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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4389 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress)

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Reviewed by:causticmuse
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Posted on:2/12/08 9:39 AM
Last Updated:2/16/08 11:24 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 


Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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Heatherrique said... (2/26/08 9:55 PM) Reply
Darling dress! Great job!
Hilary said... (2/20/08 8:03 AM) Reply
Very pretty!! It's so sophisticated yet not fussy-I love it! It looks far better than the pattern cover-thanks for all the tips!
Meggie LuLu said... (2/17/08 6:32 PM) Reply
That is really cute!!!! It looks soooooo nice!! Cool fabric.
Sigrid. said... (2/17/08 6:00 PM) Reply
That dress is very good on you. Nice work.
Lanna said... (2/17/08 12:39 PM) Reply
That dress is beautiful on you, great job on all parts, saving, and designing !
Sic said... (2/17/08 10:05 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! Thank you for the review!
carolynw said... (2/17/08 8:58 AM) Reply
You look lovely in this dress and I can quite understand why you love it - looks like very expensive RTW
jlg said... (2/17/08 6:18 AM) Reply
Very lovely.
causticmuse said... (2/17/08 1:45 AM) Reply
Nancywin - I cut the straps along the selvage of a satin scrap, and the satin doesn't stretch in that direction, so they are thankfully quite stable.
causticmuse said... (2/17/08 1:44 AM) Reply
Thanks for the comments, everyone! I just wished I'd actually finished this in January in time for the UFO contest. Procrastination and reluctance to tackle boning again after V2838 (another UFO that needs work) last year made me put it off until now. And then I wound up not even using boning anyway!
Sew4Fun said... (2/17/08 1:10 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress.
Nancywin said... (2/16/08 11:56 PM) Reply
You look fantastic in this dress! I love the satin under the chiffon, and the color combination is striking. The satin straps look much better than ribbon. If they tend to stretch (you said it was stretch satin) you can always tack ribbon underneath the straps where it won't be seen. You've done a wonderful job on this dress and it looks like you nailed the fit!
Morisot said... (2/16/08 11:49 PM) Reply
Smashing. Great fit.
seaweed said... (2/13/08 11:20 PM) Reply
Love it, love the fabric!
Lucy in Virginia said... (2/13/08 9:36 PM) Reply
What a pretty dress and way to go on cost savings!
the15th said... (2/13/08 2:29 PM) Reply
Wow! I've been looking for a dress to wear to a wedding and this may be it.
Shrazzy said... (2/13/08 11:43 AM) Reply
Darling dress-no one could ever guess you made it from stash!
Stitchcakes said... (2/13/08 9:00 AM) Reply
Adorable!
KathleenS said... (2/13/08 3:55 AM) Reply
Gorgeous. I particularly like the chiffon but you also combined it really well with the satin.
Laurasews said... (2/13/08 0:07 AM) Reply
If you are still planning on spending nothing on RTW....RTW has nothing on you. A beautiful dress.. very current. Keep up the gorgeous work!
Dei said... (2/12/08 8:20 PM) Reply
This is a charming dress made more sophisticated by your excellent fabric choice and attention to detail. Well done.
lilyofthevalley said... (2/12/08 7:29 PM) Reply
Excellent review of your charming and feminine chiffon over satin dress. This dress will be a hit no matter where you wear it. It's charming! - Lily
Lori V said... (2/12/08 5:12 PM) Reply
Cute dress.
LindsayT said... (2/12/08 1:50 PM) Reply
Love this gorgeous dress. Nice work!
SueV said... (2/12/08 11:42 AM) Reply
beautiful! nice review thanks for sharing
Sara The Slayer said... (2/12/08 10:26 AM) Reply
Cool dress, and thanks for the info about skipping boning and info missing for beginners.
gatorgirl4325 said... (2/12/08 10:25 AM) Reply
Very cute dress - enjoy wearing it!
 
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