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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5281 (Retro 1946)

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Posted on:2/10/11 9:15 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 18 people   
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RiverDaughter said... (10/29/14 6:36 PM) Reply
Gendun, it's probably because the bodice is a little tight. You can see this in the pictures from the back. I'm glad to know this as I'll probably have to add some room when I make it.
Gendun said... (1/17/13 2:19 PM) Reply
PERFECT. Love it with the shoes & stockings, too. I did note on your pictures that I'm lost as to why the darts on the new pattern (R shoulder) don't cross the bodice the way they do in the original drawings. Must be some kind of volume issue, and I'd love to know how to put them in that way! Anyone have any insight, please?
regal80 said... (11/12/12 6:01 PM) Reply
LOVE it!
mesewlot said... (9/28/12 2:39 PM) Reply
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I made this for a client a couple of years back, but seeing yours and how great it fits, makes me want one for myself~ I LOVE IT!!!
Cristinagf said... (12/19/11 2:19 PM) Reply
You look amazing! What a great look for you.
Sue Parrott said... (11/26/11 7:37 PM) Reply
I just purchased this pattern and love your version! I can't wait to make it myself!
Sue Parrott said... (11/26/11 7:37 PM) Reply
I just purchased this pattern and love your version! I can't wait to make it myself!
Scheri said... (3/8/11 12:18 PM) Reply
Wow I have this pattern and have never really thought about it being an it dress. WOW you sure changed my mind. You did a lovely job on your dress. The color and fit on you is exquisite :)
Pattern Junkie said... (2/13/11 1:34 PM) Reply
Oh, it's just stunning! Love it!
barebear said... (2/12/11 7:02 PM) Reply
So pretty. I love that you took the time to hide the snaps. It looks very lovely on you.
Amberlove said... (2/12/11 5:17 PM) Reply
The color is fantastic--you look AMAZING!
JillyBe said... (2/12/11 2:58 PM) Reply
This is a stunning look on you! The design details are fabulous, and you worked them perfectly. What a great job!
cleverkitty said... (2/12/11 1:28 PM) Reply
Stunning you have the perfect look for this style
VirginiasDghter said... (2/12/11 9:14 AM) Reply
Impeccable! Love the color, the style, the fit! Nice work!
SewWil said... (2/11/11 7:07 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress!
Aroura said... (2/11/11 6:53 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! The color and fit are perfect on you.
21wale said... (2/11/11 6:27 PM) Reply
Very lovely drses!
waltzqueen said... (2/11/11 5:47 PM) Reply
oooooouuu-this is a fab dress! Elegant and sophisticated, and your hair and shoes are just perfect!
Ecrulace said... (2/11/11 5:28 PM) Reply
It's gorgeous - congratulations!
Kelroc said... (2/11/11 4:57 PM) Reply
I like. Great job!
drsue said... (2/11/11 2:36 PM) Reply
It's just fabulous and looks terrific on you.
MNBarb said... (2/11/11 1:05 PM) Reply
I like the less drapey fabric, it's just a different look, not as flouncy. It's a really nice dress on you.
cindyann said... (2/11/11 8:50 AM) Reply
It's really beautiful. I love the way you've styled it, too.
lamstu said... (2/11/11 7:04 AM) Reply
Such a pretty dress in a lovely color. Looks great on you! Somehow I purchased this pattern and now I am inspired to try it out. Thanks for a useful review.
Mel.J said... (2/11/11 6:34 AM) Reply
Wonderful dress. The slightly less drapey fabric doesn't detract from it at all. You look great in it.
FreyaStark said... (2/11/11 1:44 AM) Reply
A lovely dress.
Heatherrique said... (2/10/11 11:50 PM) Reply
Breathtakingly stunning dress!
SusiM said... (2/10/11 11:10 PM) Reply
Superb! Just like the others you create. thanks for sharing your experiences with these vintage patterns.
Elemenopeo said... (2/10/11 11:04 PM) Reply
Lovely. beautiful job on the dress and review.
birdmcfarland said... (2/10/11 10:16 PM) Reply
Wow! That's stunning! The fit is perfect and so is everything else.
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