Pattern Review :: Women’s Popover Tunics

Here’s the post you’ve all been waiting for!  Or, have I been prattling on to myself?  The wrap up and comparison of all four women’s popover tunics: Hey June Cheyenne, Itch to Stitch Mila, Oliver + S Gallery Tunic, and Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance.

Women's Popover Tunics pattern review and comparison.  Hey June Cheyenne, Itch to Stitch Mila, Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic and Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance

Here’s a quick refresher of why I feel qualified to conduct this comparison: First, I was an internal auditor before having kids.  Reviewing and documenting work processes (pattern tutorial) and analyzing results (comparing features and fit) is what I did for over three years and beyond in different accounting roles.  Second, I don’t typically have to do a lot of fitting for my body as I am relatively close to ASTM standards for my size.  If I do make adjustments, they are generally minor and more about my broad shoulders and D-cup breasts (B sewing cup).  Even though I’m usually making a size at the higher end of the range offered, they usually fit right out of the envelope (or printer).  I’m regularly asked to participate in pattern testing for women’s patterns, and I believe being a fairly good “fit model” for the upper end of the size range is part of that.

My current relevant measurements are: 5’8″ tall.  40″ upper bust, 42″ full bust, 36″ waist, 39″ high hip, 42″ full hip.  I’m kind of between a rectangle and an hourglass, but I lean more towards a rectangle because I don’t have a defined waist, particularly from the front.  I have broad shoulders and large trapezius muscles.  I also have a swayback, but I don’t typically address this for tops.

I selected the size to sew based on the recommendation in the patterns, and made muslins for each to determine any fitting adjustments I needed to best fit my figure, which I’ll discuss below.

The fabrics I used are all fairly similar in weight and drape.  Two are voile from Art Gallery, then a gingham and chambray from Robert Kaufman.  The voile I had enough yardage in my stash from Fabric.com, and I purchased the two Robert Kaufman fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for this challenge.

Overview

Tunics ComparisonThis table is an at-a-glance overview of the stats about each pattern.  I’ll cover the details of each pattern in depth and then give a summary at the end.

Review

Hey June Cheyenne

Cheyenne Listing Side by Side

Printing, Assembling: Hey June patterns have layers for printing, and require trimming (my preference).  The tutorial gives the ranges for printing the back and sleeve that are common in both views and then the front pieces depending on option.   The sheets are matched up with triangles on each edge to form a diamond.  Everything matched well with no issues.  There is also a copy shop file included.

Drafting: A++  All the notches, drill holes, labels, grainlines, etc. are very clear and where needed, including button/buttonhole guides, pocket placement and lengthen/shorten lines.  As there are layers for printing, there are not text size labels, but the size lines are differentiated with different strokes etc.  I printed only the size I was making, but it would be easy to follow a size among the rest if you don’t utilize that option.  The grading is even, which means the steps between sizes are the same.

Sewing/Construction:  Every single seam of the Cheyenne is enclosed, including French seamed sleeves and side seams, a double-layer yoke with enclosed shoulder and back seams – no serger required for a beautifully finished shirt.

I made note of one minor area of construction that I’ll change on my next (and there will be more!) Cheyenne – the turn under for the collar made it a little difficult to catch into the collar edgestitching – the collar facing is pressed under 1/4″ and the collar is sewn with 3/8″.  When edgestitching I had to be very careful to not miss the turned under edge of the undercollar.

Recommended For: Everyone!  Particularly those with broad shoulders, as I have heard comments that they found the Cheyenne to be a little bit wide for them.

Itch to Stitch Mila

Mila Listing Collage

Printing, Assembling: Itch to Stitch patterns have layers for printing, and require trimming (my preference).  The tutorial gives the print ranges for printing the pieces that are common in all cup sizes and then the pages for the corresponding cup sizes.   As you assemble the pattern, the upper front bodice with the cup size you’ve selected is attached to the lower front.  The sheets are matched up with triangles on each corner to form a diamond.  Everything matched well with no issues.  There is also a copy shop file included.

Drafting:  Kennis’ drafting is top-notch.  All the markings are there, and she even goes what I’d call a step beyond by offering separate pattern pieces for the collar and undercollar so the collar lays nicely.  Some patterns will give instructions to shift or trim the undercollar, but here the work has been done for you.  Separate pattern pieces are given for the interfacing.  I really like the way the tower placket is laid out – it made it much easier to get the centered alignment you see on my placket.

Sewing/Construction: Sewing was smooth sailing with the Mila.  The placket instructions were precise as long as you could keep track of the fold numbers as you pressed and sewed the tower placket.  The markings on the pattern piece made it superbly easy to get a precise alignment as you see in my shirt.  The side seams and sleeve do require finishing, but the rest of the seams were all nicely enclosed.

Recommended For:  Those who typically need to adjust bust sizing with either a full bust or small bust.  The separate cup sizing makes this incredibly easy.  I would also say petites will find the proportions more to their liking, and non-petites and those on the higher end of the size range just need to watch sleeve length, cuff width and pocket size and placement.  The Mila had the most inclusive size range of the patterns I reviewed, so those at the far ranges of the sizing may find a hit here where they just miss on other patterns.

Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic

Gallery Listing Collage

Printing, Assembling:  This is only the second PDF version of a Liesl + Co./Oliver + S pattern I’ve printed.  I had heard grumblings about the layout not being good for paper economy, but it looks like they’ve made a strong effort to remedy that – with intriguing result.  There are not layers and the pattern requires trimming (again, my preference).  The background is a 1″ grid and labeled with letter number combination at the joins.  The intriguing part is that as you trim and place as usual, there are smaller pieces you trim away which are then rotated and added in a different area.  Once I got the hang of it, things were perfectly fine and it was kind of like a simple jigsaw puzzle.  As a designer who spends a lot of time shuffling pattern pieces around like Tetris to try to conserve paper I’m just really curious how this effect is achieved!  I know Liesl + Co. isn’t using Adobe products for drafting, but that’s likely where they’ve tiled the pattern and I don’t know where to begin to understand this.  Oh well, mysteries of life I guess!  The end result is that the pattern went together just fine and any minute misalignments were obviously from how my printer fed the paper, which is common.

Drafting:  Grade A.  All the notches, drill holes, labels, grainlines, etc. are very clear and where needed, right down to alignment marks and a notch on the pocket – and lengthen/shorten lines.  There are text size labels throughout.  The grading is even for most pieces, which means the steps between sizes is the same, but there does appear to be a separate grouping for the smaller and larger body widths with greater steps between the larger sizes.  There are separate guides for the placket and button/buttonhole placement on the cuff.

Sewing/Construction:  There were a couple areas I was slightly less impressed with the construction of the Gallery Tunic – the placket/facing at the neckline is less polished than a tower or shaped placket as seen on the Cheyenne or Mila, but it’s still an appropriate method.  The way the sleeve placket is formed is not my favorite, but the collar is beautiful.

Recommended For:  Those looking for a more relaxed silhouette and simplified placket techniques.  I ended up with a lot of volume on my Gallery Tunic, which is in part due to a larger cup size, so I’d also venture to say those with smaller busts would be happier with the Gallery.

Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance

Everyday Elegance Listing Collage

Printing, Assembling: This is a trimless pattern, so you overlap the pages and align a number/letter combo in the corners.  As trimless patterns go, this one went together well enough.

Drafting:  There are some areas that worked well and others not so much.  Grainlines are marked on the pattern pieces, and there are some notches to help with alignment.  The original sleeve has notches for gathering, but those marks are roughly the same distance apart for the smallest and largest size.  This means my XL had the same amount of space gathered very tightly as the XXS on two very differently sized sleeve caps.  On my muslin I was left with about an inch and a half into which to fit the gathered section.  I forgot to mention the dart in my review of the Everyday Elegance, but the dart bulk was not trued to the side seams correctly.  Dart bulk is the excess triangle to the outside of the side seam which, after the dart is sewn and pressed, matches to the side seam.  It was not so far off that it was not enclosed in the seam allowance when the side seams were sewn and serged.

Sewing/Construction:  I feel the construction was sorely lacking on the Everyday Elegance.  Seams that could easily be enclosed were not like the collar and yoke.  The neckline placket was more appropriate to a cuff or a skirt placket and did not lay nicely.

A thought occurred to me repeatedly while I was muslining and sewing the Everyday Elegance: pattern drafting and mathematics have a lot of similarities.  In mathematics, there is often more than one way to solve an equation, but some are considered more elegant than others – they take fewer steps or show an innovative concept.  The play/movie Proof speaks about this at length.  Unfortunately for the Everyday Elegance, the “elegance” is sorely lacking.

Recommended For:  Honestly I don’t recommend this pattern.  If I had to give an area where this pattern would be most successful, I’d say someone with fabrics with tons of drape and looking for a quick sew and doesn’t mind construction shortcuts.

Comparison by Features

Neckline

Women's Popover Tunics Neckline Collage

Top left to right: Hey June Cheyenne – Itch to Stitch Mila :: Bottom left to right: Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic – Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance

Cheyenne has a shaped tower placket which is relaxed and wide.  Mila has a straight tower placket which comes straight up to the neckline.  Gallery has a Y-shaped inset placket/facing which also comes up to the neckline.  Everyday Elegance has a continuous bound placket shaped into a “v”.

All four have nicely shaped collars or collar stands.  Cheyenne and Itch to Stitch are machine sewn to enclose the neckline, and the Gallery is instructed to hand sew the undercollar.  Everyday Elegance does not enclose the neckline in the collar.

While it’s a touch lower than I’d prefer, I like the shaping of the Cheyenne neckline the most.  I think it’s flattering and draws attention away from my solid shoulders.  Next is the Mila and then the Gallery.  The Everyday Elegance lags behind with an atypical application of a continuous bound placket and “quick and dirty” instructions for the collar.

Bust

Cheyenne is a relaxed fit with no bust darts.  A link is provided to a tutorial to adjust for a full bust if needed.  Mila has the handy-dandy interchangeable cup sized upper bodices.  Gallery is another relaxed fit with no darts, but a tutorial is included to draft a full bust adjustment.  I had some difficulty with the darts initially ending too close to my apex, but I don’t know whether that was the instructions or my error.  Everyday Elegance has a dart included.  There is no mention of what cup size the pattern is drafted for, nor how to adjust the dart if needed.

Mila is a clear winner in this area.  I would put Gallery and Cheyenne right behind that, and Everyday Elegance last.

Shoulders

Popover Tunic Main Collage

Left to right: Hey June Cheyenne – Itch to Stitch Mila – Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic – Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance

Cheyenne, Mila and Gallery all have an eased sleeve with no gathering.  All three of those set in or were sewn flat without issues.  The Everyday Elegance relies on a gathered sleeve cap which resulted in a puff of tight gathering on my muslin, so I swapped the Gallery sleeve in it’s place.  I have to question if this style of sleeve was used to mask inadequate knowledge of how to draft this area?  I know my earliest patterns are gathered because I was unsure of the drafting (and puff sleeves are cute on little girls!).  This pattern is from 2014, maybe they’ve also gained drafting skills?  I now love a good eased sleeve and enjoy working out variations.

The Cheyenne has the most relaxed, or widest set shoulders of the four I compared.  That’s a bonus to me since I often need to adjust the shoulders on patterns.  If you’ve got narrower shoulders this may put a mark in the negative column.  The Mila and Gallery have similar width shoulders, ending right at the point of my shoulder.  I had to make a forward shoulder adjustment on the Gallery, which isn’t unusual for me, but it was a larger adjustment than I’ve ever made before.  The Everyday Elegance shoulders had a host of issues.

For shoulders I rank in order from best to worst: Cheyenne, Mila, Gallery, and once again trailing behind, the Everyday Elegance.

Sleeves/Cuffs

Cheyenne has a tower placket for the proportionately sized cuff and French seamed sleeves.  The length is just a touch on the long side, which I greatly prefer over the alternative.  Mila had a narrow continuous bound placket, what I feel is a too narrow cuff, and serged sleeves.  The length is a touch on the short side for me, and I don’t have particularly long arms.  Gallery has the strange hemmed placket I discussed in the review, proportionately sized cuff, and serged sleeves.  The length is good, but the width across my biceps is a litle tight.  I do have a full upper arm so I’ll call that an issue particular to my body, but I didn’t experience this with the other sleeves.  The Everyday Elegance sleeve was such a bad fit in my size that I swapped the Gallery sleeve.  There is no cuff or placket on the original Everyday Elegance sleeve; it is hemmed and shown rolled and fastened

Again in order of preference is Cheyenne, Mila, Gallery and then Everyday Elegance.  I would have swapped the Gallery and Mila if the Gallery had used a different placket construction as I preferred the length and proportion of the cuff.

Back/Hem

Women's Popover Tunic Back Collage

Top left to right: Hey June Cheyenne – Itch to Stitch Mila :: Bottom left to right: Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic – Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance

Cheyenne is the only pattern that doesn’t have an inverted box pleat in the back, and the Gallery is the only one without a yoke.  The yoke on the Everyday Elegance is single layer, missing an opportunity to enclose the shoulder and yoke seams.

The Cheyenne, with French side seams has you hem the shirt before sewing the side and sleeve seams with French seams.  Because of this order of construction, the more “petal” look of the hem works well.  The rest of the hems are narrow curved hems, all with slightly different shapes.

I wish I could mix and match the features, and maybe I will someday?  I love the deep shirttail hem on the Gallery with the back slightly longer than the front, but I like a yoke much more than the way the upper back is designed on the Gallery.

My ranking based on back and hem features: Mila, Cheyenne, Gallery and then Everyday Elegance.

Value

I think the Cheyenne is an amazing bargain at $10 – two very distinct views which would easily be two different patterns from another designer, professional finishes, a helpful sew along and a large size range.

Similarly I think the Mila is also priced well at $12.  It has the largest size range AND the cup sizing, which is a significant amount of work to offer in a pattern.

Oliver + S and Liesl + Co. are known for being a little pricier than most patterns, and I think their reputation merits that pricing.  They also have printed patterns available which affects price points for PDF as many distributors won’t carry paper if the PDF is listed for less.  There is a dress version included, though that’s a relatively easy option to offer.  The Gallery is regularly listed for $14.95.

The Everyday Elegance is the least expensive of the four patterns I reviewed at $8, but with the less professional finishes and drafting issues I think it’s good that it’s priced lower than similar patterns.

Summary

Drumroll, please!

Women's Popover Tunics Ranking

I doubt this is a surprise if you’ve read through the synopsis of each pattern as well as the comparison by feature.  Cheyenne was my favorite of the four.  Mila was a VERY close second and I’ve worn that one about the same amount since making it.  The Gallery Tunic will definitely get worn regularly.  The Everyday Elegance… well, I’m considering ripping the sleeves off to see if I feel more comfortable in it.

I’ve heard plenty of comments since I posted my review yesterday that the Everyday Elegance I made is flattering and looks nice on me.  I wanted to clarify that while it may look okay, it isn’t comfortable at all.  The shoulders feel very restricted and I have to tug the front down to make it sit evenly on my shoulders

I’d love for this review to become a discussion about features and patterns that you prefer.  Comment away!

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39 Responses to Pattern Review :: Women’s Popover Tunics

  1. MIK March 14, 2017 at 11:40 PM #

    Thank you so much for this comprehensive review – these tunics look great on you! I especially love your versions of the Cheyenne and Mila. I have a very similar figure to yours so I find this very, very helpful! I own both the Mila and the Gallery patterns, and was trying to decide which to tackle first. Based on your experiences, I think I’ll go with the Mila first. Thanks again!

  2. Kerri March 14, 2017 at 11:51 PM #

    I just love reading your reviews. I really appreciate the level of detail. You’ve just made my next purchase an easy decision. THANK YOU!

  3. Kel March 15, 2017 at 12:05 AM #

    Wow, what fabulous, honest and comprehensive reviews!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to blog these and share your thoughts.
    That Gingham Mila REALLY suits you!! I already have the Cheyenne but I may purchase the Mila too now.
    I wonder if those complimenting the P4P shirt are hardcore fan girls? Speaking objectively, it really doesn’t suit you!!
    Looking forward to your next comparison!

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:37 PM #

      That’s the one part I had trouble with – for a truly level comparison I should use the same fabric for all four, but I do want to have distinct shirts to wear once I’m done. I tried to match the fabrics to the design features the best I could, and keep them similar weight and drape. The gingham and chambray are a little heavier.

  4. Bonnie March 15, 2017 at 12:28 AM #

    Wonderful wrap-up of a really interesting series. Thank you so very much.

  5. Kimberly Payne March 15, 2017 at 12:55 AM #

    I have found this entire series really interesting to follow along with. Thank you for taking the time to compare them all in a systematic way. I am also a huge fan of the Cheyenne! You have to try it sleeveless!

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

      I think I’m going to make a Biscayne; otherwise I’d be all over a sleeveless Cheyenne.

  6. Emily March 15, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

    Outstanding post/comparisons!!!!!!!! I will have to try and itch to stitch pattern if they are all this well drafted! (I’m already a huge fan of Adrianna’s and Liesl’s). I really want to make another cheyenne now. Thanks for sharing your measurements. They are similar to mine and it is really helpful to me.

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:33 PM #

      A friend of mine always shared measurements and I can see how helpful that is. Without that there’s no easy way to assess how it might fit on your body with similar or dissimilar measurements and proportions.

  7. Terri Olson March 15, 2017 at 3:55 AM #

    I have to say I LOVE the Mila shirt on you!
    These reviews have been AMAZING, so in depth and honest. I love them and I can’t wait to read more. Great job Jenn.

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:32 PM #

      I love it too, except the sleeve length. I’ve most definitely been wearing it, and I love it rolled up and fastened. I still haven’t taken that pocket off, but when I do I think it will be great!

  8. Joyce March 15, 2017 at 5:22 AM #

    Thanks for a great wrap up on the 4…. I bought your last place pattern and I get everything you said. It probably put me off attempting other patterns similar. And yes it looks better on, darn uncomfortable… I shall read your article again and maybe try another pattern as I love the shape

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM #

      That’s my main complaint with patterns that aren’t as high quality as they could be – it makes the user question themselves and can put a damper on enthusiasm, or make them question abilities or their body. Give it another shot with one of the others!

  9. Sarah Hoggett March 15, 2017 at 6:12 AM #

    Thank you for your time and energy doing such a thorough review for our benefit. I have made many itch to stitch patterns and they have all been really great, I am petite though so proportions have been perfect for me. I haven’t yet tried any Hey June patterns though and I definitely will now! I am a big fan of good drafting and great finishing. Thanks again!

  10. Holli Coats March 15, 2017 at 8:21 AM #

    Amazing review! I have the Cheyenne and still haven’t sewn it up. Now i’lol pay close attention to the shoulders and bust ease, as those are typically problem areas for me. I’m very excited about all the other features! Thanks for such a thorough review!

  11. Abigail March 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM #

    This was an AMAZING review altogether Jen. I own all except the Liesel & Co one and haven’t made any yet. But thanks to you, I now know that I’d definitely have to do a barrow shoulder adjustment on the ever popular Cheyenne. I test for Kennis often, so I already know what tinkering the Mila wiuld require for me. But I think I’m most disappointed in the Everyday Elegance as it always looks so nice made up but then you’d see the maker mention some kind of fit issue or concern. Can I tell you that I’d never noticed the gathered sleeve head until you discussed it? Lol

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

      I definitely spend a lot more time inspecting the pattern listings and details when I do these reviews than if I were just shopping. It’s taught me to have a critical eye when looking at patterns.

  12. nothy March 15, 2017 at 11:38 AM #

    I’m a Mila fan. Its the only one I own of the four. I try not to buy similar patterns from different makers because I have so many patterns. I truly recommend Itch to stitch to everyone….great drafting and cup sizes, even the printing is made easy.

  13. Rachel March 15, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

    Great reviews! Thanks for taking the time to do this. I own the Mila and need to sew it up! Itch to Stitch patterns are always so well put together and I love your version.

  14. Rebecca March 15, 2017 at 11:50 AM #

    Again, so helpful, just like your leggings write up! I’m eager to try a few of these, although now I know I would need to do a narrow shoulder adjustment on the Cheyenne. Thank you for all your detail!

  15. synthia March 15, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

    Great review! I personally feel the Mila looks great on you and flatters your figure much better. I own the Elegance, never made it, and not sure if and when I sew one up. Thanks for the review.

    • Jennifer March 15, 2017 at 12:25 PM #

      I think a mashup of the neckline and sleeves of the Cheyenne and the Mila bodice would be my ideal top. I may just have to do that.

  16. Kennis March 15, 2017 at 2:02 PM #

    Thank you for doing such a phenomenal review post. You put so much work into this. I know this will be useful for many people.

  17. Audrey March 15, 2017 at 2:23 PM #

    Loved this series! I have made many Cheyennes and love them…plus I know I have to make certain adjustments for my height and wide shoulders. But you’ve made me curious about the MIla. However, I”ll probably stick to my beloved Cheyenne now that I’ve got it perfectly sized for me.

  18. Lara Orndorff March 15, 2017 at 3:17 PM #

    Wow! This is so helpful – what an extensive review. As a current external financial statement auditor – I chuckled at your opening paragraph. I currently have the Mila and the Cheyenne printed out and have debated between the two so this is such a great help! I think I’m leaning towards the Mila now after reading and seeing yours!

  19. Mie March 15, 2017 at 3:41 PM #

    What an incredible job you have done here Jennifer. WOW! So very interesting to read! I wish there was much much more of this wonderful geeky stuff in the blogging world haha. Way to go!

  20. Sarah De Visser March 15, 2017 at 6:52 PM #

    I really enjoy reading your comparisons! I’ve been thinking about some of these patterns recently and ended up trying the Schnittchen Katha tunic first – with some fit issues and slight difficulty. I agree with your assessment of these 4 and think I’ll try the Cheyenne next. The P4P one looks like it needs a major forward shoulder adjustment in the photos (like it’s pulling upward at the neckline and straining at the shoulder points). Thanks for the honest assessment!

    • Sarah De Visser March 15, 2017 at 7:10 PM #

      I should have typed “but had already started with the Schnittchen ” pattern… ☺

  21. Raphaelle March 15, 2017 at 7:38 PM #

    I love your comparisons! I’m always hesitant to try new designers. I’ve been burned by low quality before and I’ve found most reviews to be unhelpful (critical ones are very rare). So I tend to stick to the designers I know have good drafting and construction. Thanks to you, I’ll be giving Hey June and Itch to Stitch a try.

  22. ellen March 15, 2017 at 11:09 PM #

    Nice review. I also was unimpressed by the Gallery Tunic–it looked so cute and ended up (for me) in the bin.

    On the other hand, the Archer popover pack is now my go to top pattern. Check it out!

    • Jennifer March 16, 2017 at 12:51 AM #

      I’ve made the standard Archer, but before I started muslinging and adjusting for my body *gasp*. I need to revisit and see if I want to make another stab at it.

  23. Jenya March 16, 2017 at 6:51 AM #

    Jenn, thank you for your reviews, for making them so informative and easy to understand. I appreciate your honesty in the process.

  24. Catherine March 16, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

    I wish I’d seen this before I spent ages looking for a similar pattern – I ended up getting one on lekala that I’m about to muslin. And as a fellow Internal Auditor, I agree that the skill set lends itself well to pattern reviews and comparisons 🙂

    • Jennifer March 17, 2017 at 8:56 AM #

      I’ve heard good things about Lekala – particularly for anyone who has trouble with fitting the size range or proportions of designer drafts. Glad to meet another member of the CIA club!

  25. Amy March 17, 2017 at 12:54 PM #

    Did the sleeves in the Cheyenne have plenty of room in the bicep or did you have to do any alterations (for any of the patterns)? Bicep area is why I always end up unhappy with any shirts I sew.

    • Jennifer March 17, 2017 at 8:16 PM #

      Plenty of biceps room on the Cheyenne, and I didn’t have any trouble with the Mila either. I have pretty big upper arms. The Gallery sleeve is a touch snug, but not unwearable.

  26. Jan April 8, 2017 at 9:50 PM #

    I love this comparison…..thank you so much for taking the time to share with all of us!! I’ve never bought one of these since I didn’t want to buy them all….but it looks like Cheyenne is where I’m going as I have broad shoulders too 🙂

  27. Donna Leng April 9, 2017 at 5:58 AM #

    The time and effort you put into this is amazing!
    I love your comparison reviews, and can’t wait for you to review the woven pants!!
    It’s so refreshing to hear a totally honest independent review, instead of pattern tester reviews!

  28. Kate October 19, 2017 at 5:44 AM #

    Thank you SO,SO MUCH for this EXCELLENT truly objective review of these patterns. This is exactly what is needed. I was wavering between the Mila and the Gallery but your summation of the benefits of which body shape hey best suit has helped me decide that the Mila would work best. Thank you so much I shall look forward to reading more posts like this (just about to search your blog as I know this is an old post 😀 )

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