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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 05-2004-123 (Mock Wrap Top)

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Posted on:8/16/04 7:21 PM
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Danvillegirl said... (8/17/04 5:34 PM) Reply
Lovely top and a great save. I like the look of this top.
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said... (8/17/04 10:58 AM) Reply
You are all so kind! Thanks so much for your comments. Karen, good question. This top is much looser fitting overall than the CJ mock wrap top. Since the sleeve on this top is kimono style, there's a lot more fabric in the shoulder and upper arm area. While the CJ top would pretty much require a fabric with at leat 50% stretch, this top could conceivably be made in a non-stretch fabric, as long as one paid attention to the fit of the sleeve, which is really the only close-fitting area on the pattern.
alicia said... (8/17/04 10:33 AM) Reply
Your solution doesn't show at all - the top looks GREAT. Perfect fit.
Rennie Ashby said... (8/17/04 8:52 AM) Reply
Top is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your little boo-boo so we can look for this pitfall and avoid it. It sure doesn't show. Hope you'll update with photo of the dress.
Lisette said... (8/17/04 7:24 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review, I have fabric waiting to be made up in the dress pattern.
cindyann said... (8/17/04 7:23 AM) Reply
Just great. Love the sleeves!
Gigi Louis said... (8/17/04 6:24 AM) Reply
Beautiful, as usual! :-)
Katharine in BXL said... (8/17/04 5:45 AM) Reply
Pretty top! Wraps look so good.
kira said... (8/17/04 3:16 AM) Reply
Thank you so very much for this review!!! I traced my pattern pieces out last week, but was a bit worried and then today read you great review. I am using a sweater type knit I purchased years ago in Italy and was worried that the gather on the side would (well, make me look thick) not look good, but I see it should not be a problem. I love the top made from this pattern on page 77. Also many other great looking patterns in the 5/2004 Burda issue. Thanks again!!
MsConnie said... (8/16/04 11:48 PM) Reply
What a beautiful top! I have a Pucci print buttermilk from EOS & was going to make the dress, but that might be a little too much flamboyance - this top looks perfect. And thanks especially for the tip on the sleeve.
Karen Bowers said... (8/16/04 9:03 PM) Reply
how does this compare to your christine jonson wraptop? it looks quite similar except for the lack of ties.
JDpenelope said... (8/16/04 8:37 PM) Reply
You look Totally Elegant in this beautiful top. Clever girl to figure out the wedgie trick.
SandraB said... (8/16/04 8:17 PM) Reply
Lovely, lovely top. Thanks for a good review.
jlg said... (8/16/04 8:04 PM) Reply
Very pretty on you. Thanks for the review.
PVA said... (8/16/04 8:01 PM) Reply
Wow, that is beautiful! Thanks for the review, & I hope you will review the dress when it is done.
AnneM said... (8/16/04 7:33 PM) Reply
What a lovely top. It has a nice drape. Your fabric must be perfect for that pattern.
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