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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4914 (Maggy London Dress)

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Reviewed by:Barbara V
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Posted on:7/4/09 4:35 PM
Last Updated:7/13/09 3:54 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Aixoise said...
What a great dress. You look lovely in it; the fit and fabric are perfect.
7/4/09 4:40 PM
Time4me said...
Super nice dress on you! Are you at home and if so, CAN I COME OVER?!?!?!? Nice yard too!
7/4/09 4:47 PM
eugenia123 said...
Beautiful dress, great style - it really suits you.
7/4/09 4:59 PM
Tiner W said...
That is such a beautiful dress!
7/4/09 5:24 PM
Michele Lommasson said...
Great dress!
7/4/09 6:25 PM
nellc said...
Really nice dress, I love the fabric you have used.
7/4/09 6:32 PM
AdaF said...
Very flattering on your figure (and of course, great job on the workmanship). Thanks for the review! I will add it to my wish list ;) .
7/4/09 7:11 PM
Kelly D. said...
This pattern has been in the stash for some time waiting for the right fabric. You inspire me to make it up this summer! Lovely dress. Can't wait to see where you go from here style-wise if you're done with surplice dresses! ;-)
7/4/09 7:30 PM
greenandlilac said...
Looks great on you
7/4/09 7:31 PM
mdeeter said...
Your dress is so pretty! I have this pattern sitting out to make...I think it's jumped to the top thanks to you!
7/4/09 7:40 PM
Frogstitcher said...
Very pretty; great fabric choice. I love Maggy London dresses and I need to get me one of these. This dress is very pretty and feminine on you.
7/4/09 7:53 PM
QuiltSewSewSue said...
I love your dress. I have just bought fabric to make this dress and enjoyed your review. thank you!
7/4/09 8:34 PM
sewtime said...
Beautiful dress!!! Fabric and fit!!!
7/4/09 8:48 PM
Sweetiebop said...
You look lovely in your new dress.
7/5/09 0:02 AM
Kayseri said...
Lovely looking dress.
7/5/09 0:35 AM
Ann Smith said...
Such a lovely dress and it fits you perfectly. Your garden makes the perfect setting for it.
7/5/09 2:00 AM
kerrynw said...
Beautiful dress and great fit.
7/5/09 2:59 AM
Maychi said...
Lovely, very flattering.
7/5/09 5:30 AM
marjenann said...
Now that is what a call a pulled together look!!! Smashing!!!
7/5/09 9:11 AM
Lori V said...
Great dress.
7/5/09 9:12 AM
ALY said...
Very pretty dress. It looks so nice on you.
7/5/09 9:22 AM
jilly cooper said...
Love the dress on you. That shirred waist looks great and the fabric is perfect. Well done.
7/5/09 9:50 AM
imsewcrazy said...
Beautiful dress! Great fit and fabric. This really shows off your great figure!
7/5/09 10:11 AM
Christas said...
Please pack this dress up and send it to ME! I love it! LOL! I have made this pattern before (mine did not turn out anywhere near as cute as yours did) ..... yours is WONDERFUL!
7/5/09 10:47 AM
zazzie said...
I absolutely love this !
7/5/09 12:34 PM
betsyross said...
I have this pattern too. It seems to look great on everyone. Love the fabric. You look wonderfully comfortable wearing this dress. Thanks for the review.
7/5/09 2:53 PM
Raye Ann said...
this is beautiful. i am wondering about matching pattern on a dress cut like this. did you labor over the matching, or does it fall into place a look this fantastic without the fussing? i have a large scale knit print and have been wondering.
7/5/09 4:14 PM
Barbara V said...
Thank you fellow sewists for all your comments. Raye Ann, Good quesiton. I didn't think to address this in the review, but I did spend some time with placement of the bodice pieces so as not to have a bullseye right where I didn't want it. At the sewing retreat Ann Smith reminded me of that and helped me decide if it looked right. Other than that I cut the other pattern pieces randomly, just all in the same direction. It depends on the fabric. Most likely a large random print will work itself into the garment sections with no problems, but you may still want to check to make sure that no two distinct designs meet up right at an obvious seam.
7/5/09 4:48 PM
Grammy Gin said...
Such a flattering dress! You look beautiful & so does your yard!!! I love both!!!
7/5/09 5:32 PM
Amanda S. said...
Very pretty and flattering dress on you! I love the print as well.
7/5/09 6:25 PM
DorothyK said...
This dress is fabulous. Perfect cut, shape and fabric for you. I guess I'll have to add this to my wish list.
7/6/09 8:58 AM
Heatherrique said...
Absolutely beautiful, Barbara! You sure know how to enable others to buy more patterns...
7/12/09 3:37 AM
Sheila457 said...
Fabulous dress.
7/13/09 4:43 PM
Auntie Allyn said...
This dress is stunning on you! I was eyeballing this pattern over the weekend and may move it closer to the front of my "to sew" list!
7/13/09 6:02 PM
sewbehind said...
I can't decide what I like best, your garden or the dress. Okay, the dress! It suits you perfectly.
7/13/09 6:03 PM
busymomof3 said...
Your dress looks great on you!! I love your creations!
7/13/09 6:10 PM
nancyc said...
Very pretty dress! I have this pattern, and you have reminded me that I want to make it. Thanks!
7/13/09 8:04 PM
Sallygirl said...
What a great dress! I love the fabric, and it fits you like a dream!
7/13/09 8:54 PM
Rhoda K said...
Looks great.
7/13/09 9:40 PM
Meggie LuLu said...
CUTE dress!! I absolutely LOVE that fabric!!! You look BEAUTIFUL in your new dress!!!
7/14/09 1:00 AM
Levone said...
This dress is gorgeous and fits you perfectly. Great job!
7/14/09 11:54 AM
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