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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5382 (Pleat Neck Empire Dress)

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Posted on:9/17/10 10:51 AM
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lorrwill said... (10/14/11 5:13 PM) Reply
DANG! What you did with those prints is nothing short of magical.
Kayseri said... (9/19/10 8:59 PM) Reply
I think both of these are great. The styles and fabrics are very flattering.
sewbehind said... (9/19/10 11:03 AM) Reply
Trena, I am not sure you can call yourself Slapdash anymore. Love your dresses.
Kathy in NM said... (9/18/10 3:28 PM) Reply
Great use of prints for this dress! They both look good on you. Thanks for the info on fitting, etc.
Q Valley Mary said... (9/18/10 11:28 AM) Reply
Your two fabric choices are such different prints that it's hard to recognize both dresses as being from the same pattern. I love the way you used the print in your archetectural dress especially.
yummymummy38 said... (9/18/10 9:31 AM) Reply
Wow, when I saw the cast on your leg, first thing I thought was lucky it's not the sewing pedal foot! Love your choice of prints, especially the cool pink art nouveau one, although both look great
JEF said... (9/18/10 8:30 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress and such a great review. Thank you so much for explaining your exposed zipper - I've just been thinking about those so you were very timely! Again, beautiful dresses.
Leora said... (9/18/10 2:51 AM) Reply
Dear goodness, you don't even have a belly! You look great, in both dresses!
FreyaStark said... (9/17/10 6:57 PM) Reply
Two smart dresses. The way you have made pattern work on the front of the pink and black version is really impressive.
Grammy Gin said... (9/17/10 4:20 PM) Reply
Wait until you're almost 70 & you'll know what a "belly situation" IS!!! Great both on both dresses. You are amazing!
Mufffet said... (9/17/10 4:07 PM) Reply
GREAT! Love the dresses - I especially like the black and white one. Are you going to do this in a solid to enhance that bodice design? This would make a very cool little black dress as well...might turn into a TNT pattern for you!
BillieJean said... (9/17/10 3:47 PM) Reply
What do you mean "belly situation"? You silly girl, you have a lovely shape. Your dresses look great!!
RLL said... (9/17/10 1:53 PM) Reply
I love both versions, and how different they appear due to the exposed zip
no7262 said... (9/17/10 1:49 PM) Reply
What a great review! You did awesome job on both dresses!
crazygrad said... (9/17/10 11:24 AM) Reply
Both are so cool. I do like that pattern better than the Vogue.
sewin said... (9/17/10 11:18 AM) Reply
Wow, you did an awesome job on matching for the black and pink dress. Turned out really well.
cmarie12 said... (9/17/10 10:53 AM) Reply
Trena - I saw your pictures on Flickr and I love how both of these dresses look completely different from each other! I also love your fabric choices!
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