Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hot Patterns Riviera Tee Shirt



I made two views from this pattern and like them both very much. The bright green was to be a test for fit because I thought the fabric too bright for me. However it grew on me so I finished the sleeves which really add appeal to the top. I want to make this one again. Here's the review: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=38228. The second top was the one I really wanted to make but because of all the pieces it was hard to tell how it would fit, thus the trial bright green one. This one takes quite a bit of time to construct because each seam is sewn three times.... wrong sides together, overlocked, and finally stitch down flat. I didn't think I liked boat necks on me before this but my thinking is changing on that. Here's the review for the second top: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=38230

5 comments:

gwensews said...

Great tops--both of them. I love Hot Patterns. Are you aware that Hot Patterns is on youtube.com? Trudy gives quite an in-depth tutorial about Hot Patterns, and includes different ways to embellish her garments,

zetor said...

Love those tops. Enjoy checking out your blog, you always come up with stylish clothes.

Pamela Erny said...

Ann...everything you make is lovely...these tops included!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Those are gtreat tops! They look great on you. I have to get this pattern!

Birgitte said...

You look beautiful in these tops and the boat neck most certainly is a very attractive feature on you.