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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 6082 (1970's Jiffy Knit Dress/Top)

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Posted on:3/3/10 8:21 PM
Last Updated:8/17/15 11:17 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Heatherrique said... (8/23/15 2:30 PM) Reply
Thank you!
MNBarb said... (8/20/15 1:39 PM) Reply
Looks like you've found the perfect TNT pattern!
carolynw said... (8/19/15 2:16 PM) Reply
Love everyone one of them! Isn't it nice to have a pattern you can use so often and always with lovely results?
Sue Parrott said... (8/18/15 9:06 PM) Reply
Love all the tops!
sewrecycler said... (8/18/15 5:45 AM) Reply
Lovely tops that fit so well. I like the neckline too. It's the perfect size.
kikismama said... (8/18/15 2:22 AM) Reply
I loved Jiffy patterns back when I was learning to sew in the 1970's and am glad to see some coming back. But now it is easier to find luscious fabrics. Maybe Simplicity will offer this pattern again.
Bert62 said... (11/27/10 12:19 PM) Reply
Super cute. Nice job. Whether intentional or not the one with the mandalas all over is very figure enhancing/slimming - but, they both look great and flatter. Bert
QuiltersFan said... (3/7/10 10:28 PM) Reply
Great tops. Love the neckline.
busymomof3 said... (3/7/10 12:43 PM) Reply
Wow! These look great on you and the fabrics change the look of each one. If I had to pic a fav, it would be the last. They all are great though.
ryan's mom said... (3/6/10 7:56 PM) Reply
3 super versions! All look terrific on you.
marjenann said... (3/6/10 5:08 PM) Reply
Tryly gorgeous on you!!! In your next life, I am thinking designer!!!
ryansmumAria said... (3/6/10 5:02 PM) Reply
That neckline is very flattering and slimming. Looks great on you As for neckline bands, I would suggest you do an internet search as you will find step by step instructions on various techniques. I use a coverstitch to do this to get a very professional looking band but before I had it, I would do the "Threads" technique. Just go to Threads mag and look it up. It's a video format and you'll learn alot.
becca a said... (3/6/10 1:30 PM) Reply
Three great tops! It is always interesting to see how different the same pattern can be with different fabric. I particularly like the third version.
kwpanthermom said... (3/6/10 1:17 PM) Reply
I made this pattern in '73 or '74 for a friend and I loved it! I made the long version, just like the picture, for her to wear to a high school winter dance. Your choice of prints is fantastic, very retro yet modern at the same time. The skirt of the dress pattern flares beautifully, so try it in a dress length too!
Leslie Bonner said... (3/6/10 12:59 PM) Reply
Lovely tops and look wonderful in you!
carolynw said... (3/6/10 12:13 PM) Reply
Beautiful tops
Heatherrique said... (3/6/10 12:02 PM) Reply
Thanks for the feedback! I'm thinking of adding a narrow neckband for a smoother finish. What's the best method?
FreyaStark said... (3/5/10 4:16 PM) Reply
Three wonderfully wild and snazzy tops.
fryman said... (3/5/10 9:37 AM) Reply
Your top is lovely, fabric is great and it looks terrific on you. A suggestion only and that is, the next time you make this up, using a print fabric, would you consider placing the front bodice on the fold? I think its worth a try, especially on prints. Regardless, you are lucky to have found a pattern which really likes you. Go Girl!!
susiestitcher said... (3/5/10 7:33 AM) Reply
I really love your fabric choices. The long sleeve blue one is my favorite. This style looks great on you. I have many of these Jiffy patterns in my storage boxes. Maybe I should look at them again. Great job on salvaging your UFO dress, too.
mhk3boys said... (3/4/10 11:47 AM) Reply
All of your tops look so good! I love the name of "petallica"!
Catbird said... (3/4/10 9:13 AM) Reply
You've found a winner here! This pattern can be used over and over and will look fresh as you showcase different fabric 'personalities.' These are all very flattering on you!
knitmachinequeen said... (3/4/10 8:23 AM) Reply
All three tops are fabulous.
marjenann said... (3/4/10 7:59 AM) Reply
What a flattering top!! The fit is fabulous and the colors are jut perfect!! Lovely!!
Terri A said... (3/4/10 2:20 AM) Reply
Retro chic! Very cool!
paulakiss said... (3/4/10 1:32 AM) Reply
I love that pattern! Your blouses are gorgeous. Pretty fabric choices too!
QuiltSewSewSue said... (3/4/10 1:00 AM) Reply
your tops look a lovely fit on you and I particularly like the purple print fabric.
michalklimer said... (3/4/10 0:40 AM) Reply
it is so great! the fit is great, the fabrics, ad it really looks good on you!
Barbara V said... (3/4/10 0:19 AM) Reply
Wonderful fit and great fabrics on all three tops. Way to go on eliminating the UFO and de-stashing!
AnneMarie60 said... (3/3/10 10:19 PM) Reply
Gorgeous fabrics and very flattering design. A great save from your unfortunate dress project. Surely three stellar successes blur one minor disappointment!
Christas said... (3/3/10 10:00 PM) Reply
What a great ending to your bad experience with the UFO! All three tops are so pretty on you!
renren said... (3/3/10 9:04 PM) Reply
Each of the three tops is perfect for you. I especially love the neckline and shaping in the sides.
ryan's mom said... (3/3/10 8:30 PM) Reply
Fantastic! You look terrific in this.
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