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Reviewed by:embaby

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Posted on:9/16/10 10:31 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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pammieh said... (11/4/10 9:55 PM) Reply
I love it - I am totally adding this to my stash - wonderful fabric!
embaby said... (9/22/10 8:33 PM) Reply
Thank you for all the encouraging comments!
RadarRadiance said... (9/18/10 10:32 AM) Reply
Love the dress and material you used! Great pattern for you, very pretty on.
pammieh said... (9/17/10 6:49 PM) Reply
I saw this on sew retro - this is a beautiful rendering - congratulations it is fab.
nicegirl said... (9/17/10 11:12 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! When I made this I also wanted to do a contrast midriff until I saw the side seam mismatch. But as yours is a border and not really a contrast it totally, totally works. Love it.
Twinset said... (9/17/10 10:42 AM) Reply
Really beautiful dress!! The print is gorgeous and so flattering on you! Love it.
crisford said... (9/17/10 10:33 AM) Reply
Your interpretation of this dress is amazing!
crazygrad said... (9/17/10 9:17 AM) Reply
Just stunning. I am speechless.
Diane333 said... (9/17/10 8:24 AM) Reply
Very beautiful and great design effect with the fabric pattern.
lamstu said... (9/17/10 8:12 AM) Reply
Wow, this is pretty. Okay, I like the border print and your use of it, so much. The fit is great on your lovely slim frame, and I always console myself by remembering that when this pattern first came out, ladies wore steel and bone corsets that artificially and uncomfortably reduced their waists (I remember mama's). I like this idea of naming my projects so I will start now, but it might take me awhile to be so eloquent as you. Finally, I propose that we all wear a lovely frock on Wednesday to celebrate the mid-autumn festival. Happy happy and thanks for your review PS: no one will notice the side panels if you dont' tell!
Paris75008 said... (9/17/10 7:36 AM) Reply
Very pretty and good use of the contrast fabric. I made the halter version but I'm not so happy with the way the bodice came out. I will probably fiddle around with it a bit more until I get it right. I think it's worth it as this is a lovely, classic pattern
jennybaxt said... (9/17/10 4:26 AM) Reply
This is really beautiful.
VeryPrairie said... (9/17/10 2:27 AM) Reply
Gorgeous, especially what you've done with the print. What a transformation, from retro to perfectly modern!
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