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Reviewed by:dillyo

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Posted on:8/18/11 5:20 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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Travelling Seamstress said... (4/14/12 3:49 PM) Reply
Love the fabric you chose!!
Terri A said... (8/19/11 5:27 PM) Reply
Very distinctive and lovely.
VirginiasDghter said... (8/19/11 5:10 PM) Reply
Very cute dress! Thanks for the detailed review.
crisford said... (8/19/11 12:11 PM) Reply
Well your dress looks gorgeous in silk charmeuse, and the fit looks great, too.
VivianZ said... (8/19/11 8:41 AM) Reply
I love the pattern combined with the print on this fabric. it looks great. sorry the fabric itself was a pain, but it looks well worth it.
JTink said... (8/18/11 6:48 PM) Reply
This is just beautiful.
unfinishedprojects said... (8/18/11 3:15 PM) Reply
Lovely! I made this pattern in a stiffer fabric and it was awful. Yours makes me want to try again.
dillyo said... (8/18/11 3:11 PM) Reply
Thanks everyone! (and Scheryka, "boobie band" made me giggle. I'm so mature...)
lespoe said... (8/18/11 11:57 AM) Reply
Despite all the problems you encountered, your dress is beautiful and is so attractive on you. Well done!
SewMy said... (8/18/11 10:42 AM) Reply
Thanks for your review. I was planning on sewing this pattern (but with sleeves for fall) and your insights are helpful. Love the fabric.
SewWil said... (8/18/11 10:18 AM) Reply
It was worth hanging in there. Your dress is beautiful. Great job!
SewWil said... (8/18/11 10:18 AM) Reply
It was worth hanging in there. Your dress is beautiful. Great job!
jmma said... (8/18/11 9:40 AM) Reply
"Incidentally, I discovered that in French, French seams are called coutures anglaises, i.e. English seams." Funny! Also, thanks for the tip on the 'snip' fix with fusible backing, as I was pondering how to deal with the same mishap on a dress lining... Yours is a VERY pretty dress.
Sunkissedjellybaby said... (8/18/11 9:05 AM) Reply
The fabric is beautiful! I really enjoyed your review especially the bit about the french seams/english seams
blessedtosew said... (8/18/11 8:10 AM) Reply
This dress is beautiful!! The fabric is STUNNING!!
Karen FP said... (8/18/11 7:47 AM) Reply
Your dress turned out marvelously and looks fabulous on you. This is definitely not a muslin! The fabric is beautiful and congrats to you for sticking with it slippery though it may have been. Great job, enjoy wearing the dress!
Scheryka said... (8/18/11 7:02 AM) Reply
Very nice. I like the print, too. Charmeuse gives me pains, too. Even though I don't like to - I startch and iron it a bit just so it will 'behave" a little. I actually just made M6318 and had the same issue with the underarm. I made a simple "boobie band" for that problem until I make it again.
gabc said... (8/18/11 5:45 AM) Reply
This dress looks very pretty on you - good job for persevering with the slippery fabric and new techniques!
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