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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5242 (Swishy pleated party dress)

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Posted on:1/1/09 1:42 PM
Last Updated:1/1/09 1:44 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 19 people   
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Annette T. E. said... (1/13/09 12:55 PM) Reply
I just picked up this pattern yesterday. I am very thankful for the heads up on the sizing, pleats, marking & cuff to sleeve construction. Your dress looks great!
senaSews said... (1/5/09 3:30 AM) Reply
I love this top, what a wonderful color!
gatorgirl4325 said... (1/3/09 11:51 AM) Reply
That is a gorgeous dress - hope you had fun wearing it!
katie lynne said... (1/2/09 8:36 PM) Reply
Great review and comments, they helped me a lot. Very pretty dress...wish I could see it on you!
Ellenatlga said... (1/2/09 9:17 AM) Reply the color, love the fabric, love the dress!
Luckylibbet said... (1/2/09 8:40 AM) Reply
WOW! So beautiful... I can just see you dancing in the moonlight and toasting the New Year in this swishy dress! And of course, a really helpful review to guide all those who want to try it too. Thanks!
Nancy K said... (1/2/09 8:28 AM) Reply
Beautiful, as always. I bet this looked great on you. I'm with you about sleeveless in the winter.
JamieLiz said... (1/2/09 8:25 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, and very helpful review. Thanks so much!
ryan's mom said... (1/2/09 7:18 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, beautiful style, and that broach is a perfect touch.
cmarie12 said... (1/1/09 8:43 PM) Reply
This is such a pretty dress! I am sure you looked gorgeous in it!
Tiner W said... (1/1/09 6:26 PM) Reply
Stunning dress! And I knew it was yours when I saw the photo!
sailor girl said... (1/1/09 6:10 PM) Reply
really gorgeous and the brooch adds so much to the look
marjenann said... (1/1/09 5:38 PM) Reply
OP Gal said... (1/1/09 5:15 PM) Reply
Lovely dress. I think the brooch really adds a nice touch. How lucky to find something that worked so well in your costume jewelry "stash." I'd love to see a photo of you wearing the dress.
Mermie said... (1/1/09 5:00 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! Love your fabric choice.
Sewing Chick said... (1/1/09 4:28 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review! I'm actually sewing this dress now for my daughter. She plans to wear it to work with a cami under it. Your dress is gorgeous!
Liana said... (1/1/09 4:17 PM) Reply
Beautiful, and it looks like it was great fun to wear. Great review.
CrescentaLuna said... (1/1/09 3:54 PM) Reply
That is one gorgeous dress -- the color caught my eye, and your review is so helpful! Thanks so much. I also find that sewing cuffs, etc is SO much easier flat - why do instructions always direct us to sew in the round? I mean, I know there are shaping advantages to sewing in the round, but the screw-up possibilities just shoot up exponentially for me, which more than balances it out.
Amanda S. said... (1/1/09 2:46 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress! I'm making this in spring so am happy to see your detailed review. Thanks!
Karendee said... (1/1/09 2:44 PM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful dress!
wendlesue said... (1/1/09 2:33 PM) Reply
Fabulous color, beautiful dress.
sewtime said... (1/1/09 1:45 PM) Reply
Wow! Fabulous dress!!
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