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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 8084 (Vintage c.1957 Dress)

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Reviewed by:MagpieJen

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Posted on:4/30/10 5:15 PM
Last Updated:4/30/10 5:56 PM
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Coastal Connie said... (6/12/10 4:44 PM) Reply
What a beautiful design on you. Nice work...and thanks for all the pictures along the way of your process. Very helpful. Also, love the flower!!
MBPaz said... (6/4/10 10:06 PM) Reply
The most thorough review I've read here! Fabulous dress and flower pin. THANKS for extremely useful links! Congrats on a winning project!
Joni2 said... (6/3/10 11:59 PM) Reply
You and the dress look simply divine! What a beautiful piece of work.
Mufffet said... (5/18/10 7:15 PM) Reply
What a nice's beautiful and looks so very authentic!
CarolynGM said... (5/14/10 7:08 AM) Reply
Absolutely fascinating review. The dress looks authentically 1957 and you have the hairdo to go with it.
veritasca said... (5/7/10 1:21 PM) Reply
I appreciate sharing your journey of finding the pattern and fabric and the many twists and turns in the making of the dress. I feel like I've traveled to some special place and really enjoyed the beautiful ending with the final photos of your finished dress. I sense a lot of care and dedication and presence. It inspires me to do a project with the same attention and passion. Thank you for your wonderful review and for YOU.
Jeffer said... (5/6/10 12:21 PM) Reply
Wow. What a terrific dress! It is just so wonderful that you have the pattern and vintage fabric to complete a dress that flatters you so nicely. You look gorgeous in it - the poses, your hair style...ready for a night out dancing!
Sickofitcindy said... (5/4/10 11:34 PM) Reply
What a beautiful and glamourous dress! I'm sure the original seamstress would be proud.
Sew4Fun said... (5/4/10 6:56 PM) Reply
Superb dress in a divine fabric. Great job! Loved your review too.
kusine said... (5/4/10 6:07 PM) Reply
kusine said... (5/4/10 6:07 PM) Reply
oldpatterns said... (5/3/10 12:07 PM) Reply
Wonderful job on the dress. I just love it when part of the instructions is "missing" :) I love how you matched the pattern pose!
fourkid said... (5/3/10 10:19 AM) Reply
This is an amazing dress - I love all the details, the back story, the flower is perfect for it. And you look beautiful!
Jatman said... (5/3/10 8:40 AM) Reply
Your dress is absolutely lovely.
Margaret said... (5/3/10 1:09 AM) Reply
Wonderful dress, looks great on you! That's so cool that you got the fabric with the pattern. Thanks for posting the link about the fabric flower, too -- very interesting!
AnneM said... (5/2/10 9:34 PM) Reply
Go dancing! Lovely. And so neat that you had the vintage fabric & the vintage pattern.
MagpieJen said... (5/2/10 7:18 PM) Reply
Thank you so much everyone for your kind and generous words! It was my pleasure to share this with you!
woodenheart said... (5/2/10 2:10 PM) Reply
Wow, you and the dress are both gorgeous!
m1khaela said... (5/2/10 7:14 AM) Reply
Oh I love that you had the original fabric--how wonderful! And that you styled it just like the envelope, too. Beautiful.
aireal said... (5/1/10 7:21 PM) Reply
LOVE the dress and pics, this style was made for you, lovely job. You did the original sewist proud. And thanks for the super informative review.
JillyBe said... (5/1/10 2:32 PM) Reply
Oh my - this might just be the most thorough & helpful review ever! And splendid results - looks fab! I especially appreciate how you are honoring the initial sewist - I'm sure she is smiling now :)
jewelsew said... (5/1/10 11:56 AM) Reply
Wonderful project, and your commentary is quite entertaining as well as informative! Thank you!
Heatherrique said... (5/1/10 11:09 AM) Reply
You look stunning, Maggie! A pattern from the past that you brought back today with lots of fashion sensibility. I also enjoyed your photo album. If Butterick backs this style as a 'Butterick Retro' pattern, YOU should be on the cover!
Batik said... (5/1/10 10:19 AM) Reply
Amazing! looks terrific on you. Thanks for sharing the details of the process, so helpful.
Paris75008 said... (5/1/10 10:12 AM) Reply
Oh, that's just gorgeous. Thanks for the link to the fabric flower brooch tutorial, yours turned out really great. Thanks for the wonderful review and photographing all the steps. You look so "authentic 50s" in that dress. Fantastic photographs!
K_sew said... (5/1/10 9:57 AM) Reply
This is a stunning dress on you. Nice that you used the original fabric and your "model" pose is terrific. Thanks for sharing this all with us.
movac said... (5/1/10 9:37 AM) Reply
I love this dress. My favorite colors too. You did the original owner "proud".
mchick said... (5/1/10 9:22 AM) Reply
You are just the right sort of person to wear that dress. It looks amazing, and so do you!
colorkitten said... (5/1/10 9:14 AM) Reply
Ooh, finally, I've been dying to see how it turned out -- it's gorgeous! You did Anonymous Seamstress proud. I especially love your pattern envelope poses, they're awesome.
Diane333 said... (5/1/10 8:31 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and a very thorough and helpful review.
Danvillegirl said... (5/1/10 8:00 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! Very informative review and most helpful links.
tess said... (5/1/10 5:18 AM) Reply
Your dress (and review!) are amazing, you look wonderful in it!
Aroura said... (5/1/10 1:07 AM) Reply
This turned out really beautifully. A very nice and detailed write-up. Thanks for the tips on direction sweing with slinkier fabrics! I've still got so much to learn :)
mizvi said... (4/30/10 10:26 PM) Reply
Magpie, I've been looking forward for the finished product on this project. It exceeds my imagination as a really wonderful outcome. I love this dress. It looks great on you. What an amazingly helpful review. I wand to "save" it for all of its good suggestions. I just love the flower..nice touch that I think would make the original sewist smile. Great job. Great review. Thanks so much.
TJSEWS said... (4/30/10 10:10 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress and you look gorgeous! Great job! Wow!
Barbara V said... (4/30/10 8:55 PM) Reply
Terrific dress and review. You look gorgeous in it and wear it well! Great job!
JEF said... (4/30/10 7:51 PM) Reply
Great dress and FANTASTIC review! Thank you.
maryfrana said... (4/30/10 7:38 PM) Reply
A fantastic creation and with such a history. This is so striking and beautiful.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (4/30/10 7:01 PM) Reply
What a lovely lady you are!! ;) Enjoy feeling pretty & feminine while you receive many, nice compliments!!
ingysoup said... (4/30/10 6:27 PM) Reply
OMG!!!! The best review, and what an amazing dress! How incredible that you honored the former sewist in such a way....
Athene said... (4/30/10 6:01 PM) Reply
Absolutely lovely on you.
Christas said... (4/30/10 5:39 PM) Reply
Excellent review! How exciting to have the pattern and fabric together. Your dress looks so lovely. It is a wonderful style for you!
MaryDB said... (4/22/10 3:10 PM) Reply
Wow, looking forward to seeing the dress. Thanks so much for all the helpful information. This sounds like such a neat project.
mizvi said... (4/19/10 11:04 PM) Reply
I think it is really wonderful that you honor an unknow "sewist sister" by finishing her project as she envisioned it. I would like to imagine she continues in this way.
DesignsByDenise said... (4/19/10 7:21 PM) Reply
Thank you for the link to I have a pattern, Butterick 6024, that's from the 50's, but doesn't have the copyright printed anywhere. That website indicates it would be 1951-1958, and the number guide shows 1952. My mom would have been 17, so that's right in line with the teen dress description. The sizing is right too, since I know she got married 6 years later in what was then a size 3. I think I'll give it a try, I LOVE the dress. It doesn't have an instruction sheet, but it looks like a pretty simple arrangement. I love vintage, and I admire your willingness to complete someone else's project. I can't even finish my own..... :-)
lyndle said... (4/19/10 6:11 AM) Reply
Love the pattern. It's really cool that you have the original fabric to use! thanks for the links and for your tips on storing vintage patterns, very useful.
Peter in NYC said... (4/19/10 2:49 AM) Reply
Can't wait to see the finished project and thank you SO much for posting a link to that burn chart. SO helpful!!
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