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Reviewed by:Nan Kay
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Posted on:6/11/10 3:49 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
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violetsnana said... (6/17/10 11:14 AM) Reply
Thank you SO much for your review. I was in the middle of making his pattern, stuck at that AWFUL facing, waiting for inspiration on how to remedy it, when I had an ah-ha moment and logged on to PR. I used your tip of sewing the V up a ways and viola' I have a finished top now. I wrote a review, inspired by how helpful yours was!
JessieBear said... (6/12/10 8:25 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review! I've been thinking about trying this pattern, but I might steer clear now - or at least do a thorough review to see what modifications I need to make before I start cutting!
Nancywin said... (6/12/10 0:51 AM) Reply
My first thought was how nice this looks on you. Sometimes when things don't turn out the way we expect, we don't like them for a while. I think you'll find you wear this more than thought. It does look nice on you.
my horse said... (6/12/10 0:12 AM) Reply
I say listen to your DH! It looks better than you think it does. Good save on bad draft! Thanks for the review.
shaner said... (6/11/10 11:05 PM) Reply
I HOPE being a size 16 isn't that big a deal...being as though that's my size I'm in right now. Cute top, though....just don't want any hurt feelings!
mhk3boys said... (6/11/10 10:04 PM) Reply
I agree with your DH, I think yours looks great!
Knitters Delight said... (6/11/10 7:54 PM) Reply
That looks great!
MNBarb said... (6/11/10 7:21 PM) Reply
I've done the thing where you read the reviews AFTER the construction. Makes you mad since that is a big reason we read these reviews. Very frustrating. Sewing should be more fun than this. It's a bit difficult to see your version since black doesn't photograph well but I think it all worked out OK. In this case, I don't think DH was just trying to be nice. Good rescue of a (sounds like) crappy pattern.
Kayseri said... (6/11/10 6:19 PM) Reply
Shame the pattern is poor, after your extra work your top looks good.
Nan Kay said... (6/11/10 5:33 PM) Reply
Just read a great discussion in the boards about this pattern, wish I had read it before making it, the answers are all there! Do your own thing with this pattern and it will be great. Just ignore Buttericks methods!
sewrelaxed said... (6/11/10 4:48 PM) Reply
I have been trying to get ahold of this pattern for weeks and just literally walked into the house with it. Thanks for the heads up. Your top is really cute, hope you enjoy it
Rhoda K said... (6/11/10 4:00 PM) Reply
I like your top and it looks good on you. Sorry you had problems with it, though - a very thorough review, thanks.
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