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Pattern Reviews> Self Drafted Pattern> 33530-1000 (Dress ME)

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Reviewed by:Amy-may

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Posted on:11/22/11 9:46 PM
Last Updated:11/23/11 4:47 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 10 people   
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SavageCoco said... (2/23/12 11:21 PM) Reply
SMGSSG said... (2/1/12 7:07 PM) Reply
I never thought of using fabric from ready to wear....
WhatSew said... (1/3/12 3:42 PM) Reply
Nice, thinking outside the box! Finished project is lovely.
Roary said... (12/29/11 1:27 PM) Reply
Squeal!!! I love, love, love what you did! Great job and a well-deserved award.
Mufffet said... (12/27/11 9:58 AM) Reply
This is a lovely redo. I missed this review before, but that means I could enjoy it now! Congrats! :)
LM2HYD said... (12/12/11 8:21 AM) Reply
Fabulous Dress! Well done! :)
Norsecross said... (12/4/11 3:03 PM) Reply
Man alive, it is like magic. I cant figure out how you got two pieces out of that one bigish skirt!
MapleCandy3 said... (12/3/11 1:48 PM) Reply
It looks adorable, i think you picked the right pattern!
SondraG said... (11/30/11 2:32 PM) Reply
Nicely done. The finished product looks great!
Elizabeth made this said... (11/27/11 9:34 PM) Reply
This is utterly fantastic. I applaud your ingenuity. I would never guess that this is a refashion. Bonus--it looks great on you.
ElizabethDee said... (11/25/11 11:37 AM) Reply
I can't get over your dress, Amy-may! It is fantastic. I never would have thought to use a large skirt for yardage -- and then I doubt I'd have had the patience to undo all those serged seams. But even if I had, I wouldn't have your eye for design or sewing talent. Your dress looks phenomenal on you!
annakeeton said... (11/25/11 7:52 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress.
JillyBe said... (11/25/11 0:14 AM) Reply
What a glamorous look! Wonderful vision & a fantastic result!
sunnysewer said... (11/24/11 1:08 PM) Reply
what a great idea to refashion - clever and looks great.
MidnightBleu said... (11/24/11 11:25 AM) Reply
OMG! How cute is that dress! Great job. Really creative use of "fabric".
bananaoil said... (11/24/11 8:48 AM) Reply
Excellent! You remind us to look at RTW clothes in a completely different way. Important to note (with that x-large skirt) that when you refashion, you can't make a larger item than what you start with.
lcdrbetty said... (11/24/11 8:24 AM) Reply
I'll add another WOW! Amazing sewing job & beautiful outcome...I'm impressed with your whole process.
petro said... (11/24/11 2:15 AM) Reply
Pretty wonderful refashion!
mary in FL said... (11/23/11 7:32 PM) Reply
Wow! Just wow! I have several too-large garments from various sources to use as fabric, but I really needed this inspiration!
Sharon1952 said... (11/23/11 5:37 PM) Reply
That is an amazing repurpose!
RLL said... (11/23/11 1:06 PM) Reply
I would say that your efforts definately paid off! Brilliant use of an over sized (for you) skirt.
marec said... (11/23/11 11:30 AM) Reply
This is amazing! Not only is the dress so pretty, but your work in piecing looks totally professional.
Tina Lou said... (11/23/11 10:26 AM) Reply
Amazing transformation! Until reading your post, it would never have occurred to me to use WalMart plus sizes as a clothing or fabric source. I will add that department to my rounds, and will change my thinking from "WalMart doesn't DO petites" to "WalMart carries some great fabric lengths; IF you know where to look!"
GwenH said... (11/23/11 10:02 AM) Reply
Nice! You took a blah styled skirt and transformed it into a stylish dress that shows off the print to good advantage.
Barbara V said... (11/23/11 9:41 AM) Reply
Brilliant refashioning. Beautiful fabric and style!
Huntwoman said... (11/23/11 6:42 AM) Reply
You are one talented and clever lady. Brilliant to use a clearance skirt and your pattern talent is impressive. I'll never look at a clearance rack the same again. Thanks.
Sew4Fun said... (11/23/11 6:00 AM) Reply
Great refashion!
Aixoise said... (11/22/11 11:50 PM) Reply
So sharp! It looks great with shoes and boots alike. I admire your patience in picking out those seams!
no7262 said... (11/22/11 10:37 PM) Reply
Wow! It looks great! Nora :)
sewbehind said... (11/22/11 10:23 PM) Reply
Wow, Amy. Talk about hitting this one out of the park. You look fabulous. A very good use of an old skirt.
lynne1nor said... (11/22/11 10:20 PM) Reply
Amazing! I really like the way the dress turned out!
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