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5/05/2009

Hot Patterns "Metropolitan Good Times" Dress, Top, Tunic

Hot Patterns Metropolitan Goodtimes (Dress, Tunic, Top)

The "verdict" on this style from HotPatterns is that it's a winner!

But I must admit I had my doubts as I was tracing this pattern, because at first glance it looks like a collection of big rectangles. That is until I looked more closely to see the subtle shaping of the pieces. And it is this clever drafting that saves this top from being a "potato sack", like so many similar styles from the "Big 4" pattern companies.
Again, Trudy has used her talents to give true fashion panache to a simple style.


HP1028-METROPOLITAN GoodTimes

This pattern has many length, neckline, and sleeve variations. I chose to make the most simple variation...partly because I was using a bright busy print, and quite frankly I just wanted to sew something last night that would be quick to make!

This photo shows the front bodice gather detail....that is hard to see in the first photograph.

Hot Patterns Metropolitan Goodtimes (Dress, Tunic, Top)

I look forward to using this pattern again to make the tie-front style..then I'll have yet another nice top to wear this season !

SEWING NOTES: Poly/Lycra Jersey fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics, Yoke interfaced with
PRO-SHEER ELEGANCE Fusible Interfacing from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~

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11 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

Cute top, Pam.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Your top turned out to be fabulous. Hm, now that tunic length is calling to me!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Allyn Humphreys said...

Very cute! The photo freaked me out for a moment, as I'm wearing a dress right now that's made out of the same knit fabric!!!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Pamela Erny said...

Allyn...wow..talk about coincidence! That means we are wearing the same fabric today, LOL!

Glad you like the top!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love the top and love the fabric.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Lindsay T said...

Cute top! Saw this fabric in NYC yesterday and almost bought it.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

A great top, and the fabric is perfect for it. Very nice construction!

7:36 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Nice top, and the fabric is fabulous!

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Mary Beth said...

I love Trudy's subtle details! Now you've done such good work (of course!) in the show and tell department, I will make this pattern up. Thanks!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Cute! I would have passed this by, too, due to the potato sack potential. Thanks for showing the details.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Great top! Can't wait to see your version of the tie top!

12:13 PM  

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