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Reviewed by:renren

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Posted on:3/28/10 3:55 AM
Last Updated:3/28/10 4:39 AM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 18 people   
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renren said... (3/29/10 9:41 AM) Reply
Thank you everyone for your comments--they are so very much appreciated!!! @jgmafpw, I used 4 mil plastic which I bought at Home Depot in the paint department. You can see through it, write on it with Sharpies, and as I did overlay the actual pattern for modifications. I actually read about it here at PR. Some people use it to trace off Burda World of Fashion patterns, and that is how I heard about it. The only drawback to it is it doesn't drape really well. However, there is another product Karla Kizer mentions--something to do with sewer/septic applications--which I have not been able to find that she prefers. If you would like to see how 4 mil plastic is used to copy Burda WOF patterns, I describe how I did it in the last paragraph of this review:
jgmafpw said... (3/29/10 9:02 AM) Reply
excellent review! I've attended classes at FIT and other schools and this is one of the best explanation's I have seen. Question, what did you use for your see thru "pattern muslin"?
FreyaStark said... (3/29/10 3:06 AM) Reply
A nice dress, Renren. Your efforts and persistence have paid off. Drawing a box around the darts and shifting it downwards is a good idea; I must try it next time. (I've just manipulated the dart with my fingers to move the apex downwards rather than altering the tissue.)
TracyB said... (3/29/10 1:40 AM) Reply
Very well written review with the best pictorial explanation of the FBA I've ever seen.
AuntieShel said... (3/28/10 7:30 PM) Reply
Great looking dress, love the fabric. Great work on the alterations.
katlew03 said... (3/28/10 2:40 PM) Reply
Your dress looks great. This pattern is on my short list. Yours looks so comfortable and perfect for warm weather. You did a great job and now have a TNT dress pattern.
jannw said... (3/28/10 1:56 PM) Reply
Great review and a very good look for you..I'm so glad the darts worked correctly...
Barbara V said... (3/28/10 11:11 AM) Reply
You have created a wonderful dress with all of your detailed alterations. It looks like you have the bust adjustments mastered. Very nice work. Your dress looks nice on you and I bet you will really enjoy wearing it!
newmama said... (3/28/10 7:31 AM) Reply
Thank you for all FBA/dart change photos! Your descriptions/pictures for each step make it look so easy! I have yet to need one, but then again I have made two tops for myself and they are both knits :)
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