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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 09-2008-135 (Plus knit surplice dress)

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Posted on:11/10/08 6:51 AM
Last Updated:1/6/09 12:05 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 17 people   
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lilyofthevalley said... (1/7/09 9:32 AM) Reply
Extremely flattering dress for your Mom, and a perfect use for your black cotton knit which showcases all the pleat details and the graceful drape of the design. She cannot fail to be proud of her daughter's skill and generosity. Be sure to tell her how pretty she looks! Lovely, Lily
Sic said... (1/7/09 7:52 AM) Reply
Your mom looks great!
Winifred said... (1/6/09 7:48 PM) Reply
Another cluster of lovely garments you've made, Melissa. I think you must have a 48 hour day somehow ! Where do you get them ? !!!
amy in mpls said... (1/6/09 2:56 PM) Reply
this turned out fantastic! I think i remember seeing it on the manequin, right? Its looks great, great job!!
Danvillegirl said... (11/11/08 6:13 PM) Reply
I am sure your mom will really like this!
amy in mpls said... (11/11/08 5:08 PM) Reply
the pleats look greta, what a fantastic dress. Its looks great!
petro said... (11/11/08 3:27 AM) Reply
Very nice dress, I love the neckline and shoulder pleat detail. Thanks for the tip on the fabric source, for knits which stay the course.
SusiM said... (11/11/08 0:45 AM) Reply
It's so nice that you are using your fine talent for sewing to make something nice for your mom. Very nice looking dress! She will be pleased!
michellep74 said... (11/10/08 1:04 PM) Reply
What an awesome gift! This dress was on my to-sew list, but I got distracted by other projects. Thanks for reminding me that I DO want to make it up!
Vintage Joan said... (11/10/08 12:18 PM) Reply
Awesome -- lucky mom!
Luckylibbet said... (11/10/08 12:04 PM) Reply
TERRIFIC dress. Simple but with excellent details. The 'tulip' neckline is subtly flattering, and I totally agree with you on the stitched down pleats. The shoulder pleats especially - the way they graduate in length will be enormously flattering. Keeping my fingers crossed along with you that it fits!
crisford said... (11/10/08 11:20 AM) Reply
Wow, this is beautiful and very elegant! What a great choice for a gift. I'm sure she will be surprised and ecstatic!
moushka said... (11/10/08 10:56 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! What a lovely gift for your mom. Can't wait to hear how she likes it after Christmas.
sewtime said... (11/10/08 10:23 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress! You mom will love it!
Diane E said... (11/10/08 10:04 AM) Reply
What a lovely gift for your mom. The details are wonderful -- the pleats and darts give such a beautiful silhouette. Love your belt idea!
Karen6790 said... (11/10/08 9:41 AM) Reply
Your mom will be thrilled. I remember thinking that the line drawing of this dress was great, but I couldn't see all the details in BWOF's photo (nothing new there). You've proved that it's a gorgeous dress indeed. Love the neckline.
carolynw said... (11/10/08 8:54 AM) Reply
Beautifull dress - am sure youir Mom will be really happy to get this
AnneMarie60 said... (11/10/08 8:23 AM) Reply
Lovely dress. Looks like the pleats give this dress slimming appeal. Your mom will be elated to receive such a wonderful gift!
Nancy K said... (11/10/08 7:36 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Your mom is a lucky woman! I looked at this dress thinking of grading it down for me. BWOF really designs the best plus sized patterns around.
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