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Posted on:7/4/08 2:45 PM

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jso4fun said...
Hi drsue, I am a newbie on PR, and I've really enjoyed looking at your reviews. I am really pleased to find another short/petite sewer. If you get this message, do you want to exchange info? What patterns work the best for you? I love Sewing Workshop patterns but they are humongous on me (5', 106 pounds). I am slowly learning what alterations I need to make on patterns, as I get back into sewing for myself. Hope to hear from you!
3/12/09 10:41 PM
Katharine in BXL said...
Ay, bummer that the process dragged out so, but the viewer sees nothing but a pretty dress in a lovely color :) Betcha it's pretty on you.
11/11/08 4:59 AM
goldenthreads said...
drsue, i love your outfits and your reviews,
8/7/08 11:43 AM
Robin Denning said...
Thank you for all the details about your experience. I just bought this pattern and some fun poly knit and I am working up the courage to give it a try. The short sleeve looks very nice, I may do it that way, too.
7/5/08 4:30 PM
cindyann said...
Glad to "see" ya, Sue. Pretty dress. Love the contrast you used for neck and sleeves.
7/5/08 11:44 AM
tinac said...
I like the contrasting bands and the colors are gorgeous. I found that using Steam A Seam to hold the facings in place made it almost effortless sewing everything...took a bit of time, bit no wrinkles. I also sewed a piece of fabric into the front neckline as a fake cami because, YES it is low!
7/5/08 7:33 AM
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7/5/08 7:32 AM
mermaids said...
what a fab dress. despite your issues with it and the fact that i will need to grade it down at least two sizes, i might give this one a try because i totally love the waist line treatment.
7/5/08 5:27 AM
echolalia said...
I am another who has missed your reviews and postings. Your reviews always highlight the good points and warn about the difficulties and this is no exceptions. Thanks.
7/4/08 8:35 PM
CarolynGM said...
I love your color combo. Any aggravation is so worth it if the dress makes your figure look 20 years younger. You should model it for us.
7/4/08 5:01 PM
Olivia Sews said...
I love that color and Thanks for the tips sewing this. How about sewing in a modesty panel at the bodice? I have missed your reviews.
7/4/08 4:31 PM
Vonnevo said...
Fabulous drsue !!! I have missed you and glad to see you here :))))
7/4/08 3:17 PM
Terri Smith said...
I missed you! And your dress does look better than RTW. Thanks for the review and the warning!
7/4/08 3:02 PM
Elona said...
Cute little dress, Dr. Sue (and nice to see you here).
7/4/08 2:52 PM
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