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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 05-2009-123 (Surplice Empire Dress)

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Posted on:7/13/10 10:06 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 17 people   
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Grammy Gin said... (9/6/10 1:41 PM) Reply
Way better than the inspiration! Really cute on you! Also love the fabric.
lindaII said... (7/26/10 3:00 PM) Reply
yours is SO MUCH CUTER than the original. Good work, VERY cute!
fattyboomboom said... (7/18/10 10:36 AM) Reply
Lovely dress and delightful review! I like your iteration better than the inspiration!
waltzqueen said... (7/16/10 6:38 PM) Reply
Your dress is soooo much better than your inspiration. Very attractive on you - dare I say cute?
arianamaniacs said... (7/16/10 9:01 AM) Reply
very cute
ChristineX said... (7/15/10 10:40 AM) Reply
Great dress!!!
AuntieShel said... (7/14/10 11:49 AM) Reply
I LOVE your dress. To me its the perfect combination of cute and sophisticated at the same time. You did a lot of work to that pattern to get the look you wanted.
Mufffet said... (7/14/10 10:54 AM) Reply
What a nice chic and stylist! So cool looking - my fingers are so tired just from pushing on the VERY HELPFUL button on your reviews! :))
Halls said... (7/14/10 10:38 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, looks just like the designer version, at a much better price
Karine said... (7/14/10 8:24 AM) Reply
Love it! Great work.
Diane333 said... (7/14/10 7:42 AM) Reply
Terrific fabric, color and style for you.
lmg said... (7/13/10 11:51 PM) Reply
It looks lovely on you....floaty, romantic, summery and better than the original.
donna mel said... (7/13/10 9:46 PM) Reply
I LOVE this dress - much more than the inspirational dress. I think it is so flattering on you. Thanks for your detailed review, I have a similar figure and will need all of your tips.
valerie sews said... (7/13/10 7:10 PM) Reply
I love it, especially the sleeves.
Mahogany Stylist said... (7/13/10 5:36 PM) Reply
Trena, Another cute dress.
FreyaStark said... (7/13/10 4:44 PM) Reply
Very clever, and a lovely dress. Yours is nicer than the original.
ElsaD said... (7/13/10 4:21 PM) Reply
You've done a stunning job on this.
Aroura said... (7/13/10 4:02 PM) Reply
Beautiful! That dress looks so good on you, I think it looks better than the inspiration dress!
Frogstitcher said... (7/13/10 3:56 PM) Reply
What timing! I was just looking at this pattern the other day. Your dress is an inspiration. Another fabulous garment in your closet, well done.
nancy2001 said... (7/13/10 2:27 PM) Reply
Your dress looks lovely on you -- and it's even nicer than the original!
MNBarb said... (7/13/10 12:59 PM) Reply
I agree that yours is nicer than Suzi's. What a lucky person to get this really beautiful fabric as a gift. I always appreciate the details on a small bust alteration as this is also a change I need to make on patterns. Really beautiful dress, congrats.
Heatherrique said... (7/13/10 12:56 PM) Reply
I like the way you modified the original pattern to achieve a beautiful interpretation of your inspiration dress!
ConnieBJ said... (7/13/10 12:07 PM) Reply
A perfect use for that border print. Looks great!
sewbehind said... (7/13/10 11:39 AM) Reply
This is really cute on you. Beautiful!
Ericaeli said... (7/13/10 11:17 AM) Reply
This is a great dress. I like it better than the dress that inspired it.
AlexaNJ said... (7/13/10 10:53 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Love the way it turned out - even more than the inspiration! Great work
Sue Anfang said... (7/13/10 10:50 AM) Reply
I tried to post a comment on your blog! This is a beautiful combination of the perfect pattern for the fabric! I love the colours and it looks great on you!!
dingyadi said... (7/13/10 10:28 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress. It looks terrific on you. Your sleeves look perfect for the style and much better than the pattern.
Mahler said... (7/13/10 10:28 AM) Reply
Super dress ! You have used this fabric so well. Wonderful look on you !
3HoursPast said... (7/13/10 10:21 AM) Reply
Well, that's certainly not a slapdash effort. Good work, great dress, and my miserly heart sings about the price tag.
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