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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 8353 (Divine Details ShirtwaistDress)

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Reviewed by:Marji

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Posted on:8/13/07 12:43 PM
Last Updated:8/13/07 1:18 PM
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AuntieBat said... (7/30/08 5:17 PM) Reply
Love it. Very sassy & fun. May I ask - did the smocking ultimately require just doubling or actually tripling the fabric requirement given on the envelope?
Queenofhearts said... (1/4/08 1:13 PM) Reply
I just got this pattern on sale at Jo-anne's and I have to say, your version is simply stunning! I praise your creativity and skill!
Em's Summer said... (8/25/07 7:33 PM) Reply
What a great work of art!
MissCelie said... (8/15/07 2:44 AM) Reply
I am painfully jealous of your skills. This is so creative and smart. I wouldn't even know where to begin. Again you have made something that leaves me smacking my forehead saying, "Did she really make this at home??" Gorgeous.
Erica B. said... (8/14/07 8:01 PM) Reply
Again, this dress is magnificent! What a marvelous job!
dresscode said... (8/14/07 6:50 PM) Reply
I was just taking a break from cutting out a "jiffy" knit wrap dress...and then I see this! I really can appreciate all the work you've placed into this $7,000 dress. Congratulations!
Annette1 said... (8/14/07 5:47 PM) Reply
Your workmanship is SO impressive, as is your creativity. Bravo!
Donna H said... (8/14/07 11:00 AM) Reply
Woo Hoo Marji. You def. got a winner. Beautiful work. Congrats!
cmarie12 said... (8/14/07 9:57 AM) Reply
Love the dress!
PhyllisC said... (8/14/07 8:57 AM) Reply
Stellar review Marji. I think this is one of the best examples of "reverse engineering" in a design & sewing project that I have ever seen!
cecelia said... (8/14/07 8:52 AM) Reply
Wow and double Wow! This is one beautiful, one-of-a-kind dress. I can't believe what you did with the smocking. If I had $7,000, I'd pay it!!
trinicity said... (8/14/07 5:42 AM) Reply
absolutely beautiful, no words
Heathar said... (8/14/07 1:54 AM) Reply
Marji, I love your reviews! I learn something from you each time, even if it's not a project I'd take on myself. Thanks!!
Diane E said... (8/14/07 1:14 AM) Reply
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
hongkongshopper said... (8/13/07 11:35 PM) Reply
Fantastic Marji! Beautiful work!
Skymom said... (8/13/07 11:15 PM) Reply
I pulled that B-V dress photo out of Vogue and stared at it longingly for quite a while, and I can't believe what a wonderful job you've done of recreating it. Gorgeous!
Sic said... (8/13/07 10:32 PM) Reply
Amazing! It's like a work of art!
Bonnie O said... (8/13/07 9:48 PM) Reply
Holy Cow! That is awesome!
Lori V said... (8/13/07 9:34 PM) Reply
Incredible dress.
sandrasdaughter said... (8/13/07 8:38 PM) Reply
Jennifer shaw said... (8/13/07 8:25 PM) Reply
Wow! Your dress is fantastic and so beautiful on you. Thanks for sharing such a detailed and thoughtful review!
mendospot said... (8/13/07 8:03 PM) Reply
rivergum said... (8/13/07 6:57 PM) Reply
Wow! I'm speechless. This is a real work of art.
bluenines said... (8/13/07 4:23 PM) Reply
a beautiful dress, it is a work of art, thank you for sharing it with us
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (8/13/07 4:10 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress you have created Marji, you look fabulous in it. Thanks for the great review and smocking tips. Enjoy your lovely dress!!
CarolynGM said... (8/13/07 3:20 PM) Reply
Wow -- the contrast smocking makes this a knockout of a dress, and the lines are perfect for your shape too. Could you add a close up for your keyhole buttonholes for us to admire? Thansk........
Liana said... (8/13/07 2:28 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress, Marji! You do the most beautiful work.
Re Becca said... (8/13/07 2:20 PM) Reply
WOW, the smocking is something else. I love the fabric as it is, but you made it wow.
merry-one said... (8/13/07 2:18 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress! Can't wait to see the next version...
Linda G said... (8/13/07 2:08 PM) Reply
Wow, your dress is a work of art. It is worth 7000.00.
Birgitte said... (8/13/07 1:59 PM) Reply
That's just fantastic, Marji! The details are perfect, you look like "moveable art". Thanks for the very detailed review.
LauraTS said... (8/13/07 1:41 PM) Reply
Super cool - love how the review goes through your thought process about how to approach the whole thing. A lovely and unique dress.
Nancy K said... (8/13/07 1:15 PM) Reply
I have been watching your blog for progress on this fabulous dress. Brava! Terrific interpretation of the RTW dress. I loved this dress too, but I was not up to recreating it. It is really flattering on you and gives you that enviable hour glass shape.
zetor said... (8/13/07 1:12 PM) Reply
That is some dress, well done.So unique. It looks great on you. My dd liked this pattern so I've sent your review on to her.
So So said... (8/13/07 12:50 PM) Reply
I think you have acheived what you set out to do Marji. Excellant results as usual.
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