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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2053 (Side Pleat Sheath Dress)

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Posted on:6/5/12 10:11 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 12 people   
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Miss Fairchild said... (9/17/12 8:24 AM) Reply
Great dress on you. Stunning color and the style is really cute! I can't imagine anyone of your size having a "pear-shaped body", as you put it, but I guess pears come in all sizes, including us "bartletts". I think the pleats would bug me too, unless they were vertically stitched down. I'd be looking at them and thinking they were "poofy". You got a great fit though; fabulous job!
lilbear said... (7/24/12 2:38 AM) Reply
looks really great on you- what pear!
Laurie Lou said... (6/6/12 4:49 PM) Reply
Yup, It's a keeper. You look great in it. I always love reading your reviews and visiting your blog!
JEF said... (6/6/12 3:52 PM) Reply
Not your best look??? Are you nuts? This dress rocks and is totally sexy. You look super in it!
Luvable said... (6/6/12 11:56 AM) Reply
Very cute dress on you.... I love your glasses
Bonnie O said... (6/6/12 9:06 AM) Reply
That is a great dress!! You look wonderful.
Danvillegirl said... (6/6/12 5:31 AM) Reply
I like this dress on you. Very flattering.
ChristmasHills said... (6/6/12 3:57 AM) Reply
I was so surprised at your comment that you didn't think the dress was flattering because when I looked at your photos my thoughts were "Wow, this is the loveliest dress NiceGirl has made". So I'm sorry but you are wrong, wrong, wrong. It looks stunning.
Terri A said... (6/6/12 0:08 AM) Reply
That is soooooooo cute! Really adorable and the color and pleating just perfect.
Jrhee said... (6/5/12 11:10 PM) Reply
The pleats look perfect on you to me!
norie creates said... (6/5/12 10:56 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. You make it look so easy!
katlew03 said... (6/5/12 8:04 PM) Reply
Beautiful job. I think the dress is very flattering.
Barbara V said... (6/5/12 7:25 PM) Reply
I'll chime in too to say it is a very flattering dress on you!
kjcaron said... (6/5/12 7:07 PM) Reply
What a pretty dress! It looks fabulous on you!
DreinPA said... (6/5/12 6:20 PM) Reply
I wonder if the look would change if the the pleats were stitched in place for a short distance; in a radiating pattern. It might keep them crisper and not give the open over the belly feeling you have. Nonetheless it is a stellar dress for you, and I would not have guessed there was such a great degree of taper in the skirt. It is an excellent fit on you.
Nan Kay said... (6/5/12 5:19 PM) Reply
Understand the hesitation with upward laying pleats, but I think it is looking down at them that you don't like. The pictures show a totally flattering and well fitted dress! Looks fabulous.
jennybaxt said... (6/5/12 4:39 PM) Reply
I agree with everyone else. I think it looks lovely and flattering.
SewWil said... (6/5/12 2:46 PM) Reply
I think your dress is very pretty and looks great on you.
Clareew said... (6/5/12 1:13 PM) Reply
I love it, it is classic with a twist. Great
Pamaro said... (6/5/12 12:22 PM) Reply
What a great look on you! I have to disagree about pleats not being flattering on you. Those are sooooo flattering. Pretty dress.
Mufffet said... (6/5/12 12:21 PM) Reply
VERY nice - I think BURDA had a pattern like this recently in the mag. In fact, did you make that one as well? This is SOOO slim and lithe looking!
ArtAttack said... (6/5/12 12:19 PM) Reply
This fits you like a glove! You should love it...great job!
Elona said... (6/5/12 12:08 PM) Reply
That dress is beautifully fitted and extraordinarily becoming to you. I think it's lovely.
CraftAddict said... (6/5/12 11:40 AM) Reply
Looks great! Good fit. And GREAT tutorials on your blog. I will definitely be adding them to my favorites and your blog to bloglovin!
pdiddly said... (6/5/12 11:39 AM) Reply
I too think it looks great on you
marec said... (6/5/12 11:23 AM) Reply
This looks really good on you and even though you have identified some issues with the pattern, you ended up with a flattering summer dress.
zoe said... (6/5/12 11:08 AM) Reply
This is a beautiful dress. It looks lovely on you. What a wonderful review, with your links to your tutorial on lining a sleeveless dress. Your instructions and video were clear and easy to understand. I have puzzled over pictures of this method for a while now; now I feel I can go ahead and try it with some confidence. Thank you.
kkkkaty said... (6/5/12 10:59 AM) Reply
well, it's really adorable on you, I hope you wear it!
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