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Pattern Reviews> Megan Nielsen> MN2001 (Darling Ranges Dress)

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Posted on:7/30/12 4:29 PM
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meleliza said... (8/21/12 9:09 PM) Reply
I am really glad I'm not the only one having trouble fitting this thing! It's such a cute dress and I've been lusting after it for a while, but this pattern is wonky indeed.
NessyS replied...(3/10/15 8:06 PM)
I agree. I made this dress about a year ago and I am still mad about how many problems this pattern has. Armhole is not hung correctly, the sleeve head is so wrong it is not funny. I made over 5 (yes, count 'em 5) muslins to try and get it to work. I am relatively happy with the result but this pattern made me really lose faith in "indie" patterns. I feel bad because I really want to support these designers but after this experience I am really burnt. And they are not super cheap patterns either!
Stacie Thinks said... (8/3/12 6:59 PM) Reply
Nice work!
sewnaomi said... (8/1/12 10:46 AM) Reply
The buttons are a perfect match for that dress. Love it.
rsarauer said... (8/1/12 0:55 AM) Reply
Wow - That's a lot of alterations. The dress looks great, you have skill I hope to harness in the future :)
froggiegirl said... (7/31/12 10:52 AM) Reply
Thanks all, I've tried to improve my fitting knowledge over the year and I'm getting OK at upper body. Pants still a problem. :)
JEF said... (7/31/12 9:28 AM) Reply
Wow - you are a master at fitting. I am very impressed and your dress is pretty.
prostheticsgirl said... (7/31/12 9:23 AM) Reply
I'm so amazed at all those fitting adjustments; I doubt I would have been able to tackle so many challenges. It looks wonderful and your fabric is fabulous
zoe said... (7/30/12 6:46 PM) Reply
Beautiful! Love the fabric. Great job fitting it with all those alterations: it looks great on you.
IZJ said... (7/30/12 5:22 PM) Reply
Very pretty!
 
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