SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor

Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 4539 (misses knit tops)

9 more reviews
Viewed 1295 times 
Reviewed by:drsue

About drsuestarstarstarstar
Member since: 11/11/03
Reviews written: 169
Sewing skills:Beginner
Favored by: 183 people
patterns reviewed: 152
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:4/30/05 5:36 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 9 people   
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past

vintage sewing patterns

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles

Fabrics for Greater Ideas

<< Previous      Next >>
23 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
jlg said...
Sue, I like your top on you. When I've seen these little cap sleeves, I've always avoided them, but I think that they look good on you. Before I read the review, I thought I'll have to try those sleeves. It's funny that you're not sure about them. Very helpful review.
4/30/05 6:19 PM
Patti B said...
Very cute top, Sue! I'll dig around for my S&S book ... I know it's in there somewhere. Thanks for the tip.
4/30/05 6:28 PM
bunz said...
Thanks, Doc, for a very thorough review. Top looks great on you, BTW.
4/30/05 6:43 PM
CarolynGM said...
Very cute top -- I rather like the sleeves on you. I have the Ann Person book you referenced so I looked up the technique. I can see why you need illustrations to do it. Your neckline turned out great -- do you think the lapped V would work on the Jalie tee?
4/30/05 6:44 PM
PVA said...
I think this top looks great on you! The small cap-sleeves look good on you, on me they would be comical! I do like the lapped v-neck finish -- I made it from S&S instructions back when S&S was really hot/new stuff! Thanks for the review. I'm sure you're going to get a lot of mileage out of this pattern!
4/30/05 6:57 PM
drsue said...
Irina: You could surely do the lapped band on the Jaile tee. It would probably be a bit less deep of a V, unless you took off some of the neckline seam allowance.
4/30/05 7:02 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Nice T-shirt. I think I have those instructions in a magazine somewhere. Now to find it.
4/30/05 7:09 PM
Teri said...
Sue, your top looks great. I also think the sleeves look terrific on you:)
4/30/05 7:33 PM
Karla Kizer said...
Sue, it looks great. The fit looks wonderful, and I know that's something you aren't always happy with. KEEP THIS PATTERN!
4/30/05 8:14 PM
Vonnevo said...
drsue, top looks super good and the sleeves look great on you..just the right balance. Thanks for your easy,detailed instructions on doing the lapped V neck..I always struggle a little with that.
4/30/05 8:17 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
Your top is such a great color and style for you, Sue! Thanks for the informative review and the added information on the neckline. Great, now that I have not gone to a fabric store for awhile, I want to get this pattern too!
4/30/05 8:25 PM
JDpenelope said...
Top fits nicely and the small sleeves look trendy on you. This pattern is interesting, but I am warned about the instructions!
4/30/05 9:49 PM
Jan B. said...
Great fit and color on you.
4/30/05 10:53 PM
ChrisK said...
drsue, I took a look at the photo before I opened the review and my very first thoughts were 'what nice cap sleeves.'
5/1/05 2:17 AM
Katharine in BXL said...
Nice summer top! Thanks for the lapped neckline instructions. Yours are quite clear w/o illustrations :)
5/1/05 3:29 AM
AnneM said...
Your top came out nicely.
5/1/05 8:47 AM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
Very nice! Your neckline looks great. Thanks for the reminder to refer back to my old but trusty "Stretch and Sew Guide to Knits" book by Ann Person. That is an excellent book.
5/1/05 8:50 AM
Rennie Ashby said...
I really like your Tee!
5/1/05 8:52 AM
Tini said...
thanks for the review. I love the shirt on you :) great colour
5/1/05 11:37 AM
debbie.w said...
5/1/05 12:51 PM
Debbie Spriggs said...
The cap sleeves work well on your petite figure. Cute tee!
5/1/05 1:00 PM
KarenP said...
That t-shirt looks fantastic on you! The color and the shape of the v are very flattering.
5/1/05 6:04 PM
Hilary said...
I just now saw this review- I think this looks great on you! I love the neckline, you're right- it's very flattering. thanks for the tip on attaching it!
5/6/05 3:43 PM
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket


Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers


McCall's 4440

by: hairy stit...

Take-Along Bags

Take-Along Bags

Buy Now
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Buy Now
Ottobre Woman Magazine 05-2007-01

by: kidmd