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Reviewed by:BeaJay
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Posted on:1/11/12 11:53 PM
Last Updated:9/2/12 6:23 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
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Lauriekc1994 said... (12/8/15 4:04 AM) Reply
I am currently making this dress and was wondering if you cut the front into 2 pieces. It has you lay the piece on the fold but there is clearly a seam down the middle of the front.
lgray1 said... (7/10/14 1:50 AM) Reply
Love the dress! My understanding of why not to sew flat is so you can fit the dress before setting the sleeve. If you take in or let out the bodice a lot it can change your sleeve size.
jennygolightly1 said... (6/10/13 11:21 PM) Reply
You made it look much better than the pattern pic!
magpie57 said... (2/27/13 10:08 PM) Reply
This looks great on your lovely hourglass figure! Love the neckline and the fun fabric.
valerie sews said... (1/8/13 0:22 AM) Reply
Your dress looks great, love the print too.
MizOLosk said... (9/20/12 6:54 PM) Reply
This is marvelous on you and you did a wonderful job. I believe my gram taught me to "set in" sleeves when one sews and "sew flat" when you knit. Then again, she was a fussy little thing, made suits and such. I generally on "set in" sleeves when making actual jackets or working with particularly delicate, non-serg-able(word? spelling?) fabrics. Great job and great review.
waikikimum said... (9/3/12 11:25 PM) Reply
Very nice, would be a great Aussie summer dress. Thanks for reviewing, I will put this onto my list to sew.
ArtAttack said... (9/2/12 4:06 PM) Reply
Oh, this is cute. I love this pattern and the python print is FAB!
Elcue said... (9/2/12 3:02 PM) Reply
This dress drapes so nicely on you!
Cuffs said... (9/2/12 12:45 PM) Reply
That dress looks so nice on you, what a perfect fit! I have a similar body type but have given up on making A-lines look good on me. Maybe I'll have to rethink that.
sewtime said... (9/2/12 11:51 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and pretty fabric, you look great!
marec said... (9/2/12 9:50 AM) Reply
This is lovely on you-what legs!! Make more of this dress ;-)
prttynpnk said... (9/2/12 9:12 AM) Reply
Oh oh oh! You know I like some animal skin prints! This is adorable- I love how you changed this.
LauraM62 said... (1/29/12 3:41 PM) Reply
Sounds like you are sewing in what I call 'the flat'. I didn't start that technique until I used the serger. 'Flat' sewing is often in pattern directions & sewing books with serger techniques. I find it easier to set the sleeve this way, personally. If I can sew 'in the flat' I always will. Love the dress may have to pick it up for our collection!
margk said... (1/14/12 5:43 AM) Reply
Great job on this dress. Your changes worked well. The neckline is lovely!
SewWil said... (1/12/12 12:40 PM) Reply
Great fabric choice for this dress!
KarenTeel said... (1/12/12 4:55 AM) Reply
You look great in this. Love the fabric and the style gives a great shape.
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