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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4849 (Fast and Easy Women's Dresses)

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Posted on:11/26/06 5:45 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 16 people   
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Debbie Cook said... (11/29/06 7:29 AM) Reply
Great dress on you! I like the dark contrasts (bands, shoes) with your hair color.
ACB said... (11/27/06 9:09 PM) Reply
Very nice, great job.
Vonnevo said... (11/27/06 5:48 PM) Reply
Beautiful ! You have given this pattern the drSue treatment and it's fabulous ! Thank you for another excellent review :)
Nancy K said... (11/27/06 12:07 PM) Reply
Looks great. We have seen this dress and its many versions before, but I always like to hear different takes on a pattern. Thanks for your remarks on the back facing and change in directions. Do they think that no one sees the back of the dress? All of the rtw that I have seen have a back matching facing
coolobreeze said... (11/27/06 10:23 AM) Reply
Another beautiful creation!
slanden99 said... (11/27/06 10:02 AM) Reply
Very nice dress. I love your fabric choices
cindyann said... (11/27/06 9:40 AM) Reply
That looks lovely on you. Great fabric choices and excellent proportions for your frame
AnneM said... (11/27/06 9:37 AM) Reply
I agree on the neck band; they should have included it. One of the best looking Duro dresses I've seen.
Nickle said... (11/27/06 7:40 AM) Reply
Your dress looks great on you, like the fabric.
Danvillegirl said... (11/27/06 5:14 AM) Reply
I think your dress looks great. I like this better than the McCall's version.
Kathi R said... (11/27/06 1:37 AM) Reply
The dress looks great -- I made a duro with kimono sleeves and think you made the right decision on using a set in sleeve; your dress has a much more polished appearance. Nice job.
PVA said... (11/27/06 0:11 AM) Reply
Great going, Sue -- the usual Duro has such a folkwear look & this absolutely does not! As someone else said, you tweaked this pattern just right. That & your fabric combination results in a very stylish lovely look. Thanks for the review.
KarmenG said... (11/26/06 11:06 PM) Reply
Very pretty!! I really like this dress on you. Good review too.
Liana said... (11/26/06 9:19 PM) Reply
It looks very nice on you, and I agree that it's your print that makes the difference. Very nice!
rosephreak said... (11/26/06 9:17 PM) Reply
This is lovely. I like the proportions on you, and i'm eager to get the right fabric and do this myself. Thank you for the great review, and I'll note the banding issue as well.
hongkongshopper said... (11/26/06 9:16 PM) Reply
I am another non Duro fan, but yours is lovely. I think being more fitted and no gathers makes it look good.
2BSewing said... (11/26/06 9:12 PM) Reply
Wow...your dress is beautiful. Great job. :)
Sharon M said... (11/26/06 8:42 PM) Reply
This Duro version looks really nice on you!
Leslie in Austin said... (11/26/06 7:57 PM) Reply
I would have expected a Duro dress to overwhelm your petite frame, but you tweaked this pattern to be just right and very flattering! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Silk Road Fabrics has lots of gorgeous cotton lawns.
sewbehind said... (11/26/06 7:27 PM) Reply
Nice dress and the fabric is beautiful.
Erica B. said... (11/26/06 7:08 PM) Reply
Great looking dress!
tlmck3 said... (11/26/06 6:40 PM) Reply
I like the closer fit of this one much more than the billowing duros out there. I also like it in the lower contrast, more somber colors. Looks much more adult. (Not having back ties helps, too!) If anyone notices your 1/4" difference in the waistband, there is nothing "casual" about their observation and they should probably be slapped!
jlg said... (11/26/06 6:39 PM) Reply
This looks very nice on you. Great job.
Donna H said... (11/26/06 6:31 PM) Reply
I'm not a fan of the duro dress, but yours looks really flattering on you! I kimono sleeves. Thanks for this informative review. It DOES look really great.
trinicity said... (11/26/06 6:18 PM) Reply
wow, this looks really good
Rhoda K said... (11/26/06 6:16 PM) Reply
Nice looking dress and looks good on you, but what is a duro? I've never heard of that before.
CarolynGM said... (11/26/06 5:52 PM) Reply
The proportions are really nice on this. I think the combination of the empire waist and the below the knee skirt length actually makes you look taller. Where are you finding these quality cotton lawns that you are buying up?
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