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Pattern Reviews> Vintage Pattern Lending Library> 9037 (Ladies Evening Dress)

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Reviewed by:datestephie

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Posted on:6/30/11 3:06 AM
Last Updated:7/1/11 2:09 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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sewbarbie said... (7/12/11 8:50 PM) Reply
You did a wonderful job with this, it's truly a stunner.
Margaret said... (7/9/11 3:36 PM) Reply
I actually have the same pattern from the same seller, but got it a while ago and have yet to use it... will have to check whether it came with instructions... you're right, some of them just don't. Glad you could complete the dress anyway -- it turned out absolutely gorgeous! Love the color combination. Congratulations!
datestephie said... (7/6/11 12:52 PM) Reply
Wow! Thank you for all of the very kind words. It definitely was a challenge that taught me a lot. I did not make this for any occassion specifically, though I think a "celebretory completion of vintage dress with out instructions dinner " is in order.
whirrclunk said... (7/3/11 4:44 PM) Reply
Wow, what a dress and fabric! Brilliant!
janet said... (7/3/11 1:24 PM) Reply
FANTASTIC dress! BEAUTIFUL!! The fit is PERFECTION!!! Kudos on fitting yourself and putting the dress together without INSTRUCTIONS!!!!
fourkid said... (7/2/11 9:52 PM) Reply
Kudos for a great job. I love that color combination.
AnneM said... (7/2/11 10:28 AM) Reply
Nothing like diving in and going for it! Congratulations.
Sue Parrott said... (7/1/11 8:47 PM) Reply
Very pretty gown that fits you well! Love it!
waltzqueen said... (7/1/11 2:23 PM) Reply
Fabulous dress! I've got many vintage patterns and nearly all have instructions, more or less detailed. None including basics, which apparently were obvious to sewers then! I made a gown a bit like yours years ago, and I had to use a rhinestone broach in the front because I couldn't figure out how to sew the pointed seam between top and skirt! Your gown is gorgeous.
marec said... (7/1/11 10:56 AM) Reply
What a challenge this must have been. You are definitely up for anything to have tackled this with no instructions. Love the emerald green.
Chanelcat said... (7/1/11 1:22 AM) Reply
Was there a pattern company name? You look wonderful--Did you make the dress for a special occasion?
SewWil said... (6/30/11 5:25 PM) Reply
No instructions? Impressive! You did a great job. Your dress is beautiful.
Aroura said... (6/30/11 4:08 PM) Reply
Amazing job doing this with no instructions! Really a fabulous dress.
MissyBelle said... (6/30/11 11:58 AM) Reply
It looks like you don't need no stinkin' instructions! Cheers for figuring out a vintage dress that's so unique. Glamorous. You deserve the trophy!
Passion4Sewing said... (6/30/11 11:48 AM) Reply
I like your color combination. It looks great! No instructions for something as intricate as this must have been a real challenge. Nice job!
CAgirl said... (6/30/11 10:34 AM) Reply
You are a brave sewer... to put together a dress without instructions! You did a fabulous job. YOu should be proud of your accomplishment!
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