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Posted on:3/2/05 7:08 PM

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Hilary said...
Your top turned out great! I like the contrasting neck facing and sleevebands. And *yes*-setting in sleeves does get much easier w/practice. Someone probably already told you this, but another way to ease the pain is to sew with the sleeve cap on the bottom (directly on top of the feed dogs) and the armhole itself sandwiched between the foot and the sleeve cap. That way the feed dogs do a lot of the work of easing for you-much easier! Thanks for the review, and congratulations on completing a very nice top!
3/2/05 7:21 PM
Georgene said...
Wow, your top looks great! I have to say, that crinkle gauze was not the easiest fabric for setting in your first sleeves. It looks good though, and I foresee a few of these in your future, now that you know how to do it.
3/2/05 8:33 PM
Lori V said...
very cute top, the contrasting fabric is great.
3/2/05 11:16 PM
Kathy Russell said...
Your top came out very nice. and long tunic is supposed to be in now. Did your contrast fabric have the embroidery on it or did you add yourself. Your end result is very nice.
3/3/05 0:54 AM
jlg said...
Great job on your tunic. I like the contrast at the neck and sleeves.
3/3/05 5:02 AM
Cornelia said...
You inspire me. I've followed the discussion on the board and love the result. I have some Wedgwood blue eyelet embroidered gauze, and I know what it's going to be. You should be very proud of your top and yourself.
3/3/05 6:36 AM
AnneM said...
Yes, Georgene is fabulous, isn't she? ! I like the top. I'll echo the statement that setting sleeves does get easier, as do most techniques. Congrats on your top.
3/3/05 7:25 AM
Irene Q said...
It looks wonderful - really nice job on the facings! And you finished it so quickly, too. You know, I think one of your shoulders may be lower than the other, which is why it hangs a little askew. Bet your RTW shirts do the same thing and you never noticed. :-)
3/3/05 8:29 AM
Leslie in Austin said...
Bravo, Courtney! The contrast neck facing and sleeve hems look really great! And I promise, setting in sleeves *does* get easier.
3/3/05 9:21 AM
Jamil said...
Thank you for this review. I plan on making this shirt very soon myself so I'm glad to see that a beginner like myself came out with such excellent results, I can't wait to get started on mine.
3/3/05 10:33 AM
Sherril Miller said...
Wonderful top. I want one.
3/3/05 11:02 AM
Mini said...
Congrats on your first set-in sleeve project. Yes, it does get easier! I have made Simplicity 4968, which is a plus-sized version of this top. It's easy to make, and very versatile. The facing on the outside is a good idea which I will have to try.
3/3/05 2:20 PM
sewkal said...
Irene- OMG- my shoulders are uneven! I never noticed it before, I guess its time to stop with the heavy tote bags. Kathy, the fabric was already embroidered- I'm not that bold yet! Thanks for all of your sleeve encouragement- I guess practice make perfect.
3/3/05 4:14 PM
CatherineN said...
A very attractive tunic and especially wonderful for your first try at garment making. You are on your way to a great wardrobe.
3/4/05 1:53 AM
Sherril Miller said...
Mini, thanks for pointing out that I already have this pattern with the K. Ali pattern. I didn't even notice they were so similar.
3/5/05 10:37 PM
Sew*Confused*Jo said...
You did just what I want to do, but I wasn't sure how. Thank you!
3/14/06 4:08 PM
ELizabeth_Atl said...
I made a similar tunic using a McCalls pattern and left out the interfacing all together it turned out great. THanks for the info.
7/27/07 4:52 PM
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