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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5558 (Wing Collar Empire Dress)

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Review submitted in RTW/Designer Knockoff Contest Contest
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Posted on:2/26/13 9:39 AM
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anne jewell said... (3/13/13 5:03 PM) Reply
seems like you had fun--and lots of work! a great result.--anne
Cici Cotton said... (3/11/13 5:33 AM) Reply
Congrats! It looks great. I also wanted to thank you for putting together info on how to upload photos. Terri A. posted it in the contest discussion. It was a great help. Love your dress and review.
sooolution said... (3/11/13 2:22 AM) Reply
Aroura said... (3/9/13 1:22 PM) Reply
Great job, this knock-off is spot on, and looks great on you!
trishapatk said... (3/6/13 10:54 AM) Reply
It's very charming in a nice, understated way. The color is very flattering with your coloring too. I enjoy reading your reviews, the little comments such as the one about Butterick "getting sassy in it's old age" are funny. Thanks for another wonderful review.
ElizabethDee said... (3/6/13 7:42 AM) Reply
This is beautiful and so flattering. Wonderful work!
GwenH said... (3/5/13 12:34 PM) Reply
Nice knockoff. $1870 savings, lol. Looks great on you.
ManiMayor said... (3/4/13 1:33 PM) Reply
I love your version, the neckline is great and the sleeves are indeed super flattering. Good call on choosing the brocade. I think it has a better hand than the fabric in the original. You've got my vote!
Danvillegirl said... (2/27/13 6:34 PM) Reply
Great review and impressive knock off!
wimmie said... (2/27/13 2:25 PM) Reply
great review, lovely dress. quite becoming on you.
BlueSkysAhead said... (2/26/13 11:19 PM) Reply
wonderful clone. Yours looks nicer with the fabric used. You did wonderful on the photo chop also. Thats a gift in itself.. Good luck on the contest.
sewnotwork said... (2/26/13 11:04 PM) Reply
It's a lovely dress. Well done!
SewWil said... (2/26/13 8:43 PM) Reply
Wonderful job knocking off this dress! Your dress turned out great. Thanks for the detailed review. I always appreciate the time you put in to writing your review.s
ArtAttack said... (2/26/13 8:07 PM) Reply
Yes! You nailed it! Great job and super helpful review! Good luck in the contest!
Jstarr4250 said... (2/26/13 7:43 PM) Reply
Fantastic knock off and review. Love how you've photoshopped her next to you on the sidewalk.
Wino said... (2/26/13 7:11 PM) Reply
Looks great! That's a beautiful color for you.
mochalover said... (2/26/13 7:07 PM) Reply
Great knock-off!!! And I love the dress, it looks great on you.
carolynw said... (2/26/13 6:29 PM) Reply
Really fabulous dress and great review
Sharon1952 said... (2/26/13 6:01 PM) Reply
That is one beautiful dress and so flattering to your size and coloring. Nice fabric choice.
mm said... (2/26/13 5:03 PM) Reply
Great review and great dress.
Barbara V said... (2/26/13 3:50 PM) Reply
Very wonderful dress, great knock-off and a super flattering style on you.
Terri A said... (2/26/13 2:32 PM) Reply
Super detailed review - love it! The dress is outstanding and perfect on you.
slmstyle said... (2/26/13 2:03 PM) Reply
Great job on your knockoff and all of your detailed pattern and sewing work. Thanks for the great review as well!
Nan Kay said... (2/26/13 12:29 PM) Reply
This is so worth all of the work you put in to it! Excellent review, as usual, and a super great dress!
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (2/26/13 12:26 PM) Reply
Amazing reproduction, just fabulous. I LOVE the brocade
Quickie said... (2/26/13 12:08 PM) Reply
Nice flattering dress
Mufffet said... (2/26/13 12:07 PM) Reply
O.K....AWESOME! This is SO cute and well suited to you, and the fit is excellent. Such a nice job of creating your own pattern.
MaryDB said... (2/26/13 11:23 AM) Reply
L thedress;looks terrific on you. I am especially impressed with the invisible zipper - boy that hot pink zipper doesn't peek out at all. Nice work!
Fabric Hog said... (2/26/13 11:21 AM) Reply
Love the photoshoping on the photo! And you did a great job of explaining how you got there. Good job!
caper81 said... (2/26/13 10:03 AM) Reply
Wow! Great knock-off :) Impressive! I like how you have both dresses shown, very cool :)
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