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Pattern Reviews> Japanese Pattern Books> Drape Drape Dress no 3 (Drape Drape Dress no 3 )

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Posted on:8/15/12 7:12 PM
Last Updated:8/19/12 6:45 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 9 people   
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flyawayhair said... (3/10/13 6:35 PM) Reply
I just made my first version (definitely a muslin) of this dress. Coming up a bit perplexed....did you have tucks show up at the end of the front waist seams (not the gathers)? Seems like I did something wrong or need to grade that seam more like a dart.
yummymummy38 said... (8/21/12 1:20 AM) Reply
Great print placement, thanks for the review
valerie sews said... (8/19/12 6:46 PM) Reply
Thanks Sassy T. I fixed the link.
Sassy T said... (8/19/12 6:04 AM) Reply
Lovely dress. Link doesn't go to your blog though.
GoodbyeValntino said... (8/16/12 8:55 PM) Reply
Great dress, Valerie! I've tried one pattern from that book and had a problem but you definitely got it right!
Schnauzer said... (8/16/12 5:45 PM) Reply
Lovely dress, Valerie!
carolynw said... (8/16/12 2:40 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress looks fabulous on you - am in love with your fabric
carolynw said... (8/16/12 2:39 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress looks fabulous on you - am in love with your fabric
squirrellypoo said... (8/16/12 9:51 AM) Reply
Valerie - thanks so much for responding! I'm a Burda 42, too, so that this fit you makes me feel SO much better! thanks!
valerie sews said... (8/16/12 8:24 AM) Reply
thank you so much ladies. Squirrelypoo I normally sew a big four 12-14 hybrid, taking things out a tiny bit at the waist and shortening hems. In burda I am a size 42. My material was a soft quite drapey cotton/lycra with moderate stretch. I did a tiny seam at the centre back then took it in half a centimetre. Give it a go. The sizing is not as tiny as I thought.
squirrellypoo said... (8/16/12 7:30 AM) Reply
Thanks for reviewing this! Can you give any more information about what size you normally sew and how the Drape Drape sizes compared? I really want to sew this but I'm scrared XL will still be too small!
Margaret said... (8/16/12 5:54 AM) Reply
Very nice dress -- what an interesting cut, and it looks great on you!
sunnysewer said... (8/16/12 1:10 AM) Reply
I really like it and now am intrigued by this book. well done.
Dilliander said... (8/15/12 9:22 PM) Reply
Fabulous rendition of this pattern, very clever and very pretty.
said... (8/15/12 9:21 PM) Reply
I love that. The gathered details make it special and your fabric choice is perfect. I must take another look at that book!
AuntieShel said... (8/15/12 8:53 PM) Reply
Wow!!! Stunning dress, you look fabulous!!!
Heatherrique said... (8/15/12 8:11 PM) Reply
Just one click on your thumbnail and what an enviably attractive dress on you, Valerie. You dazzle in this!
cerulean said... (8/15/12 8:01 PM) Reply
Great job! Very interesting pattern! Very pretty too!
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