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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 6587 (two hour dress)

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Reviewed by:gotpeace91

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Posted on:4/3/08 2:13 PM
Last Updated:4/3/08 2:25 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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kusine said... (5/4/10 6:10 PM) Reply
It may not be the best dress, but I'm sure it will make a great skirt!
Lucy in Virginia said... (4/8/08 1:31 PM) Reply
I hope you can salvage the bottom for a skirt. I too liked your use of ribbon in the casing; its very attractive. Thanks for warning us with this review.
gotpeace91 said... (4/4/08 2:07 PM) Reply
bananaoil- there are no darts, you should be able to click on the pic for a full view, I also fixed the links so you can get a look at the side view which is my main complaint, it looks like i'm pregnant which i'm not. I've had the fabric so long that I don't know what it is but it's not cotton because it is a little heavier and drapier. I think it may be synthetic because it didn't take well to the iron. thanks
carolynw said... (4/4/08 11:35 AM) Reply
Thanks for reviewing so that we can get a heads up - very helpful if we have this pattern
bananaoil said... (4/4/08 11:32 AM) Reply
I'm sorry this didn't work out for you. When I looked at the pattern, I recalled a similar pattern both my mother and I tried that didn't work for us either. In that case, the pattern envelope didn't say knits were exclusively required but a knit might have helped instead of the lightweight, soft challis my mom used but certainly not the quilting cotton I used. The problem with patterns like this is they're not drafted for a woman's figure. Perhaps the pattern companies are imagining these dresses being picked up by seventh graders in Home Ec because my fourteen year old body (read straight up and down) could have worked this type of dress just fine. That's just my take on the pattern from the envelope picture. I'd like to know: Did it have darts? Do you think another fabric would have been better? Was it uncomfortable to wear or just not attractive?Actually, since in the picture above I can only see the dress from the waist down, it doesn't look bad. But for so simple a style, maybe a bright and busy print would have given it some oomph. BTW I have made more mismatches of pattern and fabric than I can remember. That is, I believe, why there is the Goodwill. A well made dress may find just the right person to wear it.
gotpeace91 said... (4/4/08 11:30 AM) Reply
hooray, got the links fixed! Thank you for all the good suggestions. I have put the dress aside and am pondering them for a bit.
mastdenman said... (4/3/08 10:13 PM) Reply
I hope you can save the dress too. I like it.
Judy Wentz said... (4/3/08 8:16 PM) Reply
I would like to see you "save" this dress. What about a thin shoulder pad? It seems to me that it would give the proportion needed. I liked the suggestion of a jacket as well. Put it on the back burner for a week and see if you like it better.
Kaitlinnegan said... (4/3/08 6:37 PM) Reply
Too bad this didn't work out for you -- it does look like an easy and quick pattern. Thanks for posting your review!
wvsher said... (4/3/08 3:42 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review. I love your use of ribbon for a drawstring.
Lorri said... (4/3/08 3:36 PM) Reply
I think it looks nice. What if you made a jacket in somekind of print , then you wouldn't have to start over with the skirt.
lilyofthevalley said... (4/3/08 3:32 PM) Reply
Your "here" and "here" photo links don't work, but your main project photo does work, so I was able to see your dress. Yes, it's great that you reviewed so you can prepare others for any pitfalls. I too have a larger relative waist and would have hit the same 'wall' you did. Shame, b/c the dress' style is charming and you chose soft, feminine fabric. Sharing your pain, Lily
gotpeace91 said... (4/3/08 2:26 PM) Reply
I can't seem to get the links to work sorry!
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