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Simplicity 2258
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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 3759 (Knit Dress)

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Posted on:7/10/07 11:46 AM
Last Updated:7/10/07 11:54 AM


Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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USMCMom said... (5/8/08 8:06 AM) Reply
The neckline is especially flattering on you! I've been wanting a simple knit dress for spring/summer and I think I just found it. Thanks for your review. You mentioned you were having fit issues. Do you mean the extra fabric at the waist? I wonder if it could be the fabric? Does it have any lycra or spandex? Maybe that's what's supposed to give it shape at the waist? Just a theory, since I don't have the pattern.
Gold said... (7/14/07 0:19 AM) Reply
Very cute looks great on you!!
MelissaB in WA said... (7/11/07 11:23 AM) Reply
I love my top I made from this pattern and really need to make the dress - it's a winner for sure! I think that is great your hubby is so proud of you, it makes all the difference in the world when we have support. Cute dress! :-)
Dmd4106 said... (7/11/07 1:33 AM) Reply
Way too cute. Luv the color!
CynthiaSue said... (7/11/07 0:36 AM) Reply
yours looks way better than the envelope!
Sharon M said... (7/10/07 11:20 PM) Reply
You gotta keep that PR man! You deserve the PR as this looks so good on you!
Terri Smith said... (7/10/07 7:15 PM) Reply
My husband always tells on me too! Your dress does look really nice on you.
Linda G said... (7/10/07 6:07 PM) Reply
Your dress is very cute. I agare with Kisha that you should try pinning out some of the fullness and if that works shorten the pattern below the bust and above the waist and try another with an inexpensive fabric to test the fit.....
Kisha said... (7/10/07 4:52 PM) Reply
It looks cute on you ... great job. I can't tell exactly from the picture of you with your husband ... but are you short waisted? It looks like the extra fabric may be due to this. The top portion needs to be shortened before adding the skirt to take out the extra fabric. You could pin this out on the dress you've made to see if this is the issue. Good luck.
dbsewer said... (7/10/07 2:06 PM) Reply
Hahahaha, so cute to see DH in the pic. Maybe he's telling you to sew more for him? Love the dress. Maybe make a muslin from a knit and taper in the waist, then trim the pattern down to match.
Hilary said... (7/10/07 1:46 PM) Reply
Love it!! You look great in your new dress! This really looks like a nice pattern. Must resist, must resist..... LOL-that is great how proud your sweet DH is! Don't you love that?! :o)
Levone said... (7/10/07 1:41 PM) Reply
Cute dress. Glad to see the dress reviewed as I just bought the pattern last week.
Erica B. said... (7/10/07 12:48 PM) Reply
Very cute dress!
AlexaNJ said... (7/10/07 12:28 PM) Reply
That looks great! It's also nice that your husband is so proud of you! Great job!!! :)
 
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