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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 5382 (Formal Dress w/Bodice Detail)

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Posted on:12/29/08 11:14 AM


Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 21 people   
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tiddleywink said... (7/2/09 9:57 PM) Reply
Your review is so thorough, and the end result is stunning! I just bought this pattern, and some bird-of-paradise/plumeria apparel cotton from which to sew View A. I know that you tacked the overbodice to the straps, but I was thinking of lining the backs and making the bodice in a contrasting fabric, and folding them down as petals. Do you think that will work with this pattern? Many thanks!
pinkli said... (3/4/09 3:49 PM) Reply
I think this is a fantastic dress - great colour and pattern. Thanks for the helpful review
senaSews said... (1/5/09 3:31 AM) Reply
Your dress is adorable!
Heatherrique said... (12/30/08 8:43 PM) Reply
You are a gorgeous ray of sunshine in this looker of a dress!
carolynw said... (12/30/08 9:01 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress - hope you get a lot of opportunities to wear it - way too pretty to hang in the closet
Michele19 said... (12/30/08 7:06 AM) Reply
You really do look terrific in this dress. Thank you for the detailed review and suggestions. Just looking at the color makes me happy! congrats on 100th review. Wow!
Irene said... (12/30/08 3:43 AM) Reply
So cute!
Markie1 said... (12/30/08 1:39 AM) Reply
This is seriously cute on you! Love the nose and mustache comment. I think you should make another in a navy blue and white striped cotton for next summer. Or better yet, make one for ME!
narcissaqtpie said... (12/29/08 9:31 PM) Reply
awe.some!!
Gelbean said... (12/29/08 6:34 PM) Reply
This dress is gorgeous on you. I love the yellow silk brocade.
MissCelie said... (12/29/08 6:14 PM) Reply
This is PERFECT for you. Quirky, sweet and loads o fun.
Christas said... (12/29/08 6:13 PM) Reply
This is such a beautiful dress! You look so pretty in yellow!
Sew4Fun said... (12/29/08 6:07 PM) Reply
Love it! You look gorgeous! The style and colour are fabulous. I love your "crumb catcher" description. That really made me laugh. So true!
leanmeansewingmachine said... (12/29/08 5:47 PM) Reply
That dress looks just perfect on you! Nice job, nicegirl!
Morisot said... (12/29/08 4:35 PM) Reply
This is so pretty. You did a beautiful job. The yellow is spectacular. Your SBA (PBA!) was a hoot... and helpful to-boot.
Natasha B said... (12/29/08 4:14 PM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous! This is divine and you you like a star! That yellow silk is great.
ConnieBJ said... (12/29/08 3:50 PM) Reply
Trena - I totally missed noticing this pattern! Looks great! Also, congrats on # 100!!
Mufffet said... (12/29/08 3:49 PM) Reply
GORGEOUS as usual...nice review, great fabric and i love your new names for the small bust adjustment, BTW - they DO stay perky longer...hahhahhha...but at some point....oh well....
persevering said... (12/29/08 2:59 PM) Reply
Congratulations - 100%! Thank you for sharing your wonderful accomplishment - stunning, gorgeous, festive, and perfectly fitted!
Leslie in Austin said... (12/29/08 2:57 PM) Reply
Absolutely, positively, utterly adorable!!!!
DaisyEsq said... (12/29/08 2:22 PM) Reply
Beautiful! Congratulations on your 100th review!
sewbehind said... (12/29/08 2:03 PM) Reply
That is your dress! Very flattering and a job well done.
Twinset said... (12/29/08 1:55 PM) Reply
Beautiful and festive dress! What a cute pattern paired with a great fabric!
CShelley said... (12/29/08 1:30 PM) Reply
What a great combination of fabric and pattern and bravo to you for wearing yellow in a black and grey world! And thank you for the very much needed info on SBA.
Mahler said... (12/29/08 1:27 PM) Reply
This dress is a total success. You look so chic and dressy ! Waow ! Just beautiful !
VtMartha said... (12/29/08 1:17 PM) Reply
You make the cutest things and this is no exception! Perfect!
Deb Thompson said... (12/29/08 12:52 PM) Reply
I absolutely LOVE this dress on you!!! The style is gorgeous, the fabric is gorgeous and you look fantastic! I am going to have to add this to my pattern stash for any upcoming special occasions! Stunning!
craftylady66 said... (12/29/08 12:29 PM) Reply
Simply gorgeous!
Sewlovelier said... (12/29/08 12:14 PM) Reply
Love the color and the style.
Amanda S. said... (12/29/08 12:14 PM) Reply
I love it! I've never even noticed this pattern before and I love the design as well. Great job!!!
Kim Winson said... (12/29/08 11:59 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress. I'm so glad you reviewed this dress...I was wondering if it would be flattering for us smaller gals. You look fabulous!
Karen6790 said... (12/29/08 11:54 AM) Reply
This is appropriately festive for your 100th review - and a great dress, besides. I envy you being able to wear yellow.
michellep74 said... (12/29/08 11:48 AM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous dress! That yellow is a great color on you.
sewtime said... (12/29/08 11:45 AM) Reply
You look stunning!!! Beautiful dress!! Love your review!
Tiner W said... (12/29/08 11:20 AM) Reply
This is gorgeous on you, and congrats on your 100th review!
 
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