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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 09-2003-134 (Dress w./ Dolman Sleeves)

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Posted on:5/5/07 3:30 PM
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Heatherrique said...
Definitely a showstopper, Cidell!
1/8/08 9:33 AM
Sea-my said...
this old model looks so modern now. Butterfly dress is too at time. Good!
8/20/07 3:58 AM
PegL said...
WOW! I missed your review the first time around but I must say I love both dresses, especially the LBD! Looks wonderful on you!'s going to be BWTF for me from now on!! How clever and totally true! lol
5/14/07 11:41 AM
Erica B. said...
You did a fabulous job! I love that dress and it looks marvelous in that fabric!
5/14/07 10:38 AM
narcissaqtpie said...
Wow @ this dress. I'm speechless!
5/14/07 8:31 AM
Zaneta said...
Love, Love THIS DRESS!! Great choice of fabric..
5/14/07 7:09 AM
susinok said...
Love the chainlink fabric with that dress! Great work!
5/14/07 6:37 AM
fuzzygalore said...
OK, much as I liked the black, I admit this is much better :-). Great job on the matching! And you should definitely trust Julia on colors, the coral is great. Now I'm envious :-).
5/14/07 4:18 AM
Aixoise said...
Stunning, Cidell. That print is fabulous and the dress suits your figure--and your personality--perfectly.
5/13/07 10:47 PM
Nancywin said...
Great looking dress! I saw this fabric on GT in the aqua. I had no idea the "links" were so large. Love it!
5/13/07 10:40 PM
Vonnevo said...
Love the coral dress, love the colour !!! Superb :)))
5/13/07 9:31 PM
Bonnie O said...
STUNNING! You were right to trust your friend's judgement on the colors.
5/13/07 9:07 PM
Linda G said...
Your dress is fits to a tee
5/7/07 6:12 PM
Liana said...
Great dress, and yes, you have brightened my day, too! :)
5/7/07 9:54 AM
Christina W said...
Fantastic! I have been eyeing this pattern too - it looks much better in your version than in the magazine photo. BWTF - that's hilarious!
5/7/07 9:52 AM
madhatter said...
you'll get lots of compliments with this - it looks beautiful!
5/7/07 6:37 AM
j222b said...
Your comment BWTF has me laughing. I have always loved the look of a black dress on a black woman; & I think you look stunning. Perhaps a pin or necklace or drop earrings would help the dress to stand out even more?
5/6/07 6:16 PM
SandraB said...
I love your dress. It is very flattering on you. BWTF!!!! You are too funny!! I can't tell you how many times I have muttered this to myself while trying to follow BWOF instructions.
5/6/07 3:14 PM
Erica B. said...
I commented on your blog, but I'll do it here too: It looks great on you!
5/6/07 2:36 PM
illinicrna said...
Looks great to me! Ha Ha BWTF!
5/6/07 1:16 PM
Bonnie O said...
I think the dress turned out great and you look beautiful in black. This is a nice business version of the dress but I bet a bright yellow version of this dress would look stunning with your skin tone.
5/6/07 11:58 AM
trinicity said...
wow,, this is one HOT dress girl
5/6/07 8:52 AM
beangirl said...
-cough choke- Well, I think it's fair to say none of us will ever look at "BWOF" the same again. Cidell, to be TOTALLY honest (hee hee) my first reaction to your photo was "What a great figure, what a great dress, hmmm... maybe that's not the best color for her". (And you'll note that I first noticed your figure and THEN the dress and THEN the color, so I think that's pretty good as a sewing goal). Everyone's right, this looks pretty fab on you . Quelle, I'm rolling my eyes here if you didn't catch on. ;-)
5/6/07 8:44 AM
blue mooney said...
That is so sophisticated and looks really current, even though it's from a 2003 mag! Fab look on you.
5/6/07 7:48 AM
Nancy K said...
Well you have a great lbd. This looks wonderful on you and the fit is terrific.
5/6/07 7:44 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Very flattering dress on you! Love the look of this dress.
5/6/07 7:36 AM
MissCelie said...
Everyone, thank you! I do like the dress and it's better in person. I just like me in prints or brighter colors. I think that it's a lot of fabric in a color that I am not great in. I also just bought a black car and have been wishing for the past six weeks I had gotten grey or red! I will make this again and be sure to post the photos.
5/6/07 7:14 AM
MissCelie said...
Katharine, last night it occured to me that I didn't use any stablizer in the shoulder seams. At 1:00 a.m. I started going through my RTW knit tops to figure out which ones had stabilization and why. I *think* you are right. I am going to put some clear elastic in the front shoulder / facing seams. Because that's where I took in a little to get the neck to snug up. As for the back, I never thought about it, or was able to check my back fit. This was the first time I've taken a photo from behind. I must have looked like a loon (or a total narcissist) on my back patio with my tripod yesterday.
5/6/07 7:10 AM
HenriettenDK said...
You look great - I think I've mentioned this before but you have the BEST smile - you'd look good in pretty much anything, but this dress is definitely cute!
5/6/07 4:31 AM
Katharine in BXL said...
Oooohh--you make that dress look *good!* It looks tres au courant. Perhaps the back neck gaping is due to you need a high round back adjustment or perhaps you didn't staystitch the bias back neckline right after cutting. They stretch very quickly from handling and usually Burda doesn't remind you to staystitch. (BWTF! ROTFLMAO!)
5/6/07 4:24 AM
Tany said...
Beautiful and stylish dress! VERY well done!
5/6/07 4:03 AM
Zaneta said...
This is just divine Cidell..I really love your work :)
5/6/07 1:27 AM
krystalkaes said...
You are beautiful. You are *funny*!
5/6/07 0:25 AM
Em's Summer said...
I love the style and I think the dress looks great, but I also think you need to trust your instinct and if you don't like that shade of black, maybe a deeper shade would work? Great job and review!
5/5/07 11:48 PM
carolynw said...
Well Cidell you have your LBD and it looks fantastic. Oh how I wish I was as slim as you!!
5/5/07 10:58 PM
Nancywin said...
Your dress turned out beautifully. You're right, everone needs a LBD, but I think you look even better in brighter colors. This dress looks very nice on you though
5/5/07 8:36 PM
CarolynGM said...
This is much nicer than just "ok." You look fabulous and very sophisticated in this. It shows off your figure beautifully.
5/5/07 8:32 PM
2BSewing said...
Beautiful dress! Looks great on you.
5/5/07 8:31 PM
cindy-lou said...
Cidell, Ihate to break it to you, but you would look good in a burlap bag-- not to mention a stunner dress like this one. Great work!
5/5/07 8:15 PM
HawkeMorningStar7 said...
Stunning, love the style, you look terrific !
5/5/07 7:49 PM
hongkongshopper said...
Love the dress! You look fab!!
5/5/07 7:30 PM
Lisa Merry said...
This dress looks great, I love the sleeves!
5/5/07 7:16 PM
Karla Kizer said...
Great new name....and great new dress. I wish I had the issue of BurdaW?F. Your dress is beautiful.
5/5/07 7:12 PM
dbsewer said...
This dress looks really lovely on you. If you do it in another color, please post a photo.
5/5/07 7:09 PM
sewbehind said...
Thanks to you, I had to clean my computer screen. Laughed at your new name for Burda WOF. You look beautiful, as always.
5/5/07 6:55 PM
FloraNature said...
That's a beautiful dress, and a great review! I think you look fab, but perhaps you could turn it into a tunic, and make another in, say, deep purple if you feel this colour is too much on you.
5/5/07 6:55 PM
popoagiesmiles said...
Thanks for the review. You look marvelous, and I've always admired this dress. If you don't like it in black, maybe you can either add some neckline accessory or make it in a color you like on you. But, the dress is lovely and you look great in it.
5/5/07 6:29 PM
Christina Sonja said...
Another great piece from Cidell! I like the shaping of the waist.
5/5/07 6:28 PM
cindyann said...
BWTF........hahahaha didn't catch that the first time around. How about teal green?
5/5/07 5:54 PM
Vonnevo said...
It's Fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5/5/07 5:51 PM
busy bee said...
I think you look cute, but I can't help but love your new name for Burda. Took me awhile to catch your drift.... :)
5/5/07 5:43 PM
fuzzygalore said...
Mmm. It does look good on you, but I have to agree that it'd be better in.. hot pink or something :-).
5/5/07 5:41 PM
mochalover said...
This is definitely a cute dress on you. We are always are own worse critic.
5/5/07 5:39 PM
regine said...
You are entirely wrong it is not "OK" it looks great, beautiful dress which suits you very well indeed.
5/5/07 5:32 PM
cindyann said...
That style is really flattering on you. You look fabulous.
5/5/07 3:40 PM
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