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Reviewed by:LJane

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Posted on:11/10/10 9:49 PM
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21wale said... (11/11/10 9:03 PM) Reply
I love this! The constrasting buttons are very fun.
LJane said... (11/11/10 9:02 PM) Reply
Thanks everybody! All the nice comments have made my day. stsimon, I thought about that while I was trying to do the collar- that I probably wasn't using the easiest fabric for those pivot points. That's good advice to stitch just up to the point and then finish with hand stitching.
rozzybabe said... (11/11/10 5:21 PM) Reply
You did great, so don't beat yourself up! No project is without challenge or error, so just keep sewing!
barbcl said... (11/11/10 1:24 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress.
RLL said... (11/11/10 12:19 PM) Reply
Nice dress and great color!
drsue said... (11/11/10 12:15 PM) Reply
Great job. Your dress looks a lot nicer than the ones on the pattern envelope.
stsimon said... (11/11/10 11:02 AM) Reply
That bright blue color is really pretty. A lot of tencel colors are sort of dull. Tencel can be a little tricky when you have to turn points (like the lapel) because it is bulky, yet ravels so you don't want to trim it too close. I go down to a tiny, tiny stitch at the point, and then add a fine zigzag in the seam allowance up to to the point, then trim close. Another tricky place is that pivot point, getting everything to match up; sometimes I stitch up close to the pivot point from the lapel and from the collar, then turn, press, and finish the little hole that remains with invisible hand stitches. Pressing tencel can make it shiny, so use a press cloth; also, topstitching the edges of collar and lapel will make the edges sharper and professional-looking. (You see that a lot on tencel garments in stores.)
Diane333 said... (11/11/10 8:58 AM) Reply
You look beautiful in this dress and I love your choice of buttons and button hole thread.
Lili123 said... (11/11/10 7:24 AM) Reply
super nice dress, i love the style, it looks very nice with your boots.
1SewSweet said... (11/11/10 6:12 AM) Reply
Very nice! I really like this style of dress and the tencel is perfect fabric!
FreyaStark said... (11/11/10 2:41 AM) Reply
After all that effort, the end result is good enough to wear, and the style suits you really well. I like the way you've subtly subverted the primness of this dress by wearing it without a belt and with boots.
Aroura said... (11/11/10 2:14 AM) Reply
Great looking dress, love the style on you.
sewmytime said... (11/10/10 10:09 PM) Reply
Very lovely dress! I love love the boots paired with this dress! Very chic, classic
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