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Posted on:1/3/13 10:34 AM
Last Updated:1/3/13 10:38 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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JudyMac said... (9/17/14 1:31 PM) Reply
That is a gorgeous dress and you look very stylish and smart with an interesting edge. That is about 6 corners more than I like to tackle in a garment: you did a fabulous job.
InglesideBelle said... (5/1/13 10:39 AM) Reply
The dress looks very nice on you and fits well! Your rating of the pattern as mediocre seems to be mostly due to the problems you had sewing those corners. Actually, a good bit of the difficulty was most likely due to the fabric you used. Neither ponte knit nor faux leather have the soft 'hand' (feel and flexibility) of the recommended fabrics: crepe, silk tweed and jersey. You were trying to make your fabric do things that go against its natural tendencies. The style looks so nice on you that you might consider sewing it in one of the recommended fabrics. Just sayin' :)
emr said... (2/18/13 2:37 PM) Reply
Thank you for reviewing the pattern. I am planning on purchasing it and am glad to know that the fit is pretty dead on and the zipper can be eliminated. Pattern is too interesting for me to pass up!
Miami Susan said... (2/16/13 5:46 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful on you but your excellent review has warned me against it. Love your blog, too. You have sewn some lovely things!
Fictionfan said... (1/21/13 10:36 PM) Reply
Great dress, love your blog. At first glance at your dress, I figured "S and M" must mean "Satin and Matte", right? After all, this is a sewing site, where BDSM stands for binding (or bias), draping, stitching, and measuring. Thanks for the review! You worked with some challenging fabric and challenging sewing for a fantastic result.
arianamaniacs said... (1/5/13 4:40 AM) Reply
Great minds think alike, I'm doing this in leather as well :) Love how yours turned out despite the pain with the corners.
ReginaLit said... (1/4/13 9:22 PM) Reply
Love it, love it, love it! Very flattering, you look gorgeous!
SewWil said... (1/4/13 7:08 PM) Reply
Amazing dress!
lauraborealis said... (1/4/13 3:31 PM) Reply
I love your fabric choice... totally changes it from a nice dress to fashion. Wear it proudly!
NJcowgirl said... (1/4/13 9:37 AM) Reply
Despite your difficulty it was worth it. It looks great
wendyrb said... (1/4/13 1:18 AM) Reply
You've whipped this dress into mighty fine shape! Thanks for sharing your pain, it will be someone's gain. You look grrrrrrreat.
barbcl said... (1/4/13 0:46 AM) Reply
Very sharp dress!
cmcarr said... (1/3/13 10:57 PM) Reply
Wow! Very nice.
KensingtonCrab said... (1/3/13 7:58 PM) Reply
Get out the whip! That is a great dress!
Nancy1955 said... (1/3/13 6:53 PM) Reply
You look beautiful in that dress. Black definitely works for your complexion - and the dress fits you beautifully.
guineveresmom said... (1/3/13 3:24 PM) Reply
It may have been a pain sewing it up, but it looks fabulous on you.
Novy said... (1/3/13 2:24 PM) Reply
Great job.....Love it!
lainiemay said... (1/3/13 2:00 PM) Reply
This is so trendy. I love it!
ArtAttack said... (1/3/13 1:57 PM) Reply
Wow...this is a cool dress! Looks great on you and super job on the corners.
stitchywitch said... (1/3/13 1:32 PM) Reply
Ooh, I hate sewing corners. Thanks for the warning! I still might try it, but I'll turn those corners into nice gentle curves.
McFeather said... (1/3/13 12:02 PM) Reply
Your dress looks fabulous, despite your trouble! It's on my to-do list. Thanks for the review!
bigalsgal said... (1/3/13 11:39 AM) Reply
love it!
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