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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007 05:02:42 PM »

oh i see, you did a muslin (i think they call it, something like that)  I keep thinking i should try that, and see how it helps my results!!  i could see how if you had a serger it would be easy to whip one out (it's so great how they can cut and sew at the same time), that's what i envision just drawing something on material with a fat marker and zzzzzt.  i'm just really good at spending hours and hours "simplifying".
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007 07:35:20 PM »

Well, I finally finished the hem and took a couple of pictures!  Here you go:




(I didn't realize it was bunched up in the back -- the hem really is straight!)

The black floral fabric is a polyester/lycra knit I got at Joann's, and the pink is "performance knit," also polyester and lycra, from Hancock.  I did everything except basting with my serger, including the hem, which is just a narrow serged edge.  However, it would be just as easy to do on a regular machine since you don't need to finish the edges on most knits anyway.  As I said before, I took in the waist part quite a bit, lengthened the sleeves, and shortened the hem.  If I had it to do over again I'd probably lengthen the bodice pieces slightly since the waistband pulls a little funny, I think because it's riding a little high.

What do you guys think about the length?  It kind of hits at my widest spot, which is supposed to be bad, but I don't think it looks too bad.  I can always shorten it later, I guess.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007 08:52:54 PM »

oh man, it's really cute, i'm sold.  i think the length is good there.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2007 06:49:01 AM »

Great fabric, and great fit. Good work. I think it hits you at just the right spot--long tops are in right now, anyway.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2007 10:48:27 AM »

This looks amazing.  I never did finish the one I cut out (got distracted by my handbags) but I am on my way to Wally World to get some white jersey to do with the blue trim I've already cut to be an awesome, yet stylish Colts shirt to wear for the SuperBowl parties.  GO BLUE!!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2007 03:20:32 AM »

oh i see, you did a muslin (i think they call it, something like that)
*Called a Toile Wink*

There are some Hot tops here! im going to see if i can get that pattern, i have some 60'fied tops in mind Cheesy x x x x
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2007 06:38:48 AM »

oh i see, you did a muslin (i think they call it, something like that)
*Called a Toile Wink*

Uummm...actually toile is a print of fabric and muslin is a type of fabric, like jersey or wool.  And this is a classic example of toile:    Toile comes in different colors, but usually in the Rocco type-pallet and always looks very similar to these spaced out very decorative senic designs.

Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2007 03:51:43 AM »

kemartin2 your top turned out really well! its perfect on you!

EricaB i'm so inspired by your version, its so well done, might have to try something similiar! I doubt it could be as good as one of your creations though!
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2007 11:30:53 AM »

hmm whats it called then?  Huh lol x x
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2007 06:41:40 PM »

I think it's a regional thing.  Here in the US, we tend to call the practice version a muslin, but I've heard other call it a toile (people from Australia, perhaps other countries too?).  It complicates matters that either word can refer to a type of fabric too.
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