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Posted on:4/14/08 1:59 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 19 people   
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Ellenatlga said...
WOW!! That is absolutely beautiful!!
4/14/08 2:02 PM
nancy2001 said...
Gorgeous suit. It looks simply amazing on your friend.
4/14/08 2:13 PM
SueV said...
BEAUTIFUL, you did a fantastic job! thanks for sharing! Your friend is one lucky lady to have that suit!
4/14/08 2:32 PM
Trenessa said...
This is smoking HOT!!
4/14/08 2:34 PM
kim*brown said...
Work It!!!!
4/14/08 2:58 PM
sideseams said...
Oh my gosh, what a beautiful suit !
4/14/08 3:12 PM
Sigrid. said...
Beautiful! How wonderful to sew something like this for a friend. Great result.
4/14/08 3:23 PM
leanmeansewingmachine said...
This is really a beautiful suit!
4/14/08 3:33 PM
umjudis said...
Tres chic!!!! This absolutely stunning!
4/14/08 3:49 PM
Ann Smith said...
How gorgeous! I bought this pattern when it first appeared hoping to someday have the occasion to make it. Your review and post about the fitting muslin are so helpful.
4/14/08 4:25 PM
Lori V said...
Wow, it is a stunning suit. Amazing work.
4/14/08 4:41 PM
Athene said...
Gorgeous suit. Ms PB is very lucky to have you as a friend.
4/14/08 5:45 PM
marycds said...
Wow! How elegant. Great job.
4/14/08 5:54 PM
hongkongshopper said...
Wow, excellent job, looks fantastic!
4/14/08 7:50 PM
Morisot said...
4/14/08 7:52 PM
Karen6790 said...
I can see why this is someone you would sew for - she picked a great pattern and she let you work your magic because she knew she'd look fabulous in it. Absolutely gorgeous.
4/14/08 8:15 PM
Allie in Hong Kong said...
It's so great to see a review of this pattern, you did a fantastic job, it looks just like the pattern envelope. Extremely elegant no wonder your friend was delighted with it.
4/14/08 8:19 PM
frame said...
Absolutely stunning!
4/14/08 8:47 PM
Membear said...
Well done . I hope your friend has a really good insight into how much work is involved with made to measure!!!!!
4/14/08 9:21 PM
CynthiaSue said...
wow, really professional and chic. the white is so sharp!
4/15/08 0:44 AM
rosannec said...
That suit is fierce!
4/15/08 3:07 AM
nzkiwi said...
Wonderful effort. This has certainly made me want to give it a go.
4/15/08 4:45 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Fabulous suit!
4/15/08 5:17 AM
ITAdmin said...
Beautiful! I love the style of this suit, and you did a marvelous job.
4/15/08 7:57 AM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Everyone you are so generous in your compliments. I really appreciate them and value the support here at PR. Thank you. I was pleased that the suit turned so well. Ms. PB is aware of the effort involved in sewing a garment. At the same time she likes to wear unique styles.
4/15/08 9:40 AM
DivaQ said...
This is beautiful!
4/15/08 10:10 AM
Dei said...
It's wonderful to see a pattern come to life. You translated Vogue's idea into a stunning outfit. Such craftsmanship!
4/15/08 10:24 AM
jhansby said...
4/15/08 11:40 AM
jewelsfashions said...
You did a fantastic job on this suit. I am working on this exact suit right now (in the muslin stage). So, I was glad to come across you review. Mine is a pique fabric hoping it doesn't look to fancy(or glam as you say) so I can wear it to Sunday church. I hope mine turns out as fantastic as yours. Alot of helpful info and I will be checking back as I sew mine along. Thanks!!
4/15/08 1:17 PM
lilyofthevalley said...
Cennetta, this is one smashing suit you've created for the stunning Ms. PB. It is PERFECT in every way, and from every angle. My oh my, I'll bet Ms. PB and your killer suit turned some heads on that occasion!!!!! Wow seems understated. Please thank Ms. PB for modeling this dream ensemble. -Lily
4/15/08 1:26 PM
cmarie12 said...
All of the superlatives that first slipped from my mouth are I will just have to repeat them...WOW! Amazing! Stunning! Beautiful! You did a great job of interpreting this pattern!
4/15/08 3:27 PM
Mahler said...
Elegant, stylich, sexy, superbe on you !
4/15/08 6:23 PM
GorgeousFabrics said...
Well, you did just a fantastic job! I'm sure Ms. PB was the belle of the ball. :)
4/15/08 6:26 PM
rosannec said...
That suit is fierce!
4/15/08 10:23 PM
minggiddylooloo said...
WOW!!! I was thinking about making this suit for a friend's wedding in September, and it looks absolutely fabulous!!! I've gotta definitely pick this one up when Vogue goes on sale in May at Hancock! Thanks for sharing!!!!
4/17/08 7:57 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Thanks again everyone. It's great sharing the sewing experience.
4/18/08 9:49 AM
Annette1 said...
I had to track down this review, because I had seen it in the thumbnail view back when it was first published (knew instantly what pattern it was), but I didn't get a chance to comment, so today I thought, I've got to find Mahogany Stylist's Divine Details outfit! I'm glad I did, as I've very much enjoyed reading your review and your blog. Ms. PB is one fabulous-looking lady in her lovely suit that you've designed for her. Your workmanship is impeccable, too. I wouldn't rate this as being at the "average" skill level either, for all the reasons you've mentioned. (Sometimes I wonder how they come up with these ratings.) Finally, I might add I'm glad to hear the jacket runs big, OKAY? :o)) Beautiful outfit!
4/23/08 8:28 PM
jjc said...
beautiful job
5/25/08 9:15 AM
tenaya said...
Fascinating account of getting this pattern to work! And Ms. PB looks FABULOUS!
8/27/08 5:29 PM
Cheryl in Chicago said...
I am having trouble fitting the pattern against Vogue's sloper and my personal sloper. I thought the patterns seemed to run small, so I think I will make a muslin. Great job on the finished garment.
1/31/09 9:18 PM
salsera7 said...
You did a fabulous job. I'm about to make the same outfit for someone. Any suggestions on what to charge given the detail? Thanks.
8/1/09 3:38 PM
Sweetiebop said...
How did I miss this review. Your friend looks fabulous in this dress.
8/1/09 3:45 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Hi Salsera7 - I charged PB $200.00 (she purchased the fabric, pattern and notions). She is a regular customer and friend. There is a fair amount of effort involved in making this outfit. So you may want to take that into consideration. After I counted up the hours spent (shopping, fittings, cutting and sewing), I made under $10.00 per hour.
8/4/09 5:53 PM
chucklehead said...
Absolutely gorgeous! Just bought this pattern but can never hope to look as stunning as your friend! You did an awesome job.
8/8/11 3:46 PM
Veronimuse said...
Wow, that's stunning! Brilliant!
11/6/11 11:30 AM
Mahogany Stylist said...
11/8/11 10:10 AM
dpepperann said...
Absolutly gorgeous ! I will be making this outfit for myself. I am one of the designers in a fashion show .
4/1/12 4:17 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Thanks and good luck with the fashion show.
4/2/12 10:00 AM
Louweezy23 said...
Just purchased this pattern, as I'm getting back into dressmaking. I'm going to make the jacket, next on my list. You've made a lovely job of it. Hope my turns out as good.
4/3/12 10:16 AM
Olly173 said...
Mahogany Stylist - this is a fabulous-looking suit. You've done a fantastic job. I actually saw it a couple of years ago at a wedding show, made in white like yours was. I've recently come across the pattern again and decided to make it for a wedding I'm attending. I've been going quite well, but I'm now stuck!! I've issues with the bands on the top (step 7). Either it's now clear how it should be neatened on the right side or I've done something wrong. Has anyone else completed this outfit? I'd be pleased for any help I can get. Many thanks.
4/7/14 3:57 PM
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