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Pattern Reviews> HotPatterns> HP1153 (Riviera Acqualina Shirt)

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Reviewed by:Barbara V
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Posted on:7/22/13 12:51 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 24 people   
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liliv said... (8/18/13 12:33 PM) Reply
You always look so stylish fresh and pretty! I love the shirt! Very much!
Barbara V said... (8/15/13 6:52 PM) Reply
Thank you for the many comments! Twinset, I did find it true to size and appreciated the more complex points of measurements that are offered in determining what size to cut. Also, your question is a great reminder to include this information under "Pattern Sizing". I used to do that and will remember to do it in the future!
Twinset said... (8/15/13 1:21 PM) Reply
This is such a great top! I was wondering... did you find it true to size?
Mahogany Stylist said... (8/9/13 8:56 PM) Reply
Beautiful Barbara. Thank you so much for the helpful review.
CissieW said... (7/28/13 1:50 PM) Reply
Lovely top! So glad to have the gelatin tip!
Ann Smith said... (7/27/13 1:53 AM) Reply
A different style for you. I like it. Beautiful finishing technique.
marec said... (7/24/13 9:52 AM) Reply
Wonderful work and what a beautiful shirt. I really like this style on you.
wendyrb said... (7/24/13 0:01 AM) Reply
Great everything- fabric hand, color, print, workmanship and so it's totally great looking on you. Love all the finesse you put in and shared. Thanks.
redside said... (7/23/13 10:23 AM) Reply
You look fabulous!
VivianZ said... (7/23/13 9:28 AM) Reply
It is a very pretty top made up, but one I would never have thought pretty just looking at the pattern. I also avoid sheer fabrics for the slipperiness of them, but your technique is encouraging. Thanks for a good review, and the top is lovely.
Diane333 said... (7/23/13 7:29 AM) Reply
I just love reading your reviews and seeing the lovely clothing you sew. You can make just any pattern work. I find HotPatterns to be difficult, but your rendition is absolutely stunning.
Rebecca D said... (7/23/13 7:23 AM) Reply
What a gorgeous creation. You look stunning, stellar execution as always and such a helpful review.
Woolygal said... (7/23/13 7:23 AM) Reply
You're on a roll Barbara, all your creation r lovely.
Danvillegirl said... (7/23/13 5:33 AM) Reply
You definitely make this pattern look great! Your fabric choice was perfect. My concern was about that front drape and being bulky; again the right fabric would not give it bulk. Great job and thanks for sharing the info about the gelatin!
pdiddly said... (7/23/13 3:40 AM) Reply
really lovely and just that little bit different
Amanda.Claire said... (7/22/13 10:49 PM) Reply
This is so pretty! Thanks for the jello reminder too.
Pollycotton said... (7/22/13 9:50 PM) Reply
SewWil said... (7/22/13 9:47 PM) Reply
Beautiful top! Perfect fabric choice for this pattern.
Christas said... (7/22/13 9:45 PM) Reply
So lovely, Barbara! It appears you never make a "wadder", as ALL your garments are simply beautiful.
TJSEWS said... (7/22/13 9:10 PM) Reply
Lovely. And what a beautiful lively color - you look gorgeous (as always)!
Jstarr4250 said... (7/22/13 8:28 PM) Reply
Beautiful. I learn so much from your reviews.
JillyBe said... (7/22/13 5:59 PM) Reply
SO gorgeous! The fabric, your work, the top on you - everything! I made a similar shirt last year & thought I'd never do anything like it again - yours is 1000 times nicer, and makes me rethink it. (in the Hot Patterns version though, not whatever it was I used lol). Great tips, too, thanks :)
Shona said... (7/22/13 5:45 PM) Reply
Oooooh, gorgeous fabric and it turns out much nicer than I think the pattern would suggest. Thanks for the tips.
carolynw said... (7/22/13 3:57 PM) Reply
Oh Barbara - you just keep on making clothes that I love. This looks lovely on you and the fabric is just beautiful. I may try this pattern as have a load of flimsy fabric that would look good made this way
ArtAttack said... (7/22/13 1:35 PM) Reply
Oh, my! Beautiful and original in every way! I love it on you and VH review, as well.
sewin said... (7/22/13 1:30 PM) Reply
You make the loveliest clothes. This top is no exception.
crazygrad said... (7/22/13 1:05 PM) Reply
Very pretty! Thanks for the link to jello flimsy fabrics. Whole new way to use the term "jello salad!"
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