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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 09-2008-114 (Retro Shift Dress/Jumper)

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Posted on:9/6/08 12:26 PM
Last Updated:9/8/08 3:52 AM
Pattern Size:Petite 
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ChristineX said... (9/13/08 11:26 AM) Reply
Gorgeous. I like your alteration at the neck--jewel necklines don't do anything for me either.
nancy2001 said... (9/11/08 8:22 PM) Reply
Lovely dress with a beautiful neckline.
Meggie LuLu said... (9/10/08 4:59 PM) Reply
I LOVE the changes you made on the neckline for this dress! It is a great LBD!!!
EveS said... (9/9/08 10:23 PM) Reply
LOVELY, lovely, LBD!!! This makes me wish I was a petite!
reformfabric said... (9/9/08 1:41 PM) Reply
You look fabulous in this. I really like your alteration to the necking. You have got the fit just right, it reminds me of a galaxy dress.
Twinset said... (9/9/08 2:39 AM) Reply
Very very nice! Congrats!
piffle said... (9/8/08 9:46 PM) Reply
oh wow. Well done. You look terrific. All that time pin fitting was totally worth it. I hope you get to wear this somewhere fun!
Robyn16626 said... (9/8/08 8:42 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for the explanation and photos for the neck change. You've certainly inspired me to be a little more creative in changing patterns. Plus, you could certainly give BWOF a few tips about how to write clear instructions! :)
Heatherrique said... (9/8/08 6:39 PM) Reply
Classy, chic, and fantastic!
jkaori said... (9/8/08 12:13 PM) Reply
The dress looks great, and I love the neckline modification. Very flattering!
Marji said... (9/8/08 9:05 AM) Reply
Fabulous! Yours looks infinitely better than the original. Love what you did with the neckline, the length, everything. I'm guessing that if you did this in a wool crepe some of those drape issues you don't like would go away.
nellc said... (9/8/08 7:54 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, the new neckline is lovely.
yorkshire lass said... (9/8/08 3:39 AM) Reply
Wow, you have really improved this dress with your neckline changes, and it looks wonderful on you.
Robyn16626 said... (9/8/08 0:43 AM) Reply
Sorry, I meant how you did the changes to the neckline (as you've already done a good job explaining the other changes)
Robyn16626 said... (9/8/08 0:41 AM) Reply
This looks divine on you and the neckline changes really make the whole dress. May I ask how you did the changes?
Barbara V said... (9/7/08 11:10 AM) Reply
I like the neckline that you created. I think it is a wonderful style for you!
DorothyK said... (9/7/08 9:46 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress. I love the neckline.
shaggy said... (9/7/08 1:09 AM) Reply
Love the way this dress looks on you. Especially like the neckline.
Amy-may said... (9/6/08 8:46 PM) Reply
Your neckline change is brillant! I'm planning to "whip" this dress up and had already decided to scoop the neck. You version is even better!
Lori V said... (9/6/08 7:32 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress, the neckline is so nice.
Re Becca said... (9/6/08 6:58 PM) Reply
Fabulous! I think that this will really grow on you when you see how many people compliment you on it. I love your neckline, that is why I didn't take a second look at this, but I really like it your way.
Karendee said... (9/6/08 5:10 PM) Reply
Lovely dress!
Karen6790 said... (9/6/08 4:48 PM) Reply
This one is definitely on my short list to sew. Love your change to the neckline, it turns it into a completely different (and also fabulous dress).
AliciaNoel said... (9/6/08 4:34 PM) Reply
This dress is just beautiful - love the neckline!!
ladybirdlove said... (9/6/08 4:30 PM) Reply
Great job on this! Very nice!
wreninrome said... (9/6/08 3:02 PM) Reply
great dress...i love the sweetheart neckline!
Mahogany Stylist said... (9/6/08 2:52 PM) Reply
Cute dress. I like the changes that you made.
Terri A said... (9/6/08 2:37 PM) Reply
Really Nice!
cabinbaby said... (9/6/08 2:36 PM) Reply
WOW! I love your new neck line!!!
Kay Y said... (9/6/08 2:33 PM) Reply
I like your neckline changes very much - beautiful LBD! I'm also curious to know if you lengthened it... (am thinking of making this one myself!)
Mahler said... (9/6/08 1:51 PM) Reply
Simple, chic and so well fitted on you. I love the neck line change. Vraiment g�niale cette robe et tellement actuelle ce look un peu r�tro. Superbe !
michellep74 said... (9/6/08 1:36 PM) Reply
You look absolutely smashing in this! Great job--your persistence with working on the fit paid off.
Catbird said... (9/6/08 1:35 PM) Reply
This looks GREAT on you and the neckline change is brilliant. It looks so much better than the BWOF version!
Immelu said... (9/6/08 1:28 PM) Reply
That looks fantastic! People who don't sew will never notice a few wrinkles. It looks great!
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