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Reviewed by:Pinkytoo

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Posted on:3/27/11 5:24 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 22 people   
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DKG said... (5/18/13 5:35 PM) Reply
You've done an excellent job and your sewing is first class. Thanks for this comprehensive review. I've had this pattern in my stash for some time, and you've given me a lot of great strategies.
PatriciaM said... (5/16/13 2:47 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress! It looks lovely on you. your comments are very helpful.
Terri A said... (4/3/11 11:14 PM) Reply
Wow, I am in love with the fabric. glen plaid wool crepe... sigh!
Christas said... (3/30/11 4:41 PM) Reply
Looks like they meant to put "NOT EASY" on the pattern envelope! Your dress came out wonderfully and looks fantastic on you! Very nice sewing! The inside looks beautiful too.
AquariJenn said... (3/30/11 2:09 PM) Reply
You persevered and came out with a great classic dress! It fits you very well. Thanks for the review.
karentn said... (3/29/11 8:24 AM) Reply
Just WOW! Lovely dress, professional workmanship and a fine review. Hat's off to you!
loti said... (3/29/11 0:29 AM) Reply
Nice basic, and it must be a dream to wear!
CarolynGM said... (3/28/11 6:47 PM) Reply
That is a stunning dress. And what a lot of work you put into it. You gave some great tips regarding the pattern that will be very helpful to anyone making this.
Nessa09 said... (3/28/11 2:33 PM) Reply
Very nice dress!!!
Bonnie O said... (3/28/11 12:59 PM) Reply
Looks wonderful. Your hard work definitely paid off!
SewWil said... (3/28/11 10:31 AM) Reply
Good for you for persevering. Your dress turned out great. Very nice job on the finishing.
Skaapie said... (3/28/11 4:59 AM) Reply
Lovely! Congrats on such a stunning dress. And I know all the hard work makes it even more of an achievement!
Aroura said... (3/28/11 3:45 AM) Reply
It really is worth it! What a lot of work, and what a gorgeous dress. Your patience really payed off! :D
Olivia Sews said... (3/27/11 11:50 PM) Reply
Yes, it was worth it! It fits very well!
BMH said... (3/27/11 11:39 PM) Reply
Yes, it was worth it! The dress is gorgeous and the fit is terrific. Congratulations!
katlew03 said... (3/27/11 10:17 PM) Reply
Beautiful job. Your dress turned out great and looks so nice on you.
Peggy L said... (3/27/11 8:38 PM) Reply
It's lovely - definitely worth all the work.
Kathy in NM said... (3/27/11 7:34 PM) Reply
Very nice! I like how you used the fabric. The neckline is great. And, very clever about the hong kong finish on the sleeve - I need to tuck that one away in the memory banks. Congrats on a beautiful LBD. Your daffodils say it is spring, even if the weather isn't cooperating!
LynneMR said... (3/27/11 6:30 PM) Reply
Pinky, your dress is beautiful, and as you say, the finish is professional enough to wear inside out! You must be a very determined person to perservere with all those problems. I love the fabric you chose, the classic quality style, the sweetheart neckline and waistband detail. And yes, that pattern company "empire line thing" where the line is way too high is sooo annyoying!
AnneM said... (3/27/11 6:25 PM) Reply
That wool crepe is beautiful! You did a fantastic job on that dress. Love the neckline also. Thanks for the warnings on the pattern. I would have thought broadcloth would be a little heavy for lining, although I've never had silk broadcloth.
renren said... (3/27/11 6:02 PM) Reply
Magnificent dress. As I read your description of the many horrors, I kept saying, "Yeah, but it was worth it." Then I get to the last paragraph and you say, "it was a lot of work but it was worth it." It's gorgeous. When you wear it you are going to get many compliments! So silk broadcloth is good for lining wool? Okay. Didn't know that. Wondering why you did not use Ambiance/Rayon, nice stuff and probably more readily available. I'll see if I can remember "silk broadcloth" by the time I'm ready to sew such exotic fibers (silk broadcloth/wool).
Rosesred said... (3/27/11 5:36 PM) Reply
hahaha, that does not sound like an easy dress indeed! it's a wonderful LBD, and it shows all the time and effort you put in. Looks wonderful, and you look great wearing it.
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