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Posted on:7/18/02 11:05 PM
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said... (7/19/02 3:24 PM) Reply
Last nite I took off the sleeves and was pleased to find that the short-sleeve version turned out to be a very nice top! To respond to everyone's helpful comments: 1) Amanda: as I mentioned in my review I expected the sleeves to fall below my shoulders. I did not expect them to fall so close to my elbows. I found the dropped sleeves to be unnaturally dropped. 2) Skymom: I found the amount of ease in the body of the top to be perfect for a top, tunic or dress. Basically I do really like the body of the garment. The neckline, amount of ease in the body and short sleeves which extenuate from the body of the garment are all very nice!
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said... (7/19/02 10:33 AM) Reply
From the pattern sketch, it looks as though the long-sleeved version is the cut-on short-sleeved top with added sleeves starting partway down the upper arm. It's a bit odd--not quite dolman, and not really a dropped shoulder, either. However, I imagine that the tight lower sleeves are important for keeping the whole thing from just slipping down your arms and over your hands. I'd love to hear how the short-sleeved version goes. What did you think of the amount of ease in the body--would it be sufficient for this to be a straight but not tight dress or tunic?
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said... (7/19/02 9:56 AM) Reply
R.Tee, I have made both versions of this, and I think the seam that joins the body to the sleeve is not meant to hit your shoulder. The short sleeve top has cut-on short sleeves similar to KS 3036. It may be more the style than the size that didn't work for you. Hope the short sleeve one works out better.
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said... (7/19/02 0:33 AM) Reply
I am sorry this pattern didn't work so well for you. I agree that the sleeves are very tapered, but I found that sewing the seam allowance at 3/8" instead of 5/8" in the sleeve area was enough to fix them. Let us know how the shirt works as a short sleeve, I have considered that but not yet tried it.
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said... (7/18/02 11:56 PM) Reply
mudcat, i used cotton/lycra (95/5).
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said... (7/18/02 11:53 PM) Reply
What kind of fabric did you use?
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