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Posted on:5/16/09 12:38 PM
Last Updated:5/17/09 5:59 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 9 people   
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fourkid said... (5/21/09 3:24 AM) Reply
This is adorable!! I love it. And you did such a GREAT job! One trick I learned (that may or may not work here) is when there is no room for letting out, but you need just another inch or two - I have added a small panel insert down along each side seam. Once on a striped seersucker I did that for my Dgd, but turned the stripe on the crossgrain - I actually liked it better with that interest detail. Just another option as an "in case" scenario.
Kellie R. said... (5/18/09 10:51 AM) Reply
GREAT dress and you both look SUPER!
Mahler said... (5/17/09 4:05 PM) Reply
Wonderful dress! Perfet and gorgeous on you !!!!
CarolynGM said... (5/17/09 8:03 AM) Reply
Your tucks are perfect. Great idea to hand baste them.
fuzzygalore said... (5/17/09 4:00 AM) Reply
I definitely think prewashing is the way to go. What if you'd done all this work and after you washed it the first time you could never wear it again? Many times with tucks, or quilting, or anything with many seams, being off 1mm each seam will cause significant changes in size. Much better be safe than sorry, and if possible cut your pattern pieces out after you're done with the decorating part. In this case it'd be ankward to cut that shape, but you could trace the pattern onto the fabric, and then check the waist width with the pattern before cutting afterwards. At the very least you should leave 2" seam allowances in the direction where seams will be sewn. And I won't take up space telling you how I found out that one :-)..
sixcatsterry said... (5/16/09 6:41 PM) Reply
Just think if you put all that work into this dress and then when you washed it it no longer fit!!! One of the first things I ever learned was pre-wash (if it is to be washed) or pre-steam if it is to be dry cleaned. A lot of work and the basting paid off beautifully.
Amanda S. said... (5/16/09 3:02 PM) Reply
Great job on your dress. This is on my to-do list as well and I'm hoping to get to it sometime this summer. It's such a great design.
EleanorSews said... (5/16/09 1:33 PM) Reply
Perfection! You really put in the time on this one and it shows ~ truly a work of art.
Nancy Rhodes said... (5/16/09 1:07 PM) Reply
Awesome! wish I could see the picture on the review bigger... Looks great in the inprogress photo that pops up when I click the review photo. All that hand-work paid off-- Success was your! Hope you got gobs of complements.
unfinishedprojects said... (5/16/09 12:48 PM) Reply
I give you extra points for even attempting that effect with the checks- and it came out perfectly!
kathleencramer said... (4/21/09 11:00 PM) Reply
Wow! Can't wait to see if finished.
Annette1 said... (4/21/09 9:33 PM) Reply
Absolutely PERFECT! Your hand basting paid off big time. Great job! :o)
AquariJenn said... (4/21/09 5:54 PM) Reply
For some reason I was thinking about this pattern the other night. I'm glad to see someone working on it. Looks great!
MagpieJen said... (4/20/09 1:36 PM) Reply
Wow! This is such an inspirational design. Thanks for the heads-up on what washing might do, and to beware of the cutting. Looking forward to the finished dress!
papago said... (4/20/09 1:00 PM) Reply
Love it! Great job. Laura
amy in mpls said... (4/20/09 11:26 AM) Reply
Wow. I love what the checks are doing here. SOO cool, cant wait to see the finished product too!
ladybegood said... (4/17/09 1:24 PM) Reply
I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. Where did you find the 100% cotton checks? I loved this pattern when it came out, but I can only find the gingham checks in a cotton poly blend.
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