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StMike
Posted 2012-06-18 12:49 PM (#82188)
Subject: Criss Cross Top with ties.



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I made a couple major errors with this pattern.  Can you spot them?  Otherwise, it is still wearable, and she likes it a lot.




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Kuby McCarty
Posted 2012-06-18 2:12 PM (#82189 - in reply to #82188)
Subject: Re: Criss Cross Top with ties.



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I can't spot any errors. The top looks great! I see why she loves it.
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margie2
Posted 2012-06-18 2:21 PM (#82191 - in reply to #82188)
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Errors? They certainly are not noticeable. I would hate to guess just in case my guesses would be design decisions. I think it looks great. What fabric did you use?
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Sewhappy
Posted 2012-06-18 2:31 PM (#82192 - in reply to #82188)
Subject: RE: Criss Cross Top with ties.


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I have this same top in a saved style!

So nice to see it made up and looking so good.

It's a very pretty style.

I'm curious to see what your 'mistakes' might  be.

Is that Charmeuse?

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StMike
Posted 2012-06-18 3:06 PM (#82198 - in reply to #82188)
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Mistake No. 1: Moving the side, waist, and hip seam positions (-.75". I did that because when I was working on the pattern, the armscye looked off balance and there was a lot more on the back side of the sleeve cap than the front. It looked liked it would be hard to sew and give too much fullness in the back. However, moving the seams resulted in too much fabric in the back of the bodice; note the fullness in the picture. Mistake No. 2: I had the chest ease set at 3". That was way too much for that pattern, and the front just drooped - the opening at the neckline was too low. So, I cut 2" off each smaller edge of the overlapping front pieces. That raised the tie points points on those piecess. I did not notice that until she had it on after the alterations. The tie placed in the side seam was too low and the one on the front a little high. BTW, I installed snaps on both sides at the tops of the tie points. These got out of alignment too after the trimming. That is why the inside front shows at the bottom. Not so visible in the picture is that the shoulder seams want to move to the back off the shoulder as she wears the top. I think that might be due to too much ease in the front. If I make this pattern again (and I probably will), I will leave the side seams alone and use 0" ease for chest. I will also be careful to test the hang in front to be sure the back piece stays high enough not to show at the bottom. The fabric was poly charmeuse from JoAnn. I had it in my stash. I hate working with that stuff, but I am learning to keep it under control by sandwiching it between the pattern and a layer of septc filter fabric I buy at Home Depot. I used the serger for most of the construction. The ruffle is just one big circle of fabric, 3" wide finished with a narrow rolled hem.

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cfonfold
Posted 2012-06-18 3:53 PM (#82199 - in reply to #82198)
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Mike , even after leveling the fronts very, very accurately,---shave off a bit of the under piece at the hem . Shorten it just enough to let it sit above the hemline of the over piece. Works like a charm and NO one ever knows. I thought perhaps the droop in front was caused by a bit of excess in the bias neckline. If so take out a small dart in the pattern at that edge and shorten it a bit. Again--it works every time. Frankly I think it is a charming piece and obviously very comfy!
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Sewhappy
Posted 2012-06-18 6:56 PM (#82203 - in reply to #82199)
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cfonfold -  even after leveling the fronts very, very accurately,---shave off a bit of the under piece at the hem . Shorten it just enough to let it sit above the hemline of the over piece. Works like a charm and NO one ever knows. Coopie

Great idea, It's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments  .

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rebells
Posted 2012-06-18 8:59 PM (#82204 - in reply to #82188)
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Lovely blouse.
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-06-19 1:02 AM (#82207 - in reply to #82188)
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I love the look of the blouse on her. It works even with the errors.
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2012-06-19 9:48 PM (#82217 - in reply to #82207)
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I also like the blouse on her. Very nice.
-Did you cut down the cross to go under the bust? When I did it, it crossed very high up.

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