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Pattern Reviews> Other> 5265 (Du Barry 1940s Shirtdress)

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Posted on:5/23/08 11:18 PM
Last Updated:6/13/08 10:45 PM


Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 22 people   
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Athene said... (6/13/08 11:34 PM) Reply
This dress is definitely you - I love it and hope to see more vintage reviews from you. They suit you so well.
sharen54 said... (6/9/08 8:13 AM) Reply
I'm a bit biased as this is my daughter, but the dress is truly well-done and it looks great on her.
Primatoidefutile said... (6/8/08 4:51 AM) Reply
As your jacket, this is a very cute piece, that would be very easy to wear in lots of circumstances. And the fabric is great with this pattern.
jlucie said... (6/7/08 7:42 AM) Reply
Wow! Very authentic fabric choice and flattering cut! I, too, had several styles like this in the 70's from thrift stores. The style is timeless. Super job!
ConnieBJ said... (6/5/08 6:17 PM) Reply
A great dress and it looks wonderful on you! The review darn good as well!
lilyofthevalley said... (6/5/08 3:58 PM) Reply
I agree that the shirtdress is a fabulous style for your slim body type, and you've developed quite a Winner with this beautiful vintage dress. The fabric is perfect, your construction is superb, and the final look is so charming - a little bit vintage, a little bit modern. Just a smashing look for you. Lovely, Lily
AnneM said... (6/4/08 5:06 PM) Reply
Lovely dress. Your fabric works well with the style.
Sherril Miller said... (6/3/08 10:04 PM) Reply
What a perfectly wonderful dress. I love it.
Em's Summer said... (5/31/08 11:11 PM) Reply
Your dress turned out so cute! And you did it without the original instructions! Great job!
Kat Holliday said... (5/29/08 8:02 PM) Reply
What a wonderful dress! I love the fabric!
nancy2001 said... (5/29/08 9:01 AM) Reply
Very chic vintage look. I hear the Andrews Sisters singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.
wvsher said... (5/25/08 11:06 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! Your hair suits any decade as is; it is very beautiful and classic, just like the dress. :)
mary in FL said... (5/25/08 1:14 PM) Reply
Good job! Even your shoes are channeling the 40's.
MagpieJen said... (5/25/08 1:49 AM) Reply
That's a swell dress! I see you went on from your jacket and skirt to even more vintage - wonderful! Great choice of fabric too.
maryfrana said... (5/24/08 7:34 PM) Reply
You should be wearing dresses like this one everyday! Wonderful job, love the fabric choice and the style is very beautiful on you. Did you enter it in the vintage contest?
Huldra said... (5/24/08 6:33 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress, and such a perfect fabric for the pattern!
dorothyn said... (5/24/08 9:29 AM) Reply
Very, very cute, and nice work too. It looks really nice on you. A shirt dress really suits your slim hipped figure!
Beek said... (5/24/08 9:07 AM) Reply
The princess seamed dresses of the forties are my favorites as well. Yours is the epitome of that flattering style. The fabric you selected is perfect. Well done!
mastdenman said... (5/24/08 8:47 AM) Reply
I love your vintage dresses. This one is another great one.
Rustybobn said... (5/24/08 8:22 AM) Reply
That's wonderful! Great job.
Flying Seamstress said... (5/24/08 8:01 AM) Reply
Vintage looks FABULOUS on you! Your dress is beautiful and wonderfully constructed. Good review!
blue mooney said... (5/24/08 7:56 AM) Reply
Great style/decade for you! You found a perfect fabric for your pattern.
NanKaye said... (5/24/08 7:08 AM) Reply
Keep rockin' on with the vintage! All your topstitching looks marv, and you do have the right shoes for the dress. Who needs instructions!!!
anetJay said... (5/24/08 6:12 AM) Reply
ooh LOVE IT !!! great fabric too !!! it looks lovely on you :)
Dmd4106 said... (5/24/08 0:52 AM) Reply
Great job with the dress! I have a luv for the 40's too. I really enjoy reading your review. I'm cheering you on too like Connie, go ahead entered it into the Vintage Contest....
EveS said... (5/24/08 0:49 AM) Reply
Wow, my second thought (after "Great dress!") was, "Holy moly, that's a lotta buttons!!!" You are far more patient than I. Beautiful dress. You really know how to bring the vintage looks up to current appeal!
CA Eisenhour said... (5/24/08 0:25 AM) Reply
Oh Mackensie, I just adore this dress! You did an outstandiing job. This is indeed my most favorite period dress. There was a time in the middle 70's when this is all I would wear. I lived outdise of PGH PA at the time and would shop the thrift stores to find dresses and shoes to match. Great workmanship and an excellent review! ~Connie ps You should enter this in the Vintage Contest!!!
goldesdottar said... (5/23/08 11:31 PM) Reply
The dress came out very nicely - it is more visible, fortunately, in the detail pix you've provided. Have you considered the bias styles from the '30s - they should work very well for your slender figure - i'm becoming a fan because of your obvious love of vinatge patterns ;-}.
 
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