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Reviewed by:Carol Mendoza
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Posted on:6/25/14 10:38 PM
Last Updated:6/26/14 7:35 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 1385 by Carol Mendoza

Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 1385
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $27.50 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton- Lawn  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: MISSES' TOP: Loose-fitting top has raised neckline, darted neckline and sleeves, narrow hem and partially stitched hem on sleeves.

Pattern Sizing:Combinations: (A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J) All sizes in one envelope.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?Very easy if you make all the marks since there are so many darts. I paid to watch the video from Sandra Betzina for this pattern. She gave a few more tricks on the video that were not in the instructions. It can be found at her website Power sewing

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I loved the darts in the collar.

Fabric Used:I used a Liberty Cotton that I purchased while in London a few years ago. I'm not sure this busy print was the best for this top, but the weight of fabric was perfect.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I made no alterations other than my usual narrow shoulder adjustment.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew again in a solid so that the darts show more.

Conclusion: a really great pattern that was well drafted by Sandra Betzina. I love her patterns! Give it a try, it is actually easy but gets great results!
I don't know why my photo is sideways and looks squished when clicking on it! I used my iPad to take the picture and post, maybe that is why?
Available for sale on PR: $27.50 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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SouthernStitch said...
You did a great job iwth the symmetry of the print. I have this pattern, thanks for assuring me it's easy!
6/26/14 7:59 AM
carolynw said...
Looks really nice and thanks for the review - have been putting this off as being way too time consuming/difficult but am glad to see this isn't necessarily so. Great match with the print.
6/26/14 10:18 AM
LoriMinnesota said...
What a pretty blouse! I love the neckline...very unique. LOVE!!
6/26/14 12:53 PM
oldsewandsew said...
Very Pretty blouse - Love that neckline - I have this pattern = guess I'll have to get it made up!
6/26/14 1:01 PM
LoriMinnesota said...

6/26/14 1:30 PM
Michele Lommasson said...
It looks beautiful. Very lovely indeed. Thanks for a good review.
6/26/14 4:57 PM
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