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Posted on:10/7/12 4:01 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
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LizJaneB said... (12/8/12 5:16 AM) Reply
Hi, Sorry only just spotted your question about the Butterick dress I made (red/black spots). I'm an intermediate stitcher and while I didn't find this pattern hard it is time consuming. I spent time hand basting the underlining, hand basting the pleats and so on. If you mark the fabric well it's not that hard. Gertie has started a sewalong on her blog which would help greatly. I found there were some fit issues and her advice would be invaluable. She also recommends using something with more drape than taffeta - the pattern recommends it but Gertie herself doesn't. Hope this helps! Lizzy
Shira88 said... (11/19/12 5:11 PM) Reply
Looks great! Is it really not that hard to make? I consider myself an "advanced beginner" and haven't had any experience with boning, plus those pleats across the bodice look a little intimidating. On a scale of 1 to 5, how hard (or easy) would you say this pattern is? (1 being very easy, 5 being hard)
LizJaneB said... (10/11/12 7:22 AM) Reply
Thanks again - every single comment has put a smile on my face
ChristineX said... (10/10/12 8:55 PM) Reply
Such an awesome dress! Gorgeous!
Jstarr4250 said... (10/8/12 9:01 PM) Reply
You look fantastic. (and I'm a huge fan of your blog)
SewPrincess said... (10/8/12 6:28 PM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful!
LizJaneB said... (10/8/12 4:47 PM) Reply
Thanks everyone :-) xx
Nenewhis said... (10/8/12 1:23 PM) Reply
Amazing, I just love it to bits!
prostheticsgirl said... (10/8/12 1:15 PM) Reply
WOW!! Your dress looks gorgeous and the fit is superb. I love your fabric choice too! The cut is incredibly flattering
lamstu said... (10/8/12 9:35 AM) Reply
Vavavoom! As a curvy girl, I can say there's no way I could wear that dress in public without a lot more coverage up top. It looks totally awesome on you though. And the inside looks lovely too.
JEF said... (10/8/12 6:46 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! I agree "smokin hot" is the best description!
tsedai said... (10/8/12 1:41 AM) Reply
RadarRadiance said... (10/7/12 8:41 PM) Reply
Very pretty on you, saw this pattern and it is lovely, you did it justice! Looks super!!
nickelc624 said... (10/7/12 8:11 PM) Reply
Beautiful look fantastic!
BillieJean said... (10/7/12 5:17 PM) Reply
You look smokin hot in this little number!
Cristinagf said... (10/7/12 4:32 PM) Reply
Lovely! Very pretty fabric!
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