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Cute dress! Love the fabric!
5/19/09 8:40 PM
Stunning! Very inspirational! It fits you so well, and the shoes are perfect. I would not have thought of that fabric for that pattern. I have probably twenty yards of fabric of that type that I got in different prints from Hancock's for $2 a yard a few years ago, and I never thought of making a pretty sheath like that. All I could think of was a flowy skirt or a peasant top style dress. I like your idea much better. Thanks!
5/19/09 9:16 PM
Beautful! Love the color and styling and thanks a million for showing the alterations you made. I love it when reviwers do that because no matter how many times I read about it, the best way to really understand it is to see a picture.
5/19/09 9:30 PM
Very nice dress!!
5/19/09 11:04 PM
Very beautiful dress! It looks great on you. Love the fabric!
5/20/09 0:26 AM
Such a fresh spring and summer look. Thank you so much for the photo of the FBA - it makes it so clear.
5/20/09 0:43 AM
I don't get your vertical dart. Did you do the FBA then sew the VD as originally drawn? so many questions!!! Love the dress!
5/20/09 1:47 AM
Great looking dress. Truly love the fabric and the fabric price!!
5/20/09 6:47 AM
reminds me of First Lady Obama and her love of sheath dresses...which i love too! beautiful work
5/20/09 8:00 AM
Very classy looking and the color is great on you! Good job!
5/20/09 8:11 AM
Beautiful dress! Thanks for all the details on the alterations.
5/20/09 8:38 AM
This is very pretty! Don't you just love vogue!! Nice fabric/dress combo, I live for those finds!!!
5/20/09 9:49 AM
This is gorgeous! I never noticed this pattern before... the neckline is very pretty and you look great! LOVE the shoes - they really make the whole look pop.
5/20/09 9:54 AM
5/20/09 10:12 AM
Leora - My apology for not including details on how I handle the vertical darts when I make a FBA. For me, initially I redraw the section of the dart that is moved as a result of the FBA. This serves as the test location. I baste the VD front darts, shoulder and side seams to check fit and placement of the dart. If adjustments are needed, I use pins as markers, remove the dress, remove the basting and stitch the new location for the seams and darts. For this dress, I ended up moving the darts slightly towards the middle. The side seams were sewn at 5/8" at the armhole. From below the bust to the hem, I sewed seam allowance at 1 inch. I hope this answers your question. If you have more questions, please ask. Thank you, Cennetta
5/20/09 10:13 AM
Just wondering if you got those great shoes before buying the fabric or after? Stunning outfit!!!!!!
5/20/09 10:20 AM
Khunter - I purchased the shoes about 2 years ago from DSW. I wear them with other outfits in my wardrobe. Thanks, C
5/20/09 10:44 AM
Cute summer dress, it looks wonderful on you!
5/20/09 10:58 AM
I received an e-mail from one of my blog buddies asking about my selection of pattern size and about the process of making the FBA. I thought it would be a good idea to post that response here as well. Size 14 is closest to my other body measurements. The size 16 neckline is too big for me, not to mention the waist and hip area. I'm a little top heavy. lol As it is when I make the FBA, that adds width to the waist and hip area. I end up sewing larger seam allowances past the bustline and increased vertical darts. I'm not sure if this approach will work for you. But you can try it with pattern fit or muslin. The reason I only make the FBA on the bodice area of the dress, is to save time. I cut the pattern piece into two pieces, separating the bodice from the skirt of the front dress pattern. Next, I make the FBA only on the bodice section. Then I tape the bodice and skirt sections back together, match the side seam at the waist area. To true the Center Front line of the pattern, I simply do that as I cut the actual dress/lining out of the fashion fabric. My goal is to maximize my sewing time as I'm always involved in so many things non-stop.
5/20/09 11:03 AM
WOWZA! This looks fantastic on you!
5/20/09 3:56 PM
I love it! I'm so glad you reviewed this. The pattern is in my stash but I wasn't sure about it. I'm convinced I must sew it after seeing yours. Your fabric choice is perfect!
5/20/09 6:42 PM
You've done a great dress, fantastic fabric choice and the pattern suits your frame too. 3 out of 3.
5/20/09 7:37 PM
Cennetta, you look so breathtakingly chic in this dress! You achieved a superb fit and I adore this style on you!
5/20/09 8:06 PM
5/21/09 12:21 PM
The dress is lovely (and you have the shoes!) Looking at the broad shoulder alteration, once you slide the shoulder area out and make the shoulder seam longer, do you blend the extended side seam back with the lower side seam or, cut the side seam even from the armhole down? I hope this is clear.
5/21/09 10:52 PM
Your dress rocks on you!
5/23/09 9:51 AM
Lovely fabric and beautiful dress! You achieved such a great and flattering fit. Great work.
5/23/09 11:23 AM
Hi Bananaoil, I true the cutting line by gradually decreasing collecting the end of the extended section to the rest of the side seam. I hope that is clear. Thanks, Cennetta
5/23/09 8:48 PM
5/30/09 10:29 PM
Can I show off your photo on our web site with the pattern M5818? You look so fabulous in the dress and you did a great job. Let me know. I can copy it from here and put your name, city and state by the photo if you'd like to give me that info. I will not show the picture without your permission. At any rate. You are GOOD!! Pati Palmer
6/4/09 3:23 PM
Pati Palmer - What a grand complement. Thank you so much! I would be honored for you to post my photo. My name is Cennetta Burwell-Walker living in Chicago, Illinois.
6/5/09 10:08 AM
Fabulous dress, you look great.
11/24/09 5:21 PM
Thanks for reviewing this lovely pattern. Your dress looks beautiful on you.
11/24/09 11:02 PM
the dress fits you like a glove. Great LBD!
11/25/09 3:05 AM
11/25/09 5:47 AM
Wow, both versions look wonderful! I love the blue shoes with your floral version; great job
2/28/13 10:27 AM
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