to download a similar pattern for a child (KS 3146) at and keep getting a virus warning so may have to adapt an Ottobre shirt pattern instead.
9/6/09 5:56 AM
goosegreen said...
The yokes are one layer each (ie front & back) and joined at the shoulder & top-stitched down. The points come out really well...but I'm using a 100% cotton so it presses easily. Not sure what would happen with a synthetic. Have a look at my blog for another version. The crystals are just around the bottom of the cuffs. I would have put more on, but didn't have enough.
9/6/09 6:42 AM
LollyVee said...
Lucky friend...she now has a stunning shirt! Love the check and adornments! Definately make one for yourself!
9/6/09 8:19 AM
Peter in NYC said...
Wow, what a beautiful shirt. I love the piping and the crystal details. Great.
9/6/09 11:57 AM
B said...
Thanks, goosegreen. I checked your blog and learned even more. It really helps to learn from your experience, even for a child's size. You did a great job!
9/6/09 12:02 PM
MaryBeth said...
Cute shirt and lucky friend! Love your crystal details.
9/6/09 12:22 PM
Renren said...
I hope you review the one you made for yourself, too! And your stitching going into those curves is perfect! Everything is so nicely lined up and since the crystals will draw the eye to that area, it is just icing on the cake to have everything absolutely perfect! The piping also is perfectly done!
9/6/09 4:20 PM
ClaireF in CA said...
Great looking cowboy shirt! The crystals and piping just put it over the top!
9/7/09 8:24 PM
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