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Reviewed by:Melody

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Posted on:4/18/07 1:14 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 27 people   
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Ruth Designs said... (7/19/10 6:59 PM) Reply
I love this dress. Very Nice!
Enis said... (2/19/09 8:33 PM) Reply
Melody, You did a beautiful job! The dress looks fantastic on you. I like the dress as well and you may have just given me the encouragement I need to try it out.
Sew Sonj Can Sew said... (9/28/08 9:20 PM) Reply
Very beautiful! I'm about to attempt on a brown/beight knit. Hope mine is half as good looking on me. Thanks for the review!
Cody7 said... (1/9/08 2:23 AM) Reply
Once again you have made another beautiful dress. It looks fabulous on you!
Susan0150 said... (8/9/07 9:27 AM) Reply
Great dress, great review...You're a knockout in that dress!!
KiwiWendy said... (7/8/07 2:08 AM) Reply
wow, this morning I nearly bought this pattern in a half price sale (we don't get 99c patterns in australia). Now I'm kicking myself that I didn't!
TammyD said... (6/22/07 12:21 PM) Reply
I have this pattern and haven't made it up yet. I can't find the "right" fabric to make it out of. Your's is BEAUTIFUL!!
organic said... (6/21/07 10:53 PM) Reply
This dress is so flattering on you! I have a very similar build, and will definitely try this pattern!
Stephanie C. said... (6/1/07 11:05 PM) Reply
Great review, even greater outcome! I just bought this pattern tonight at JAs and now I can't wait to make one. I hope I look as good as you do in yours.
AnneM said... (4/25/07 8:54 PM) Reply
Now, you could never get such a spectacular fit in RTW. Very nice dress, and you could easily make a few more of different fabrics. (Great fabric, also.)
Shelia in Alaska said... (4/22/07 1:58 AM) Reply
Oh my goodness!! This dress looks so fabulous on you!!! I wish I could look as lovely as you do in a dress like this!
suzanrossi said... (4/21/07 2:18 AM) Reply
Classy lady - beautiful dress. I need to check out "steam a seam".
Annette1 said... (4/21/07 1:12 AM) Reply
Great dress! It really looks nice on you, and I especially appreciate your info on the full bust adjustment. Thanks!
OP Gal said... (4/19/07 7:43 PM) Reply
Your dress is stunning and so flattering. I was intrigued by your comment about "that awful wrinkle" you get with Butterick. I'm beginning to think Butterick patterns aren't for me, either, especially in the sleeves. However, I'm not sure what's wrong between me and the sleeve. I'll be watching your reviews and blog to see what I can learn from you. Also, I loved the Steam a Seam tips!
Elaray said... (4/19/07 12:41 PM) Reply
The dress really looks good on you. I really like the pattern.
artist1lisa said... (4/19/07 11:59 AM) Reply
You did a terrific job.The dress looks great.I'll have to get that pattern.
Jane S said... (4/19/07 10:49 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress on you. Bravo! This a keeper pattern that you can get a lot of mileage out of in the future too.
chrisquilts_2 said... (4/19/07 10:08 AM) Reply
this fits you perfectly...great job! Wear it out!
PegL said... (4/19/07 9:43 AM) Reply
Va-va-voom! You look wonderful in this dress! Love your fabric choice too!
cathy45 said... (4/19/07 9:37 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress--you look fabulous! I'll have to try the steam-a-seam on my next knit project.
Debbie Cook said... (4/19/07 7:45 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress! The fit is awesome. It looks wonderful on you Melody!
Marji said... (4/19/07 5:07 AM) Reply
Great looking dress on you, and Great job on the alterations!
LorelleD said... (4/19/07 0:12 AM) Reply
You did a fantastic job on the dress. This dress looks really good on you. You should make another as you did such a fabulous job altering the pattern. Thanks for the review.
Rhoda K said... (4/18/07 10:33 PM) Reply
Ditto all the above!!
christine A said... (4/18/07 9:45 PM) Reply
I really love this dress on you! I had shied away from this style due to my plus size but it looks so nice on you, very slimming! Thanks for the inspiration!
beangirl said... (4/18/07 9:24 PM) Reply
Honey, you are WORKING that dress. Definitely take Irina's advice and make MORE!! :-)
nadinec said... (4/18/07 9:11 PM) Reply
Really nice fit! VERY hot!!!! You look absolutely stunning!
Sew4Fun said... (4/18/07 9:06 PM) Reply
Great dress and wonderful job on the FBA alteration.
Chanel said... (4/18/07 8:20 PM) Reply
Oh, that looks so great on you! I want that pattern now.
CarolynGM said... (4/18/07 7:58 PM) Reply
Great job on your custom fit. You should make another one right away.
Donna H said... (4/18/07 7:32 PM) Reply
Wowser...your dress is gorgeous! You GO girl!
Heatherrique said... (4/18/07 7:18 PM) Reply
Wow, you sure are a showstopper! Lovely, lovely dress! Fantastic fabric!
Pinkytoo said... (4/18/07 6:27 PM) Reply
Melody, I saw this exact dress, in the exact print, except it was a Diane von Furstenberg - for $345!!! I bet yours is better made. You look fantastic in it!
jlg said... (4/18/07 5:44 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful on you. You did a great job.
Vonnevo said... (4/18/07 5:11 PM) Reply
Fabulous Melody !!!
marjenann said... (4/18/07 5:05 PM) Reply
Very classy looking dress!! The fabric is stunning too!
Irene Q said... (4/18/07 4:48 PM) Reply
Great job on the alterations - it looks wonderful on you!!
Gold said... (4/18/07 4:33 PM) Reply
Looks good on you.great job!!
Mufffet said... (4/18/07 4:15 PM) Reply
Very nice dress! I like the fabric and it fits you so well! Good alterations...I like your idea of the "Steam a Seam" too, I think I'll try that on the next knit I do. Enjoyed your review.
MarthaMcKeon said... (4/18/07 4:07 PM) Reply
You did a fabulous job altering this pattern, and the dress looks great on you!
Sherril Miller said... (4/18/07 4:04 PM) Reply
Melody, thank you so much for reviewing this dress. I bought it but knew I would also need to do an FBA.
Levone said... (4/18/07 4:01 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress. It looks great on you.
Kiwi Girl said... (4/18/07 3:58 PM) Reply
I like the look of this dress - you did a great job. I was actually looking for something else when I came across your review. Now I will add this dress to my wardrobe. Thanks
moss said... (4/18/07 2:46 PM) Reply
That looks REALLY good on you!
Carolyndh said... (4/18/07 2:44 PM) Reply
Very nice looking black/white dress, especially the rage for this spring! It fits you very well.
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