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Topic: Hot Patterns Weekender Monaco Top  (Read 1103 times)
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« on: May 17, 2010 01:40:28 PM »

Sometimes you find a quilting cotton you just can't live without.  I bought this fabric a while ago and only recently decided to make something out of it.  This is the Weekender Monaco Top from Hot Patterns.

If you google the pattern (I'd like but there's something up with their site at the moment I'm posting) you'll see that my collar is nothing like theirs.  I used too stiff of interfacing and the mandarin collar was too wide so it came halfway up my neck.  So I flipped it down and out and it seems to be working out.  I've worn it a few times like this now and quite like it.

I do love things with yokes though.  I had to set the sleeves in twice though.  I somehow always forget that my shoulders are narrower than what most patterns allow so I end up with sleeves about a half inch out too far.  You think at some point I'd start to remember.

I made the sleeveless, collarless dress from this pattern a few years back and at some point I'll take some pictures of it. 

Comments about Hot Patterns:  They're perfectly fine and functional patterns.  I personally prefer the tissue patterns over white paper ones for storage reasons, but people are different.  If you're not swayed by the paper issue, they're honestly not any more stylish than stuff you can get from the big four - they just do a better job with the pictures to make the patterns seem more stylish.  Elongated fashion drawings of people always look way better than the comparably stumpy legged human in the actual garment.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 02:03:07 PM »

I think that's a fabulous fabric for a shirt! Looks great!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010 07:00:43 PM »

I, too, love that fabric! I see what you're saying about misleading fashion drawings, but those croquis tend to be misproportionate anyways Tongue

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