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Reviewed by:Cashrhymes

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Posted on:1/6/13 9:38 AM
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Thenikkihuff said... (3/13/13 5:51 PM) Reply
I'm currently in the middle of sewing this dress and am really wishing I had taken some puffiness out of the sleeves, since the act of setting them in is currently causing much frustration. Also, I think the fabric I chose is a little bit too crispy for this dress. But your version looks really nice, good job.
LDT2011 said... (1/10/13 5:31 AM) Reply
I was thinking about sewing this pattern....but I don't want to include the shirring not sure how to eliminate it (it seemed a bit silly if you had buttons up the front to me) so its interesting you say about the 'pull'.
Symon said... (1/7/13 1:32 AM) Reply
Oh you do the same alterations I do! ^_^ FBA and waist adjustment - yours looks great on you!!! I really like the collar and sleeves; perhaps they'll grow on you :) Thanks for the tip on the shirring, too! :)
katski said... (1/7/13 0:11 AM) Reply
Your dress looks great and thanks for the tip about the shirring. This dress is currently on my sewing table and I just finished sewing the shirring tonight so we will see!
Cashrhymes said... (1/6/13 2:08 PM) Reply
KAHooke- I think what caused it to pull apart so much was the rows of elastic shirring in the back. It's very very stretchy. On my next ones I'll either use one less row of elastic, or I'll just make it not as wide in the back.
KAHooke said... (1/6/13 12:30 PM) Reply
This dress is on my January sewing list so I really appreciate the review. What do you think caused the "aggressive stretchiness" of the back?
becca a said... (1/6/13 11:03 AM) Reply
What a pretty dress! The color, the fit, the style--all so pretty!
mnitts said... (1/6/13 10:16 AM) Reply
That's looks so cute, and, dare I say, I prefer your version to gerties!!
prostheticsgirl said... (1/6/13 9:53 AM) Reply
The fit looks great in the pic, I commend you on all those alterations!
Cashrhymes said... (11/5/12 10:47 AM) Reply
That is a really smart idea! Mine didn't match up to the waist, unfortunately, but that would have made a lot more sense!
michellep74 said... (10/19/12 3:27 PM) Reply
I'm not familiar with the pocket placement for this dress, but if they're in-seam pockets in the skirt, it could be that the top is squared off so that the top part can be included in the waist seam. This technique is pretty common and helps the pockets retain their positioning while the garment is being worn.
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