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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8198 (Wedding/Evening Dress)

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Reviewed by:Amy T
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Posted on:11/8/05 2:51 PM
Last Updated:11/8/05 2:55 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Steffie said...
I think you look lovely in the dress. It turned out great!
11/8/05 2:53 PM
twistedangel said...
This turned out fabulous! Congratulations!
11/8/05 3:00 PM
beangirl said...
wow! OK, NOW you really must upgrade your level listing. This is very nicely sewn from the looks of it. (And congratulations! First invisible zipper! Yay!) And btw, you do look very nice in your dress. If I had to wear an evening gown, I'd look like a troll doll in drag. What I'll do if I'm invited to the Oscars, I just don't know... :-)
11/8/05 3:06 PM
sewcrazy52 said...
What's so BAD about the outfit? Tell us please!!
11/8/05 3:19 PM
GorgeousFabrics said...
Oh you look lovely! You look like the Countess in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Brava! -Ann
11/8/05 3:30 PM
Peggy L said...
Amy - what an achievement! It looks great on you. I have the same philosphy as your sister. Lots of times I have hung something in the closet and gone back a couple of weeks later and decided "this looks pretty good!". I think we just get tired of the garment!!
11/8/05 3:33 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
You look like Cinderella in her ball gown. How beautiful.
11/8/05 3:38 PM
Nickle said...
Your did a beautiful job and it looks lovely on you.
11/8/05 3:49 PM
PegL said...
Your ball gown is beautiful and you look gorgeous in it! I agree with beangirl -- you really must upgrade your level listing!!
11/8/05 4:14 PM
Cathy Loves Fabric said...
You look like a princess and look what you learned. What a beautiful dress! Job well done.
11/8/05 4:15 PM
G_l_e_n_d_a said...
Stunning! What a fantastic accomplishment.
11/8/05 4:25 PM
moushka said...
Amy - You look beautiful in your dress! Don't give a second thought to the fashion status of gathered sleeves - they'll be back in a one of these days. There's a good reason why women have worn fitted bodices, full skirts and full sleeves for centuries - they actually fit our curves ;-) Your dress is a classic. Hope you get invited to another ball!
11/8/05 4:27 PM
els said...
Amy your ball gown dress looks lovely on you.
11/8/05 4:28 PM
Pam Z said...
Gorgeous gown, Amy! LOVE the color and the fit...and marvelous job on the invisible zip. Well done!
11/8/05 4:50 PM
zeoplum said...
I hate to break it to you but that is a drop-dead gorgeous dress and it's extremely flattering on you. I saw the pic before I read your review and thought wow, now I bet she is just tickled pink with how that turned out. I agree with your sister, put it away and give it some time. Eventually you'll see what we see. And if you should decide to sell it, I want it! (hehe...j/k....I couldn't afford it!) Seriously, it's fabulous!!!!
11/8/05 5:13 PM
Kim Winson said...
I agree, beautiful dress! Thanks for the excellent review!
11/8/05 5:45 PM
AliceB said...
Amy, Your dress is absolutely beautiful. The first thing I noticed looking at the picture was NO drag lines in the fitted bodice--that is a work of art!!! Be proud of your accomplishment.
11/8/05 6:13 PM
Kerry O said...
Seriously, what everyone else has said - that is a STUNNING dress, and you look drop-dead gorgeous in it. It shows off your figure and you look so pretty in it! I am in awe of your talent. :)
11/8/05 8:09 PM
Lori V said...
You look beautiful in your gown. You did a marvelous job.
11/8/05 8:10 PM
SewVeryTall said...
I just love that fabric...the dress is beautiful and you look great in it!
11/9/05 4:25 AM
Harriet Rogers said...
Wow! This is fabulous, and I think you look gorgeous in the style and the color. I also think you should take off the "beginner" in your rating: just leave "advanced": this looks like a very accomplished garment: 4 stars.
11/9/05 8:11 AM
Moxie said...
Your dress is beautiful and you look beautiful in it. You are to be commended on staying with this project to the end. Also, all the research you did for both the corset and the dress is inspiring.
11/9/05 11:22 AM
Gigi Louis said...
I think you look absolutely gorgeous in this dress! It really shows off your hourglass figure. You did an excellent job on the sewing and fitting. I never would have attempted anything like this in the early days. I agree you should upgrade your skill level!
11/9/05 11:45 AM
redhead said...
You are amazing in this dress. Great job, and thanks for telling us all about your process. I want to make a fancy gown one day, and I learned a lot from you.
11/9/05 2:26 PM
MarilynB said...
You look marvelous! I agree with your sister about aging the garment. I have had the same experience several times before and those pieces later turned out to be some of my favorite. Thanks for a wonderful review. I will remember this pattern if I need a formal gown.
11/10/05 7:54 AM
sue77 said...
This looks so elegant on you... the fabrics are absolutely beautiful!
11/11/05 10:04 PM
MaryBeth said...
You can't beat the fit on the bodice and neckline: perfect! and a perfect style for you. Congratulations!!!! I think your polyester fabric is not draping in the skirt as perfectly as it could had it been a silk so maybe that's what's making you feel too voluminous. However, I also think this dress was worth the effort: you do look so regal!
11/12/05 7:09 AM
Amy T said...
Wow! I've had a busy and stressful week, and finally made it back to PR today--you guys really made my day with all the positive comments! I may actually wear it to that Christmas party after all, especially since it has 5 more weeks to "age" before then. Maybe I will try it without the "panniers" or the full petticoat and see if it feels less poofy that way, also. Again, many, many thanks for everyone's input!
11/12/05 1:34 PM
thujaplicata said...
I think you did a wonderful job - based on the photo the dress looks quite lovely on you. Very nice choice of color with your hair/complexion. Bravo! ps - also greatly enjoyed reading your corset experience. You are an intrepid and adventurous sewer!
11/3/06 3:36 PM
momkoz said...
wow!! i am a plus woman. if i could only look like you in that dress! awesome, just awesome. :)
12/16/07 12:44 PM
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