Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric
SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
Enter your e-mail address:
New to PR?
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Add a Classified
reviews with comments
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor -
11-2007-106 (Cocktail Dress)
3 more reviews
by 6 people
by 13 people
Member since: 8/24/02
Report a problem with this review
3/2/08 6:47 PM
See reviews of patterns from this issue
To read this review, please
. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
Pattern with more than 5 reviews!
Merchants on PR
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Fabric Shopping Help!
Login to Add a Comment
What a shapely, beautifully fitted dress. I rather like the wider shoulder line as it provides a nice balance. You look just beautiful wearing your lovely dress.
3/2/08 7:06 PM
The dress is stunning on you! You look so happy and confident.
3/2/08 7:11 PM
You look amazing in your fabulous dress!! It fits well, is flattering and very classy. Great job! No wonder you look so happy.
3/2/08 7:16 PM
You are inspiring, Cidell.
3/2/08 7:16 PM
Cidell, you look amazing in that dress! It fits perfectly. And you are right about fit. Tim Gunn says there are two things that really make or break a look: fit and posture. That's pretty exciting about meeting Christian, but I'm not surprised he wasn't very enthusiastic about Jillian...she's the competition, after all.
3/2/08 7:20 PM
Your dress if absolutely gorgeous and you look like you were really strutting at that fund-raiser! I agree, Jillian was my favorite, too!
3/2/08 7:31 PM
Very pretty dress!!!! You look lovely, and this style is perfect with your tiny waist.
3/2/08 7:35 PM
He wasn't lying, you look great and the dress is beautiful
3/2/08 7:40 PM
Re: rhinestone buttons. (from her blog) My mother told this story about my great aunt -- so you know it goes back a ways -- but my g-aunt bought expensive rhinestone buttons & the sales clerk told her that clear nail polish would keep the stones from falling out. My frugal auntie thought at the price she paid that should have been unneccessary.
3/2/08 7:45 PM
Your dress looks great on you! I really like the combination of the top in the print fabric and the bottom in the solid.
3/2/08 7:48 PM
3/2/08 7:54 PM
Cidell, Christian is right. You look beautiful in your dress -- it's simply perfect on you. I suggest you sew a couple of other versions for your daytime wardrobe.
3/2/08 8:16 PM
Oh Cidell! You look amazing! Or should I say fierce? Wonderful that you completed this in two days - project runway better watch out!
3/2/08 8:24 PM
looking 'fierce'! It is a very flattering dress and you look wonderful in it.
3/2/08 8:26 PM
Oh, this is lovely! This was one of my fab dress in this issue but I never got around to sew this and time has passed......you make me feel like sewing this again now! Love your choice of fabric and will try to remember to "underline the bodice" when I sew. Thanks for review!
3/2/08 8:27 PM
You're an absolute knockout in this dress (truthfully in anything!) Thanks for the review and the inspiration!
3/2/08 8:48 PM
You are absolutely glowing in this dress! I would fallout if someone like Christian said something I made was nice much less BEAUTIFUL! I think compliments aren't dished out too openly from designers, but he was right there looking over your finishing and details IRL. How exciting for you!
3/2/08 8:59 PM
Lovely dress, Cidell! It's beautiful on you and I agree with Carolyn about the shoulder line. I think it's balancing and helps to emphasize your natural hourglass silhouette! Now, about permission to read your blog..Send me an invite, please!
3/2/08 9:03 PM
MelissaB in WA
The dress is gorgeous - see how well you work under pressure! You go girl, you should be so proud of yourself!!!! :-)
3/2/08 9:15 PM
This is one fierce loking glam dress. Beautiful fit and construction
3/2/08 9:23 PM
MB at YarnUiPhoneApp
I might be the only one to ask but...who's Christian?
3/2/08 9:33 PM
Totally gorgeous Cidell !!!
3/2/08 9:40 PM
WOW, I must have one just like it. Like now. You look beautiful.
3/2/08 10:31 PM
you are amazing in that dress! I love the shape. I love Jillian - pooh Christian, my sis's gbff had a hilarious tiff with him at "the club"
3/2/08 10:52 PM
You rocked it! Exactly as I knew you would :)
3/2/08 11:53 PM
Allie in Hong Kong
Your dress is gorgeous on you. I can't believe you made it in 2 days, you can sew almost as fast as Christian himself! Can't wait to read more on your blog when it's up and running.
3/3/08 0:12 AM
Wow! Much better than the BWOF version (with or without the bra - hahaha) I was wondering what was up with your blog. Hope you get it all worked out soon.
3/3/08 0:24 AM
That looks so good on you! Great job!
3/3/08 0:27 AM
daaang, I need to start doing pilates! Seriously, this is so pretty, elegant and classy. Christian was so not lying.
3/3/08 2:46 AM
Looks very good on you and you look very good in it!!!LOL Marita
3/3/08 3:03 AM
Cidell, you look fabulous in everything you sew and this is no exception. This dress really is beautiful. Fantastic!
3/3/08 3:45 AM
Your dress is absolutely beautiful! Would it be possible to see a back view? :)
3/3/08 6:44 AM
This is such a pretty dress...it really shows off your great figure...good job!
3/3/08 7:44 AM
This is a sharp dress on you, Cidell! The fabric choices are perfect, as is the fit! Brava!
3/3/08 8:05 AM
Gorgeous - you look stunning! Thank you for the review - this was my favorite pattern in the 11/2007 issue!
3/3/08 8:06 AM
Beautifully done and a perfect silloutte for your fabulous figure! I really MUST see that Christian story.
3/3/08 8:10 AM
Cidell, your dress is so much better than the Burda version. I thought theirs was ok but now I want yours! (I had a moment of panic about your blog this morning. Glad to hear it'll be up soon.)
3/3/08 8:12 AM
Oh my! You rock in that dress. It's gorgeous-- and one thing about Christian: he doesn't have the personality to lie about fashion. He wouldn't say 'beautiful' if he didn't mean it. Gorgeous! ...may I copy your idea with the AS silk and black? I have the same fabric combo... :)
3/3/08 8:44 AM
Cuidell you are truly an inspiration - your dress is just lovely
3/3/08 8:49 AM
Lovely dress. Now I know why I can't read your blog. I miss it, hope it's back up soon.
3/3/08 10:17 AM
Hi Cidell, your dress is fabulous and you look simply stunning wearing it! Today I discovered that your blog is only open to invited members. Since I check your site almost daily, I would like to ask you for an invitation. Is it possible to contact you via email, in order to give you my email address? Thank you so much in advance.
3/3/08 11:23 AM
Your dress is gorgeous! I love it!
3/3/08 12:12 PM
Well, what can I say, except, "FIERCE!" What a fabulous look: the high waist, the ruffled bodice, the fitted sheath, the black-and-white combination, all as strutted by The Lovely Cidell. Perfect!
3/3/08 1:48 PM
So how come these clothes look better on you than on the models? =) That dress IS beautiful. Love it!!
3/3/08 1:57 PM
3/3/08 2:01 PM
Love it, love it, love it. You look smashing.
3/3/08 2:30 PM
Love the dress. That pattern is so cute.
3/3/08 2:57 PM
you look amazing girl
3/3/08 5:39 PM
Congrats, you made that one work, and in record time. I'm glad Christian said it was beautiful, because otherwise there would have been one more reason to find him annoying. Adding this dress to the endless list . . .
3/3/08 9:56 PM
Imagination fails when pondering how you could possibly look more beautiful. Your dress is glorious! It's all been said, but it's all true. Oh, and killer shoes, too! -Lily
3/4/08 2:27 AM
Love this dress. Can't wait for you to open your blog again so I can see and read more details.
3/4/08 5:32 AM
Beautiful! it looks wonderful on you.
3/5/08 12:06 PM
Amazing transformation into a wonderdress from a design that looked a little weird in the mag because of the choices they made in fabric. Now I'm interested, thanks to you!
3/15/08 4:22 PM
Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Kwik Sew 3979 Pattern
Add to Bag
New Look 6214 Pattern ( Size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16 )
Add to Bag
Oliver + S Nature Walk Pullover & Knit Pants Pattern ( Size 5-12 )
Add to Bag
Oliver S Fairy Tale Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )
Add to Bag
Petite Plus 201 Pattern
Add to Bag
You Sew Girl Baguette Pattern
Add to Bag
Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use