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Posted on:4/19/11 0:27 AM
Last Updated:4/24/16 7:09 PM
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
Fabric:Linen Blend  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, pullover top has neckline variations, extended shoulders, shoulder pads, back neck slit, button/loop closing and cap, above elbow or long sleeves. Narrow hem.

Pattern Sizing: 8, 10, 12 - I used size 8.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not really due to my modifications and fabric choice.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. This is a very simple shell so the sewing is pretty straight forward.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? A good basic shell top that can be made for various seasons.

Fabric Used: Linen/Polyester/Rayon blend in a chartruese colour purchased from Kerryn's Fabric World in Queensland.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

* Round shoulder
* Added bust darts
* Added fitting darts to both back and front
* Made the neckline larger so it could slip over my head, eliminating the back neck slit
* Adding an invisible zip to the left hand side seam for ease of getting the top on and off.

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Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again, in fact this is the third version I have made in the last couple of years, and I will make it again now that I have it fitting like I want it to.

Long Sleeve version

3/4 Sleeve version

I can only recommend it to others if they like a very loose fitting top, or are prepapred to make the fitting modifications I have made.

Conclusion: With the modifications I have made, this top has turned into a TNT fitted shell top that works well alone in summer and can be worn underneath cardigans and jackets as the weather cools.

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Kiwirose said... (4/25/16 4:26 PM) Reply
Love this! Simple & elegant- impressed with your addition of an invisible zip :-)
Jali said... (4/21/11 11:00 AM) Reply
What a fantastic TNT! All three versions look great.
mssewcrazy said... (4/21/11 8:27 AM) Reply
Thanks for the info about the necklace- you still get credit since you put everything together. I also like how you are wearing this with brown-I saved the photo so I would remember how well it all worked together-nice set you made!
janet said... (4/20/11 5:52 PM) Reply
LOVE your very well fitting blouse-great use of the crinkled fabric!
JETrinity said... (4/20/11 1:51 PM) Reply
Wow, what a nice looking fabric and top.
marjenann said... (4/20/11 7:44 AM) Reply
Wow!!! I love each of your tops. They are so versatile, and look terrific on you!!!
Margie T said... (4/20/11 4:27 AM) Reply
Lovely top Sharon. Thanks for the info. about The Cloth Shop.
Sharonspils said... (4/19/11 7:32 PM) Reply
Thank you ladies for the lovely compliments. Unfortuantely I can't take credit for the necklace, it is from a shop called Diva here in Australia, not sure if they are elsewhere.
mssewcrazy said... (4/19/11 6:19 PM) Reply
Ooooh that is so nice! I own that pattern-hope it works for me. Please tell us about the necklace if you made it. The top and necklace is win win!
VirginiasDghter said... (4/19/11 1:08 PM) Reply
Very nice top....the color...the fabric....the fit - love it!
nicegirl said... (4/19/11 10:56 AM) Reply
My favorite color! This looks so comfortable, but at the same time dressy enough for most occasions. Definitely a TNT for you!
CarolynGM said... (4/19/11 9:59 AM) Reply
Perfect choice of a classic pattern for your unusual fabric. The result is lovely.
marec said... (4/19/11 9:49 AM) Reply
You make this pattern very fashionable. I love all the versions, but especially like this chartreuse shell withthe cool fiber necklace. Did you make the necklace also?
Vintage Joan said... (4/19/11 9:47 AM) Reply
Lovely top -- a classic, but you've also given it a fresh modern twist.
Christas said... (4/19/11 8:42 AM) Reply
Great looking top ..... lovely color too! The other two versions also look very nice.
Elemenopeo said... (4/19/11 8:41 AM) Reply
cleverkitty said... (4/19/11 8:35 AM) Reply
the chartreuse color is awesome looks so nice on you
JanElise said... (4/19/11 7:26 AM) Reply
Nice job!
margk said... (4/19/11 7:17 AM) Reply
Gorgeous fabric and great work!
goosegreen said... (4/19/11 3:18 AM) Reply
Nice matching zip. LOL
mm said... (4/19/11 1:22 AM) Reply
Great colour. Oh and a nicely fitting top!
SewWil said... (4/19/11 0:46 AM) Reply
Pretty top!
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