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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5830 (Elegant Gothic Gown)

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Reviewed by:Georgene

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Posted on:12/18/04 10:59 PM
Last Updated:12/26/04 6:23 AM
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Gigi Louis said... (9/10/05 8:32 AM) Reply
Georgene, I don't know how I missed this review. The dress is gorgeous! I hope your daughter realizes how lucky she is to have such a talented mother.
BeckyW said... (6/27/05 4:06 PM) Reply
Very creative! I admire your talent.
Jennifer shaw said... (12/27/04 10:32 PM) Reply
Wow- what a terrific dress! It looks wonderful on dd.
redhead said... (12/26/04 10:37 PM) Reply
Wow, that's love. And such great results! Congratulations on another stunner.
Tini said... (12/26/04 2:36 PM) Reply
ROFL!! great review!
bunz said... (12/26/04 10:53 AM) Reply
Georgene, What a pleasure to read the diary of a creative, resourceful and dry-witted humorous seamstress! Bravo!!
Everyday Sewist said... (12/26/04 10:42 AM) Reply
Oh, your daughter is so lucky to have her own personal (and talented) designer!
Sherril Miller said... (12/26/04 9:53 AM) Reply
Georgine, that dress turned out fabulous! Black and white with a twist of her own made her the bell of that ball, I bet. Thank you for all the details about sewing on silk and lace. Hot Kouture, LOL. I love it.
JDpenelope said... (12/26/04 6:29 AM) Reply
What a creation under fire! You must be beaming with pride--your daughter looks perfect. Anxious to read more about your lace trim techniques also.
PhyllisC said... (12/20/04 1:24 PM) Reply
Georgene - your DD might like to see "A Series of Unfortunate Events" - it's chock full of this look. She looks great!
Katharine in BXL said... (12/20/04 10:21 AM) Reply
WOW. Stunning work. I can see the quality of the silk from here in Taipei. Your daughter looks luminous. She is going to end up learning to sew, after being totally spoiled by a one-of-a-kind silk dress for a freshman high school dance. She must feel cherished.
Asa Hagstrom said... (12/20/04 9:24 AM) Reply
Wow Georgene, this is such an inspirational tale! Makes me want to go and CREATE! I hope this time you were at least on the right coast :)
SewingSusan said... (12/20/04 7:29 AM) Reply
you are amazing. i am so impressed!
cindyann said... (12/19/04 5:24 PM) Reply
Wonderful job, Georgene! I'm sure she was very pleased. A pretty and unique dress for your pretty and unique daughter.
AnneM said... (12/19/04 5:24 PM) Reply
Great job, perfect for a B&W semi-formal when DD likes goth.
MaryBeth said... (12/19/04 11:40 AM) Reply
Research library and stash win the day in the hands of a talented designer! She looks so lovely, so appropriate and yet so Lolita. Congratulations! I look forward to the photo shots of your finishing techniques using that wonderful Venice lace.
Mary Stiefer said... (12/19/04 10:05 AM) Reply
What creativity - and it looks fantastic. Great job.
GorgeousFabrics said... (12/19/04 8:29 AM) Reply
Wild applause!!! What a lovely dress. Your DD is so lucky. Makes me wish I had a daughter to sew for! -Ann
Linda E. said... (12/19/04 7:57 AM) Reply
great design ,beautiful model,. you do inspiring work while under the gun
CarolynGM said... (12/19/04 4:24 AM) Reply
Great outfit on a lovely model. I so admire your creativity -- and under the gun at that.
pharmercoon said... (12/19/04 1:50 AM) Reply
I would still be there scratching my head trying to decide how to moosh all those pattern pieces together! You are amazing-she looks great! Kay
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