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« on: January 24, 2008 03:47:17 PM »

Hi there,

I've just completed this top (Simplicity #3964 Built By Wendy pattern). So far, the comments I've had from family have included 'looks a bit clownish', 'gee, that's not your usual style - but it looks well made', and 'it's a bit star-trekky'. People online have been quite nice about it though  Smiley

Personally, I really like it, and I'm inspired to make more clothing now.


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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008 03:48:54 PM »

Ooooooh! I love it! I think it's fantabulous!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008 04:03:58 PM »

Awww, it's adorable! I'd wear one!

For really, I have no idea how you get "clown" or "star trek" out of that....

« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008 05:20:47 PM »

I really, really like the construction of your top, and all the little details (especially the little bow in the back and the cap sleeves), but, I can see where your family is coming from. Maybe it's just the lighting of the picture, but I don't really care for that shade of red with the blue and cute white polka dots. It's too harsh. In design of any kind, I don't like when two colors are fighting for center stage. It's distracting to the general presentation. I think a lighter, contrasting shade (maybe even a lighter shade of red) would look so incredibly cute. Like I said.... I really think the top itself is just adorable, I would definitely wear it if it had a different color combo!

But, if you really like it, than that's all that matters! That's my 2 cents. Make more clothes! You've definitely got some talent!  Grin
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008 05:21:32 PM »

I love it!  I think it looks well made, the colors are awesome and it looks great on you!

If you can dress an octopus, you can dress a toddler.

« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008 05:36:40 PM »

I don't get the Star Trek refrence at all.  I would say it's vintage looking, but I am in LOVE with vintage clothing and I think it looks very well made and great on you!!

Not to sound previe or anything, but I think that shirt would really do something for the bust line.  I could use some help accentuating that and not my belly LOL

« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008 06:03:07 PM »

Hey, thanks for all the comments - I really appreciate the feedback!

MommTheMaid - You are right, this top is a flattering style if, like me, you don't have much of a bustline (I really have NO bust at all, and after two kids I don't have a nice flat tummy any more either, so this top is perfect - gives me some curves...in the right places  Wink

Laneybug - I can see what you are saying about the colours, and I appreciate the constructive criticism. I will definitely keep that in mind for my next project.

Thanks to everyone else for the encouragement. I'm looking forward to starting my next top!

« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008 06:06:11 PM »

cute top.
the colors seem nautical to me. 

i like it with the knitting needle bangle.

« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 05:58:35 AM »

Ohh I Love it ,very nice!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008 08:29:20 AM »

Some people seemed confused about the Star Trek reference. The shirt is kind of reminiscent of the post-original series uniforms where they had either red/burgundy, yellow, or green for the shoulder part of the uniform, and the rest was black.
Also the flat cap sleeves, and geometric shape of the chest part of the shirt are similar to elements a lot of the costume designs for those random previously-undiscovered civilizations on the show.
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Regardless of my trekkie-ness, I really do like the shirt and it looks adorable on you
Beckybean, if you make another one of these shirts you could use a different color for the top part to get rid of some of the star trek feel.

But really, it seems the majority of people don't even think it looks Star Trek-y at all.
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