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Posted on:10/29/06 11:38 AM
Last Updated:11/5/06 12:26 PM

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Donna H said...
WOW, It's really pretty. I am amazed at you ladies who don't need the instructions that much. It looks great for a wearable muslin. Thank you.
10/29/06 11:48 AM
MelissaB in WA said...
Gorgeous dress Sue! It definitely looks nothing like a bathrobe. I really need to try an Onion pattern, but I've been so busy sewing lots of Ottobre patterns since the kids need clothng worse then me. Sounds like some "mommy" sewing is in order. Enjoy your beautiful new dress! :-)
10/29/06 11:50 AM
Elona said...
What a cute dress, drsue! It looks very trim and sleek, and the ribbon ties give it a nice little kick.
10/29/06 11:55 AM
sewbehind said...
Great dress that doesn't look like a bathrobe! Looks very pretty and I like the crossed ties at the back.
10/29/06 1:06 PM
CarolynGM said...
No way it looks like a bathrobe. Instead, it's very shapely and cute with its crossed ribbon belt and fitted torso. I just received my first order of Onion patterns and can't wait to try one.
10/29/06 3:00 PM
Carolyndh said...
Drsue, Does the pattern of the fabric have a facial image? Couldn't tell for sure, but I really like the effect! For someone with the trim waist such as yourself, no doubt this will be a very flattering style with many compliments!
10/29/06 3:18 PM
Zaneta said...
I love it, looks like a really nice comfortable style...
10/29/06 3:36 PM
Heatherrique said...
Gorgeous dress! Chic and flattering!
10/29/06 3:40 PM
drsue said...
Carolyndh: I'm calling this the Rhorshac (sp?) Inkblot Test dress. There really aren't faces in the pattern but you can "see" such things if you use your imagination. Thank you all for your nice comments. The dress actually looks better on me than it does on the dress form (something that's not always the case.)
10/29/06 3:50 PM
hongkongshopper said...
Dr Sue, that is lovely. The X on the back is cute - must copy that on something :)
10/29/06 4:16 PM
JDpenelope said...
Nice job. I'll bet it looks very pretty on you.
10/29/06 4:27 PM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
It looks very nice. Great drape and great neckline.
10/29/06 4:58 PM
lmg said...
Very pretty. This looks like another great Onion pattern. Thanks for all your tips on altering. They appear to be similar to mine.
10/29/06 7:31 PM
frame said...
It's very pretty. Doesn't look like a bathrobe.
10/29/06 7:53 PM
Lori Sews said...
Very nice. I love the tie.
10/29/06 8:12 PM
BeckyC said...
Beautiful dress and fabric! Can't wait to see it in the grey -- that will be a classic!
10/29/06 10:23 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Nice dress. I like the look of the ties in the back.
10/30/06 5:08 AM
SBanks said...
Great dress and "bathrobe" did not come to mind when I first saw the picture. I've just got into Marfy patterns, and now I'm getting lured to the Onion patterns . . . . could be a worse addiction.
10/30/06 5:14 AM
slanden99 said...
Very pretty--I love the ribbon
10/30/06 11:09 AM
milwaukee_kelly said...
That back is really lovely
10/30/06 11:36 AM
MariaDenmark said...
The grey dress is very elegant! I was going to try the collar on my next (winter) version - so thank you for the heads up!
11/5/06 12:35 PM
Ann Smith said...
Your end result looks excellent. I love the black stitching that really sets this dress off.
11/5/06 2:03 PM
CarolynGM said...
The black coverstitching really makes the new version very special. The collar sounds tricky, but it looks very, very nice.
11/5/06 2:26 PM
dreamdesigner said...
I really like this Sue. What is the grey fabric? And the black "trim", is that the coverstitching? I'm not familiar with this, and considering I already have 3 SMs, 1 serger, and 1 EM (sort of), I'm definitely NOT in the market for a machine that only accomplishes what looks like double needle topstitching, but I DO like it!
11/5/06 3:11 PM
drsue said...
dreamd: the fabric is rayon lycra (EOS). Yes, the "trim" is the underside of a coverstitch. So in this case the straight double needle look is on the inside of the dress. You could probably do somthing similar with a regular double needle if the bobbin tension is really low.
11/5/06 3:16 PM
lmg said...
This new version is quite elegant. Another Onion pattern for my list
11/5/06 4:12 PM
Erica B. said...
What an adorable wrap dress!
11/5/06 4:50 PM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...
Gorgeous. The collar is just fantastic.
11/5/06 7:08 PM
AnneM said...
Good info, Susan! I like the subtlety of the grey dressn.
11/5/06 8:07 PM
Sanibelle said...
Thank you so much for such a detailed review and for showing us both versions. I love the black stitching on grey. A very elegant dress!
11/6/06 8:18 AM
JDpenelope said...
Your comments about the collar are interesting, because it looks so special in this photo. Thanks for your detailed instructions.
11/6/06 7:41 PM
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