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Reviewed by:retrotechgeneva

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Posted on:7/15/12 4:59 PM
Last Updated:7/16/12 1:18 PM
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ayan said... (2/27/15 3:21 PM) Reply
That's a jaw-dropping use of fabric. What a gorgeous showcase for your work. The fit is lovely, too.
Kristin Prairie said... (6/11/14 10:05 AM) Reply
Super helpful extra info--your dress is fantastic.
Miss Metronome said... (7/10/13 9:48 AM) Reply
Signed in just to tell you how much I like this dress! Very clever with the thrifted bed sheet lining. Your work is so tidy and the pattern looks great on you.
sophiepontouf said... (6/8/13 1:46 PM) Reply
retrotechgeneva said... (2/28/13 11:46 AM) Reply
Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Can't wait for warmer weather so I can share more of my makes here; I'm glad to be part of this wonderful community :)
Living Beauty said... (2/19/13 0:23 AM) Reply
Very beautiful and a great fit on you! Thanks for the review!
tiadia said... (2/15/13 4:25 PM) Reply
This is spectacular! Love your use of the fabric with this pattern. What a lovely dress!
tiadia said... (2/15/13 4:19 PM) Reply
This is spectacular! Love your use of the fabric with this pattern. What a lovely dress!
mrs quickly said... (7/22/12 2:08 AM) Reply
SecondHandRogue said... (7/18/12 9:05 PM) Reply
Love this on you, thanks for the great review!
StephiLuna said... (7/18/12 4:05 PM) Reply
Absolutely stunning dress!
WasabiZee said... (7/18/12 12:41 PM) Reply
That looks wonderful on you! Thank you for the detailed review.
mesewlot said... (7/18/12 0:47 AM) Reply
OMG, your dress is so inspiring! It fits you beautifully; I probably would not have given this pattern a second thought, but you brought it into plain sight~ THANK YOU!!
sewtime said... (7/18/12 0:03 AM) Reply
Sue Parrott said... (7/17/12 10:03 PM) Reply
So pretty, it fits you beautifully!
knitmachinequeen said... (7/17/12 3:08 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress and very informative review. TFS
Erin D said... (7/17/12 1:45 AM) Reply
Wow! Beautiful choice of fabric. It looks really great on you.
Anne Cherry said... (7/16/12 11:02 PM) Reply
What a spectacular dress! That fabric and the way you've placed the pattern is wonderful. And great review.
portercs said... (7/16/12 9:40 PM) Reply
Wow! Beautiful dress and it looks wonderful on you.
Karendee said... (7/16/12 9:33 PM) Reply
Congratulations, your new dress is very elegant. The fabric is amazing as is your workmanship. Your finished product looks as if you have been sewing well for many years. Enjoy your beautiful dress.
Cheryl25 said... (7/16/12 8:43 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful! Beginner? way! Great work!
Lee-Lee said... (7/16/12 8:15 PM) Reply
You look fabulous! What a great dress, choice of fabrics, colors, you name it. Thanks for the thorough review.
olynda said... (7/16/12 7:24 PM) Reply
Beautiful!! Love that fabric!
divabuddha said... (7/16/12 5:00 PM) Reply
Fantastic dress!! I'm sitting here on my couch drooling over the fabric. What a great print! Congrats on a job well done!
SavageCoco said... (7/16/12 4:45 PM) Reply
really, REALLy well done. Your skill level just went several notches!
TJSEWS said... (7/16/12 4:43 PM) Reply
Your dress is absolute gorgeous and you look beautiful. I like the way the sleeves turned out - fun! Congratulations on a great review and a beautiful dress.
retrotechgeneva said... (7/16/12 4:06 PM) Reply
More lovely comments, thank you all :) @crazygrad - the picture was taken in Zurich; I live in Geneva, Switzerland and wore the dress to attend a friend's wedding. @zoe: Thanks for checking back! Once I read on other blogs about using old bedsheets for lining, I've never even bothered to purchase proper lining fabrics! Good thing I discovered this early on, because I would much rather have fully-lined dresses and not have to worry about whether I should wear a slip.
SewWil said... (7/16/12 4:01 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress! The fabric is very well suited to this style.
zoe said... (7/16/12 3:43 PM) Reply
Checked back to see the pics of the dress interior; always good to see in a review. Looks like you've done a wonderful job! I also use thrifted cotton bedsheets for linings; I started doing so, once I realized they were the same fabric as most of the cotton I was buying to line things. YARDS of it for an amazing price too! I just love recycling ( it makes me feel so virtuous ). :)
crazygrad said... (7/16/12 3:34 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! Where was the pic taken? The whole image-- dress, you, scene-- is worthy of a magazine!
flyawayhair said... (7/16/12 2:28 PM) Reply
This is stunning on you! Also the choice of fabric is great. I really appreciate how the design of the fabric is placed with this dress.
ChristineX said... (7/16/12 1:46 PM) Reply
Oh wow, great dress and use of fabric! You look gorgeous!
Claverie said... (7/16/12 1:43 PM) Reply
Wow! What a debut for your first pattern review. Beautiful.
Sassy T said... (7/16/12 1:39 PM) Reply
My favourite Cambie thus far. I think Sewaholic has a tutorial on zippers in her sewtionary at the top of her page.
norie creates said... (7/16/12 1:39 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress! I'd better start keeping my old bedsheets : )
blessedtosew said... (7/16/12 1:34 PM) Reply
That is BEAUTIFUL!!! You look fabulous in it.
duckbucket said... (7/16/12 1:23 PM) Reply
Looks amazing. I love your fabric choice!
prttynpnk said... (7/16/12 12:24 PM) Reply
Oh, I love this so much! YOu have truly made this your on and it's wonderful!
CJgal said... (7/16/12 12:19 PM) Reply
Knitters Delight said... (7/16/12 12:03 PM) Reply
I cannot stress enough - how much I love your version. I have made one, but will have more in my future for sure.
Izzie said... (7/16/12 11:26 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! Congratulations on your first review, great job!
retrotechgeneva said... (7/16/12 10:41 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for all your positive comments! This is my first review here and it is so nice to have such a warm welcome. I shall update my review this evening with pictures of the back of the dress showing the lapped zipper, and the lining as well.
zoe said... (7/16/12 9:59 AM) Reply
Well written review! Your dress looks beautiful. The sleeve 'design feature' with the contrasting fabrics actually works really well and looks great.
HelenMcG said... (7/16/12 9:28 AM) Reply
Stunning dress. You should be so proud. I have had stuggles with the zipper issue myself and your self-confidence to go "off script" with the zipper is awesome.
Kathy7661 said... (7/16/12 9:07 AM) Reply
Very pretty, looks great on you!
prostheticsgirl said... (7/16/12 9:01 AM) Reply
I love your use of fabric for this dress! I like unique fabrics applied to more conventional designs, it makes for such unique projects!
RLL said... (7/16/12 8:38 AM) Reply
The fabric is perfect for this dress. KensingtonCrab mentioned the background scenery and I had to go back up to look.....your dress was so eyecatching that I did not notice the background.
Lori V said... (7/16/12 8:21 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress and beautiful photo.
QueenZ said... (7/16/12 7:57 AM) Reply
This is waaaay ultra cute!
canei said... (7/16/12 7:41 AM) Reply
Love, love, love!!!
Scheri said... (7/16/12 7:29 AM) Reply
What a beautiful dress. I am in love with the fabric
Living Beauty said... (7/16/12 7:20 AM) Reply
I really enjoyed you review. You chose such a beautiful fabric for this dress. I love it. It looks fantastic on you!
GoodbyeValntino said... (7/16/12 7:08 AM) Reply
How beautiful!
KensingtonCrab said... (7/16/12 6:43 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and background scenery!
jlg said... (7/16/12 5:22 AM) Reply
Oh wow, what a fantastic dress.
sewmytime said... (7/16/12 4:56 AM) Reply
Lovely dress!
tg33 said... (7/16/12 4:03 AM) Reply
Karla Kizer said... (7/15/12 5:09 PM) Reply
Excellent review, and fantastic dress. Don't worry about going "off-script". In sewing, you do whatever works - and your dress is evidence that you're doing something right.
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