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Patterns That Make You Go Hmmmmm
October 23, 2014
9:14 pm
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Cruel Fitting Challenge
Hamcat
Meows: 107
Snarking Since:
September 10, 2014

Egads, that Ballard Tee is horrific.  I think a back detail like that could be cute, but it's way too low.  So we're supposed to see half of your naked back and the top of your jeans/skirt?  Or . . . I don't want to think of the alternative if this is worn as a dress.  

 

So, this may be unpopular, but is anyone else driven nuts by Jennifer Lauren Vintage's patterns?  People are constantly raving about them, especially the Bronte top, but I think hate them.  The Bronte tee has looked universally ridiculous and/or unflattering to me on everyone who's made it.  It looks like a baby onesie!  What adult wants to look like they're wearing a baby onesie?  And her Afternoon blouse or whatever it was called looked like a shapeless sack with a weird boob-like bump right in between the boobs.  And her most recent skirt that's "double-breasted" . . . okay, so you took a half circle skirt and put two rows of buttons down the front?  Why do I need this pattern?  The Dalloway dress actually looks sort of cute, but I haven't seen a single review of it.  I'm not sure why – is it too much work with the layered skirt?

 

I've been wanting to get this off my chest for a while, so even if you all disagree with me, I feel better.  🙂

October 23, 2014
9:58 pm
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Zoxe
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2288
Snarking Since:
July 15, 2014

Marie Stitcher said
Egads, that Ballard Tee is horrific.  I think a back detail like that could be cute, but it's way too low.  So we're supposed to see half of your naked back and the top of your jeans/skirt?  Or . . . I don't want to think of the alternative if this is worn as a dress.  

 

So, this may be unpopular, but is anyone else driven nuts by Jennifer Lauren Vintage's patterns?  People are constantly raving about them, especially the Bronte top, but I think hate them.  The Bronte tee has looked universally ridiculous and/or unflattering to me on everyone who's made it.  It looks like a baby onesie!  What adult wants to look like they're wearing a baby onesie?  And her Afternoon blouse or whatever it was called looked like a shapeless sack with a weird boob-like bump right in between the boobs.  And her most recent skirt that's "double-breasted" . . . okay, so you took a half circle skirt and put two rows of buttons down the front?  Why do I need this pattern?  The Dalloway dress actually looks sort of cute, but I haven't seen a single review of it.  I'm not sure why – is it too much work with the layered skirt?

 

I've been wanting to get this off my chest for a while, so even if you all disagree with me, I feel better.  🙂

Ugh, you made me look.  I've seen complaints about each of those before but didn't realize they were all the same designer.  I was just griping about the bronte yesterday.

October 23, 2014
10:16 pm
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spirit quest
Kitten
Meows: -1
Snarking Since:
July 2, 2014

Marie Stitcher said
Egads, that Ballard Tee is horrific.  I think a back detail like that could be cute, but it's way too low.  So we're supposed to see half of your naked back and the top of your jeans/skirt?  Or . . . I don't want to think of the alternative if this is worn as a dress.  

 

So, this may be unpopular, but is anyone else driven nuts by Jennifer Lauren Vintage's patterns?  People are constantly raving about them, especially the Bronte top, but I think hate them.  The Bronte tee has looked universally ridiculous and/or unflattering to me on everyone who's made it.  It looks like a baby onesie!  What adult wants to look like they're wearing a baby onesie?  And her Afternoon blouse or whatever it was called looked like a shapeless sack with a weird boob-like bump right in between the boobs.  And her most recent skirt that's "double-breasted" . . . okay, so you took a half circle skirt and put two rows of buttons down the front?  Why do I need this pattern?  The Dalloway dress actually looks sort of cute, but I haven't seen a single review of it.  I'm not sure why – is it too much work with the layered skirt?

 

I've been wanting to get this off my chest for a while, so even if you all disagree with me, I feel better.  🙂

You're not alone in your Bronte top hate… or JLV in general. I think I b***hed about it over in the Hate Reads thread or Pattern Testing/Blog Tours thread. Because apparently every blogger who is participating in the PPP blog tour is making that top.

October 23, 2014
10:53 pm
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Cruel Fitting Challenge
Hamcat
Meows: 107
Snarking Since:
September 10, 2014

flowery applique camel toe said 

 

You're not alone in your Bronte top hate… or JLV in general. I think I b***hed about it over in the Hate Reads thread or Pattern Testing/Blog Tours thread. Because apparently every blogger who is participating in the PPP blog tour is making that top.

Yeah, I think I had forgotten how angry that top made me, but then it was in the PPP and now everyone's making it again.  I mean, aside from the baby onesie thing, it makes you look like you're wearing a harness of some sort when you make it with contrasting binding.  And that harnessy look, to me, makes people's busts look bigger and lower.  My bust actually *is* bigger and lower, and it's not something I'm looking to accentuate.  I'm a literature nerd, so I'm also irritated that she's using literary names for her patterns!  

October 23, 2014
11:01 pm
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Have you guys seen the new True Bias pattern? I'm pretty sure I have that from Simplicity AND New Look so uhm yeah, no, snooooooooooooooore.

I like the Bronte in theory but in practice, not so much. Also, I have a great 70's era tee pattern that's kind of similar and I'll be doing that instead. Because I enjoy the onesie look lol. You know, without the crotch snaps. That seems uncomfortable.

October 24, 2014
4:38 am
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Marie Stitcher said

Egads, that Ballard Tee is horrific.  I think a back detail like that could be cute, but it's way too low.  So we're supposed to see half of your naked back and the top of your jeans/skirt?  Or . . . I don't want to think of the alternative if this is worn as a dress.  

So, this may be unpopular, but is anyone else driven nuts by Jennifer Lauren Vintage's patterns?  People are constantly raving about them, especially the Bronte top, but I think hate them.  The Bronte tee has looked universally ridiculous and/or unflattering to me on everyone who's made it.  It looks like a baby onesie!  What adult wants to look like they're wearing a baby onesie?  And her Afternoon blouse or whatever it was called looked like a shapeless sack with a weird boob-like bump right in between the boobs.  And her most recent skirt that's "double-breasted" . . . okay, so you took a half circle skirt and put two rows of buttons down the front?  Why do I need this pattern?  The Dalloway dress actually looks sort of cute, but I haven't seen a single review of it.  I'm not sure why – is it too much work with the layered skirt?

I like (&made, twice) the Afternoon Blouse. It fit me very well – I used the version with a V, rather than the boob shape – no one else on the internet seems to have used that version, and if I had just looked at the tours/let-goers whatevs I wouldn't have tried it because I don't get the boob shape either. But the V-shape looks nice in my opinion.

I didn't really care for any of her other patterns, especially the Bronte.

October 24, 2014
8:46 am
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Not applying for the Sewing Bee
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1323
Snarking Since:
August 18, 2014

i like the afternoon blouse and the cressida skirt (but i haven't bought either).  not keen on the bronte.

October 24, 2014
9:11 am
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spirit quest
Kitten
Meows: -1
Snarking Since:
July 2, 2014

More or Less said
Have you guys seen the new True Bias pattern? I'm pretty sure I have that from Simplicity AND New Look so uhm yeah, no, snooooooooooooooore.

I like the Bronte in theory but in practice, not so much. Also, I have a great 70's era tee pattern that's kind of similar and I'll be doing that instead. Because I enjoy the onesie look lol. You know, without the crotch snaps. That seems uncomfortable.

The new True Bias pattern is so boring. I am absolutely terrible at drafting my own patterns, but I'm pretty sure I could handle that one with little difficulty. And I'm really starting to get tired of the mullet hem. Don't get me wrong, I love that it covers my butt sometimes, but it's don't in every single indie release since forever now. 

October 24, 2014
12:13 pm
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That True Bias top is totally boring.  How on earth is that a "great layering piece"?  It looks like it could go over a sweater, not under it!

 

And yes, it looks an awful lot like Simplicity 2594:

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1552-misses-tops.aspx#t-2

October 24, 2014
2:50 pm
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spirit quest
Kitten
Meows: -1
Snarking Since:
July 2, 2014

mork from ork said
That True Bias top is totally boring.  How on earth is that a "great layering piece"?  It looks like it could go over a sweater, not under it!

 

And yes, it looks an awful lot like Simplicity 2594:

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1552-misses-tops.aspx#t-2

Yes! I wish people would stop claiming that shirts with backs that billow out a full foot can be "layered." Oh really, under what? A parka?

October 25, 2014
2:05 am
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suzie homemaker

Eek! The Bronte top looks like a baby onesie! Please move your uniboob out of the way!

October 25, 2014
2:30 am
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Negative Ease
Hamcat
Meows: 71
Snarking Since:
September 18, 2014

Not a pattern itself, but BHL are running a "Hackathon" of their patterns. Someone "hacked" the Georgia dress, but seriously, is lengthening a skirt and adding a split a "hack". An alteration but to me a hack (oh, how I hate that word, mainly because of how it's used) should change the pattern significantly. Adding length a slit does not do that.

October 25, 2014
8:13 am
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spirit quest
Kitten
Meows: -1
Snarking Since:
July 2, 2014

Negative Ease said
Not a pattern itself, but BHL are running a "Hackathon" of their patterns. Someone "hacked" the Georgia dress, but seriously, is lengthening a skirt and adding a split a "hack". An alteration but to me a hack (oh, how I hate that word, mainly because of how it's used) should change the pattern significantly. Adding length a slit does not do that.

But Negativve Ease, they hacked it from a romper to a dress! It's sooooo different. I think the blogger that did that is one of the worst "hack" offenders. Always on the newest release, always the first to "hack" a pattern, always featured on the Indie's blogs. I think. It's early, my memory might be failing me.





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