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Reviewed by:timetravelcostumes

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Posted on:1/28/09 1:15 PM
Last Updated:4/28/10 3:24 PM

Review Rating: Needs More Info by 3 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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SewSewFunny said... (10/24/11 4:36 PM) Reply
I never go by Simplicity/McCalls pattern sizes. I go by the wearing ease sizes. A corset should not have a wearing ease of 2" (Beware! That was actually on one of the corset patterns I purchased!) If you take ease into mind and have a good idea about your own measurements, this dress is really easy to do. I "eyeballed" the back pleating and basically half-did this dress and it turned out really pretty. I also used the same pattern, altered it and turned it into a great long-sleeved overdress with no problem.
Deepika said... (2/8/09 6:16 PM) Reply
Would love it if you could provide more information in your review.
Catbird said... (1/28/09 9:04 PM) Reply
Unfortunately, the 'for sale' link is still active.
AnneMarie60 said... (1/28/09 7:27 PM) Reply
The gown is beautiful. I love Jane Austen's characters, and I enjoyed seeing your lovely creation. You look beautiful in it.
timetravelcostumes said... (1/28/09 7:24 PM) Reply
fuzzygalore: I didn't have any trouble with this pattern fitting the size advertised... I think it might be because it was not drafted by the normal simplicity drafters but rather by the a gal who does patterns from this era as her main job... it was definitely easier to use than the average simplicity pattern!

frosty772: yes the bust ran a bit tight!

cindyann/marec: my apologies, I had forgotten that page still had a "for sale" link. I removed the link since I didn't intend it as advertising but rather to show off the gown I made. Thanks for the heads up!

marec said... (1/28/09 5:03 PM) Reply
yep, have to agree with cindyann. Please don't use our site for advertising.
cindyann said... (1/28/09 3:15 PM) Reply
Lovely, but I don't think you're allowed to advertise here.
AliciaNoel said... (1/28/09 2:54 PM) Reply
Lovely dress! Also you've got some beautiful gowns on your website!!
Frosty772 said... (1/28/09 2:37 PM) Reply
I made this pattern and have to say that if you are a high B bust or higher you may have to lower the bodice. I made this and the bodice was too high on me. Your dress is very pretty.
fuzzygalore said... (1/28/09 1:51 PM) Reply
Seems unlikely it was that straightforward, since Simplicity patterns rarely fit the size advertised?
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