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Reviewed by:Elaine Penney
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Posted on:7/28/04 3:47 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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KiwiWendy said...
Elaine this really suits you ... I liked the pattern so much that unintentionally I bought it twice. I really do need to stop procrastinating and keep being inspired by your version.
11/1/06 7:47 PM
Katharine in BXL said...
Pretty! Way to save a project!
10/10/04 9:56 PM
Elaine Penney said...
Thanks for the kind comments. Red has always been my favorite color. AnneM, thanks for the heads up about the bold. This is my first review. I knew that it would turn out bold if you inserted your copy in the wrong place, but I couldn't remember just where. Logic told me to insert after the colon, but my guess was wrong. So, thanks.
7/30/04 5:28 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Looks very nice. Thanks for the review of this top.
7/29/04 5:53 PM
AnneM said...
Very nice top, great color for you. You did a great job saving your top. (A side note: the reviews are a easier to read when not all in bold, which happens when you write between the b & /b in the template.) Your other top is nice also, but I like this color on you even better.
7/29/04 2:52 PM
JeanetteE said...
That color is so beautiful on you. Top looks great.
7/29/04 10:34 AM
Harriet Rogers said...
I think this looks terrific on you: very up-to-date style which you wear very well. Love the sleeves!
7/29/04 9:05 AM
Doris Stewart said...
Thanks for a great review. I, too, like both tops.
7/29/04 8:55 AM
KimB said...
Thanks for your tips on how to control front gathering...I've been struggling with this myself. Your tops both look great, and I especially love the bright and cheerful colors, which I think are very flattering to you!
7/29/04 0:31 AM
mickisews said...
I don't think as a sewist, that anything can be too trendy. You can always make a trendy pattern in an inexpensive fabric, and get enough wear out of it before it goes out of style, without costing you too much. That said, I don't think this top is too trendy at all. I made a muslin of this pattern a few weeks ago that ended up being a "wadder" for the same reason as yours. I didn't like the way they advised you to attach the front elastic. Also, the fabric I chose didn't have a lot of stretch, so it came out too tight. I am going to try it again, however, because, even as a "wadder" I saw the potential. Thanks for the review :>) Micki
7/28/04 9:47 PM
Debbie Spriggs said...
Adorabe! Both versions of this top suit you beautifully,and I love these sleeves on you.
7/28/04 6:35 PM
joan said...
i like both of your tops. The colors are very pretty on you with your lovely hair.
7/28/04 6:22 PM
Levone said...
Pretty top! That is a very pretty red and it looks great on you.
7/28/04 4:48 PM
moushka said...
Thanks for this review. Your top looks great! Not too trendy at all.
7/28/04 4:30 PM
Hilary said...
Pretty top! The red looks gorgeous on you!~of course red is one of my all-time favorite colors :o) Great review- I like the other top too.
7/28/04 4:24 PM
aneri_masi said...
I like both your tops made from this pattern, but I am more partial to this one. The sleeves look very cute and the color is my all time favorite :) Thanks for the explanation on the gathers.
7/28/04 4:18 PM
Lynngray said...
Great review. Color looks great on you also. And its not too trendy at all.
7/28/04 4:00 PM
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