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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2497 (C. Rowley Ruffle Neck Dress)

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Posted on:4/8/10 9:40 AM
Last Updated:9/6/11 2:38 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 25 people   
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Deepika said... (11/30/11 2:15 PM) Reply
There is so much good info in this review. I am making this dress next so your tips will really be helpful. Thanks for reviewing it. I love both your versions.
Sewiing Sue said... (9/6/11 6:37 PM) Reply
Both dresses are winners. I think the skirts fit so well, when they could have been poofy front or back. Good job.
halleyscomet said... (9/6/11 4:44 PM) Reply
So cute! Boy that collar looks like a challenge!
imsewcrazy said... (9/6/11 3:59 PM) Reply
Both dresses looks adorable on you!!!
Aixoise said... (9/6/11 3:22 PM) Reply
Clearly this pattern was designed just for you. Great dresses, lovely work, very helpful review(s).
senaSews said... (9/6/11 2:50 PM) Reply
Unfortunately, i wasn't able to leave a comment on your blog lately. So i will do it here: This version of the dress is adorable. So cute and so you! I wish you a happy belated birthday!
Secretsugar said... (4/9/10 8:36 PM) Reply
This is the first time I've seen this dress where I actually liked it. I don't think your fellow wedding guests were trying to be nice--it looks great on you and highlights your face nicely. I agree with other commenters, too--the color is fantastic with your coloring!
waltzqueen said... (4/9/10 4:31 PM) Reply
Ooooouuu - you made THE DRESS! I've been drooling over it for months but I don't think it would work on me. You look sensational in that style and that color is fabulous with your coloring. No wonder you were drowning in compliments.
SaraDK said... (4/9/10 1:20 PM) Reply
The dress looks stunning! I'm going to make the same one for a wedding in May in a similar color and really appreciate the detailed review!
DebJ said... (4/9/10 7:45 AM) Reply
Wonderful as usual. Beautiful colour and thanks for such a thorough review with pictures. It looks terrific on you.
michellep74 said... (4/9/10 0:04 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress! I really love this color on you.
Terri A said... (4/8/10 9:30 PM) Reply
Cute! Nice save on the fabric too. It looks vibrant.
poplin said... (4/8/10 9:27 PM) Reply
Wow... comments with photos!

You look amazing in that dress. Wonderful color. Very flattering neckline.
Peter in NYC said... (4/8/10 8:19 PM) Reply
Looks great and that's a super photo, too.
AnneMarie60 said... (4/8/10 8:05 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress that's quite flattering on you. The reason your friends offered compliments about your dress is because it is stunning and looks couture!
Sew4Fun said... (4/8/10 7:19 PM) Reply
Totally gorgeous dress! Love the colour and the style on you. It looks perfect for the wedding you attended, and I know those compliments were all sincere. How could they not be with such a gorgeous dress?
Jatman said... (4/8/10 6:09 PM) Reply
So beautiful! And what a great color for you!
Christas said... (4/8/10 6:02 PM) Reply
Very nice! Lovely color!
FreyaStark said... (4/8/10 5:21 PM) Reply
Wow! It's absolutely stunning. Well done.
carolynw said... (4/8/10 5:14 PM) Reply
Looks lovely - great save of the fabric. Elegant and so stylish. If i ever make this will use your suggestion of moving the zipper to center back.
Mirakel said... (4/8/10 3:19 PM) Reply
It turned out great and the color is beautiful on you. I hope to make this dress one day, when I'm a little more experienced. Thanks for the helpful tips!
Mufffet said... (4/8/10 2:11 PM) Reply
Great looking dress - very chic!
Margaret said... (4/8/10 2:00 PM) Reply
Wonderful dress, beautiful color, amazing job, looks great on you! :)
fattyboomboom said... (4/8/10 1:46 PM) Reply
Beautifully done. I love the color on you.
Auntie Allyn said... (4/8/10 1:09 PM) Reply
Stunning . . . what a GREAT color! I think it looks very flattering on you!
Ann Smith said... (4/8/10 12:38 PM) Reply
I think it looks fantastic. The color is exceptional on you.
Riordan said... (4/8/10 12:38 PM) Reply
Darling dress, and you look lovely!! The color is very pretty on you, too.
MaryDB said... (4/8/10 12:33 PM) Reply
Very nice! Looks terrific and you did a wonderful job. I have had this pattern in the queue with the same fabric for some time now; thanks for the nudge to get going on it.
CarolynGM said... (4/8/10 12:21 PM) Reply
I'm pretty sure the people who complimented you actually liked the dress. It is so cute and stylish. The ruffled neckline is very flattering.
SueV said... (4/8/10 11:48 AM) Reply
cute! I have this on my sewing table ready to cut; your review is timely! I'm thinking this may be my "cocktail" dress for Montreal.
quixoticpixels said... (4/8/10 11:39 AM) Reply
That turned out fantastic! Now I know what to do with some not-so-pretty slipper satin I have...I'm going to dye it too. Kudos on the fantastic dress
dingyadi said... (4/8/10 11:10 AM) Reply
Really, really nice style and you look lovely in it.
michababy said... (4/8/10 10:36 AM) Reply
You hit this one out of the park! You look so beautiful - strike that, amazing...nice work. You should be happy about this one, it looks like it was made for you - a true ultimate accomplishment in the world of sewing!
Gelbean said... (4/8/10 10:07 AM) Reply
So glad you were able to save the VW fabric. The dress is so pretty.
thirteenstitches said... (4/8/10 9:51 AM) Reply
Lovely dress! You look FAB : )
Nan Kay said... (4/8/10 9:49 AM) Reply
Wonderful dress, it looks very expensive!!
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