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Pattern Reviews> New Look> 6348 (Misses Dress)

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Reviewed by:LynneMR

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Posted on:5/3/11 4:57 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 21 people   
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Sew Good said... (9/8/13 11:49 PM) Reply
Excellent fabric choice. I made this dress too and loved it. I used and invisible zipper (as I do with all my dresses and tops) and I don't get the bulge. Being 3 inches shorter than you are, I did not have an issue with the bodice being too short. Mine could have been shortened :)
waltzqueen said... (5/17/11 6:25 PM) Reply
The fabric is just terric and you look fabulous in this dress. Wow. I think this is my favorite of all the things you've sewn lately. I WISH I could wear a bias skirt the way you can!!!!
CallMeSu said... (5/4/11 11:55 PM) Reply
The pattern is lovely! Great job on your dress!
Sheila457 said... (5/4/11 6:23 PM) Reply
The dress looks fabulous on you.
becca a said... (5/4/11 5:38 PM) Reply
What a gorgeous dress! I love the fabric with this pattern. Very flattering.
Sharonspils said... (5/4/11 7:52 AM) Reply
Very smart dress and your puppie is so cute.
Woolygal said... (5/4/11 6:53 AM) Reply
You did a really good job on this dress. It looks great on you.
Imaan said... (5/4/11 6:06 AM) Reply
FreyaStark said... (5/4/11 4:38 AM) Reply
Wow! Chic and sizzling. A superb dress.
touran said... (5/4/11 1:54 AM) Reply
Wow. You look stunning. I love you adjusted the bust to fit so beautifully.
LynneMR said... (5/4/11 1:51 AM) Reply
Thanks for all the super kind and helpful comments! Regarding the zipper, I think I read that zipper lumps/bulges can be a "side-effect" of bias cut fabrics. I may try stabilising the area next time, as suggested! Although, the bump is pretty small and sometimes the more I mess around, I only make things worse LOL!
sewbehind said... (5/3/11 11:21 PM) Reply
That's a wow! Gorgeous dress.
Aless said... (5/3/11 9:29 PM) Reply
Stunning, Lynne!
ButtonFaith said... (5/3/11 8:07 PM) Reply
The choice of pattern and fabric is perfect...and gives your figure such a lovely shape! Well done!
MareeAlison said... (5/3/11 8:02 PM) Reply
You look fantastic. Thanks for the review.
Hilary said... (5/3/11 5:32 PM) Reply
Great looking dress! I *love* the fabric and it looks wonderful on you
Christas said... (5/3/11 4:26 PM) Reply
Very lovely dress on you! Excellent review, too!
Carol Mendoza said... (5/3/11 4:10 PM) Reply
Great review and it is a beautiful dress.
narcissaqtpie said... (5/3/11 2:35 PM) Reply
Really gorgeous. The print is stunning
jannw said... (5/3/11 1:17 PM) Reply
Great dress, great got a very good fit..congratulations!
persevering said... (5/3/11 12:54 PM) Reply
About stabilizing the zipper area, did you use or do you think helpful perhaps 1st cutting a long (could be pieced) and thinnish strip of iron-on-interfacing applied along the both sides of the center back pieces of fabric, from the cut edge inwards. And then proceeding in sewing, putting in zipper etc. Just a thought, that could help in the future.
SusiM said... (5/3/11 12:27 PM) Reply
Very dynamite dress! And a nice, helpful review, too.
cerulean said... (5/3/11 12:13 PM) Reply
It's a beautiful dress in a lovely print! Cute dog too!
Barbara V said... (5/3/11 12:12 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful and fits you so well! I like your topstitching fix for the front bodice. It is really a very flattering style on you. Nice work!
sewinfrance said... (5/3/11 12:08 PM) Reply
You've added another great piece to your wardrobe! Love the fabric and the dress, your time spent planning the layout paid off. I've had the "bubble" zipper problem a couple of times--I'm not sure how to solve it--is it the zipper (I've bought some lessor-quality ones) or the sewing? And in this case, it's a long zipper. I've read that you should preshrink the zipper by soaking it in hot water before sewing it in (of course I personnaly have never been organised enough to try this tip). Or pin in the zip, baste it by hand, check it, then machine sew it in. It's hard to see the bubble in the photo, so I'm sure it's hard to see in person (tho I know that for you it's annoying to have). Good work!
Vonnevo said... (5/3/11 11:49 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress Lynne, the fabric is perfect. Congratulations !!! you have two stars šOš
sunnysewer said... (5/3/11 11:32 AM) Reply
I have been eyeing this pattern for ages, you have convinced me, very pretty.
persevering said... (5/3/11 11:00 AM) Reply
Oh my, you do look GREAT! Congratulations on your sewing achievement. Thanks for your wonderful review.
Bonnie O said... (5/3/11 10:25 AM) Reply
You look great in this dress. Thanks for the thorough review.
PittyPat said... (5/3/11 10:21 AM) Reply
Wow... Lynne! Great looking dress - love the wild print. You did a wonderful job on it. The topstitching was the right detail - and solved the gapping problem May have to look for this pattern after seeing this.
SewWil said... (5/3/11 9:58 AM) Reply
I can see why you love this dress. It looks great on you. Cute dog!
julie w said... (5/3/11 9:54 AM) Reply
Love the fabric you have used for your dress. The style looks lovely on you, thank you for the review and drawing my attention to this pattern.
manola6176 said... (5/3/11 9:40 AM) Reply
Beatiful dress !!!
Doris Stewart said... (5/3/11 9:28 AM) Reply
Well done. Looks great.
Knitz said... (5/3/11 9:14 AM) Reply
Very nice -- love how your dog is posing too!
optimistic said... (5/3/11 9:06 AM) Reply
Love The Dress
lakaribane said... (5/3/11 7:56 AM) Reply
Me again. I think you could use this photo for your profile picture: the happy seamstress!!!
lakaribane said... (5/3/11 7:56 AM) Reply
I always thought this pattern was cute and you just reinforced that notion. Great print, great hair...great matching dog, LOL!
gernella said... (5/3/11 7:08 AM) Reply
I love the fabric you have used. Your dress looks much better than the pattern picture. I wonder why you always see great fabric that someone else has made up. Lovely pooch as well
Rebecca D said... (5/3/11 6:14 AM) Reply
Very snazzy dress - great fit and it suits you to a T.
KensingtonCrab said... (5/3/11 6:10 AM) Reply
You look gorgeous! Beautiful dress--love the fabric!
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