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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 5207 (Women's evening dresses)

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Reviewed by:Jennie Pakula

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Posted on:2/26/05 12:12 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
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KathleenS said... (2/28/05 3:26 AM) Reply
You did a great job Jennie. The fit looks really good, even with the extra challenge of the pregnant bridesmaid, and I'm not surprised the girls were happy with them.
Nancy Anne said... (2/27/05 6:50 PM) Reply
WHAT lovely dresses! You got the fits perfectly, and I know the bride was thrilled with them, as well as the maids!
Jennie Pakula said... (2/27/05 3:49 PM) Reply
Thanks for the lovely comments! It was such a happy wedding involving a very long distance romance. Sarah met Al when he was in Australia on exchange from the UK for 6 months' study, so they spent their engagement on opposite sides of the world - you can understand why the bride looks so excited! Yes, I will be reviewing the pattern for my daughter's dress when I get a bit of computer time! For the seam stick, I actually used a tool that combines a tailor's clapper, point presser etc - you can find a picture of one on this link: - just copy & paste into your browser. I covered the top skinny bit with a double layer of cotton before putting the satin on it and just moved it down the seam as I pressed with the point of the iron. It worked a treat.
cindyann said... (2/27/05 10:18 AM) Reply
Congrats! You did a wonderful job on these gowns.
SewingSusan said... (2/27/05 7:40 AM) Reply
A job well done. They all look fantastic. Love that brilliant color!
valerie sews said... (2/27/05 5:53 AM) Reply
Beautiful dresses Jennie, and a great fit on both bridesmaids, and belly. Your daughter looks lovely in her dress too.
minieme said... (2/27/05 2:36 AM) Reply
Jennie, well done! Thanks for the long awaited pictures and review. The dresses fit nicely. Your little girl looks v pretty, are you doing another review of her dress?
Marita Kinnula said... (2/26/05 11:55 PM) Reply
Jennie, you did good, they look very nice. That little lady is so elegant, did you make your DD's dress also?
Mandolin82 said... (2/26/05 11:47 PM) Reply
What beautiful, graceful, flattering dresses. You must be thrilled! Helpful review too! Susan
Jennifer shaw said... (2/26/05 6:12 PM) Reply
Great dresses for the bridesmaids. THe dresses look so fantastic! Thanks for the review.
Vonnevo said... (2/26/05 4:08 PM) Reply
Beautiful Jennie! The style worked well for the B adjustment. I am intrugued by your seam stick? Is this something you purchased? Your *little one* sure is cute. thanks for your review.
AnneM said... (2/26/05 2:40 PM) Reply
Congratulations. Those princess seams worked well for the FBellyA. And what a lovely day it looks like.
GorgeousFabrics said... (2/26/05 1:55 PM) Reply
"Satin is a pig to hem" - LOL and how very true! Jenny, the dresses turned out beautifully. Wonderful job. And your daughter is adorable! -Ann
Nickle said... (2/26/05 1:19 PM) Reply
Your gowns look absolutely gorgeous- and your daughter looks so pretty in her dress. What a great job you did.
Georgene said... (2/26/05 12:54 PM) Reply
Your bridesmaids dresses are great, and everyone looks very happy. I am interested in your 'seam stick' as I am right up to this point in the similarly styled strapless wedding gown I am currentlyworking on. What did you use? Mine has an organza underlining, so at least I wont have to have the same hemming nightmare. But pressing those long seams...ack! Please advise.
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