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Pattern Reviews> Folkwear> 233 (Glamour Girl Dress)

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Reviewed by:Cambric Tea

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Posted on:8/25/05 10:32 PM
Last Updated:8/25/05 10:50 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 7 people    Very Helpful by 25 people   
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Laurieo said...
Lovely dress.. and so flattering on you! Thanks for the great review.
8/25/05 10:48 PM
kathi s said...
I love your dress and your makeup and hair is perfect! I agree, that pattern would make a wonderful evening dress. Champagne charmeuse comes to mind.
8/25/05 11:08 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
What a great idea to use two side zippers. This dress is outstanding.
8/25/05 11:30 PM
Lou05 said...
Nice garment. You've really captured the feeling of the era with your fabric choice and I think your slight changes will only enhance it. You look terrific!
8/25/05 11:31 PM
PVA said...
Oh, what a great dress! It takes me back to when I was a kid. Actually, I don't think I knew anyone who had such a dress, but oh those wonderful matinees at the movie theater & the beautiful stars & their beautiful clothes! Thanks for this review -- & the trip down memory lane. As I burst into song . . . "You ought to be in pictures . . ."
8/25/05 11:32 PM
Vibek said...
Stunning, stunning, stunning. Only problem is: every male in sight will probably want to rip it right off! Seriously, though, this dress is perfect for you.
8/26/05 0:01 AM
Nickle said...
I love your dress too- the fabric and style. It looks great on you. You look like a movie star in it.
8/26/05 1:01 AM
Vonnevo said...
Wo..eeeee !! I thought I was looking at a magazine shoot :) A beautiful dress and fabulous modelling.
8/26/05 1:26 AM
Asa Hagstrom said...
What a great dress! I love your photos, hair and makeup too! How clever to insert two zippers.
8/26/05 1:29 AM
pharmercoon said...
You look fabulous...great job! Kay
8/26/05 1:40 AM
SewTwin said...
I expectecd Archie of the Nero Wolfe show to walk into the picture, and take your hand.You have the classic look down pat,oughta be in oldie movies.You would break Archie's heart.The dress is great too..I couldn't handle 2 zippers,I go the elastic route,not too many of those waistbands in the vintage dresses...
8/26/05 2:16 AM
Noile said...
Ohh-la-la! Devastatingly charming! Your double-zipper solution is clever -- I know I'll use that trick in the future. You've got just the right flare to carry this classic off!
8/26/05 2:25 AM
Allisonsews said...
CT, how was your experience with this brand of pattern? Folkwear has a great Gibson girl blouse that's super-trendy for fall but I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it! And another great photo by the DH!
8/26/05 3:33 AM
KiwiWendy said...
Glamour Girl to the max.
8/26/05 3:50 AM
QuickFade said...
Thanks for the review! I've been looking at this pattern, and no I must make it. How did you do your FBA for this pattern?
8/26/05 4:10 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great looking dress on you. You look 50's glamourous for 2005. Really like how well the dress fits. It truly looks like the outfit is just for you.
8/26/05 4:32 AM
Mlle Laura said...
Wonderful - a real screen siren!
8/26/05 4:40 AM
kremmer said...
Fantastic dress! You look SO glam!
8/26/05 5:15 AM
els said...
Both you and the dress look stunning, great find to use 2 side seam zippers.
8/26/05 5:26 AM
MarilynB said...
Wonderful dress. I have been using side zippers lately, but I would never have thought of using two. Great idea!
8/26/05 5:58 AM
MickeyFan said...
Fabulous dress! You have the look of a 40's galmour girl down pat. Thanks for "planting the seed" with your double zip idea. I will definitely use that sometime.
8/26/05 6:07 AM
Gail S said...
Very striking! I have this pattern but have yet to sew it. Nice Review.
8/26/05 6:13 AM
Katharine in BXL said...
OMG, you look like a model!!!!!! You must carry on with past dressing. It's so gorgeous on you!
8/26/05 6:26 AM
MaryBeth said...
From the pattern description: "It emphasizes curves, drapes elegantly, and lends an air of discreet sexiness....Shoulder pads lend that commanding air to any aspiring celebrity." Yes, I'd say it sure does! Great job, CT, doubling the front seems to have worked perfectly and adding another zipper is very clever. Thanks for the review.
8/26/05 6:33 AM
Modiste Madness said...
I love your pictures. Who does them for you? This is such a striking dress for you and your coloring. It looks fabuous. You are going to turn heads in this one.
8/26/05 6:52 AM
Lisette said...
Your dress is lovely and you look like you stepped out of a period movie, Gorgeous!
8/26/05 7:07 AM
Harriet Rogers said...
Wow! Fantastic dress: I echo all the rest: heads will certainly turn when you wear this. Wonderful choice of fabric and pattern. You really look great!
8/26/05 7:13 AM
Hilary said...
WOW! Gorgeous!! I love the photo style too :oP This is absolutely beautiful on you thanks for the review!
8/26/05 7:32 AM
GorgeousFabrics said...
Love the dress, LOVE the review. I was cracking up over your description of why you added a second zipper! Beautiful job and a beautiful model! -Ann
8/26/05 7:56 AM
Tiner W said...
It's perfect for you!
8/26/05 7:56 AM
Everyday Sewist said...
Beautiful dress and what a helpful review too. Folkwear should buy your picture and put it on their envelope!
8/26/05 8:02 AM
melgosews said...
Your dress and pics remind me of my Grandmother in a shot with a Grandpa I never met in his military uniform shortly before he left. It's lovely and thanks!
8/26/05 8:03 AM
PhyllisC said...
OMG - you look like Ava Gardner! Stunning. I've always loved this pattern and you've really done a smashing job with it.
8/26/05 8:18 AM
minieme said...
You look gorgeous in that! Very sexy.
8/26/05 8:53 AM
Leslie in Austin said...
You look like a starlet! Absolutely stunning.
8/26/05 9:02 AM
xela said...
You do look like a glamour girl. What a perfect match!--you and the dress, the hair, make-up. Super! Thanks for a wonderful review.
8/26/05 9:17 AM
AnneM said...
Thanks so much for this review. I have the pattern & put in a review request for it! I think that the style would even work for smaller-busted me. Good info for me to use when I make my version. It looks nice on you, also.
8/26/05 9:18 AM
mizvi said...
This is an absolutely stunning look that is as flattering and contemporary as it was 60 years ago...any woman will look classey and feminine in this dress. Its made for the "woman". You've done a beautiful job with it. I will use it to introduce my friends to this sight which I have only recently discovered. I am hooked and have to see what all the sewing ladies are up to everyday. I am feeling encouraged and inspired to try to create something lovely too...thanks for sharing this project!
8/26/05 9:21 AM
drsue said...
Wow! Just wonderful!
8/26/05 9:54 AM
Tini said...
what a gorgeous dress! the pictures and the make-up and your hair makes it perfect!!
8/26/05 10:52 AM
elizajo said...
Oooh-- so beautiful! Make it again! In red crepe with red charmeuse midriff and ties for Christmas parties. Your beautiful coloring can carry off the drama.
8/26/05 12:10 PM
Kathryn said...
Awesome to the max. Great print for this vintage look, and you carry it off beautifully!
8/26/05 12:15 PM
touran said...
Wow - just gorgeous. Everything with the dress and you is absolutely perfect together.
8/26/05 12:18 PM
Cambric Tea said...
Thank you so much to everyone who left such nice compliments! I'm so flattered! Allison: Folkwear rocks. I really love the thick paper and clear hand drawn illustrations. I really like the drafting because the garments are based on vintage or ethnic clothes. I've read the Gibson Girl blouse is actually not difficult. Kathy, my husband takes the pics. He is so sweet about it too, I'll be sure to pass your compliment on to him. Popoagie: I rotated the FBA into the underbust gathers. Here's a closer view: I didn't mess around with the armscyce or bust ease too much, just decided to let the pattern be what it is. (:
8/26/05 1:19 PM
LBJ said...
The dress, and you, look FABULOUS!
8/26/05 1:27 PM
Kay Y said...
Even though so many others have already done so, I have to express my admiration for how fantastic your project photos always are - I love reading your reviews since they are so well illustrated. This latest one is really superb. Excellent matching of fabric to project and of project to wearer, great execution. I am now seriously thinking of ordering this pattern as I have some nice drapey rayon crepe - hmmmm. Keep your reviews coming!
8/26/05 1:31 PM
Leora said...
You are so photogenic! Excellent review of such a lovely dress.
8/26/05 2:29 PM
nheh said...
Hubba, hubba! As everyone else has said, this looks wonderful on you.
8/26/05 3:05 PM
Linda E. said...
love the dress there is nothing more I can say than what has already been said it looks fantastic on you.
8/26/05 3:19 PM
Sew it seams said...
Love the dress- love the photos, and I get to be th 50th (!!) comment in one day! That has to be a record! Wonderful dress.
8/26/05 3:44 PM
Marita Kinnula said...
One of those things, where everything is perfekt, congrats!Amazing! that dress is a killer!
8/26/05 3:51 PM
redhead said...
This is gorgeous! I had to wait all day to come home and view the pictures as most photo sites are blocked at work. Thanks for sharing the fun!
8/26/05 8:46 PM
Englebert said...
Cambric, this is a very lovely dress! Very nice!
8/26/05 8:50 PM
SewTabby said...
Firstly, your dress is gorgeous. Secondly, you are, too! Stunning photographs--be proud of your creation.
8/26/05 9:38 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
Fantastic! This is so wonderful. Where did you find that luscious fabric?
8/26/05 11:24 PM
Cambric Tea said...
Jennifer, it is from It's nice challis, it doesn't wrinkle at all. (thank you, (:
8/27/05 0:51 AM
Diane E said...
I just want to say, "me too" to everything that has been written. You look beautiful (again!) and have created a lovely dress. Your fashion photographer should be given an extra special treat.
8/27/05 10:26 AM
oracle said...
Gorgeous job. Love your photo presentation on it, too -- makeup and all. Thanks for that; it really does both the dress and your work on it justice.
8/27/05 10:39 AM
tigger said...
Yes the dress is great and the photos of you in it are just like a magazine shoot! Love them!
8/27/05 11:38 AM
JDpenelope said...
Nothing more to add. Just my praise and admiration!
8/27/05 1:17 PM
ladybegood said...
Great dress and great pic's! I can't resist anything that is "butt-flattering". Thanks for the review!
8/27/05 7:19 PM
Sew4Fun said...
WOW! You look every bit as glamorous as the starlets of the forties. I hope you frame these photos and hang them on your walls. Your review proves style and elegance is always "in Vogue".
8/27/05 7:19 PM
SandraB said...
Wow!! This dress looks gorgeous, and so do you.
8/27/05 8:16 PM
carnelian said...
Bless you for mentioning the potential for clumpiness in front. I made a fatally clumpy one years ago in a gorgeous cotton flannel.
8/29/05 9:36 AM
Gigi Louis said...
Wow! I've been waiting for someone to review this dress for awhile. Now I know that I must have it immediately. You look positively gorgeous in it!
8/29/05 12:24 PM
Debbie Cook said...
I don't know how I missed this, but I'm glad I found it today. Gorgeous!! And ditto to all the compliments you've already received.
9/12/05 7:39 AM
FeyFaerie said...
The dress came out beautifully. And you look absolutely amazing in it!!! What a classic, timeless look.
10/20/05 11:17 PM
Schnauzer said...
Absolutely fantastic!
2/19/06 1:53 AM
Em's Summer said...
That is a beautiful dress--it's so very 40s and oh so elegant! And your pics are perfect! Thanks for this great review!
4/14/06 3:43 PM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
I don't know how I missed this the first time...just came over from viewing Tini's review. This is absolutely, stunningly gorgeous!
4/15/06 7:11 AM
patsijean said...
I just love this dress on you. I am tempted to try it. I have a nice print rayon that I can't remember buying. The drape would be perfect. Thanks.
6/18/06 12:18 PM
bonnnie said...
Very lovely. Thanks for the tip about using lightweight fabric and the knot at the tummy. All your vintage creations are delightful.
9/6/06 4:31 PM
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