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Pattern Reviews> Textile Studio> 1407 (Barcelona dress)

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Posted on:2/10/06 0:14 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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selvage said... (2/13/08 11:43 PM) Reply
Great results, with and without the obi. I wouldn't have thought of that solution, but it works. I don't think the dress looks matronly on you, btw; I think it's more of a bohemian look, so you might try dressing it down a little, with a longer necklace (a la the pattern photo) or an informal beaded necklace, and some sling-backs or maryjanes.
drsue said... (2/11/06 11:38 AM) Reply
I love that shawl with the dress!
sew2little said... (2/10/06 10:59 PM) Reply
Thanks, everyone! Johsews--what a good idea for a little tie at the waist. A warning--I'm not sure the waist wrap would work in a fabric where the waist seam does show, as during the day as I wore it, the seam did creep up as I moved around. So the seam might show above the wrap in a less densely patterned fabric.
MaryBeth said... (2/10/06 7:35 PM) Reply
Ahhhh, great review!
Judy Wentz said... (2/10/06 5:29 PM) Reply
I think that your dress looks really nice without the belt. Ofcourse a picture is different than real life. JW
ryan's mom said... (2/10/06 5:00 PM) Reply
Although this isn't your fave dress, I do think it looks so beautiful on you in the photo. My first impression was, "Wow! That's pretty."
nheh said... (2/10/06 2:41 PM) Reply
Good save! Despite major fiddling around with it, I cannot get this dress to look good on me. As you say: too matronly. I will try a sash at the waist and see what I think. The colors are beautiful on you, and the shape is good with the belt. Very pretty.
CarolynGM said... (2/10/06 1:13 PM) Reply
Looks wonderful with the shawl belt. Nice print too.
Johsews said... (2/10/06 12:44 PM) Reply
Looks beautiful, and makes me want to run up and make a long-sleeved one too! I've put very narrow bias ties at the sides to pull the waist in on my short-sleeved ones- you might want to try that if you don't want to always use the "obi".
Lavender Rose said... (2/10/06 11:31 AM) Reply
The tie at the waist. makes a huge difference. It looks great! I haven't liked the other versions I have seen of this pattern but this one really changes my mind. Thank you for posting.
Tarawebster said... (2/10/06 10:34 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress! While I can see how the fabric would obscure the main design detail of the dress, that asymetrical waistline, it's pretty fabric and the colors look great on you. Yet another gorgeous variation on one of my favorite dress patterns.
Lori V said... (2/10/06 9:53 AM) Reply
Very pretty dress, nice save with the belt.
Frogstitcher said... (2/10/06 9:51 AM) Reply
What a very lovely dress. I can see why you would want to cinch it in, you do have a wonderful figure to show off. Great job.
Londa Rohlfing said... (2/10/06 9:10 AM) Reply
Lovely - especially on you! You must have been 'in tune' to your colors way back are a 'picture'. Don't be so hard on yourself! Tell your hubby we said so...
BeckyC said... (2/10/06 8:38 AM) Reply
Your dress turned out very pretty in your fabric. I like the dress on you with or without the 'obi' belt. It looks great!
Lori Sews said... (2/10/06 8:30 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review. It's a very pretty dress. I love it with the wrap tied as a belt.
zeoplum said... (2/10/06 8:18 AM) Reply
I like the wrap and I'm a big fan of the Barcelona Dress. In fact, it's on my Wish List now. By the way, I like the dress on you without the wrap too.
Chris Kelly said... (2/10/06 7:27 AM) Reply
I really like this dress on you. I like the fabric, very stylish. Thanks for the review.
Nickle said... (2/10/06 6:42 AM) Reply
I think it looks very nice on you, I like it with the shawl tie, more figure flattering. I like the touch of trim you added.
Danvillegirl said... (2/10/06 5:11 AM) Reply
I love your review. You have made the dress look quite different and the shawl makes it more interesting and more flattery on you. Great save.
leigh7911 said... (2/10/06 0:27 AM) Reply
How very pretty! And, great shoes =)
KitnRose said... (2/10/06 0:24 AM) Reply
Ooooh! I love -- and honestly I'm not much a fan of the barcelona dress. It just feels too mature and grown up for still-shopping-in-juniors me. But the floral pattern plus that obi belt just makes the entire dress very hip and designer-ish. Great job!
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