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Pattern Reviews> Self Drafted Pattern> 161890-1002 (JCrew cottonsateenruffle dress)

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Posted on:6/12/09 9:37 AM
Last Updated:6/12/09 9:52 AM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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colourbynumber said... (7/4/09 4:34 PM) Reply
I love this dress! Great job. So beautiful.
moonchild61 said... (6/13/09 6:47 PM) Reply
Just stunning!
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said... (6/13/09 6:58 AM) Reply
What a nice dress for someone young! You did a fabulous job knocking-off the original!
petro said... (6/13/09 4:53 AM) Reply
Very pretty!
TalyQ said... (6/13/09 1:33 AM) Reply
Very good copy. Lovely dress.
rozzybabe said... (6/12/09 8:55 PM) Reply
What a great take-off!! It looks EXACTLY the same, & for sure, at a fraction of the retail cost. Your daughter #2 should give you a chance after such success.
Sew tell me said... (6/12/09 8:05 PM) Reply
Super cute dress, great knock off your daughter is very lucky
wreninrome said... (6/12/09 11:59 AM) Reply
very cute and classic!
JoanneM said... (6/12/09 11:27 AM) Reply
CindyAnn- I used McCalls 5800 (used before in the LBD pr) for the bodice and skirt. The bodice in 5800 has princess seams and the original jcrew does not. So I placed the pattern pieces like a puzzle and eliminated the princess seam. be sure to add ease. Then I used 1/2 the skirt pattern piece instead of a front and a back. It worked fine but I did have to shuffle the bodice piece a little as I fit D. Hope this helps!
PolishPoppy said... (6/12/09 11:15 AM) Reply
Holly Cool!
suesmith said... (6/12/09 11:14 AM) Reply
Kudos on the fabulous knock-off! I agree that a black cotton sateen would make a fun LBD.
EleanorSews said... (6/12/09 10:42 AM) Reply
Nice work, mom! Isn't it great when you are able to come thru? This is the perfect knock-off.
cindyann said... (6/12/09 10:28 AM) Reply
Nice dress! Youd did a fantastic job on it. What was the orignal pattern that you used for the bodice?
Christas said... (6/12/09 9:42 AM) Reply
Pretty dress! You did a great job duplicating the look!
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