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Posted on:8/6/10 9:31 AM
Last Updated:4/14/11 10:40 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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chickenlips said... (4/14/11 2:52 PM) Reply
I wouldn't have looked twice at this going off the pattern envelope, but this looks great on you. You rock in this!
carolynw said... (8/7/10 11:13 AM) Reply
Beautiful - the fabric is lovely and so eye catching!!
Danvillegirl said... (8/7/10 8:08 AM) Reply
Interesting fabric and it truly made this dress over the top! Love it!
RadarRadiance said... (8/6/10 6:32 PM) Reply
Love the fabric! Cute....
Nancy K said... (8/6/10 3:59 PM) Reply
Very pretty. I love the fabric on this.
Lazy Stitching said... (8/6/10 3:41 PM) Reply
Wow - I didn't even think of doing it in a knit but that would be so comfortable! Where did the long sleeves end up hitting you? Can't wait to see the other version, too! @ONord: One weird thing I noticed on this pattern (and maybe I'm just going blind) was that there weren't any finished measurements for bust, waist or hips printed on any of the pattern pieces. I'm a bit like you as I always look for the finished measurements first - usually because I've bought a pattern that only goes up to an 18 and I'm hoping I can squeeze my size 22 behind into it :)
Kim12469 said... (8/6/10 2:21 PM) Reply
I don't think it was an "ease" problem. In the knit, the dress drooped so badly that the waist was down on my hips. I do have a short waist but this was worse than anything I've ever had to deal with. Hence the reason, I went smaller with the next knit one I made. I don't think it'd be so bad with a woven.
ONord said... (8/6/10 1:58 PM) Reply
I love your use of the fabric! You're obviously skilled at pattern placement. One thing you may want to consider regarding fit is, sewing for ease. In other words, check for finished measurements and then choose your pattern size accordingly. This ease tip is one that I found in a review somewhere on this site. I've just started using it myself and the idea seems to work. Hallejah!!
Nan Kay said... (8/6/10 12:17 PM) Reply
Would love to open your picture, but my system does't like photo bucket for some reason! The fabric looks super in the little bit I can see.
ImListening said... (8/6/10 11:58 AM) Reply
What a cool dress. Thanks for the notes about the pattern sizing.
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