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very nice; I'm glad you reviewed this. I have the checked fabric, and recently ordered the pattern from Vogue's sale. I think I have some black lace too. Thanks for the heads up on the waist! Looks very nice and summery on you.
5/1/07 1:05 PM
Thanks for the info on the sizing. I was considering sewing a size smaller than usual, because there is so much ease in this, but now I know not to.
5/1/07 1:07 PM
That is such a great dress. Very flattering on you. Such a cool design.
5/1/07 1:33 PM
So happy to see this one made up! It looks great on you. As a flat chested girl, I can't wear this, sadly, so I have to live vicariously.
5/1/07 1:38 PM
Wondeful dress, thanks so much for writing review. I have pattern and B/W 1" check fabric but confused as to how to lay out patterns as from one end of row of tucks to end of them , they do NOT match the checks, ie last row is off some. Fabric is not off grain, I'll have to pucker the pattern. Thanks for tips on it being snug
5/1/07 1:44 PM
What a fun interesting style! I love how the tucks work with the gingham. Lovely!
5/1/07 1:50 PM
Even if you say it's a muslin, I think it's adorable and looks great on you.
5/1/07 2:05 PM
You look terrific in your new dress! The shoes are great too!! Loved the review!
5/1/07 2:15 PM
I like this a lot better on you than on the beanpole in the Vogue photo. Thanks for the review--I thought this looked really tedious and complicated, but now I'm thinking it might be OK to sew after all!
5/1/07 2:35 PM
I covet this dress. Thanks for the great review!
5/1/07 2:50 PM
I thought I could pass on this pattern until I saw your dress and review. It looks so cute on you! It sounds like it is easier to make than it looks too. It's on my list now for the next Vogue sale.
5/1/07 3:04 PM
Muslin? Wow. I've got to get away from plain old, well, muslin. It's an adorable look and neat use of the fabric to get the waist effect.
5/1/07 3:11 PM
Wow, the finished effect is beautiful, I can't stop looking at it!
5/1/07 4:53 PM
This looks really good on you.
5/1/07 5:36 PM
You look so lovely in this pattern. I love the way your dress turned out. Others will follow your lead for sure.
5/1/07 5:37 PM
Cute dress. I have this one almost completed and ran into the same problem with the ease at the waistline. If you are off just a tiny bit when sewing those tucks it really adds up! Now that the weather is finally warming up, I guess I should pull mine out and finish it.
5/1/07 6:37 PM
Thanks for the review. The dress looks great. I have this cut out and plan to sew it up this weekend. I had the same problems finding natural fabric. Only 1" check I could find was yellow and red silk at FFC. Too bright. I ended up using some p/c teal/black check in my stash.
5/1/07 8:12 PM
It's a beautiful dress and I love your giant companion too.
5/1/07 8:57 PM
Really lovely dress Ann!
5/1/07 9:15 PM
This dress is as flattering on you as I suspected it would be! I'll keep looking for the pattern. It was sold out at Hancock's last week.
5/1/07 10:16 PM
This is so stunning, great job.
5/1/07 10:33 PM
I love it! I have this pattern but was looking for a vertical stripe that will work instead of a check. I love yours in the gingham, though, so I may not wait much longer!
5/2/07 3:31 AM
Really nice looking dress. Even the adjustments you made for waist seem to work and not take away from the look. Great job.
5/2/07 5:17 AM
Lovely dress on you! Thank you for the detailed review.
5/2/07 9:11 AM
I wander if that dress turns out like the picture. I like it on you and the side seams don't make a difference at all. I think it adds an interesting design touch to end the horizontal stripes there instead of them continuing all the way around.
5/2/07 9:19 AM
As usual, a fabulous result and very becoming--and I love that in each review that you produce, there are shoes to match. I think you must have a secret room only for shoes. Keep up the great work and thank you.
5/2/07 9:31 AM
Great review and dress. I've been admiring this and now am not afraid to tackle it.
5/2/07 9:57 AM
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio
Ann, you did a wonderful job making this fit you, and the checks are perfect. A great fresh spring look!
5/2/07 10:34 AM
Easy? It sounds difficult to me. The end result looks wonderful, though, and you look lovely in it.
5/2/07 11:07 AM
WOW What a FABULOUS DRESS!!! I looked at this one a long time...but could not believe it was "easy"...so I did not buy. But it is really cute, very special and you did a good job. Love it.
5/2/07 11:28 AM
Beautiful dress and you look lovely in it.
5/2/07 11:37 AM
Thank you so much for this review! I have been searching everywhere for brown lace, since I also want to do it in brown. Your comments are very helpful. I love how it looks on you--if I find a source for the dark brown lace, I'll let you know.
5/2/07 12:14 PM
Thanks for the helpful review. I also bought this pattern and have not made it up because I can only find the picnic gingham. But I thought it ws such a clever idea and your detaileed review has given much needed insite to what to expect. Thanks for sharing!
5/2/07 4:43 PM
Wow! so u say its a muslin. Plenty wearable i would say. Very flattering. Thx for the review.
5/2/07 5:51 PM
It's a great result and I think you've inspired or maybe liberated a lot of folks to get busy! It may be easy for you, but I don't think I'm ready for those tucks or the fitting issues, yet.
5/2/07 5:58 PM
Neat. It does look complex. It makes a great dress. Great information on the sizing info & tuck info. I might have to get this pattern; it is just too cool of a dress when done up in a gingham.
5/9/07 4:34 PM
Ann, your dress is so cute! Thank you for reviewing it. Now I want to sew checks!
5/9/07 7:06 PM
This looks awesome! I remember admiring the pattern, and you did a great job!!
5/19/07 1:58 PM
Great job on the dress. It is adorable!
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