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I'm originally British and now live in the Cayman Islands where I like to spend my time staring dreamily at the clear blues of the Caribbean sea and sky, and sewing.

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Gathered front top

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Gathered front top
Gathered front top
Gathered front top

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Sheila Sisco    June 30, 2015
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I'm having an issue with printing. The only file I have for pieces is all on one giant page, so I'm not sure how to print it on my home printer to smaller pages for me to assemble and have the correctly sized pieces :( Can you help?

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So Sew Easy  June 30, 2015
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Hi Sheila. Have you read the instructions yet? On page 2 there are full step by step printing instructions along with a screen print of the settings you need to use to make sure the pattern prints correctly on whatever size of paper you are using. Start there and then let me know if you are still stuck.

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olufunkea4881983    February 23, 2015
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Thanks Deby for sharing your experiences. I tried downloading the gathered front top but couldn't open it even after downloading Adobe reader. Was told the reader couldn't open the format. Please help. Thanks a lot?

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So Sew Easy  February 24, 2015
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The pattern and instructions are held in two different PDF files, inside a ZIP folder so you need to unzip the file first to get to the PDF files inside. This is explained how to do this in the article here - http://so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/
if you are still stuck, drop me an email.

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barigirl67    February 3, 2015
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Deby, Thank you for this pattern! I made it in 2 hours and it fits fantastic! I love the princess seam and gather details. So much more feminine than a plain tee!

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mememe    January 16, 2015
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Thanks for the answer Debbie from Iris

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mememe    January 12, 2015
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How do I transfer the A4 page pattern to make it fit a size 16 person?

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So Sew Easy  January 15, 2015
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There should be no need to resize the pattern to fit A4 paper, it fits on both letter and A4 correctly. Once its all printed and assembled, you use the size chart to pick your size according to the closest measurements and cut out the right line - just like a regular pattern.

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sewkimi    October 10, 2014
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What a lovely top. Looking through my stash now for the right material. If not I'm shopping. Thanks very much for spending the time and effort.

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So Sew Easy  October 10, 2014
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You are very welcome Kimi

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charlee37    October 4, 2014
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Will not download on my ipad

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So Sew Easy  October 4, 2014
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Try this article first for help with downloading.
http://so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/
If you are still having trouble, drop me an email with details to deby@so-sew-easy.com and I'll be happy to help.

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Judi33    September 6, 2014
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Thanks so much. I downloaded the pattern and have the fabric in my stash. The scale is perfect. I look forward to making it. The scale was my main concern, but I couldn't print it out separately. I'll probably make a band for the neckline and armhole out of my fabric or get some foldover elastic. The pattern, instructions and video are very well done. I am grateful for your effort in putting all of this material on Craftsy gratis. Thanks, Judith

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So Sew Easy  September 7, 2014
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I'd love to see your finished top.

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KristinaBusenit    March 7, 2014
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Is there a way to add sleeves to this.

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So Sew Easy  March 7, 2014
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I don't have a sleeve pattern drafted for it Kristina, but there is no reason it can't have sleeves. You could either draft your own, or copy from an existing t-shirt with a similar arm hole.

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Linda C.    January 10, 2014
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Thanks, Deby. Can't wait to make it and use it with my sewing students!

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So Sew Easy  January 13, 2014
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It would make a great sewing lesson for new students. I hope you will post some completed projects for inspiration.

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Linda C.    January 5, 2014
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Love this top, but am unsure how to print pattern or do I construct it to scale. Initial download came across at 18%.

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So Sew Easy  January 5, 2014
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Hi Linda. If you open the Instructions PDF, inside there are full details including a screen print of how to print out the pattern. You should print at 100%, no scaling or autofit. If you have any questions, my email address is in the instructions. Deby

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darrenchi73967  January 10, 2014
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I got it printed!!!! Now to find fabric and make it, sooo excited to make something I can wear in public. My last few projects I haven't been able to do that. :-)

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So Sew Easy  January 13, 2014
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Good luck, I've got my fingers crossed that it all comes out OK

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reilii    January 3, 2014
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What a great looking blouse! Shapely and feminine...Thank you kindly.