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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5559 (Misses' Dress)

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Posted on:12/13/10 7:37 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 31 people   
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SavageCoco said... (1/20/12 12:52 PM) Reply
Marie67 said... (4/27/11 2:27 PM) Reply
An absolutely gorgeous top and lovely colour. Yoou've done a great job with the fitting. I'd never thought of making that dress as a shirt, I'll see if can do the same with some of my other dress pattens.
JETrinity said... (1/7/11 9:41 PM) Reply
What a wonderful job you did. I just love the look and I am adding this to my list.
Jen59 said... (1/3/11 2:06 AM) Reply
You have done a fantastic job! Great notes about stretching while you stitch - esp. for the waist pin tucks.
salsera7 said... (12/20/10 9:11 PM) Reply
You did a wonderful job on this top and I just bought this pattern yesterday with the same in mind; make a top out of it! Thanks to your posting, Ill get it done even sooner now.
Annette1 said... (12/19/10 7:33 PM) Reply
I'm just catching up on a week's worth of pattern reviews, and I'm SO GLAD I clicked on yours. I LOVE this shirt, even moreso than the dress on the pattern. It looks SO GOOD on you. :o) Very unique and flattering.
sharkycharming said... (12/18/10 8:32 AM) Reply
Extremely pretty tee -- I love the color and everything about it. Well done.
Elizabeth made this said... (12/17/10 11:53 PM) Reply
Great fit and a fabulous color!
4u2cme said... (12/16/10 7:48 PM) Reply
Great looking top. I haven't thought of a top for this pattern. Good job.
Robin Denning said... (12/15/10 1:01 AM) Reply
It looks amazing on you - worth the effort!
Raye Ann said... (12/14/10 11:12 PM) Reply
thanks for the great review- looks like this pattern is a little more difficult than I thought it would be. your version is gorgeous, though, and definitely worth the effort!
ggf2005 said... (12/14/10 12:37 PM) Reply
that is a really cool shirt! great job!
nicegirl said... (12/14/10 11:00 AM) Reply
You did a fabulous job on this! I am really interested in that pattern, though it sounds like a lot of work. Thank you for the thorough review.
lakaribane said... (12/14/10 9:06 AM) Reply
I love that pattern even more now and the color you chose looks like the Pantone 2011 Color! Thank you for this review!
mchick said... (12/14/10 8:35 AM) Reply
You look wonderful! It looks seriously expensive. Absolutley brilliant!
Danvillegirl said... (12/14/10 6:54 AM) Reply
I like that you turned this into a top. Looks great on you.
lynnelaing said... (12/14/10 4:06 AM) Reply
You fitting turned out perfect
Mushywear said... (12/14/10 1:30 AM) Reply
It sounds like you had to do a lot of work on this. It really paid off, because it looks marvelous on you. Very nice!
Peacock Chic said... (12/14/10 0:41 AM) Reply
Oh man!! what a great idea. I too would get a lot more wear out of a shirt than the dress. Great idea and great job!
SewWil said... (12/14/10 0:26 AM) Reply
Great job! It looks very nice on you.
mendospot said... (12/13/10 11:58 PM) Reply
very pretty.
Ann Smith said... (12/13/10 11:40 PM) Reply
sandrasdaughter said... (12/13/10 11:36 PM) Reply
Wow this is so pretty and unique as well.
Nan Kay said... (12/13/10 10:49 PM) Reply
Made a great top! I have been wanting to make this, now I really want to get it started. Nice work!!!
drsue said... (12/13/10 10:30 PM) Reply
Nice job! it looks great! I love this pattern, but am concerned re the fitting.
michellep74 said... (12/13/10 10:22 PM) Reply
This looks great as a top! I love the looks of this pattern, but could never wear a dress that close-fitting over my tummy/hips/rear. I think I *could* wear it as a top, though. Love yours!
sewbehind said... (12/13/10 10:09 PM) Reply
Beautiful and inspired. I like the idea of this as a top. You look fabulous in it.
rivergum said... (12/13/10 9:52 PM) Reply
Wow, what a fabulous top! Well done!
Patti B said... (12/13/10 9:51 PM) Reply
Gorgeous top! Good idea to shorten this dress. All of your thread tracing paid off in this lovely result.
Christas said... (12/13/10 9:14 PM) Reply
This looks fantastic as a top! You did a wonderful job!
sewing for fun said... (12/13/10 9:00 PM) Reply
Athene said... (12/13/10 8:42 PM) Reply
A very good looking t-shirt and the fit is lovely.
AuntieShel said... (12/13/10 8:34 PM) Reply
Wow, this is fabulous and fits you perfectly!! Thanks for all your helpful comments about this pattern.
Elona said... (12/13/10 8:27 PM) Reply
You made a really stunning top from this pattern! Congratulations!
Sheseams said... (12/13/10 8:05 PM) Reply
Very nice!
MissyBelle said... (12/13/10 7:58 PM) Reply
What a flattering shirt. I did a double take to figure out which was the envelope pattern and which was the homemade version. Great work.
AngelynnK said... (12/13/10 7:47 PM) Reply
Very cool, I was wondering if this would work as a shirt since I'm also not much of one for dresses. Thanks for showing that it can be done!
Erica B. said... (12/13/10 7:45 PM) Reply
I like your "fancy t-shirt" and I think I may copy you! I'd get more wear out of that shirt (because that IS a lot of work), than I would a dress.
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