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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007 09:22:21 AM »

i just made that top from that pattern yesterday!  apparently i lost some weight because the size i normally wear was about two sizes too big. waaah!. i tried to fix it, but alas, i just ruined it. i'm glad yours came out so well!

great job Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007 09:34:33 AM »

I am in the final stages of that pattern myself, making the minidress with a couple of mods. I love love love that pattern and it looks fantastic on you!

Oh and I should mention that this is my first pattern also, and I too am a diehard knitter Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007 01:16:57 PM »



Ahhh! Love, love, love this top. I am obsessed with Built By Wendy and Sew U right now (I'm in the midst of making the blouse) and I loved this shirt when I first saw the pattern. Well done! You make me want to run out and buy this pattern ASAP.

PS - I am also a knitter who has been getting more into sewing these days. It must be something in the air!
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007 02:03:02 PM »

I LOVE IT! I was planning on making this very top this weekend. I love the retro fabric. Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007 02:26:39 PM »

congrats! that's an impressive first item. Smiley the fabric is great.

btw, pattern sizes are always different from ready-to-wear (storebought) clothing sizes. Usually you need to go up 2-3 pattern sizes to match your clothing size. Which is why it's important to look at the back of pattern envelopes for the size & measurements. Smiley  There's a long complicated reason for this, so I won't go into the why.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007 04:04:36 PM »

 Cheesy i love it! it looks adorable on you. i just bought that pattern and few others.. my fabric store had a sale on simpicity patterns this past weekend! 5 for $5! that is very impressive for your first pattern. i'm also a beginner at using patterns. i don't know if i should attempt the pattern you just used or the tunic-y one, if you know which one i mean. i wonder which one may be easier? Sew U is on my birthday list, and i just did my "pioneering woman of the future" essay on wendy! phew that was a lot!
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007 05:55:04 PM »

Great top! This one's next up in my line of Bult by You pattterns I MUST make!! I'm so glad I have a sewing class in school so I can work on these, while mom pays! I'm almost done the 4111 top (started monday and left it at school with the sleeves pinned and ready to go today) and plan on getting fabric for this one on the weekend. I'm glad to see it come out so well in real life!
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2007 09:25:09 PM »

I love it!  The fabric is gorgeous.

But...

I really want to see a picture of the Hello Kitty sewing machine too! Cheesy

Ha! It's available online at Target.com, and it seriously kicks ass for a new sewer. It's sturdy and slow and not intimidating at ALL. I bought a big girl Janome too but I haven't tried it out yet. I'm starting slowly!

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments! I swear, Craftster love should come in pill form, there is nothing like it! I totally, totally encourage all you knitters to try this out. I knew that this pattern would be a perfect first try since there are only five pieces and elastic details which seem to be an 'easy way out' approach--it's sort of the sewing version of the garter stitch scarf. I tell you though, I really wasn't expecting such a wearable top out of this! It has a lot to do with the fabric but I have not taken this thing off since I finished it! I think the loose boxy, stand-away from the body look is tres chic at the moment and it's comfy as all get out. I was already making another immediately after I ironed my last seam on this one.

Good luck, can't wait to see more of these!
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2007 06:01:30 AM »

Not fair - I live in the UK and I could get it shipped over here for about $200 inc taxes!  Ah well, I really don't need another sewing machine, but I would love it as it's so cute Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2007 07:19:19 AM »

hey that looks really cute! i love the sleeves...great job  Grin
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