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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5321 (Pleat Front Dress)

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Posted on:8/18/09 10:27 AM
Last Updated:8/18/09 10:31 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 15 people   
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SpinningJenny said... (8/21/09 7:01 PM) Reply
Looks gorgeous on you, and the lining is fab.
barbcl said... (8/19/09 8:25 PM) Reply
Terrific dress! Thanks for the review. The pattern photo looks so weird that I have hesitated on this one, but yours convinces me to give it a try!
becca a said... (8/19/09 10:30 AM) Reply
Your dress is so flattering from the front and back. I wonder if a drapier fabric and partially sewing down the pleats would solve your front pouffiness.
Elke said... (8/19/09 0:46 AM) Reply
This dress looks great on you!
FreyaStark said... (8/18/09 9:36 PM) Reply
Very nice, and thanks for the great tip about cutting the lining slightly smaller. I wish I'd thought of that last time I made a shift. Would the front pleats sit flatter if the fabric were drapier (e.g. rayon or some silks)?
Gelbean said... (8/18/09 7:11 PM) Reply
This really is a great dress!
carolynw said... (8/18/09 5:03 PM) Reply
I like it but can see what you mean on your blog photos. Nice back ground!!
CynthiaSue said... (8/18/09 4:23 PM) Reply
shut UP! I am too jealous of you in Malaysia. Perfect print and style for your vacation!
nellc said... (8/18/09 4:11 PM) Reply
Great dress, the diagonal pleats and darts are a really nice detail.
Mufffet said... (8/18/09 2:10 PM) Reply the dress and the scenery.
CharityAK said... (8/18/09 1:25 PM) Reply
I adore the technical drawings on this dress and your full-on photos! I think this is the cutest pattern, but I share your concerns about the side view. I appreciate the review because if I decide to take a chance on it, I"ll definitely use a "muslin" level fabric first time round! Thanks!
Amanda S. said... (8/18/09 1:01 PM) Reply
Very cute dress on you. I especially love your surprise lining.
CarolynGM said... (8/18/09 12:43 PM) Reply
This dress is darling and looks great on you. I love those unusual back darts.
digs57 said... (8/18/09 12:18 PM) Reply
Beautiful. I love everything about this dress, and find it especially flattering on you. Great review, too.
gatorgirl4325 said... (8/18/09 11:25 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress!
Beek said... (8/18/09 10:51 AM) Reply
Great looking dress! The details take it from ordinary to extraordinary!
Mermie said... (8/18/09 10:29 AM) Reply
Adorable dress and excellent review!
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