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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. That top looks great on your daughter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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?

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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  19. soy de venezuela, y me gusto muchisimos sus confecciones. gracias a la tecnología se puede compartir las maravillas que hacen sus manos.
    Me gustaria aprender e innovar en diseños.
    Mi nombre es Yenny de Granados.

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