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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2622 (Strapless Maxi Dress)

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Reviewed by:Erica B.

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Posted on:6/18/09 11:31 PM
Last Updated:6/20/09 9:55 AM
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velosewer said... (8/12/10 8:46 PM) Reply
More praise for a great dress.
B Unique Designs said... (8/4/10 3:39 PM) Reply
Love the color of the fabric. I've noticed your the only person that did the size i'm doing. If it's not a bother can you send pattern pieces 1, 2, and 3. I've misplaced those pieces and can't find them.
NurseByrd said... (9/16/09 11:39 PM) Reply
I wish I had took heed to your advice, the bodice was narrow.
racehorse said... (8/11/09 10:54 AM) Reply
That was a great review! I really appreciate you including the information about the FBA because I am a beginner and I'm a little scared of trying it. Now I see what the pattern looks like when you do it and I am about ready to take the plunge and try it myself. Thanks!
AliceB said... (6/26/09 10:59 PM) Reply
Erica, I always appreciate your reviews and the many helpful hints you include. Alice
Raye Ann said... (6/23/09 8:49 PM) Reply
seriously- i would never buy RTW again if i could sew like you! love, love your creations. thanks for sharing!
Erica B. said... (6/22/09 8:04 AM) Reply
Thanks so much ladies for all of your wonderful comments!
Aixoise said... (6/21/09 4:41 PM) Reply
You are one gorgeous woman - and you know how to show it! This dress is a stunner. Love the sip'n'sew idea to alleviate frustration and clear the head. Great job - as always.
anncie1 said... (6/21/09 2:07 AM) Reply
My first maxi will be done tomorrow. Usint an old pattern and I'm about 10' shorter than you. Hope my success is like yours! Your wadder is fabu!
Mahogany Stylist said... (6/21/09 0:20 AM) Reply
Another spectacular maxi dress. You look sensational.
Jennifer shaw said... (6/20/09 8:31 PM) Reply
Your dress is just so sublime!!
GBK said... (6/20/09 3:19 PM) Reply
Cute dress, and the fabric (print and color) are just gorgeous!!!
barbcl said... (6/20/09 3:04 PM) Reply
Really pretty dress in a great pattern and colors.
Grammy Gin said... (6/20/09 0:24 AM) Reply
Oo-La-La! You look terrific! Love your strapless maxi. Sorry about the ripping & alterations you had to go through!
leeannz said... (6/19/09 9:35 PM) Reply
thanks for the alteration photos...I'm not the only one that seems to have the "empire" sit on the middle of the bust!!!!!
Kellie R. said... (6/19/09 8:02 PM) Reply
Fabulous dress! I'm glad you had that glass of wine to help you return to your project and recut the bodice!! It looks GREAT!
kim*brown said... (6/19/09 6:58 PM) Reply
Great job Erica. I always use swimsuit lining whenever I make something that requires a stretch main fabric, so much lighter than lining with another piece of knit fabric.
bconky said... (6/19/09 4:25 PM) Reply
Love it.
Sweetiebop said... (6/19/09 1:00 PM) Reply
This is a beautiful color and silhouette for you. Great dress.
SarahSews said... (6/19/09 12:28 PM) Reply
This is a wonderful dress on you. I'm so glad you didn't let it become a wadder!
sewtime said... (6/19/09 12:22 PM) Reply
WOW, Beautiful dress!!
mimi g. said... (6/19/09 12:21 PM) Reply
the dress is hotness!! and you look great by the way :)
Karen6790 said... (6/19/09 11:22 AM) Reply
Wine while cutting - bad. Wine while debating how to fix things - very good. Obviously, considering your result here.
Pamaro said... (6/19/09 10:57 AM) Reply
That's a very nice dress. I love the fabric and the style and you look very pretty in it. Good idea about using the swimsuit lining instead of tricot.
marec said... (6/19/09 10:42 AM) Reply
This is a beautiful look for you!
Nancy Anne said... (6/19/09 10:30 AM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful. You carry it off well!
Sue Anfang said... (6/19/09 9:19 AM) Reply
Gorgeous -- good thing wine helps you sew better, unfortunately for me it works the opposite way!!!
carolynw said... (6/19/09 8:40 AM) Reply
B-E-A-U-T-I-F--U-L. You should be a model!!
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said... (6/19/09 8:14 AM) Reply
Gelbean said... (6/19/09 7:46 AM) Reply
Love, love, love it!!!
Kath in ON said... (6/19/09 6:50 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Good to hear I'm not the only one who throws things in frustration ;)
Miss Charlie said... (6/19/09 5:07 AM) Reply
Great photos! If you get a chance to edit your review though, the link to the back view photo has an extra "http//" in the address, which on my browser caused it to not find the photo.
Sara The Slayer said... (6/19/09 4:16 AM) Reply
Ooooooooooo peeing in my pants I love it so much. And I admire your altering skills.
Em's Summer said... (6/19/09 3:37 AM) Reply
What a beautiful dress! Great save!
Vonnevo said... (6/19/09 2:10 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress Erica ! The colour and style suit you beautifully :) Yay for a *sip 'n sew*
michalklimer said... (6/19/09 1:32 AM) Reply
it looks great! thanks for the review!
chicaem29 said... (6/19/09 1:17 AM) Reply
The dress came out great! I love the fabric. It makes it!
Gold said... (6/19/09 0:19 AM) Reply
You look fabulous!! I am so hook on maxi dresses too!!
Heidi Ho said... (6/19/09 0:06 AM) Reply
Wow, that looks great...good thing you had that galss of wine!!!
ConnieBJ said... (6/18/09 11:57 PM) Reply
Zowza! What a dress! Glad you were able to make a save, and I'm positive that wine helped- it always does for me.
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