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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5173 (Maggy London knit dress)

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Reviewed by:Bleurhapsody

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Posted on:10/7/08 9:03 PM
Last Updated:10/9/08 1:42 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people    Very Helpful by 15 people   
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EveS said... (10/10/08 11:15 PM) Reply
Love this dress!!! It does that "I'm a pain to sew" look about it, but the results are fabulous! Glad you toughed it out! :)
emailtk said... (10/10/08 7:48 PM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love it!!!
Heatherrique said... (10/10/08 6:33 PM) Reply
Breathtaking and lively dress!
Maychi said... (10/10/08 5:38 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress!
Karen8320 said... (10/10/08 1:32 AM) Reply
Even though the sewing may have been a bit of a trial, the upshot is that you now have the most AMAZING looking dress. This has so much of the WOW factor in it and it most certainly makes a statement. You've done a really fantastic job on this! Great work!
Dei said... (10/9/08 10:41 PM) Reply
Despite that gathering troubles this is fantastic. Your fabric selections takes this pattern to another level.
Ripple Dandelion said... (10/9/08 9:02 PM) Reply
Looks awesome. I have this dress from Maggy London's RTW collection from 2 years ago, and I always thought it would be sooo hard to sew. But I do love the dress, and I agree it's a flattering shape. Congrats on making it through those gathers in such fine style.
Bleurhapsody said... (10/9/08 5:30 PM) Reply
Thank you for the great comments .. for Birdie, there was nothing wrong with the pattern itself. The gathering was a headache only because of its placement; centre front symetrical. The first time I put it in it was slightly, and i mean a 1/4 inch, higher on the right, and the spread of gathering was correspondingly slightly uneven, but because of the placement those discrepancies were glaring ... so take the extra time to perfect, as much as possible, your gathers and this dress will reward you ... smiles
Hanfaith said... (10/9/08 4:24 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress. The fabric is fabulous. Well worth all the sewing headaches!
slanden99 said... (10/9/08 1:32 PM) Reply
Great dress!
Karendee said... (10/9/08 1:12 PM) Reply
Sorry you didn't enjoy the sewing process, but the end result is fantastic.
Birdie757 said... (10/9/08 8:55 AM) Reply
This dress is great! I love the pattern of the print with the black neckband. I have been contemplating this pattern for some time. Do you think that your troubles were from errors in the pattern? A while back on Butterick's website there was a note on this pattern's page to send it back if it was purchased at a certain time and they would send a new one to you due to lots of errors that were present in the pattern. That is the reason I have hesitated to buy it on the chance I would get the old printing of the pattern.
glenj said... (10/9/08 5:35 AM) Reply
your dress really is a statement piece,the fabric choice was gutsy and it paid off.congratulations on a phenomenal dress.
F and L said... (10/9/08 4:15 AM) Reply
That is a stunning dress, even if it was a pain to sew.
Kitty Couture said... (10/9/08 2:51 AM) Reply
Fantastic dress!
Annette1 said... (10/8/08 1:02 PM) Reply
Well, your hard work really paid off, because this is a FANTASTIC dress!
mamalobb said... (10/8/08 11:41 AM) Reply
The gathers look perfect. I can see what you mean about being careful with them. Love the print.
Bonnie O said... (10/8/08 11:20 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for doing this review. I have had this sitting out to make for months and your review will be very helpful. I LOVE how your version turned out. Definitely worth your perseverance!
gatorgirl4325 said... (10/8/08 10:53 AM) Reply
Very Groovy dress - I really like the black band. Enjoy wearing it!
DivaQ said... (10/8/08 10:19 AM) Reply
Great dress!
Nancy Anne said... (10/8/08 8:51 AM) Reply
You had great vision for this pattern- it looks completely different from the envelope front. The fabric is just lovely (Ann has fantastic stuff!)- I've always admired ladies who can pull this kind of a look off.
nellc said... (10/8/08 7:59 AM) Reply
Very nice dress, your attention to detail with the gathers has really paid off.
donna mel said... (10/8/08 7:40 AM) Reply
a beautiful dress - made better with your careful work. i'd love to see it on you.
Schnauzer said... (10/8/08 2:50 AM) Reply
Very pretty dress!
lilyofthevalley said... (10/8/08 1:00 AM) Reply
While the sewing experience sounds a bit painful, your dress is wonderful; the fabric is so bold and eye catching, while the black trim calms the eye. A lovely combination, Lily
AngieC said... (10/7/08 11:10 PM) Reply
Wow! Your dress looks better than the envelope! Great review!
sewtime said... (10/7/08 10:56 PM) Reply
Worth the work. Pretty dress.
Twinset said... (10/7/08 9:48 PM) Reply
Great dress, well worth all your efforts!
kasizzle said... (10/7/08 9:35 PM) Reply
It really is beautiful, even if it was a pain!
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