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Simplicity 2258
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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 5522 (Misses shirts)

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Posted on:2/7/11 0:40 AM
Last Updated:2/7/11 5:34 PM


Review Rating: Very Helpful by 20 people   
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Anne Cherry said... (5/20/11 7:45 AM) Reply
Thank you for the link re: setting in sleeves! Love everything about your blouse - colour, style and fit!
janet said... (3/5/11 9:31 AM) Reply
FABULOUS FIT! This blouse is absolute PERFECTION!!! The sleeve tutorial is GREAT!
fourkid said... (2/19/11 3:11 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse (and lady) - and fantastic sleeve video - thanks!
booran said... (2/8/11 9:21 PM) Reply
Christas, Your blouse looks beautiful, on you and love your choice of fabric.
pterion said... (2/8/11 1:32 PM) Reply
Lovely blouse! A perfect fit and impeccably crafted!
Jali said... (2/8/11 11:47 AM) Reply
Wow, that's a beauty! Perfectly made and fitted.
JanJanB said... (2/8/11 10:47 AM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for a great review.
lmb09 said... (2/8/11 9:37 AM) Reply
This blouse is a real Wow! Beautifully made and looks great on you!
JDpenelope said... (2/8/11 6:42 AM) Reply
Very thoughtful and helpful review. Normally, I just sew knits, but I might just try this pattern. The link to that helpful tutorial is much appreciated.
Sewnla said... (2/8/11 0:19 AM) Reply
Your blouse is beautiful and you look beautiful in it! Thank you so much for sharing the sleeve tutorial, I can't wait to try it.
callmeRuth said... (2/8/11 0:17 AM) Reply
Like several others, I also own this pattern but haven't yet made it. You look lovely in the blouse. The color is perfect for you. Oh, and I love your red hair. :)
kidmd said... (2/7/11 11:21 PM) Reply
Wonderful blouse with a lovely fit. I love the fabric.
Christas said... (2/7/11 11:21 PM) Reply
Thank you all for the really nice comments!!!
Lori V said... (2/7/11 11:10 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse.
FreyaStark said... (2/7/11 11:06 PM) Reply
A fabulous blouse. Beautifully made, and a perfect fit. Well done.
carolynw said... (2/7/11 11:01 PM) Reply
I love the blouse - love the fabric - it fits you perfectly and your million Dollar smile always blows me away.
MelissaB in WA said... (2/7/11 10:24 PM) Reply
Gosh that fits perfectly! Glad to see it on you. :-)
Terri A said... (2/7/11 10:21 PM) Reply
Really beautiful! Just gooorgeous!
Nan Kay said... (2/7/11 9:48 PM) Reply
I never wear blouses, but yous is so gorgeous I may have to give it a try. Nice work, and beautiful fabric.
Catbird said... (2/7/11 9:24 PM) Reply
This is professional all the way! Every detail looks perfect. The shaping is beautifully feminine and YOU are beautifully feminine so it all works! It's so pretty. Thank you for linking to the sleeve tutorial. Congratulations on your third star! You deserve a galaxy of them.
Sherril Miller said... (2/7/11 8:07 PM) Reply
The buttons are cute, the fabric is love, and it really shows off that cute little figure of yours. What more could you want in a blouse!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (2/7/11 7:00 PM) Reply
Pretty blouse!! Very pretty Lady!! ;)
khunter said... (2/7/11 6:56 PM) Reply
beautiful blouse. this pattern is on my to do list... Your is perfect!!!
no7262 said... (2/7/11 6:55 PM) Reply
Very nice! great review! Nora :)
VirginiasDghter said... (2/7/11 6:51 PM) Reply
Very nice! LOVE the fabric! Thanks for the tutorial too!
Vintage Joan said... (2/7/11 6:18 PM) Reply
Wow -- SO nice!! Thanks for the fabulous review.
Elemenopeo said... (2/7/11 6:10 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse and great tutorial. I have this pattern in my collection and now I want one too.
Red Curtain said... (2/7/11 3:42 PM) Reply
Great looking blouse. Bettern than professional. And the set in sleeve tutorial is the most useful tutorial i have seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing it.
cleverkitty said... (2/7/11 2:56 PM) Reply
Really beautiful, great sewing. Ill have to try this pattern I like the princess seams
Carol Mendoza said... (2/7/11 2:42 PM) Reply
Really pretty blouse.
Barbara V said... (2/7/11 1:41 PM) Reply
I love it! The style and fabric - really beautiful. I can imagine it is so flattering on you. Nice work as always!
Aixoise said... (2/7/11 1:27 PM) Reply
Thank you for the link to Londa's tutorial. Love your blouse, esp. the fabric. Would like to see a photo with you wearing it.
Mahler said... (2/7/11 1:16 PM) Reply
Impeccable tailoring !!!!!!! As Annette, I need picture with you in Ze shirt ;-)
Karendee said... (2/7/11 12:20 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse, Christa. I can just "see" your pretty figure in the lovely blouse. I especially like all your precise details in the final product and the insides looks just as pretty as the outsides. This is another winner from you.
MelissaB in WA said... (2/7/11 11:12 AM) Reply
What a beautiful blouse! I can't wait to see it on you.
SewWil said... (2/7/11 10:14 AM) Reply
Duplicate, sorry!
SewWil said... (2/7/11 10:14 AM) Reply
Gorgeous blouse! I love the fabric. Great job. Thanks for the detailed review and the link to the tutorial
Diane E said... (2/7/11 10:03 AM) Reply
What a gorgeous blouse, Christa. Beautifully made and beautiful fabric.
Knitz said... (2/7/11 9:48 AM) Reply
Looks like a very flattering shape -- nice fabric!
otterine said... (2/7/11 9:32 AM) Reply
I have this pattern in my collection. You've done a wonderful job. Looks like I'll have to bump it up in the rotation!
Peggy L said... (2/7/11 8:16 AM) Reply
Beautiful - inside and out!!! The collar looks perfect:)
MNBarb said... (2/7/11 7:23 AM) Reply
I somehow managed to miss this pattern and hope it's still in print. You have sold me on the fit and shape and I want to run out and buy it. Such lovely fabric and perfect sewing.
dingyadi said... (2/7/11 6:18 AM) Reply
What gorgeous fabric and how beautifully made. Your blouse is lovely.
Dale C said... (2/7/11 2:26 AM) Reply
Wow! Beautifully done Christa! I really like it!
Annette1 said... (2/7/11 1:03 AM) Reply
AWESOME blouse, Christa. I can't WAIT to see it on you. It's just your colors, and SOOOOOOO very nicely made, INSIDE AND OUT. CONGRATULATIONS on receiving your THIRD STAR, too. :o) Those favorites just KEEP A' CLIMBIN'. It's starting to really tick me off. Heh-heh-heh.
 
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