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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 3780 (1950s Retro dress and jacket)

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Posted on:4/28/08 10:55 AM
Last Updated:5/1/08 6:24 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 18 people   
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bunz said... (5/1/08 7:29 PM) Reply
2 kewl!!! You carried out a vision and it looks fab on you:-)
shesflipped said... (5/1/08 4:55 PM) Reply
I am blown away by your creativity~a duvet cover! The dress is simply fabulous...A one-of-a-kind piece of art!
Athene said... (5/1/08 3:59 PM) Reply
Fantastic choice of fabric for this dress - You make me think of going to outdoor car shows on breezy summer days - you would be the Star there. Porsche should have you on the cover of their brochures - you look fantastic.
Twinset said... (5/1/08 12:40 PM) Reply
Your dress is pure fun! You make my day!
CatMukai said... (5/1/08 10:58 AM) Reply
Mufffet said... (5/1/08 10:57 AM) Reply
Simply SMASHING! Love this on you! Great use of something else for a youthful and really really designer.
Lauri Jean said... (5/1/08 10:21 AM) Reply
I won't look at a duvet the same way ever again! You rock.
CSM--Carla said... (5/1/08 10:05 AM) Reply
FUN dress! Great pictures! You look fabulous! Thanks for letting us in on it all!
cindyann said... (5/1/08 8:01 AM) Reply
What an amazing dress. Very clever use of your fabric. Cool use of recycled materials.
kellymailinglist said... (5/1/08 7:30 AM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous! Can I be you when I grow up?
born2bead said... (4/29/08 5:20 PM) Reply
How cool is this dress? Love, love, love retro fashions!
snapdragonfly said... (4/29/08 8:39 AM) Reply
simply stunning. this is recycling and restyling at it's best. Have a great summer, I am in UK too so good luck with the weather for us all. I love picnics.
MichelleE said... (4/29/08 1:27 AM) Reply
I am constantly amazed at the stuff you come up with! Very creative twist on this dress!
mrs quickly said... (4/28/08 11:11 PM) Reply
Never would I have thought to recycle or repurpose fabrics like you do. You design wonderfully creative and fun garments. Your dress is fun and funky and it fits so well. You have truly mastered fitting. Wear it with a smile!
Mahler said... (4/28/08 10:24 PM) Reply
This is super coool! Wow ! My son (who is 10 and a car lover) loves it too. ;-) I am happy to see that other recycle fabric as well. Great sewing project.
Mary Stiefer said... (4/28/08 7:14 PM) Reply
Your use of fabric pieces is fantastic - love this.
Marji said... (4/28/08 6:48 PM) Reply
That is just too much fun!
lynda828 said... (4/28/08 6:29 PM) Reply
Very cool dress - very clever use of fabric headlights!! LOL
meli88a said... (4/28/08 3:59 PM) Reply
Such a great fabric choice- I love it!
CShelley said... (4/28/08 3:23 PM) Reply
I am in awe of people like you who take risks and end up with phenomenal results. That dress rocks! Great job all around. Thanks for the enjoyable review.
VictoriaR said... (4/28/08 2:21 PM) Reply
Wow! Great choice of fabric!
Luckylibbet said... (4/28/08 12:34 PM) Reply
How fun! Excellent choices in matching the pattern to the fabric, and then the fabric to the pieces. Looks like lots of picnics in the future for this dress.
cmarie12 said... (4/28/08 12:32 PM) Reply
What an amazing use of a duvet cover! The dress is awesome!
Dobedowawa said... (4/28/08 12:28 PM) Reply
This dress is FABULOUS! The style / the fabric ........
stitcheroo said... (4/28/08 12:25 PM) Reply
Now, THAT's originality. Fantastic dress.
Trenessa said... (4/28/08 12:02 PM) Reply
This is a great dress!! I'm so impressed that this came from sheets!!! Very, very, cute :o)
Peggy L said... (4/28/08 11:35 AM) Reply
Fun, fun dress! You'll have so much fun wearing it this summer. Great review.
lilyofthevalley said... (4/28/08 11:25 AM) Reply
First, your photo is art worthy. Secondly, I almost fainted (with delight) when I saw your fabric and how you'd configured the various design features on your dress. Outstanding! A bit of glamour, a bit of kitsch. Extraordinary, Lily
Kellie R. said... (4/28/08 11:15 AM) Reply
This is just fabulous! What fun fabric, and perfectly vintage. I have this pattern - thanks or the details about the bust design.
SewingSusan said... (4/28/08 10:59 AM) Reply
Wow. This is fabulous and what a great choice of fabric!! Enjoy your picnics, you'll be stunning.
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