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Pattern Reviews> Self Drafted Pattern> 167033-1000 (LBD (Givenchy inspired))

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Posted on:10/24/09 2:57 PM
Last Updated:10/28/09 0:31 AM
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freja71 said... (3/2/10 9:55 AM) Reply
So beautiful. Love the back.
VivianZ said... (11/17/09 9:32 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, great workmanship!
kiddo said... (11/17/09 8:50 AM) Reply
Congratulations!!! Brilliante! The whole design and sewing looks effortlessly elegant.
kiddo said... (11/17/09 8:42 AM) Reply
Congratulations!!! Brilliante! The whole design and sewing looks effortlessly elegant.
Tez said... (11/13/09 10:32 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Congratulations on your win.
Paticia La Forte said... (11/12/09 8:41 PM) Reply
Wow! Just amazing, you did a wonderful job!
MelissaB in WA said... (11/12/09 12:50 PM) Reply
Congrats on your win - that is one *amazing* dress!
FirecrackerKTM said... (11/12/09 11:24 AM) Reply
Wow. Congrats on winning the contest. Your dress is lovely and so are all the outfits you put together.
Meredith P said... (11/11/09 11:47 AM) Reply
Just more kudos. Beautifully done, and yes, Dan is a lovely accessory. Thanks for making the pattern available on your blog, which I love BTW.
selvage said... (11/10/09 7:23 PM) Reply
Amazing work, looks like a designer dress worth thousands. The dress is beautiful on you.
Mimi O said... (11/10/09 7:35 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and LOVE all the views you took to show how versatile the LBD can be!!!
arianamaniacs said... (11/10/09 3:24 AM) Reply
Congrats! Your dress was absolutely perfect!
Tailypo said... (11/9/09 11:42 PM) Reply
Oh my gosh, that is a beautiful piece of work. Design, construction, fit, choice of fabric, shaping and details -- just A+ work.
Heidi Ho said... (11/9/09 11:10 PM) Reply
That dress rocks!!! It is soooo classy. I must say I like it even better that the original which inspired it. And it fits you perfectly!!
BeeJ said... (11/9/09 8:23 PM) Reply
Marvelous!!! Gets my vote.
jonesyb said... (11/9/09 6:26 PM) Reply
LBD = Audrey Hepburn to me, too. :) This dress is BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm so very impressed - excellent job!
elily00 said... (11/9/09 6:21 PM) Reply
Beautiful job elaine! I'm sure I commented on burdastyle also, but you really got it right with this dress! It is fantastic. The fit is absolutely perfect, and the style is fabulous also. Just beautiful. You deserve to win this one :)
mesewlot said... (11/9/09 5:52 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress! I love the cut and design. That fact that it's so versatile doesn't hurt either! Great job!
cindy-lou said... (11/9/09 5:39 PM) Reply
Beach Wolf said... (11/7/09 0:40 AM) Reply
Fabulous. Everyone thinks of Audrey Hepburn when they think of the LBD. Yours is more of little-black dressy than hers. The perfect update. Fabulous blog. I'm so happy I can fit into the same size!
Beach Wolf said... (11/7/09 0:40 AM) Reply
Fabulous. Everyone thinks of Audrey Hepburn when they think of the LBD. Yours is more of little-black dressy than hers. The perfect update. Fabulous blog. I'm so happy I can fit into the same size!
Beach Wolf said... (11/7/09 0:39 AM) Reply
Fabulous. Everyone thinks of Audrey Hepburn when they think of the LBD. Yours is more of little-black dressy than hers. The perfect update. Fabulous blog. I'm so happy I can fit into the same size!
Beach Wolf said... (11/7/09 0:38 AM) Reply
Fabulous. Everyone thinks of Audrey Hepburn when they think of the LBD. Yours is more of little-black dressy than hers. The perfect update. Fabulous blog. I'm so happy I can fit into the same size cause your coffee date dress is perfect too!
GwenH said... (11/2/09 2:03 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress and it fit's you perfectly!
stashblaster said... (11/1/09 11:02 AM) Reply
You look stunning in your LBD. This is perfection. You have designed this dress for so many functions. This is so classic you can wear this for years. Bravo!
Athene said... (10/31/09 11:19 PM) Reply
You look absolutely exquisite. A beautiful fit on your LBD and love your sense of style.
PegL said... (10/30/09 8:16 PM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous LBD!! You look fabulous in it!
QuickFade said... (10/30/09 10:53 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! So sweet to share the pattern! As a full busted woman, this style wouldn't work for me, but I still love it! And, I love the versatility!
arianamaniacs said... (10/30/09 6:38 AM) Reply
Absolutely lovely. That back neckline is beautiful. Great job!
Paris75008 said... (10/30/09 6:18 AM) Reply
Pure perfection - both you and that lovely dress. I just love your accessorizing and your sense of style. Enjoy wearing it. It's simply stunning!
animaldream said... (10/30/09 4:17 AM) Reply
Wow! How beautiful. I love all your clothes. They are great!
Sharonspils said... (10/28/09 11:56 PM) Reply
Absolutely stunning
mylittleelephant said... (10/28/09 1:13 PM) Reply
I like the ways you wear, I now finally know what fuss is about "LBD", great job!
Erica B. said... (10/28/09 11:20 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress!
bouddhaman said... (10/28/09 9:41 AM) Reply
Lovely, just lovely. I bet you love wearing it .
Barbara V said... (10/28/09 9:33 AM) Reply
Such a beautiful dress. Fantastic fit and workmanship! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
michalklimer said... (10/28/09 9:02 AM) Reply
Wow, what an amazing dress!
Sigrid. said... (10/28/09 8:02 AM) Reply
craftygamma said... (10/28/09 7:48 AM) Reply
Great dress & so versatile! Wish I could wear something like this. Sigh...maybe for my daughter. Very thorough review.
purplebouquet said... (10/26/09 5:53 PM) Reply
Fantastic. Great fit, both on your figure and personality. I learned a lot of how to style a LBD differently. Way to go! Claudia
SpinningJenny said... (10/26/09 5:34 AM) Reply
Your dress is fabulous on you! You have a real knack for selecting styles and fabrics that work well together, and suit you perfectly. Although the back is gorgeous, I really think that the winning detail is the length you have chosen! P.S. Your blog is a great read.
Boo97 said... (10/25/09 8:04 PM) Reply
What can I say but it's fabulous!
Kgrrl said... (10/25/09 6:42 PM) Reply
Self-drafted? You've done an amazing job!
Nancy K said... (10/25/09 6:04 PM) Reply
Great dress and a fun to read review.
Leslie in Austin said... (10/25/09 4:46 PM) Reply
Bravo!! What a perfect LBD. Gorgeously designed, impeccably fitted and constructed, and beautifully accessorized. I want to slap the judges of Project Runway with black opera gloves, wave this dress at them and scream *THIS IS WHAT "HOME SEWN" LOOKS LIKE*!!
crystalwoods said... (10/25/09 3:40 PM) Reply
What a fabulous dress you have created! I just love all the ways you have created different looks with accessories! Just fabulous.
emeraldjul said... (10/25/09 3:07 PM) Reply
Stunning. Fabulous design, fit and construction...looks incredible on you!
carnelian said... (10/25/09 3:03 PM) Reply
Skilled.Chic. Brava.
Leora said... (10/25/09 2:33 PM) Reply
Em's Summer said... (10/25/09 2:27 PM) Reply
The back is stunning! I love this dress! You did a wonderful job!
got2sew said... (10/25/09 2:21 PM) Reply
Absolutely stunning. I love how it is so basic but so alluring as well. Great job!
LollyVee said... (10/25/09 1:51 PM) Reply
'THAT DRESS' is stunning!! Love the back and the fit is perfect...Dan seems suitably impressed too!!!
nellc said... (10/25/09 12:54 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress!
Catbird said... (10/25/09 12:35 PM) Reply
You have totally captured the Audrey Hepburn style. This is understated but undeniably elegant and the fit is absolutely perfect. And not only that, but you managed to make a stunning LBD that is also versatile and can work beautifully in different settings! I LOVE the back. You've done an outstanding job!
Annette Wright said... (10/25/09 11:50 AM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to check out your blog.
Nancy Rhodes said... (10/25/09 11:17 AM) Reply
Awestruck here... you look very polished, sophisticated and fabulous in your LBD! Just lovely thank you for posting!
Jali said... (10/25/09 11:02 AM) Reply
I love that your LBD is simple, elegant and versatile. Great work, stunning dress!
Jacqui315 said... (10/25/09 10:57 AM) Reply
Love it!!! This is the LBD I've always wanted to make.
lynnewill said... (10/25/09 10:25 AM) Reply
Everybody's comments are on the mark. Lovely dress, its versatility makes it a very chic wardrobe staple. Thank you for sharing your talent
cindyann said... (10/25/09 10:18 AM) Reply
Perfection! In every way this dress is just fantastic and your styling for each occasion is spot on.
Linda E. said... (10/25/09 9:46 AM) Reply
Love the dress you did a great job on it and the accessories look great with it. The tall dark handsome one looks really nice with it.
valerie sews said... (10/25/09 7:51 AM) Reply
You have created a beautiful, trully versatile dress that suits you perfectly. Love your 'loveliest accessory' too!
Sic said... (10/25/09 5:21 AM) Reply
Wow, gorgeous.
jilly cooper said... (10/25/09 2:50 AM) Reply
beautiful. that back is elegant and stunning, well done!!! You have an amazing ability to match the fabric to the garment.
FreyaStark said... (10/25/09 2:20 AM) Reply
It's stunning. Well done.
Sewlovelier said... (10/24/09 11:19 PM) Reply
Beautiful work and the fit is perfection! I love how you drafted the back. Thanks for sharing the process.
CynthiaSue said... (10/24/09 10:59 PM) Reply
wow, gulp, i wish i had you skills:) Truly couture elegance.
Amanda S. said... (10/24/09 10:32 PM) Reply
It's gorgeous!
Kellie R. said... (10/24/09 10:26 PM) Reply
This is a stunning dress. You've done such a fabulous job taking a classica and giving it chic styling through the back. Just great all around!
Raye Ann said... (10/24/09 10:19 PM) Reply
beautiful beyond belief. absolutely fabulous! it is the definition of LBD- highly versatile and very elegant.
DorothyK said... (10/24/09 10:16 PM) Reply
Stunning. You did a great job and it looks perfect on you.
becca a said... (10/24/09 9:53 PM) Reply
What a stunning dress. You look beautiful in it. You have achieved perfect fit and an interesting variation on the sheath dress. I love the back!
Bunsnpigs said... (10/24/09 9:44 PM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous! WOW!
Peter in NYC said... (10/24/09 9:29 PM) Reply
Wow -- another super-elegant, beautifully crafted dress. It looks great on you.
rbrunson said... (10/24/09 9:06 PM) Reply
Wow! Love it. great job!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (10/24/09 8:56 PM) Reply
Madamoiselle, tu es vraiment tellement une jolie femme!! Miss, you are really a pretty lady!! Very French style of dressing and accessorizing!! Bravo!! Bravo!!
marec said... (10/24/09 8:30 PM) Reply
oh, that is a *nice* dress...
MaryDB said... (10/24/09 8:29 PM) Reply
Bravo! Absolutely top-notch. You look great, and so does the dress.
Vintage Joan said... (10/24/09 8:02 PM) Reply
Knock-out LBD! This sort of dress (and your chic look, wearing it) is exactly what comes to my mind when I think of the quintessential little black dress. :)
Kay Y said... (10/24/09 7:52 PM) Reply
Just gorgeous! I too think you have the back down perfectly, and adore the fit. Wear it often, with that man!
AnneM said... (10/24/09 7:47 PM) Reply
Love, love, love the dress. Great style.
sew obsessed said... (10/24/09 7:46 PM) Reply
WOW! I have always loved that LBD. I agree, Givenchy would be proud! When I read about the contest I imagined this dress and you have captured it beautifully.
jannw said... (10/24/09 7:09 PM) Reply
Beautiful...and so wearable
Sew4Fun said... (10/24/09 6:54 PM) Reply
Your dress is divine! I absolutely adore the back, but I also like how when you cover it up the dress becomes very conservative. The perfect LBD because it is so versatile. Nice job!
CarolynGM said... (10/24/09 6:05 PM) Reply
Elegant, classy, and what a stunning fit. Great job.
JAS said... (10/24/09 5:57 PM) Reply
You've done Audrey proud, that is a perfect LBD. Tall, dark, and hansome is always a perfect accessory.
ksk in bkln said... (10/24/09 5:47 PM) Reply
That is gorgeous. You did a brilliant job.
EleanorSews said... (10/24/09 5:47 PM) Reply
Wow! What a lovely dress! You have done such a great job of creating this dress and it does fit you like a glove. You can't get much more on target for LDB.
Mufffet said... (10/24/09 4:54 PM) Reply
What lovely work. Beautiful on you as well.
Mary W said... (10/24/09 4:47 PM) Reply
great dress
Christas said... (10/24/09 4:40 PM) Reply
This is a lovely dress. Wow! AND.... that back is simply outstanding ....... GORGEOUS!!!
QuiltersFan said... (10/24/09 4:36 PM) Reply
Very nice!
janlorraine said... (10/24/09 4:00 PM) Reply
I love the length; it makes the dress much more elegant in my opinion than above the knee, and more comfortable as well. Bravissima!
lilyofthevalley said... (10/24/09 3:58 PM) Reply
Givenchy would be proud! You've particularly drafted the back bodice pieces to be in *perfect* proportion to your slim, small boned back, and the effect is marvelous. And using your black wool was inspired to make this LBD so extremely versatile. Very lovely, Lily
eleda said... (10/24/09 3:51 PM) Reply
Elainemay, your LBD is beautiful. I like how you added different "accessories" to show how the LBD can funtion in just about any locale.
Andreahg said... (10/24/09 3:36 PM) Reply
WOW! that is a stunning dress!
sewbehind said... (10/24/09 3:25 PM) Reply
Beautiful! You nailed that one!
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