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Posted on:3/27/05 12:16 PM
Last Updated:3/27/05 12:50 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 4 people   
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gaby said... (7/9/07 11:46 PM) Reply
Very girly!! So pretty!I have this I just have to get the courage to make it :)
jessika said... (4/24/06 7:48 PM) Reply
sooooo cute. I want to make this same dress now. I love the ribbon.
yarnivore said... (7/2/05 1:42 PM) Reply
I am starting on this pattern today, and I'm pleased to see how well it worked out for you!
AnneM said... (3/28/05 4:53 PM) Reply
This is just the "retro" style of dress that seems so popular this year. Great job, & thanks for the review.
tigger said... (3/28/05 1:55 AM) Reply
Great dress - very flattering!
Karla Kizer said... (3/27/05 9:00 PM) Reply
" I love the way the skirt hangs - just full enough to be swingy, but not overly full. " You're right. The skirt is perfect, isn't it? And it is the kind of design that could work in lots of different fabrics for different occasions. As a matter of fact, your version could go just about anywhere. Very nice!
jacalhoun said... (3/27/05 8:51 PM) Reply
I just bought this pattern and hope to make it in the next week or so. Glad to hear it was somewhat easy. Yours looks really cute!
KatieN said... (3/27/05 6:58 PM) Reply

KatieN said... (3/27/05 6:55 PM) Reply
To answer the question about the tucks - I made two tucks/darts out a few inches on each side from the zipper. I didn't take in much - only about 1/4" in each. About the skirt, I didn't do anything to make it 'poofy'. It's just the way the fabric hangs. It may have something to do with having two layers of fabric though.
The Renaissance Girl said... (3/27/05 6:03 PM) Reply
How pretty! Question, did you use anything to make the skirt kinda 'poofy'?
KathleenS said... (3/27/05 4:25 PM) Reply
Cute dress! I like the neckline on this view.
ryan's mom said... (3/27/05 1:35 PM) Reply
Very nice! Just wondering how many tucks you put in at the neckline and where they were placed.
LBJ said... (3/27/05 12:58 PM) Reply
Really really pretty. I'm going to run out and buy this pattern ASAP. It looks fabulous on you!
GorgeousFabrics said... (3/27/05 12:20 PM) Reply
It sounds adorable. I can't see the picture - it's asking me for a login. -Ann
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