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Pattern Reviews> Self Drafted Pattern> 63953-1006 (Pleated Chetta B Knockoff)

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Reviewed by:Pinkytoo

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Posted on:7/31/09 10:54 PM
Last Updated:8/1/09 1:42 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 15 people   
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Rosesred said... (8/18/09 7:59 AM) Reply
Absolutely love the end result! stunning pleating. I also like that you included pictures of the patternpieces, very neat to see how such a complicated dress goes together.
ryannapoleon said... (8/11/09 9:32 PM) Reply
Looks great! Good job; I always enjoy seeing others' creativity.
kerrynw said... (8/11/09 7:51 AM) Reply
You have done an excellent job, very clever!
KristenI said... (8/10/09 1:43 PM) Reply
I clipped out this same RTW photo and thought about making this dress. Yours is fabulous. How clever is it that the pleats make the bottom part on the bias! Thanks for reviewing, I have the perfect piece of blue linen for it too, now I may just have to do it too!
Grammy Gin said... (8/4/09 10:02 AM) Reply
What a great knock-off! This dress is so beautiful! It is really flattering. Very thoughtful beading, too!
CarolynGM said... (8/3/09 8:27 AM) Reply
I love the pleated front, and you are so clever to figure out how to draft it.
DorothyK said... (8/2/09 1:23 PM) Reply
Wow, I'm so impressed. You did an absolutely fantastic job. The dress is gorgeous and looks fantastic on you. Your use of the murano beads is brilliant.
cindyann said... (8/2/09 11:04 AM) Reply
Beautiful work!
Nancy Rhodes said... (8/2/09 9:36 AM) Reply
Lot of WOW factor here... Your knockoff is tops! can't wait to vote....
Em's Summer said... (8/2/09 8:59 AM) Reply
WOW! You nailed the Chetta B dress and it looks great on you!
Debbie Cook said... (8/1/09 9:56 PM) Reply
Very nice! Great pattern work. I like it much better on you ... that model looks like she has her head turned 180 facing backwards, weird!
Ann Smith said... (8/1/09 5:56 PM) Reply
How clever you are to figure out how to copy this gorgeous dress! And I love using a necklace for the beads.
arianamaniacs said... (8/1/09 5:00 PM) Reply
excellent knock-off. great end result for all your hard work! i like your beads way better than the original, and it's extra special since it has personal meaning for you. way to go!
Heatherrique said... (8/1/09 12:57 PM) Reply
Pinky, such an enjoyable and informative review of your FIERCE dress! This is my new favorite dress on you!
Nancywin said... (8/1/09 11:36 AM) Reply
Wow! What great details on this dress. Now that you've shown the front pattern piece, I can see how it makes sencse. Good job in figuring that out. Great looking dress. (oh, and thanks for the shout out.)
Beek said... (8/1/09 10:54 AM) Reply
Wonderful accomplishment. It certainly looks like you spent some time and thought into this lovely dress!
swede said... (8/1/09 10:48 AM) Reply
Wow, that is so cool! And lovely!
ConnieBJ said... (8/1/09 9:19 AM) Reply
Great dress! You did a superb job drafting that pattern - a lot more patience in your body than mine! The review was a treat to read as well.
chicaem29 said... (8/1/09 9:17 AM) Reply
Beautiful work! I'm also impressed with your figuring out the pleating. The beads were a nice choice too. Really great entry.
whirrclunk said... (8/1/09 5:31 AM) Reply
Great dress, and I thought that the neck beading was lovely, even before I read the reasons why it was so special. I've been looking for a similar pattern - am so impressed that you self-drafted such a complicated dress!
petro said... (8/1/09 5:07 AM) Reply
Lovely dress! Its got such style, clean lines, the clever pleating in the centre makes it special. Well done for figuring it out, great use for the beads too.
Mary Nanna said... (8/1/09 1:14 AM) Reply
The original is gorgeous and totally worth copying. Such a huge amount of work goes into this kind of competition because you really have to have your wits about you. Your dress has come out great, and all kudos to you for working through the pleating / lining issues. You made it work! Such a nice way to reuse a necklace too -- and how satisfying to have something completely original from a total copy!
Leora said... (8/1/09 0:47 AM) Reply
Interesting how the pleating works, such a mind bender to figure that one out! The sentiment of the beads really makes it special. Lovely!
CynthiaSue said... (7/31/09 11:53 PM) Reply
this is gorgeous! Your pleating came out perfectly. Looks like that part was really challenging. awesome knockoff.
redhotpepper said... (7/31/09 11:22 PM) Reply
Verrrry nice!
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