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Reviewed by:Jessamaka

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Posted on:1/5/13 1:31 PM
Last Updated:1/6/13 1:45 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 13 people   
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brissie71 said... (1/12/13 3:58 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and detailed review! Thanks!
Jstarr4250 said... (1/8/13 6:38 AM) Reply
Thanks for sharing your method on the tucks. I've loved this pattern since I first saw it. One of these days l'll get around to making it and I'll refer back to your review.
1SewSweet said... (1/8/13 5:31 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and I love your version. The fabric color is awesome! I made this dress a while back and agree with you about the neckline. It's much too wide. Plus I don't particularly like bateau necklines anyway and for some reasons, the fashion industry LOVES them. Great job!
waltzqueen said... (1/8/13 0:12 AM) Reply
The dress is gorgeous and the tucks better than any store-bought could be. Congratulations. Could you cut small pieces of the leftover fabric and sew them at the ends of the neckline on each side to enable you to wear a regular bra? I have seen that kind of addition on ready to wear tops.
velosewer said... (1/7/13 5:44 PM) Reply
Stunning dress. I've love to wear your version because it's so well made.
GoodbyeValntino said... (1/6/13 8:35 PM) Reply
Very pretty - you should be proud!
norie creates said... (1/6/13 6:57 PM) Reply
your dress is beautiful! This is still one of my favorite patterns!
2 Airedales n Me said... (1/6/13 4:36 PM) Reply
Your dress is VERY pretty! I love the style and color. Where did you get the fabric? It's "my color"!! Nice job and great review.
Lucy in Virginia said... (1/6/13 2:39 PM) Reply
Lovely job and dress!
Jessamaka said... (1/6/13 1:46 PM) Reply
Thanks for the heads up- I changed the link for the final picture..
pdiddly said... (1/6/13 2:54 AM) Reply
I agree what I can see it looks lovely
SewWil said... (1/6/13 1:43 AM) Reply
Great job on the tucks. Your dress is very pretty.
BlossomKyle said... (1/5/13 10:02 PM) Reply
your dress looks great! i put bra strap holders in mine to keep the bra straps from showing. i just used some grograin ribbon and snaps.
CynthiaSue said... (1/5/13 9:52 PM) Reply
You did a wonderful job with this dress. I can appreciate the difficulty of the tucks and how they can look ugly if you don't slow them slowly. Yours looks perfect.
guineveresmom said... (1/5/13 3:53 PM) Reply
Wow. I love the effect of the tucks with the fabric you chose.
Lisa p said... (1/5/13 3:47 PM) Reply
Double posted .
Lisa p said... (1/5/13 3:47 PM) Reply
From what I can see it is a beautiful dress . ( your picture isn't clickable so you can only see the thumbnail ) I love the way you thread traced the tucks. I will remember that one.
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