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Posted on:7/10/13 8:38 AM


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sewingcanary said... (12/1/13 1:31 AM) Reply
Was surprised to see the pattern NOVEL! You write such thorough reviews! Its likely nylon if it took the dye well. Polyester and acrylic wont take the dye unless in a blend and then the colour is pale. Many laces are made with nylon. Nylon usually takes dye well but sometimes in varying degrees. Eg my bras. Content is primarily nylon with some spandex. It dyes well but the stretch binding, hooks and elastics almost always have more saturation and come out darker. It must have something to do with how the nylon is made different type of nylon? Im among those looking forward to the under-dress. Cheers.
rtrittel said... (7/11/13 3:41 PM) Reply
This is stunning! Thanks for the in-depth review.
moushka said... (7/10/13 11:30 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful! Hope you do make the under-dress - it will be stunning. Wish the pattern were still available.
marec said... (7/10/13 6:58 PM) Reply
This is super special-and when you sew or even buy and underdress, it will be a show stopper! Wonderful and very helpful review
Judy Kski said... (7/10/13 3:57 PM) Reply
You've put a lot of time and thought into the construction of this garment. It's one of those pieces of fabric that you have to find just the right pattern for and I think you nailed it. Thanks for a very in-depth review of all you went through to construct something so beautiful and elegant.
RadarRadiance said... (7/10/13 3:44 PM) Reply
Beautiful! Love the lace.
Sew Whatever said... (7/10/13 12:09 PM) Reply
Thanks for all the detail. Loved the humour! especially about the height of the model!
crazygrad said... (7/10/13 12:07 PM) Reply
Really pretty!
KensingtonCrab said... (7/10/13 11:22 AM) Reply
Beautiful!
renren said... (7/10/13 11:04 AM) Reply
Did you happen to see this 'Burda Relaunch' post? I thought of you when I read it: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=78988
renren said... (7/10/13 11:04 AM) Reply
I was thinking the same thing about the pattern--it's kind of unsatisfying in itself but that lace fabric transcends the perceived (by me) limitations of the pattern and takes it somewhere very special. Your experimentation with dying the lace fabric is interesting. It will probably open a whole 'nother world of possibilities when you start playing around with fabric/color in an underdress/slip-type garment. Lovely.
 
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