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Pattern Reviews> MariaDenmark> 101 (Kirsten Kimono Tee)

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Reviewed by:Nessa09

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Posted on:5/21/14 5:46 PM
Project Photo:MariaDenmark: 101 by Nessa09

Pattern Photo:MariaDenmark 101
MariaDenmark Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Pattern Description: "This pattern is for a boat neckline kimono sleeved T-shirt with short sleeves. It has negative ease at the bust, but has a loose fit over the waist and hips."

Pattern Sizing:XS-4XL. I made a size XS

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like the fit and style of the finished product. I also liked that I did not have to set-in (or attach) a sleeve. It is a simply constructed top with nice results.

Fabric Used:Lightweight Value knit from Hancock Fabrics

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I had to tweak the pattern a bit in order to achieve the best fit for my body frame because my shoulders are on the broad side. I ended up with:
Forward shoulder adjustment 3/8"
Square shoulder adjustment 1/4"
Waist enlargement 1"
Broad shoulder adjustment 1/2"
Added length to front/back pieces 1/2"

Moving forward, I don't think I need that much of a forward shoulder adjustment, so I could decrease that some, but I love the fit I achieved!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes! This is definitely a TNT!!!!!!!

Conclusion: Overall, this is a wonderful basic top that can fit seamlessly into any wardrobe. For more info, please visit my sew-filled blog!

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dmh1 said...
Lovely top! Seems like it was worth the tweaking necessary to have such a winner ;-)
5/21/14 8:12 PM
Terri A said...
Great top! Your hard work on the adjustments paid off for sure.
5/21/14 9:52 PM
Nessa09 said...
Thank you!! I really love it!
5/21/14 10:09 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Nice job! I think you have the size perfected.
5/22/14 5:40 AM
degnancy said...
This is one of my favorite patterns. I love how nice the neckline sits on your version!
5/22/14 11:15 AM
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