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Posted on:12/31/06 7:38 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 18 people   
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norma kerr said... (3/10/11 3:25 PM) Reply
you have done a great job here its not easy to make a simple dress look amazing and you really have
SewTwin said... (1/17/07 5:39 AM) Reply
Kudos on the dress adaption.I second the idea of the "Obi" in the Threads article.Think there was a idea online, also. I have found the "Crinkle Knits" to be really soft for scarves, and belts. Since you need so little, should be able to use more expensive materials for your look. Reminds me of some of the Runway looks..Hmm, some Chiffons come to mind??
Elemenopeo said... (1/6/07 4:13 PM) Reply
There is a great belt in the newest Nancy's Notions catalog shown on the Madison Avenue dress. Free instructions on her website and she sells the makings of it.
HenriettenDK said... (1/5/07 6:18 AM) Reply
Very nice - looks like my favorite (bought) knit dress....An idea for a belt: add bias binding, in a contrasting color or pattern....
AnneM said... (1/3/07 10:28 AM) Reply
That came out great, Susan.
NeedleandThread said... (1/3/07 0:38 AM) Reply
What a beautiful dress, I really enjoy your reviews. :)
Physics Girl said... (1/1/07 4:23 PM) Reply
What a nice "basic" style sure to get lots of use! I usually like contrasting belts... I sometimes like to wear men's neckties as belts (for casual) and nice long rectangular scarves for dressy occasions (usually secured with a brooch of some sort).. or maybe one of the obi-style belts in a recent threads "quick-to-make."
Nata said... (1/1/07 12:09 PM) Reply
Great dress!
carolynw said... (1/1/07 11:07 AM) Reply
Really like this dress - good thinking putting two patterns together to achieve what you want.
Marji said... (1/1/07 10:49 AM) Reply
looks great. Glad you found a way to make it work, and glad you posted the review.
cecelia said... (1/1/07 10:49 AM) Reply
Very nice and classy dress. I love the way it turned out.
PattyU said... (1/1/07 9:13 AM) Reply
I love your dress. Great review.
nancy2001 said... (1/1/07 8:48 AM) Reply
This is a great looking, flattering dress. I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it and get many compliments.
Danvillegirl said... (1/1/07 8:17 AM) Reply
Nice job of morphing the two patterns. Looks like a nice fitting dress.
OP Gal said... (1/1/07 6:39 AM) Reply
Great looking dress. Very clever of you to create a "Frankenpattern" to get the look you want. Very helpful review.
CarolynGM said... (1/1/07 6:30 AM) Reply
Really great review, drsue. I love the way you put elements from different patterns together and made it work. I think a belt that contrasts both in color and texture would look good with this. For example, I have an ivory crochet tie belt that I would wear with a dress like this if I had one.
Cheryl Reeves said... (1/1/07 2:57 AM) Reply
Your dress looks great, drsue. Have you ever seen the belts Shirley Adams makes? She has a book and a video called Belt Bazaar with lots of good ideas and instructions for making belts on her website ( I'm sure you could get some inspiration there.
Lhan said... (1/1/07 2:22 AM) Reply
Very useful review. It is always interesting to note how important the way the fabrics behave is to the finished product. These basic shapes, when successful, lend themselves to lots of decorative/ embellishment or accesorising ideas too. Thanks for the review.
Tiner W said... (1/1/07 1:43 AM) Reply
kathi s said... (1/1/07 1:22 AM) Reply
Great looking dress! Thanks for the informative review. Congratulations on solving your problem.
Zaneta said... (1/1/07 0:42 AM) Reply
This is gorgeous!
touran said... (12/31/06 11:52 PM) Reply
Very good looking dress. Thanks for the review. I love seeing others' inventiveness.
BeckyW said... (12/31/06 11:47 PM) Reply
Very nice dress. Love the way you combined patterns to make the dress you wanted. Your neckline is so smooth. That is what I fear most about sewing with knits.
Elona said... (12/31/06 9:52 PM) Reply
Very innovative, drsue, and I'm sure it looks terrific on your little person. The belt looks fine, but I'm with you: It would certainly be nice to have a dynamite belt pattern in the stash.
jewelea said... (12/31/06 8:50 PM) Reply
That dress is a winner! And your review is very informative; glad you decided to post it.
hongkongshopper said... (12/31/06 8:12 PM) Reply
The dress turned out really well!
nicegirl said... (12/31/06 8:07 PM) Reply
Very nice dress--classy and tasteful.
leigh7911 said... (12/31/06 7:47 PM) Reply
Wow! Looks great.
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