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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 3744 (Misses/Petite Dress)

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Reviewed by:Bonnie O
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Posted on:8/4/07 9:52 PM
Last Updated:8/12/07 3:51 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people    Very Helpful by 12 people   
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MissCelie said... (8/15/07 2:46 AM) Reply
I am so in love with this dress right now. Wow. Love love love the contrast.
KitnRose said... (8/14/07 4:40 PM) Reply
Too chic for words! Great job!
Marji said... (8/14/07 2:35 AM) Reply
love this dress in that print with the black contrast. very pretty
Linda G said... (8/12/07 7:13 PM) Reply
Your dress is darling...and I do not believe it is too loud for church at least not at our church..
sewbehind said... (8/12/07 6:12 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! Looks great on you.
Mahogany Stylist said... (8/12/07 5:40 PM) Reply
Cute dress.
carolynw said... (8/12/07 4:07 PM) Reply
Lovely dress - saw this fabric at FM and didn't buy - wish I had it's beautiful
mrs quickly said... (8/7/07 0:04 AM) Reply
Simply adorable!
narcissaqtpie said... (8/6/07 10:42 PM) Reply
holy smokes I just made the same dress in the same fabric" lol! So of course I love yours.
Heatherrique said... (8/5/07 2:41 PM) Reply
Wow, I also adore your take on the dress! Groovy!
LBJ said... (8/5/07 11:18 AM) Reply
So so cute!
Donna H said... (8/5/07 10:43 AM) Reply
Love your dress. I just made mine. According to the pattern, I'm an 18. But I took in about 2 inches all the way around it. Next time I'm cutting a 14. This dress does run large. Thanks for your review.
Nancy K said... (8/5/07 10:03 AM) Reply
Very hip, retro look! Great version of this dress.
lmg said... (8/5/07 8:55 AM) Reply
Very cute dress. Looks flattering too.
Danvillegirl said... (8/5/07 8:17 AM) Reply
Cute dress! Love the color combinations.
Darla in PA said... (8/5/07 7:31 AM) Reply
Your dress is really cute! You did a great job with the details. It has a retro look.
kathi s said... (8/5/07 2:14 AM) Reply
bdeger, I am currantly working on a muslin for view "C" of this pattern and I have run into the same problem. I flat measured the bodice and there was over 6" of ease! I cut my muslin two sizes smaller and have had to add to the shoulder height but I still have over 2" across the back to deal with. It seems to be made for someone with a very broad short back- . I also love this dress and hope I can solve all my fitting problems before I lose heart. I attended a seminar with Connie Crawford at the ASG conference last weekend. She maintains that all fitting problems are caused by an unbalanced pattern and gave some hints on how to solve them. I am going to review my notes and see if I can work this out. I love your dress- the print is perfect and you seem to have solved the fit problem perfectly. Great job!
Nancywin said... (8/5/07 1:12 AM) Reply
cute! cute! cute! I love green and black together. What a nice job you did on all the details. I'd wear it to church - but our church is not quite as "sedate" as the catholic church ;-)
Lori V said... (8/5/07 1:07 AM) Reply
So adorable, love the fabric combination and colors.
Dmd4106 said... (8/4/07 11:42 PM) Reply
Really cute.
mochalover said... (8/4/07 10:44 PM) Reply
Very cute dress. A nice combination of fabric and buttons.
michellep74 said... (8/4/07 10:22 PM) Reply
Your dress turned out great! I'm adding this pattern to my wishlist.
snowflake girl said... (8/4/07 10:19 PM) Reply
This is adorable. Looks fantastic
EveS said... (8/4/07 10:07 PM) Reply
Ooh this is WAY cuuute!!!! That is fantastic fabric and after seeing yours I'm wishing I added the pocket flaps! Funny, I haven't worn mine to church yet, either. :) p.s. Thanks for the kind mention! :)
Sherril Miller said... (8/4/07 10:04 PM) Reply
Loud? Not, adorable, yes!
Kay Y said... (8/4/07 10:03 PM) Reply
Really cute dress!
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