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Reviewed by:Margaret
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Posted on:6/27/03 1:52 AM
Last Updated:6/27/03 9:39 AM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 10 people   
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JenniferBee said... (9/24/05 4:43 PM) Reply
Thank you for an excellent review Margaret. I've had this pattern in the stash for a couple of years and found it this morning along with the fabric I had purchased. I will now give it ago as I can follow your review and hopefully fix the problems with it. Jennifer PS Love your fabric
Margaret said... (6/27/03 11:06 PM) Reply
Hm... it looks like the links fix this morning maybe wouldn't have worked from every computer... there was something funny about resolving the hostname, so I just changed it again. Hopefully it works now.
Margaret said... (6/27/03 11:00 PM) Reply
Thanks for all the compliments! Sorry about the links; I fixed them this morning but didn't have time to say anything about that. About the facing, it comes out in back even though it has been sewn at the shoulder seams, because the neckline is so wide... so something else does need to be done to prevent that on this pattern. Thanks for the fusible web tip. I think part of the problem with the ties was that I was trying to use Fasturn and they were not the right size for any of the tubes. Cutting them on the bias or in a different width would have helped too, with the Fasturn, but the fusible web idea would help anyone whether they had this tool or not. :)
Ann C said... (6/27/03 7:02 PM) Reply
Congratulations on another well-written review, very informative and you certainly forewarned us about the kinks in this nevertheless interesting pattern. For all the headaches, enjoy your dress!
cindyann said... (6/27/03 12:16 PM) Reply
What an excellent review. The dress is very nice. Really pretty.
Pam Z said... (6/27/03 11:32 AM) Reply
Thanks for the thorough review Margaret. Lots of helpful information. Your dress is pretty.
els said... (6/27/03 8:33 AM) Reply
What a great review,this is certainly a big help for others who want to make the same dress.The dress looks nice. About the facing you can help them stay inside by sewing them at your shoulderseams.It is a good idea to staystitch the wide neckline.The shoulderback seam is always nearly 1 /2 inch longer than the front shoulderseam when you draft patterns ,because of the better fit.So that is not old fashioned.Your "problem "with finnishing the tie pieces , you can solve the next time by using fussible transfer web ( the kind you can fuse hems ),with a pair of tweezers grap the fabric and tuck it inside the tie ,put a small piece of web tuck it in and press.It is a pitty that your links HERE and BETTER does not works.
Rhonda Noah said... (6/27/03 5:59 AM) Reply
Wonderful review! It's very helpful. The dress looks really nice and from the photo it certainly looks wearable.
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