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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 11-2007-107 (Dress with tulle petticoat)

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Posted on:1/6/08 6:51 AM
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Lucy in Virginia said... (1/9/08 9:16 AM) Reply
Very lovely. I'm amazed you could turn out such a lovely garment on the antique sewing machine. I guess it puts the rest of us to shame.
Mahogany Stylist said... (1/7/08 9:03 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress.
Helen near Sydney said... (1/7/08 3:47 AM) Reply
I love what you've done with this dress, especially the tulle underskirt
Christina Sonja said... (1/7/08 0:21 AM) Reply
You wear this well! Love it.
Marilyn N. said... (1/7/08 0:14 AM) Reply
Your dress looks wonderful on you! I am very impressed that you accomplished it on a hand operated machine.
Margie T said... (1/7/08 0:10 AM) Reply
Congratulations on a stunning dress. You look beautiful in it.
JudiBee2 said... (1/6/08 5:11 PM) Reply
It looks great. I agree about the hand picked zipper. That is the "couture" way. But to make it concealed, I would love to see your tutorial onit. Thanks for the information.
Seaspur said... (1/6/08 1:08 PM) Reply
I can't believe you took the time to make this on a hand cranked antique machine. What a tremendous amount of work. it's very beautiful.
Marji said... (1/6/08 1:07 PM) Reply
just fabulous! and very interesting reading your review. Congrats on getting the zipper figured out.
nancy2001 said... (1/6/08 11:50 AM) Reply
Wow. The dress looks beautiful on you. You definitely need to promote yourself. You're not a beginner by any means.
SewKnitYKnot said... (1/6/08 8:59 AM) Reply
What a beautiful dress! Very elegant. It looks absolutely fantastic on you!
blue mooney said... (1/6/08 8:15 AM) Reply
Beautiful! You look smashing in that dress. I think La Fred patterns has some instructions for inserting an invisible zipper with a regular foot, and that you can find them on the net. Those old machines make beautiful stitches, don't they?
Erica B. said... (1/3/08 2:29 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress!
SarahWeb said... (1/2/08 3:09 PM) Reply
This dress is absolutely stunning!
Sigrid. said... (1/2/08 2:33 PM) Reply
Love your dress, it's beautiful on you. Looks very stylish.
Hilary said... (1/2/08 1:31 PM) Reply
Beautiful!! It looks so good on you!
crisford said... (1/2/08 11:52 AM) Reply
Great job on this dress! I would have totally missed this pattern but you have a good eye and great taste!
cindyann said... (1/2/08 11:09 AM) Reply
You look wonderful in this fabulous dress. Very nicely done.
Becky Coleman said... (1/2/08 9:53 AM) Reply
Even though your sewing machine is old, it should be possible to fit it with a zipper foot. Most of the kits for invisible zipper feet have several "shanks" to fit a variety of machines. Your dress is gorgeous.
So So said... (1/2/08 8:39 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress! Love the length and great with your boots. Looks as tho it cost a fortune. But only you and us know otherwise. Love it.
Lori V said... (1/1/08 10:46 PM) Reply
This is so beautiful.
Dei said... (1/1/08 8:15 PM) Reply
Love your dress. Fits beautifully and looks great on you. I'm sure you had a good time at your dance party because you definitely had a great dress for it.
tomed said... (1/1/08 7:32 PM) Reply
Nice dress. Thanks for the review!
mylittleelephant said... (1/1/08 6:47 PM) Reply
Thank you very much everyone!!! And thanks for squirrellypoo, I have just added the underskirt bit, totally forgotton about it!
Sheila457 said... (1/1/08 6:01 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (1/1/08 5:55 PM) Reply
Gorgeous!! Because you're young & firm, the look is "WOW" just as-is!! I could also "see" this little black dress with different jewelry types, little "jackets", belts... WOW!! Enjoy your pretty dress!
squirrellypoo said... (1/1/08 5:46 PM) Reply
ooh this is gorgeous! I was eying this up in the magazine. I can't tell from your review though - did you make the additional underskirt, too, or did you find the dress was poufy enough on its own?
MissCelie said... (1/1/08 5:18 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! I had my eye on this one too. Way to make that machine work for you!!
Linda G said... (1/1/08 5:08 PM) Reply
You have a beautiful dress and to think that you sewed it on an antique sewing machine. Great job.
gaby said... (1/1/08 4:53 PM) Reply
The fit is outstanding! It looks great on you.
BJ1400 said... (1/1/08 4:50 PM) Reply
Looks very nice on you.
tweedcurtain said... (1/1/08 3:14 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress. I much prefer yours to the BWOF one. The hand sewn zipper sounds like quite an achievement, too!
Grammy Gin said... (12/30/07 3:00 PM) Reply
Can't wait to see your photos. ;-0
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