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Pattern Reviews> Folkwear> 215: Empire Dress (Empire Dress)

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Posted on:10/5/05 11:18 AM
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KiwiWendy said... (7/17/06 3:49 AM) Reply
I gaped and ogled at your Immortal self. Yes to the flattering.
SewTabby said... (10/6/05 4:17 PM) Reply
I've been ogling this pattern for a long time. Yours is stunning!
Gigi Louis said... (10/6/05 8:54 AM) Reply
What an incredibly sexy dress! If I'm ever in need of an evening gown I might have to try this one.
SewingSusan said... (10/6/05 6:41 AM) Reply
Just beautiful. I agree that the colors are amazing. And the shoes are perfect.
Tiner W said... (10/6/05 6:09 AM) Reply
Jennifer shaw said... (10/5/05 7:21 PM) Reply
Fantastic! I just love the Janet Arnold series of books, too! Thanks for sharing your luminous gown.
Georgene said... (10/5/05 7:13 PM) Reply
I've always wanted an excuse to wear a tiara! This is my all time favorite costume period. Love your version.
sewkal said... (10/5/05 7:09 PM) Reply
You look like you've just stepped out of a Jane Austen novel--beautiful.
marionetta said... (10/5/05 7:07 PM) Reply
Thanks for all the compliments everyone! Annika - the fabric I used was a silk habotai. I wanted something really drapey and flowing, I was going for a more exotic empire look a la "Immortal Beloved". The overdress is my redraft of one in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion.
touran said... (10/5/05 1:16 PM) Reply
Very lovely - especially the choice of color.
Annika said... (10/5/05 12:19 PM) Reply
What fabric did you use for the saffron colored dress? What pattern did you use for the overdress? The color combo is delicious!
Princess Jenny said... (10/5/05 11:27 AM) Reply
Your costumes are so incredibly lovely. Very inspirational. And you are just perfect in all of them :) You look as if you belong in a play. Gorgeous!!!
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