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Posted on:2/19/05 1:38 AM
Last Updated:2/19/05 1:38 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 

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Debbie Cook said...
Thank you for the nice comments everyone!! Rennie, the binder is a double-fold on top, with a single fold on the wrong side. I cut the strips on the cross grain, with the stretch. Yes, the sleeves were bound flat, before sewing the seams.
3/2/05 4:12 AM
PVA said...
Lately I've been noticing that 3rd star -- you certainly have earned it! One more time we're reading a detailed review with more photos of some really fine sewing & fitting! Of course you cheat with that darn CSM, but with results like these, why not! Great job, beautiful top, thanks for the review!
2/20/05 5:54 PM
JoleneF said...
Deb, I really like this too. I see why you want to continue to make them. This looks good on you and fits well.
2/20/05 8:43 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Ditto to all the comments above.
2/20/05 8:33 AM
AnneM said...
That looks great! This is the best "advertisement" for PMB yet. I would probably love this program; I might have to cave in & get it.
2/20/05 8:24 AM
Nancy Anne said...
What a great review, and great looking shirt. I have yet to find a cross over top that looks right on me (my chest gets in the way), so it is great to see one that fits properly! And as someone who has a tendency to overfit, my humble advice would be to leave the armsyc alone. It looks like it fits great and is comfy- just let 'er ride! :)
2/20/05 7:25 AM
Rennie Ashby said...
This looks great! Details please. Which binder attachment did you use, double or single fold? Was fabric for binding cut on the cross grain? Did you bind the sleeves before sewing the sleeve seam?
2/20/05 0:07 AM
kathi s said...
Great review, love your top! It fits so perfectly, that you may have convinced me (the computer phobe) to invest in PMB!
2/19/05 7:41 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Your reviews only make me drool for a CSM and PMB. Both out of my reach at the moment. Nice job of this top.
2/19/05 6:46 PM
Schnauzer said...
Lovely top Debbie and you look lovely in it!
2/19/05 5:57 PM
sewsue said...
Thanks for another entertaining and informative review! I have always balked at cross over tops for the well endowed among us, but yours looks fantastic and fits beautifully. Lovely top.
2/19/05 3:59 PM
Mary Ann said...
Debbie, you look beautiful in this top. Love the detail of the binding. It really show off the flattering fit.
2/19/05 12:20 PM
Gigi Louis said...
Absolutely perfect! The fit is extremely flattering.
2/19/05 9:26 AM
cindyann said...
Great top and the contrast trim is so cute. "that machine which shall remain nameless" did a wonderful job! Teehee.
2/19/05 8:28 AM
Linda E. said...
wow you top is great looking and a great fit as usual for you. If you ever get tired of making tops for yourself I could use some. You are looking very fit and trim.
2/19/05 8:24 AM
Deepika said...
Wow Debbie, that top is so fabulous! You are a wild ginger queen!!
2/19/05 8:07 AM
amadoofus said...
Loved your detailed analysis Debbie, and was especially interested that the empire seam was curved, and the difference that this made. You make clear, concise points when explaining.
2/19/05 7:24 AM
PegL said...
Wow! Really cute top that obviously fits beautifully! I also love the red binding!
2/19/05 7:01 AM
Nickle said...
Love your top - the fabric, fit and looks great with your pants.
2/19/05 5:58 AM
jlg said...
Debbie, your top looks fabulous on you. It looks beautiful.
2/19/05 5:11 AM
MariaDenmark said...
I love it too - very nice job. And you just look great!
2/19/05 5:10 AM
MaryBeth said...
Lovely fit, Debbie. I'm wild about the binding. Doing this last runthrough last summer showed me the benefit of that curved underbust seam that PMB adds and lead me to hunt for old 60's empire style patterns on ebay. I, too, think you could raise that armscye a tiny bit. Amazing what a few choice details can add. This is a keeper, eh?
2/19/05 3:23 AM
ChrisK said...
Nice one Debbie! It's a great fit - you are looking very trim.
2/19/05 2:23 AM
Lilibet said...
Love it. The style is perfect for that gorgeous fabric and the fit is very flattering.
2/19/05 2:13 AM
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