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Cute dress! (Back in the late 90's I think half my wardrobe was corduroy!) I'm most surprised to find you are able to use a vintage buttonholer with a modern machine. I loved the Griest bottonholer I used with my mother's old singer and think the automatic programmed ones today can't compare! I wonder if anyone else is using these...
3/2/07 10:23 AM
That dress is too cute on you! Thanks for the review. I have a collection of those vintage buttonholer makers- they are awesome.
3/2/07 10:25 AM
This dress is so much better on you than the pattern drawing! You look fantastic! The belt and boots really pull it together. Thanks for pointing out this pattern
3/2/07 10:52 AM
Darling dress! Thanks for the helpful review.
3/2/07 11:07 AM
I LOVE your style - (saw your newsboy cap review yesterday...!) The stripes turned out fab in your shirt dress and I'm currently obsessed with shirtdresses, and very easy patterns...too bad I HATE buttonholes...
3/2/07 11:56 AM
Beautiful dress!!! You've really made the most of those stripes. It elongates you, especially when even lightweight cord can make a person look heavier.
3/2/07 12:08 PM
Griest Buttonholer? I'll look it up. Thanks for the review. Wonderful dress, and those boots and belt kick it up a notch! Great accessories!
3/2/07 12:23 PM
Great dress !!! Love it. I have this pattern too and plan to make some shirt dresses. I am reg size 12 and you say its fitted? Guess the darts help as I want it fitted. thanks so much for review. Enjoy your fab dress !
3/2/07 12:25 PM
Great dress, and I think it looks better with the purchased belt than it would with the self tie belt.
3/2/07 12:26 PM
Real cute! Love the striped cord, love the pattern, love the accessories! Wondering what problems you had with the collar. Thanks for the review!
3/2/07 12:50 PM
Great dress. Your fabric choice looks great on you!
3/2/07 12:57 PM
I love this dress on you. Funny black hole comment, know just what you mean. I will have to see this buttonholer. Post the other dresses you made from this, please.
3/2/07 12:57 PM
Another "Cute Cute Cute", looks great!
3/2/07 1:07 PM
Leslie in Austin
OMG, I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this. Beautiful job--perfect style and color on you!
3/2/07 1:18 PM
OMG HOT i love the STRIPES!!
3/2/07 1:38 PM
That is a very cool dress and it looks great on you also. Nice use of stripes.
3/2/07 1:42 PM
3/2/07 1:57 PM
This dress looks great on you! I love your belt also.
3/2/07 2:36 PM
SO cute - love it! Putting this one on my list and we'll see if it's still slimming for a size 18! ;-)
3/2/07 2:37 PM
This is ADORABLE on you! I would not have looked at that pattern, but I will get it today..The stripes really work and you look like a model in it. Great review!
3/2/07 2:48 PM
Very classy look.
3/2/07 2:57 PM
3/2/07 3:09 PM
The dress looks great on you, and the belt is perfect!
3/2/07 3:24 PM
Love this dress, you look fantastic.
3/2/07 3:40 PM
Great dress. I just love those stripes. I knew there was another pattern I needed to add to my wish list and your dress convinced me that this is the one. Enjoy the compliments!
3/2/07 4:31 PM
What a terrific dress! I want I want! Thanks for the great review.
3/2/07 5:01 PM
Great loooking dress, great job. Never heard of vintage buttonholers, though.
3/2/07 5:30 PM
Thisis lovely and looks so much better than the pattern. The stripes add a lot of flair to the dress!! The boots and belt make you look like a real fashion plate!!
3/2/07 6:08 PM
very nice! looks great on you
3/2/07 6:33 PM
Stunner!!! Great dress, great figure in dress!!!!
3/2/07 6:46 PM
Looks very nice on you and love it with boots and belt.
3/2/07 7:24 PM
Looks very classy on you..great job!
3/2/07 10:02 PM
Gosh that looks great on you! Beautiful dress on a most beautiful woman.
3/2/07 10:26 PM
Looks ho-hum on the envelope, but great on you! I think the stripes and the sturdier fabric make the dress. You go, girl!
3/2/07 11:42 PM
Thank you for the very informative review. I love the fabric choice. looks great on you.
3/3/07 0:58 AM
Cidell, that's sizzling hot on you and very chic! Wowee! Definitely much more beautiful than what's on the pattern envelope! You wear it very well!
3/3/07 3:00 AM
Just darling on you!
3/3/07 4:17 AM
Nice dress. Thumbing through the vogue catalog I passed this up. I may have to rethink it. It looks great! Great review
3/3/07 8:22 AM
This pattern worked up great for you. The dress looks fantastic on you! I may have to get this pattern.
3/3/07 11:02 AM
Great looking dress: I love this style, and it looks absolutely smashing on you.
3/3/07 12:42 PM
Very nice dress.
3/3/07 3:32 PM
I love your colors! It does indeed look slimming, and I think the belt co-ordinates better, also. You have great style in picking fabric and patterns to match. Good Luck on future endeavors, but I don't think you will need it, as great as you are doing so far!
3/3/07 7:22 PM
WOW! You look like a million bucks in this dress. They should use you for the model on the pattern, as I don't think I would have bought it based on their drawing, but having seen yours, I might have to change my mind. Very nice!
3/3/07 11:26 PM
That dress is the hotness! Love the fabric!
3/3/07 11:53 PM
3/4/07 3:12 PM
Sheesh!! That dress is unbelievable on you!! It is in an entirely different league than the pattern drawings. You are tiny and this makes you look like you are about 5 inches wide! :)
3/4/07 8:51 PM
Love it ! And thse colors are amazing on you.
3/4/07 8:55 PM
I'm blushing!! Seriously. I don't know if I can live up to this dress again. Thank you all so much. It's such a honor to hear this kind of praise from my sewing peers.
3/4/07 9:27 PM
What a great dress! The pattern drawing is pretty 'meh', but your version is spectacular!
3/5/07 8:03 AM
I thought I was the only one left who still prefers the old-time buttonholes. I use an old Singer buttonholer attachment, the one in a green plastic case, with my "antique" Elna SU and it works great. Love your dress!!
3/9/07 10:52 PM
I can't tell you how much I like this dress - and you have such a presence in photos...
4/3/07 11:38 AM
Beautiful on you.
5/15/07 9:08 AM
thanks. I am looking for a shirtdress pattern for a silk. I was wondering about the waistline, but your review helped me choose...
6/18/07 1:32 AM
Wow, this is a great dress! It looks much better than the pattern picture. The stripes really add some visual pop. It definitely looks like a pattern worth trying out. Thanks for the review!
8/5/07 8:42 PM
I was trying to find a shirtdress pattern, so went and found this one on the Vogue site. Didn't want to buy it without seeing what everyone on patternreview had to say. When I saw that you had reviewed it, I was so excited!!! I LOVE your style and respect your opinion : ) You said you made a 12, do you wear a 12 in Simplicity as well? I just started sewing for myself and have only made tops from simplicity patterns, was wondering if the sizing was the same? I am a 12 in Simplicity. Also, I have the perfect fabric, a chocolate pinstriped shirting, didn't know what I was going to do with this fabric, now I do!!!!
8/13/07 10:46 AM
Fantastic dress!! Great idea for corduroy!
9/7/07 2:04 PM
Love it! You made what looks like a complicated stripe pattern look WONDERFUL. *awe*
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