Susan Graver Cotton Gauze 3/4 Sleeve Top with Pintuck Detail
Only gave this 4 stars because of the sizing issue. Yes it does run large. I ordered my usual SG size small in white. Could've taken an xx-sm. Couldn't exchange because smaller sizes were sold out. I kept it anyway because it is so cute, inspite of being oversized. It does NOT fit like a maternity top because of the pretty pleating in the front. The fabric is substantial and soft and NOT see-through unless you wear hot-pink undies! I tried to shrink it in the dryer and it stayed the same size. This top looks adorable with skinny jeans and a long necklace. Just fix the sizing, Susan, and then bring us more styles and colors in this great fabric!
Great top if you get the size right!
Based on reviews re: sizing I went down a size to the XXS. The chest in the XXS actually measures 39, not 37 as stated in the 'click here' measurements, so the fit was perfect. Q seems to have changed their sizing recently, as the last couple of tops I've ordered, I had to order in XXS instead of my usual XS, This fabric is light, airy & comfortable, unlike some of the other 'gauze' items I've ordered from Q. I washed on cold, hung to air dry and measurements were the same after washing, so no shrinkage in any direction on this top. No need to iron either. I came back & ordered another color!
Not good Fabric
I ordered the top in black and it was diffently not good for that material. I felt like it must have came from Wallmart.
Got the white gauze shirt in a large. The chest size was a 46, whereas the medium was a 43. Normally, a 43 would be the correct size for me, but not wanting it to "pull", I ordered the large. My mistake because it was way too big. I cannot fault what I ordered. However, I didn't like the sleeves at all. Honestly, even if the the shirt was the right size, it'd still look like a maternity shirt. It's not flattering at all. It's going back.
Pretty-But Runs Large
This top is very pretty and stylish-but it runs very large. Even though I ordered my normal size, the neckline was too big and the top was way too full. I didn't want to dry it in the dryer to shrink it because I was afraid the length would shrink-for a tall person, the length was good. But I finally dried it on low heat-it did shrink enough to look presentable, and the length is still OK,but not quite as long as before. I think ladies should order down at least one size in this blouse-it's a really nice summer blouse otherwise. The blue is a great color.
I would love to have this in more colors and more in 3X!!!!
LOVE THIS TOP WELL BE GREAT FOR THE HOT SUMMER DAYS IN MISSISSIPPI GOT IT IN AQUA THANKS SUSAN FOR YOUR GREAT WORK KEEP IT UP.
I loved the top. It was a bit too long for me. Great quality!
Soft, breezy fabric
I am a child of the late 60s/early 70s and sewed most of my own clothes. I made A LOT of tops with gauze material since it was light and airy for the summer. I had been looking in the stores for a gauze shirt, but then I saw this one. I ordered the electric pink and I was not disappointed. It is so soft and the color just brightens my face. I have washed (in warm water) and dried (perm press setting) this already and it came out looking great. I did not have to iron at all, since slight wrinkling is a characteristic of this fabric. Oh yeah, I bought this in a medium (5' 5", 36B) and the fit is a little big, but that is what I was looking for. I did not want a body hugging top, but something light and breezy for the summer. Buy it, you'll LOVE it!!!
This cotton gauze blouse fits nice and I wear 2x just not sure if I will keep it because being full busted this pintuck detail doesn't do much for me!
Nice weight fabric
For best fit, take your chest measurement. Measure tops in your closet that you like, fit you well, and wear often. Then, click on "click here" in "Description" to see measurements for that item in all sizes. Example, my optimal fit in a top is 3" more than my actual chest measurement. That guides me to the size that will provide the fit I want. Sometimes I'm a Medium, other times I'm 2x. With SG I'm usually an XL. For this garment, I chose a L and it fits me the way I like.
I have trouble finding white tops that aren't see through. On the TV presentation for this, Susan very specifically noted that it wasn't see-through, which is why I purchased it. I was so disappointed when it arrived. I sent it back with a note stating that, since I was mislead, I wanted to be reimbursed for the postage. Seven dollars was deducted from my refund, so I called Customer Service and they refunded it.
I may recommend it to a friend,,,, as long as its a different color.