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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4919 (Retro '52 Misses Dress)

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Posted on:1/15/09 8:56 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Christas said... (1/16/09 6:25 PM) Reply
Oh, this is so pretty. There are so many gifted seamstresses on this site. I hope someone will give you tips to make you like the fit of the top of it better. I just love your fabric choice and the pattern is so cute.
Beek said... (1/16/09 1:37 PM) Reply
Very flattering dress!
CatMukai said... (1/16/09 12:32 PM) Reply
I didn't notice the gape at first glance but I did notice that this fits you really well! It looks like such a fun dress, too. Great job!
Karendee said... (1/16/09 12:21 PM) Reply
Nice dress!
Jane S said... (1/16/09 11:02 AM) Reply
wow, you look wonderful in this great dress. It's so feminine and flattering, bravo!
wildberrymom said... (1/16/09 9:10 AM) Reply
Looks great on you!
Caitycat said... (1/16/09 2:49 AM) Reply
This pattern is in my stash - good to know about the bias neckline gape that needs to be stabilised. Looks GREAT apart from that - and honestly, if it was RTW you'd probably accept that small gape anyway!!
Elona said... (1/16/09 0:46 AM) Reply
A very pretty and becoming dress, excellent for your figure. I think the gaping that you remark is just a consequence of the V-neck. That diagonial line is exactly what it looks like--it's bias, and bias lines usually have to be stabilized or actually snugged up a bit more than the pattern suggests. There are various techniques for this, and probably most of them are searchable here at pr, using terms like 'bias' or 'bias neckline.'
renren said... (1/16/09 0:26 AM) Reply
Sensational fit and perfect fabric! I may have to head over to Hancock's and see if I can find any. Six yards is a lot of fabric but it is all to good effect.
sewtime said... (1/15/09 11:22 PM) Reply
CUTE dress!!
Ody said... (1/15/09 10:33 PM) Reply
Wonderful dress, and fits you so well. I love the fabric---very retro! I Beaver coming to your house for lunch June???
Tiner W said... (1/15/09 9:12 PM) Reply
I LOVE that dress!
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