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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5329 (Fast & Easy)

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Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:7/18/09 4:52 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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sewtime said... (9/25/09 6:18 PM) Reply
I love your fabric choice, my pattern is cut out and I hope mine will be as pretty as yours is!!
Barbara V said... (8/5/09 9:36 AM) Reply
What you intended as a trial garment turned into a perfectly beautiful could this be topped? It does look super comfy.
SueV said... (7/21/09 12:39 PM) Reply
oooo, i like this, very cute
Auntie Allyn said... (7/20/09 7:56 AM) Reply
Oh my gosh . . . it shouldn't be legal to wear something that's so comfortable and looks so elegant!! Love your caftans, never considered 'em before but will have to do so now! Fortunately, Butterick patterns are on sale today . . .
Sharon M said... (7/19/09 10:24 PM) Reply
I really love this!
Catbird said... (7/19/09 4:01 PM) Reply
This is so pretty! What a treat to be able to look beautiful and be comfortable all at the same time!
Sew tell me said... (7/19/09 1:49 AM) Reply
I have this pattern on my list. Your caftan is inspiring.
Athene said... (7/19/09 1:21 AM) Reply
Wow - this is fabulous and reminds me too of Art Deco.
mylittleelephant said... (7/18/09 10:26 PM) Reply
Wow,wow,wow, I love it! "Gorgeous" and "comfy", these two should always go together, like your dress.
carolynw said... (7/18/09 10:24 PM) Reply
This is just so beautiful - looks fantastic on you
Riesie said... (7/18/09 9:55 PM) Reply
Well, I think it's gorgeous on you - very Art Deco-ish and glamorous.
Annette1 said... (7/18/09 9:48 PM) Reply
Well, you've been BUSY. I never dreamed a caftan could be so pretty and flattering. This has just enough shaping to be both. I read (I THINK on a PR comment recently) that they rate these patterns as "easy" depending on how many pattern pieces there are. I thought, aaaaah, NOW I get it, because I have seen some, such as you describe this one, that really aren't that "easy." REALLY pretty! If I thought I could look HALF as good as you do, I'd be making me one, too. :o)
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (7/18/09 8:18 PM) Reply
Gorgeous, glamorous and it looks so comfortable.
FreyaStark said... (7/18/09 8:03 PM) Reply
DorothyK said... (7/18/09 7:24 PM) Reply
Very glamorous. As a caftan, it's extremely flattering on you.
sewbehind said... (7/18/09 7:21 PM) Reply
That is very pretty, Ann. You can lounge in style.
Grammy Gin said... (7/18/09 7:13 PM) Reply
This is a beautiful caftan! I have a nice pattern for one, but not as nice as this one. It looks very something a movie star would wear. ;-)
Ann Smith said... (7/18/09 6:51 PM) Reply
Rhonda, I agree. But for the tunic length the proportions didn't work on me.
marec said... (7/18/09 6:24 PM) Reply
Perfect caftan for a summer on the patio. Very pretty.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (7/18/09 6:24 PM) Reply
Oh, I think a caftan needs a pretty bustline to "be" ;)
crazygrad said... (7/18/09 5:21 PM) Reply
What a dramatic dress!
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