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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4976 (Chetta B wrap dress)

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Posted on:6/30/09 10:54 PM
Last Updated:6/30/09 11:35 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 20 people   
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Rhonda in Montreal said... (7/13/09 11:38 PM) Reply
Hi Anne!! Your Reviews are a work-of-art, themselves... Worth keeping!!
Twinset said... (7/2/09 12:54 PM) Reply
Bonjour belle Anne! I see you posted another nice funny review lately while I was busy with a big rehearsal and also celebrating DH's birthday (that's why I'm so late). So many things to say: this fabric is to die for and you made great use of it. You look beautiful in your dress and I think the print is really flattering for your skin tone. Isn't it nice to see that personal style is something constantly evolving and not something stiff and stuck? I share the same opinion as you on the fit of this garment (I made this dress and encountered the same exact problems: i.e. loose fitting bodice and sleeves). However your version turned out great.
Barbara V said... (7/2/09 9:57 AM) Reply
Really beautiful and a masterpiece in everyway...the fabric, construction and challenging fit. I enjoy seeing your creations!
shesflipped said... (7/2/09 8:25 AM) Reply
This dress is stunning! I adore the fabric~what a great find! You look simply smashing.
Kellie R. said... (7/2/09 7:49 AM) Reply
Your dress is GORGEOUS! I'm so glad that you worked through the fitting because you look fabulous in it. All of your garments are wonderful and I can't imagine you only wearing black (or dark blue, lol). Stunning!
Karla Kizer said... (7/2/09 7:09 AM) Reply
OMG I love it. Your version is truly fantastic, and less "clunky" than the one I made for DD. That fabric is fantastic.
kerrynw said... (7/2/09 3:56 AM) Reply
I love your dress. What a great review!
solosmocker said... (7/1/09 11:12 PM) Reply
Great dress and works wonderfully with those killer shoes!
QuiltSewSewSue said... (7/1/09 10:52 PM) Reply
Great fabric - it was worth persisting to get the fit right!
Grammy Gin said... (7/1/09 6:42 PM) Reply
Perfectly luscious!
Knitters Delight said... (7/1/09 6:29 PM) Reply
This is an amazing take on this pattern. You look fabulous! Your black clothes will just have to deal with the!
Carolyndh said... (7/1/09 4:53 PM) Reply
Definitely a winner! I really like the effect of this dress on you. You wear it very well. You said in your other review that you are a university maven--I think the sophistication of this style fits right into the genre of the local university scene. Love it!
colormefun said... (7/1/09 4:52 PM) Reply
LOL!! great dress--- funniest review yet. I imagine your classic little black dress giving suspicious sideways looks to this fabulous print "freshie"
Mahogany Stylist said... (7/1/09 3:29 PM) Reply
Fabulous! Flashy is definitely the way to go!
persevering said... (7/1/09 12:54 PM) Reply
What a marvelous work of wearable art! Félicitations!
Catbird said... (7/1/09 12:42 PM) Reply
I LOVE it! You look beautiful, mysterious, captivating and fun in this new dress! I'm another one who has avoided prints all my life, but then again very few prints are as wonderful as this one. The placement of the motif on the back is perfect. I have this pattern in my stash but haven't used it, so I'm glad to know about the sizing problems. But poor, poor Daisy! After years of faithful service, what has she done to be banished from the kingdom?! :-)) Thank you for another great review. I'll put it in my pile of gems.
DorothyK said... (7/1/09 12:36 PM) Reply
You managed very well to overcome the shortcomings of the pattern. The dress - fabric and fit - are perfect. Looking forward to seeing the t-shirt.
Kay Y said... (7/1/09 12:26 PM) Reply
It may be far from the best pattern you have used but you turned out a really lovely and interesting dress. Congratulations on successfully placing those large motifs!!
Em's Summer said... (7/1/09 11:30 AM) Reply
What a cool dress--it looks wonderful on you! I especially love the Cavalli fabric! You placed it just perfectly! Great job!
CynthiaSue said... (7/1/09 11:12 AM) Reply
gorgeious, gorgeous! amazing dress on an amazing figure! All the Big 4 uses the same sloper btw. they are all the same company. I sew a 10 straight across(well for by bodice and with my alterations-hip is another story!). Anyways they are consistent for me across the board with my upper bust measurement of 34.5. PM me if you want and we can talk about it. I like to see people not struggle so much with the sizing for the Big 4.
becca a said... (7/1/09 10:45 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress! I love the fabric. Now that you have sorted out the pattern to fit you so beautifully, you could reuse it without spending so much time.
cindyann said... (7/1/09 10:19 AM) Reply
Oooooh, I love that on you. A great dress!
Annette1 said... (7/1/09 10:04 AM) Reply
Well, I think your FLASHY new dress is WONDERFUL, and I'm so glad you decided to branch out and add COLOR to your wardrobe. :o) (Personally, I think black is relied on too heavily in our wardrobes. Don't get me wrong, I LIKE black too, but I think there's plenty of room for SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many other colors.) This dress has turned out BEAUTIFULLY, even WITHOUT the m-u-s-l-i-n. SEE? I knew I could be a bad influence sooner or later. GREAT review, too. I hope you get LOTS of enjoyment from wearing this dress. You look FABULOUS in it. :o)
Nancy K said... (7/1/09 9:32 AM) Reply
great review. Your changes have made it a fabulous dress. I love the print, and after seeing our dress, I have much better idea of what to do with this type of print. I have never been a print person either until lately and this dress will be a new influence for me. I have a couple of Cavalli prints from EOS and they are really just the most amazing quality. Brava!
Karen6790 said... (7/1/09 9:21 AM) Reply
I remember that fabric. I didn't buy it for fear I wouldn't know what to do with it, but you found the perfect pattern. Dr. Freud would be proud,
Mary Stiefer said... (7/1/09 9:16 AM) Reply
Beautifully done and it looks fabulous on you.
ladylola said... (7/1/09 9:15 AM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful! Great result despite all the fuss. Much too chic for Ding et Dong!!
carolynw said... (7/1/09 9:14 AM) Reply
This ia great dress - love everything about it!! When we have our PR week end in Montreal I think I am going to sneak into your closet and pack my bag with all your lovely stuff LOL!! Great and entertaining review as always. HAPPY CANADA DAY!!
zazzie said... (7/1/09 8:58 AM) Reply
Hé c'est pas mal cool, ça ! You made it work, but I hear you re- oversized Buttericks ....
jacquiJB said... (7/1/09 8:37 AM) Reply
Well, you may not be completely happy with it, but the dress looks great and you look marvelous wearing it. Fab shoes, too. :)
Auntie Allyn said... (7/1/09 8:24 AM) Reply
That dress is just fabulous! And you look terrific wearing it! Good for you for persevering and finishing up what must have been a frustrating sewing experience! The fabric is just to die for . . . love the print!
Re Becca said... (7/1/09 7:04 AM) Reply
Love It! I have a piece of this, and you have inspired me to get it out again. I think the dress looks stunning! your waist is so cinched and fabulous!
Ann Smith said... (7/1/09 2:23 AM) Reply
After all that fuss you ended up with an incredible garment. The design placement is perfect and it suits you to a T even if it is not black. I covet that fabric.
marec said... (7/1/09 1:45 AM) Reply
oh Mahler, you look divine in this creation! Freud would be proud...:-) The fabric is so cool and I'd guess was hard to place correctly for full effect. Love this style for it's hint of sensuality. Oh, and thanks for your kind comments on my last review...I like my "French" haircut too.
Vivienne said... (7/1/09 1:02 AM) Reply
Great dress and what a great review. I laughed out loud.
Christas said... (7/1/09 0:08 AM) Reply
Your flashy new dress is perfect! Since this dress turned out so nicely, maybe Annette is very smart to skip muslins! Think of all the time you saved by altering the dress while you were sewing. Nice to not have to mess with all those muslins! Thanks for another wonderful review! Oh, what did poor Daisy do to have to go to eBay?!
Aixoise said... (6/30/09 11:46 PM) Reply
You do flashy very well! You've used this print to its very best advantage, and I think the dress looks lovely on you. I made this up in a black jersey, and it's my favorite wrap dress. It fits me much better than the famous Vogue 8379. Maybe it's a difference in our figure types. Anyway, thanks for a great review and enjoy your dress. And, BTW, Butterick seems to have repackaged the style as B5206.
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