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Pattern Reviews> Textile Studio> 1409 (Madison Avenue Dress)

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Reviewed by:ryan's mom

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Favored by: 50 people
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Posted on:8/22/07 8:16 AM
Last Updated:8/22/07 8:24 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 18 people   
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sewslow67 said... (7/15/10 11:21 AM) Reply
Thanks for a very helpful review. And ...your dress is beautiful. I love the way you did your crystals. Great job, and you look lovely. ;-)
MelissaB in WA said... (8/25/07 1:21 AM) Reply
Very elegant dress - plan a hot date so you can wear it! :-)
mochalover said... (8/24/07 6:59 PM) Reply
Very cute dress.
bananaoil said... (8/24/07 6:01 PM) Reply
Be glad pressed that seam. Those crystals absolutely make this dress. I first thought you had some never seen before necklace that went to the hem. This is perfect!
mudcat said... (8/24/07 12:23 PM) Reply
Fantastic dress... your perseverance served you well.
SarahWeb said... (8/23/07 11:26 PM) Reply
Don't you feel great about getting this one done? Especially since it is gorgeous! Love that trim in the front.
2BSewing said... (8/23/07 3:39 PM) Reply
Stunning and gorgeous on you! At first, I thought what a pretty necklace you're wearing with the dress. I am in awe of your talent and creativity. Enjoyed reading your review. Your persistence in finishing...paid off. Congratulations on your 50th review. :)
Danvillegirl said... (8/23/07 6:43 AM) Reply
great idea to use crystals to save this lovely dress. Looks great on you.
BillieJean said... (8/23/07 5:58 AM) Reply
Simply gorgeous! And to think that you owe this lovely embellished look to a mistake! Beautiful recovery.
PixieCat said... (8/23/07 4:56 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Excellent save using the crystals and I love the pattern you used.
Heatherrique said... (8/22/07 10:19 PM) Reply
You look ready for a nice evening out! Wonderful save on the dress! Great idea! I always admire your impeccable fit and creating something that looks so much better than the original pattern design. Enjoy your stunning one of a kind dress!
Sew4Fun said... (8/22/07 7:46 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress. The crystals really make it, and obviously meant to be. Great save, even if it took you over a year. :-)
cecelia said... (8/22/07 6:12 PM) Reply
Don't you love how mistakes become design opportunities? Very pretty--I hope you get a chance to wear it someplace elegant!
GwenC said... (8/22/07 5:52 PM) Reply
Very elegant and what beautiful trim with the crystals! It's so cool! :)
RobinE said... (8/22/07 5:02 PM) Reply
OMG-- the sparkle! Beautiful dress! I've had this pattern for awhile now-- I think I might actually be motivated now. :) Thank you for the helpful tips.
moushka said... (8/22/07 1:25 PM) Reply
Very elegant with the beautiful crystal design. Hope you get some place to wear it soon. Have you written a tip about how you did the design? I'd love more info. Thanks for a great review. Sue
CarolynGM said... (8/22/07 12:21 PM) Reply
Gosh -- that is gorgeous embellishment. It was well-worth the 16 months it took to complete it.
bunz said... (8/22/07 11:29 AM) Reply
What a great "error becomes an opportunity" dress! good for you for finishing. It was on the form for only 18 mos? I have multiple layers of UFO's on my form!! LOL!!
CSM--Carla said... (8/22/07 11:26 AM) Reply
AMAZING! Really love the save you did here! Did you use a design pattern for applying the crystals? You look great in this dress!! Carla
cindy-lou said... (8/22/07 11:10 AM) Reply
Kathy, what an awesome dress! I love how it turned out-- love the marriage of the tie-dye velvet look with the crystals. Very 21st century fashion! I have this pattern and need to get to work on it. Thanks for the great 2 reviews to read up beforehand!
Tiner W said... (8/22/07 11:02 AM) Reply
Perfectly elegant! Aren't you glad for that ironing mishap?
moss said... (8/22/07 10:11 AM) Reply
ooooooooh wow that is so beautiful and it looks fantastic with your coloring.
Vonnevo said... (8/22/07 10:01 AM) Reply
Totally fabulous dress Kathy ! The crystal embellishment adds that special elegance to a beautiful dress. Thanks for sharing with us - the wait was worth it :)
Lynngray said... (8/22/07 9:38 AM) Reply
Wonder dress and looks great on you. Great job with the crystals. Thanks for the review.
carolynw said... (8/22/07 9:26 AM) Reply
Lovely dress - looks wonderful on you and congrats on such a wonderful fix for the little problem with the CF seam - well done girl
Nancywin said... (8/22/07 9:25 AM) Reply
What a beautiful job you did on those crystals. Well worth the effort. I've made this dress and wish I would have done something like the fisheye dart because it wrinkles above my rear.
Levone said... (8/22/07 9:21 AM) Reply
Such a pretty dress!
cindyann said... (8/22/07 9:21 AM) Reply
What a lovely solution to your pressing problem. The crystals make the dress. I admire your patience in applying all those crystals.
mastdenman said... (8/22/07 9:01 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress. You look great in it.
Kellie R. said... (8/22/07 8:46 AM) Reply
Very pretty dress. The crytals add a nice touch!
AuntieShel said... (8/22/07 8:39 AM) Reply
Stunning dress, looks great on you!!! The crystals are fabulous.
Robbie Jo said... (8/22/07 8:37 AM) Reply
Very Elegant--that long front line is very slimming.
dbsewer said... (8/22/07 8:23 AM) Reply
Love this dress and the addition of the crystals is so clever. It looks great on you.
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