Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hotpatterns – 3 graces top

I got sidetracked, and finished the cowl neck and foldover version of the Hotpatterns 3 graces top which I started on Sunday. I traced a size 10 as I thought the pattern would run large. No such luck, I should have gone by  my bust measurement on the envelope and used a size 12. The pictures of the (unhemmed) top are of my daughter (though she is a size 8). She likes the tops as well, doesn't mind them to be a bit loose fitting so they will be worn.

Full review is here on Pattern Review. I like these tops very much, and will certainly make them for myself too. They are not very time consuming, just a few hours for both tops.

I thought the cap of the sleeve a bit high with a bit too much ease for a knit top. Here a comparison with a Jalie sleeve (2449).

 

And something I don’t understand in the pattern. It’s the shoulder seam. the paper pattern parts are pinned together, notches matched and then this strange line came about.  I haven’t seen this mentioned in reviews, so probably I’m missing something. Just don’t know what. Instructions are not helpful here either.

As I concluded my review on PR: though I had some minor issues with this pattern, I certainly like it and will make it again in a size that suits me better.

22 comments:

Nancy K said...

They certainly look great on your dd. Love the gray fabric as well.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I like the style and it looks great on your daghter.
The fabric looks so comfortable.

JoanneM said...

Sigrid- What fabric did you use for the tops? It is lovely.
Did you follow the online tutorials? I own this pattern but have not been brave enough to attempt it....
I will check your PR.
Thanks!

AllisonC said...

Your daughter did well out of this, both tops look great, that fabric is really nice.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

It's great. Glad your daughter could use it. Are you going to make another for yourself?

a little sewing on the side said...

I like that style a lot. It looks the perfect size for your daughter.
At least it will be worn, but too bad for you!

Lori said...

That top looks great on your daughter.

Gail said...

The cowl neckline and drape of the top is very flattering.

Nóra said...

Wow, she's very pretty.

Handmade said...

Great tops - lovely fabric - the drape is very effective!

Vicki said...

They look good made up in that fabric. Lucky DD.

Rose said...

The tops look great on your daughter. I like the style and fabric.

Summerset said...

Nice styles and nice to know how the sizing on this pattern works.

sew+mad said...

Beautifully done!! )

Eugenia said...

What a beautiful top - I love the drape. The fabric you have chosen is lovely - just right for this style.

teddie said...

Great tops! I really like this style, this pattern - I'm living in the Netherlands too and I would like to know where you order Hotpatterns?

meli88a said...

Very nice drape in those tops -- the fit looks great too.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

You make it look so easy! That drape front version nearly undid me, and involved some tears. And the final result was a hot mess. I bow down to your expertise!

Denise@thebluegardenia.com said...

It is gorgeous!

katherine h said...

Such interesting tops! What a shame they don't fit you, but I guess your daughter doesn't mind one little bit!

Tany said...

Beautiful, I'll be adding this pattern to my wishlist!

graxiany said...

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Me gustaria aprender e innovar en diseños.
Mi nombre es Yenny de Granados.