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Reviewed by:prostheticsgirl

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Posted on:10/26/12 8:28 PM
Last Updated:1/2/13 11:08 AM
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Adaire said... (12/22/13 7:29 PM) Reply
Great, detailed review.
charid dawn said... (1/9/13 7:24 PM) Reply
That fabric and color was a beautiful choice. Looks expensive, very nice collar details and that pin!! Good job.
Karen Carr said... (1/5/13 12:44 PM) Reply
I've just bought this pattern and was so pleased to see your review. Thanks for some helpful tips and it looks great!
GoodbyeValntino said... (1/3/13 6:55 AM) Reply
Very nice on you! Thanks for the great review.
norie creates said... (1/2/13 6:20 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress and the fit looks perfect!
usbeckers said... (1/2/13 6:11 PM) Reply
Very nice. Great review too. Thanks :)
prostheticsgirl said... (1/2/13 2:25 PM) Reply
Godesscpsmom, I posted the neckline and tie changes for you above. Sorry for the delay!
jlg said... (1/2/13 12:27 PM) Reply
This dress is adorable. It looks beautifully made.
ak21 said... (12/28/12 8:56 AM) Reply
another show stopper! wonderful dress & i particularly love your brooch.
dreamdesigner said... (11/24/12 8:22 PM) Reply
Love this! Gorgeous! Gorgeous on you!
prostheticsgirl said... (10/31/12 7:07 PM) Reply
Thanks Godesscpsmom, I'll try and get some measurements and pictures and post them for you
godesscpsmom said... (10/30/12 10:10 PM) Reply
prostheticsgirl, I love this dress. I see that you lower and lengthened the collar. Any idea how long? You seem to have the right length with it being too long. I would love if you would share that modification. So, inspiring!
Claverie said... (10/30/12 5:14 PM) Reply
Nicely done. Looks expensive.
prostheticsgirl said... (10/30/12 4:28 PM) Reply
Imsewcrazy, that means a lot because I really liked both your versions and your Vogue 8765 inspired me to buy that pattern!
imsewcrazy said... (10/30/12 3:48 PM) Reply
I love this dress! Your modification looks great! The dress fits you beautifully. The fabric is perfect for this pattern. You make me want to pull this pattern out and try it again.
sugarduck said... (10/30/12 1:36 PM) Reply
This dress is adorable! I like the modification you made to the collar tie (it looks really nice knotted like in the last photo), and the longer sleeves really pull the whole look together. Great job!
ArtAttack said... (10/30/12 12:43 PM) Reply
That's great...I think you will find it an interesting and insightful process. The thing about this particular measurement is that it doesn't change even if your weight fluctuates. I ended up working through the book and making McCall's fitting shell pattern #2718 and it was very helpful. You might check out the review of it that I did. If you happen to find yourself a size 12 I have an un-used copy of that pattern you are welcome to have. It sounds like you will be in a smaller size, though. Once you delve into it the fitting process can become sort of addictive...good luck!
prostheticsgirl said... (10/30/12 11:42 AM) Reply
ArtAttack, for some reason I've never read the Palmer/Pletsch book, but based on your recommendation, I just requested it from the library. I think the dress looks better in person and the picture angles and flash seem to exaggerate the fit issues. This is kind of good though, because hopefully it will help with the diagnoses. To me it appears to wide? across the front between the shoulders and maybe a little narrow in the back across the shoulder blades (or is there inadequate fullness in the sleeve bicep), or maybe my armpits are just eating the sleeves? I've been sewing for years, but advanced fitting is new to me. I've recently lost some weight so my figure isn't as "balanced" as it once was
prostheticsgirl said... (10/29/12 3:51 PM) Reply
Thanks! I passed by this pattern so many time too until seeing so many wonderful reviews here on PR. I think all versions here are much better than the pattern envelope. Some of my favorite patterns are ones that I never noticed until seeing others amazing results
lauraborealis said... (10/29/12 1:50 PM) Reply
I've discounted this pattern because of the picture on the envelope... yours looks so much better!
NC Carol said... (10/27/12 10:15 AM) Reply
Lovely dress! It's retro and modern at the same time. And a circle pin? Fab!
JEF said... (10/27/12 9:17 AM) Reply
Very pretty dress. Very classy.
1SewSweet said... (10/27/12 7:15 AM) Reply
I agree with everyone else here...the dress fits beautifully! Sometime the perfectionist in us sewers comes out and we stress about things we should not! You have a great dress with a great fit!
SewWil said... (10/27/12 1:52 AM) Reply
Your dress turned out great! I don't see any issues with creasing.
ArtAttack said... (10/27/12 0:23 AM) Reply
Great dress...very retro, and especially love your circle pin! Re: the creasing, have you ever measured yourself by the Palmer Pletsch method across the bust from the creases right at your armpit/chest? Their method gives you the pattern size you need for your shoulders/chest which is the hardest to alter. You can fit the rest of it around you. Just a thought, maybe you need a pattern size smaller for the chest/shoulder area and then fit bust/waist/hips, etc. according to that. Just a thought. Adorable dress!
julibchickadee said... (10/26/12 10:57 PM) Reply
I think that it looks really good! I really love the bow at the collar too, it's perfect!
Nan Kay said... (10/26/12 10:30 PM) Reply
Lovely dress, it fits beautifully! Can't see the bodice crease so it must not show much!
Jstarr4250 said... (10/26/12 10:04 PM) Reply
Very pretty. I love the fabric and your neckline options, especially the knotted one.
marec said... (10/26/12 9:39 PM) Reply
What a great looking dress!
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