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Posted on:4/17/11 7:02 AM
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Lexley said... (1/26/12 8:48 PM) Reply
This pattern is very similar to a dress I already own but instead of the front and back gathered pieces mine has single rows of stitched thin elastic which really is very comfy to wear. Elastic will also eliminate the need for a zipper. I am now going to make this and will follow your suggestions about the gaping neckline and will use bias binding (no facing) on the neckline and small cap sleeves(no cuffs). I am also going to use a 100% bamboo cotton fabric which will drape and wear well. Thanks for your excellent tips.....
cakehole said... (6/24/11 5:15 AM) Reply
Thanks for all the suggestions as to the pulling - I will definitely put a zip in next time. Stsimon, that's really interesting about the silk thread. And Mesewlot, yes, I would definitely go down a size on this pattern.
mesewlot said... (6/5/11 11:03 PM) Reply
I'm making this pattern,and my major concern is that it is going to be too roomy. You said that you cut a size down from what's recommended, which is what I planned to do. Did this work for you?
stsimon said... (6/3/11 8:58 AM) Reply
I just did some mending on a crepe de chine thrift-shop dress of my daughter's, so I could see that the weave makes it a delicate fabric liable to pull (as at your seams) or snag. A recent article in Threads about silk thread said that it is a myth that silk thread is too strong. Pulling on the seams when you put it over your head is causing the fabric to separate. Just add a zipper; my advice is to hand-sew one in with small back stitches which are really strong. And if you add underlining to the section where the fabric is pulled, it won't be noticeable.
becca a said... (4/18/11 6:09 PM) Reply
What a lovely top! It is a great color. Could you put in a zipper after the fact to salvage the top?
Nancy in A2 said... (4/18/11 11:35 AM) Reply
Your top is very pretty. I love it at tunic length. The neckline has plenty of room; perhaps you can add a side seam zipper. Many years ago, I was taught to not use thread that was stronger than the fabric when sewing delicate items. The point is to have the thread break before the fabric rips. I would use a 60 wt cotton thread for fine silk.
annie1129 said... (4/17/11 11:39 PM) Reply
Fabulous!! Sorry to hear the top is disintegrating.
Gelbean said... (4/17/11 7:49 PM) Reply
I love everything about your top! The neckline and color are fabulous. However, the tearing is awful. I wish I had some advise for you. I'm sure your next version will a total success.
Aroura said... (4/17/11 11:15 AM) Reply
It really is too bad the seams are tearing, it is a very pretty top. I know your next version will be even better, for the lessons learned though!
Levone said... (4/17/11 11:06 AM) Reply
Pretty top!
marec said... (4/17/11 10:50 AM) Reply
That is beautiful! Your review answered a few of my particular sewing Q-thanks :-) I'm sorry the top is disintegrating...looking forward to seeing your next review.
Patti B said... (4/17/11 10:10 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress and I'm so sorry it won't find its way out of your closet as it looks great on you. Interesting seams
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