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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4919 (Retro '52 Misses Dress)

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Reviewed by:Margaret
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Posted on:7/22/13 3:34 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Sigrid. said...
Great dress, the lenght is nice on you.
7/22/13 4:03 PM
Sew Whatever said...
Very thorough review. I think it looks lovely on you!
7/22/13 4:52 PM
prostheticsgirl said...
Wow, lovely!
7/22/13 6:02 PM
Rhonda in Montreal said...
"apparently I have a high bust"... LUCKY!! Really NEAT fabric, Margaret ;D Dress up/down fun!!
7/22/13 6:05 PM
treefrog said...
Beautiful dress! The fabric is gorgeous - I thought it was a lace and was surprised to read that it is a knit
7/22/13 6:46 PM
Pollycotton said...
Beautiful dress, what a great review you did too.
7/22/13 11:25 PM
Tina303 said...
I'm under the impression that vintage patterns have longer skirts because that was the style back then. Heaven forbid a lady would show her knee!
7/23/13 0:02 AM
lamstu said...
Your dress is really lovely! I think that the longer length is very flattering. It might be time for me to make it again for me ( I dieted out of my pretty green linen version, which is not sad except that I miss that dress!)
7/23/13 0:41 AM
mysticotala said...
Love the fabric you chose! I made this dress years ago and just wore it again recently and it had all the problems you mentioned. The bodice was too full and the neckline wasn't stabilized and gaped. The back also kept riding up so I'm assuming the waistline was too low. Ah, the things we learn! Looks great on you! Such a fun dress
7/23/13 11:39 AM
yummymummy38 said...
I like the look of this, especially the waist detail. Surprised its a knit lace!
7/24/13 5:16 PM
FreyaStark said...
Fabulous! The fabric looks better than it sounds. The length seems right to me, although a cm or 2 less wouldn't hurt. Well done, and thanks for a useful review. This pattern is in my collection and awaiting my attention.
7/29/13 5:54 AM
Margaret said...
Thanks everyone! Mysticotala, I didn't think there was really too much fabric in the upper front for me, with this fabric and without the lining, but I could definitely see how it could happen on a different figure shape or with different fabric. It was really helpful to have a look at the previous reviews because many people did have those same issues that you mentioned.
7/30/13 10:23 AM
CozyCotton said...
great review. It will be my next project!
10/5/13 10:26 AM
marusya grace said...
Beautiful! Thanks for posting this review!
3/28/14 3:26 PM
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