My First Onion & 100 Reviews

I have to say, when Shop Onion opened up a while ago, I was intrigued. I had seen an occasional review of their patterns, but had shyed away from them since they weren’t in English. However, since Shop Onion not only offered the patterns themselves, but a translation of most designs, I decided I would at the very least sign up for their newsletter. Then last month, I could resist no longer – I placed my first order. So after getting them in the mail, the knit top went to the front of my ‘must sew’ list. I searched my stash and found a nice stripe cotton jersey that I had been storing for several months and a solid black interlock for a contrasting neckband – I was so excited to get started, I forgot to pre-wash….. I hope that doesn’t come back and haunt me after I launder this top for the first time.


So, now I present to you, my first Onion top:

I love it. If this was a top I found in a store, I would want one of every color! The directions were short, but wasn’t difficult to follow. I’m glad that they were translated, since there is only one illustration to look at and I’m not sure how language translation software does with Danish! If you’re interested in reading up more on this pattern – you can read my review here. This top makes my official review count at 100 on Pattern Review! Whew, that’s a lot of sewing.

20 thoughts on “My First Onion & 100 Reviews

  1. Isabelle

    It looks fantastic! It’s so cute and modern, and I love the colour. Looks great on you!
    Wow, kudos on writing 100 reviews on Pattern Review! I have only reviewed 5 patterns, which is bad. I use the site so much – I really should take the time to give back a little, and write up reviews on every pattern I’ve used! Not that I’ve used 100, like you! (I got my first sewing machine in July 2004)

  2. bernadette

    Super top! Good use and placement of the stripes. And now you CAN have it it in every color – ‘cuz you sew!

  3. Anonymous

    Congratulations on both the top and the 100 review mark!!
    I too have been leary of picking up non-English patterns. I’m glad to hear you had a good experience with it.

  4. Kelly

    Stacy, stacy, stacy! This top could easily be hanging on the racks at JCrew. It’s absolutely perfect, the stripes, the binding. I love it!

  5. Tuesday

    Stacy, it looks great! I love the fabric, the fit looks GREAT! I agree with Kelly…it could be hanging on the racks at JCrew!
    Did you catch any of the project runway season 2 marathon yesterday? …that’s ALL I did yesterday (well…almost :p)
    100 reviews…wow. I haven’t done a review there at all :/. I just joined a few months ago…I’ve done several patterns since I joined, too!! I write my thoughts down on an envelope that I keep the pattern in, I should transfer those. Hrmmm.

  6. stephanie

    The top turned out great. I have been curious about the Onion patterns but was waiting to hear your reviews. It’s good to hear you approve.

  7. Sharon

    This is a great looking top on you! I can certainly understand why you would buy it in every color if it were RTW. Looks like you have a new potential TNT pattern on your hands.
    And congrats on your 100th review!

  8. Sandy in W

    I was afraid someone would beat me to the punch and say what I wanted to say…whereas most of us avoid horizontal stripes like the plague, they just serve to show off your tiny waist! A very cool top!

  9. Sandy in W

    I was afraid someone would beat me to the punch and say what I wanted to say…whereas most of us avoid horizontal stripes like the plague, they just serve to show off your tiny waist! A very cool top!

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