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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4790 (Retro '52 Wrap Dress)

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Posted on:5/22/07 7:49 AM
Last Updated:5/22/07 7:49 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 14 people   
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Claverie said... (8/28/11 1:10 PM) Reply
42 comments?!? That definitely shows what a great dress you put together here. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
arianamaniacs said... (4/20/10 6:29 AM) Reply
That's how this pattern was supposed to be made! Great fabric choices!
nolasewer said... (2/11/08 5:21 PM) Reply
I saw the pattern envelope, but this dress is what needs to be there- I hated the pattern until I saw your review! Your dress changed my mind! Thanks!
Sew Shy said... (9/13/07 3:32 AM) Reply
Fresh and absolutely gorgeous! Love the fabric combo. Looks so much better than any RTW (as in, I'd pay money for this dress).
moss said... (6/6/07 11:52 AM) Reply
wow, I'm famous on the internet. :) Donna, it took about a week's worth of sewing.. I cut it out on Friday and then I would work on it for an hour or two every night after work. So 10-20 hours maybe? I ran out of bias and had to go get more. Also, I want to update... I wore this dress to a party and there was lots of energetic dancing and it behaved perfectly. There were no troubles with opening or collapsing. I am really very happy with this dress.
Dmd4106 said... (6/5/07 3:43 AM) Reply
Very flattering, so cute. I like the bias hem too.
Donna Isler said... (6/4/07 11:07 AM) Reply
This is just gorgeous. Did you really sew it all by hand? How long did that take?
Schnauzer said... (5/24/07 11:02 PM) Reply
Fabulous, absolutely gorgeous!
twistedangel said... (5/23/07 8:18 PM) Reply
pretty awesome!
moss said... (5/23/07 1:38 PM) Reply
Loreo, feel free. I got the fabric here, I got two yards of the large polka dots and three yards of the small. Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I am overwhelmed! :)
Laurie Lou said... (5/23/07 12:12 PM) Reply
I really like the way you put it together with the black on top and I like the ribbon tie...Yours is much cuter than the pattern picture. Plus your dress looks very slenderizing...maybe because of the dots/black and white. I hate to copy people but I like yours so much I might do exactly what you did! Thanks for a fun review.
Em's Summer said... (5/23/07 11:31 AM) Reply
What a cool retro dress! Great review!
madhatter said... (5/23/07 11:02 AM) Reply
great! i'm in love with the polka dots! :)
MelissaB in WA said... (5/23/07 10:07 AM) Reply
Love your fabric choice! The dress looks outstanding on you!!
cathy45 said... (5/23/07 8:13 AM) Reply
Too cute! Love the two different polka dots.
Huldra said... (5/23/07 7:47 AM) Reply
very nice combination of fabrics!
jhansby said... (5/23/07 7:42 AM) Reply
Awesome dress....and I just LOVE the polka dots!!
JeanetteE said... (5/23/07 7:40 AM) Reply
Love your dress. Too cute.
Karine said... (5/23/07 6:32 AM) Reply
You did a beautiful job. Your choice of fabrics and the bias binding are perfect!
Annette1 said... (5/23/07 0:30 AM) Reply
I really think this is one of your BEST outfits yet, Moss. It really looks nice on you, and your fabric choices are just perfect!
Linda G said... (5/22/07 9:40 PM) Reply
Very beautiful and great job.
LauraTS said... (5/22/07 9:32 PM) Reply
This looks adorable in the two different b/w dot fabrics. Very cute.
Sewbe said... (5/22/07 9:00 PM) Reply
How creative!! It really looks nice on you! I bet you get lots of compliments!!
MareeAlison said... (5/22/07 8:01 PM) Reply
Wow - fantastic.
Lori V said... (5/22/07 7:02 PM) Reply
A cute, fun dress.
Tany said... (5/22/07 6:12 PM) Reply
Lovely dress, congratulations!
linda 75142 said... (5/22/07 5:45 PM) Reply
LOVE that fabric. Great dress!
fuzzygalore said... (5/22/07 2:44 PM) Reply
Great choice of fabrics! But I wonder whether you did a burn test on that so-fraying fabric? Things are mislabeled sometimes, even if not always deliberately...
sandrasdaughter said... (5/22/07 2:30 PM) Reply
Too Cutie Patootie.
tomed said... (5/22/07 1:30 PM) Reply
Very cute!
nicegirl said... (5/22/07 12:57 PM) Reply
Fabulous choice of prints! They look so cute together.
jeanbluecat said... (5/22/07 12:09 PM) Reply
Cute, cute, cute. Great job!
Nylorac06 said... (5/22/07 11:48 AM) Reply
Love the effect of the two different polka dots and the wrap effect with wrapped edges. Awesome!
moss said... (5/22/07 11:01 AM) Reply
hmmm... ladybegood.. no, I did not do anything on purpose. It may be that the ottoman is very heavy? The back (small dots) is very heavy and pulls back a lot. Maybe it is pulling open?... Or maybe it is only fastened at the very top of the front.
ladybegood said... (5/22/07 10:40 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Your pattern seems to swing open in the front more than other reviewers. Did you do anything to get it to do that, or do you think it is the 'fashion clip'?
Elemenopeo said... (5/22/07 9:58 AM) Reply
Love the polka dots!
moss said... (5/22/07 9:29 AM) Reply
thanks everyone! I forgot to say, I raised back neckline by a good two inches by increasing the seam allowance at the shoulder (after I had sewn on the bias binding, ahh.. good times) for the back piece only.
jjwalker said... (5/22/07 9:07 AM) Reply
Every time I see a review of this pattern, I want to rush home and start it! Yours is no exception. (Now I just have to find some fabric...)
Modiste Madness said... (5/22/07 9:05 AM) Reply
Wonderful job. It looks great.
cindyann said... (5/22/07 9:00 AM) Reply
How fresh and sweet. The binding is a perfect compliment to the dress.
Lynngray said... (5/22/07 8:56 AM) Reply
Looks wonderful on you. Love the fabric you chose. Great job
Peggy L said... (5/22/07 8:41 AM) Reply
Great dress! Love the binding - like the way you put it on the hem.
yorkshire lass said... (5/22/07 8:38 AM) Reply
Looks gorgeous on you. Really beautiful. Love the fabric choice.
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