Wednesday, December 05, 2007

BWOF 9/2007 #101


Pattern Review




Pattern: BWOF 9/2007 #101


Description: With a plunging neckline, feminine tie-collar. This figure-hugging blouse is full of class.


Sizing: 36 to 46, I made a 38


Instructions: Pretty good instructions for BWOF but this is basic t-shirt construction. The only exception is the tie. The neckline is clipped between the front markings, this is only a bit on each side of center front. This small area is turned to the wrong side and topstitched down. The finished part is where the tie is knotted. I thought this was the only tricky part.


Likes/Dislikes: I liked the look, a dressier shirt but still very comfy fabric!


Changes: I added 2” to the neckline, I did not want a plunging neckline. I also added length. My top wasn’t figure hugging to start with, I did take in the side seams to make it more fitted. I really was pleased with this as I can make this top from a woven. The directions instruct you to set the sleeves in the round but since this was a knit, I did flat construction.


Fabric: Rayon jersey from Joann’s. This fabric feels incredible but this color is so see-through. I will have to wear a jacket, cardigan or sweater over my top at all times!!
Conclusion: Cute top, I will probably make it again.





Do you like either of these looks?


13 comments:

  1. Great looking top. I like the bottom picture with the red jacket best.

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  2. Yet another top I have on my to do list. We really do have the same tastes. I will also raise the neckline. I like the red combo.

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  3. Pretty top! I like both combinations but the red best, especially in front of the tree.

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  4. dreamdesigner9:31 AM

    I like all three looks! Couldn't you wear it (by itself) with a camisole under it?

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  5. Thanks or showing all the different waysit can be worn. I like all of them personally.

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  6. What a great layering piece for winter. Very stylish and dressy but still comfy. Love that!

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  7. This is a great layering piece, but don't forget about the cami underneath if you don't want a jacket!

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  8. Fabulous looking top! I really like it layered with the other pieces! I love it!

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  9. Sandra T.4:49 PM

    I like the black best but second, or is it third, the idea of wearing a cami underneath.

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  10. Saw your review at PR. Just dropped in to read your blog and wanted to comment again on this really nice looking top. I like the look of it.

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  11. Great looking top! I love the red combo the best, too!

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  12. Donna W1:54 PM

    All the combinations are pretty! I like the red one for Christmas. Black one is very classy! But then, you are a classy lady!

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  13. marty9:25 AM

    The top is so versatile that you could wear it many different ways. The red is perfect for the holidays.

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