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Posted on:3/23/05 3:17 PM

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kadytheredpanda said...
I'm not much of an orange person, but I love that entire outfit. So pretty!
10/5/12 12:44 PM
Julie G said...
Nice outfit. Looks very sharp. It looks like the orange facing is showing through the white. If you add a seam to the facing from the lapel breakpoint up to the shoulder/neck point and cut the bottom half of the facing in the white it would bump this outfit up another notch. Also for next time, you might consider a shaped facing for the back hem if you want to preserve the original shape and seam.
7/2/07 4:20 PM
Nancy Anne said...
I love getting plain looking patterns and jazzing them up. Yours is lovely- I agree that it looks nicer than the one on the envelope.
3/24/05 5:31 PM
Marrs said...
Thanks for the great review .. and help! This pattern is in the planning stages and your comments are timely.
3/24/05 1:47 PM
PhyllisC said...
Very sharp....all you need is a pair of spectator pumps and you're all set for spring!
3/24/05 12:16 PM
Hilary said...
Your outfit is gorgeous-I love the contrast orange on the top-and you're right about the longer version looking dowdy-I had looked at this pattern but the picture of the women wearing them just didn't look good, and I couldn't put my finger on what made it sort of blah looking. Now I know and yours is definitely *not* blah!
3/24/05 8:31 AM
MickeyFan said...
I love this outfit - especially your use of the binding on the sleeves and the contrast collar facing. The creamsicle colors are luscious.
3/24/05 6:32 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Classic style, love the colors.
3/24/05 5:48 AM
drsue said...
Thank you for the nice comments everyone. Vivienne: yes, this skirt matches the orange in the burda top (I was wearing the skirt in that pic.) PVA: IMHO the 40's fashions are exempt from that rule of thumb. Wasn't there a female senator who wore her actual 40's suits during her stint in the senate in the 70's. I believe she was the inspiration for Gracie in the Doonsbury comic strip.
3/23/05 10:52 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
What a great looking outfit!! It gives such a nice vintage feel- especially with the great colors. Thanks for another great review.
3/23/05 8:13 PM
PVA said...
I'm old enough to have made & worn something of the exact same style! Thank you for the review & so many design details. I especially like the tip about the contrasting buttonholes. Beautiful! I certainly love the retro look. I don't necessarily subscribe to the precept that if I'm old enough to have worn it the 1st time I shouldn't again! Pat (8^D)
3/23/05 6:36 PM
ryan's mom said...
Great outfit! Can't wait to see your next one too.
3/23/05 6:12 PM
jlg said...
Lovely, Dr. Sue. I like this style and what you've done with the pattern.
3/23/05 6:09 PM
CarolynGM said...
I love the way you did the contrast colors, and I love the retro look too. The style you chose tends to be very figure enhancing -- I bet you look great in it.
3/23/05 6:06 PM
Vivienne said...
Very summery - you're lucky to be able to wear that gorgeous orange colour. Does this match your recent burda top?
3/23/05 4:31 PM
Vonnevo said...
Another Dr Sue beauty! I really liked your colour combinations and the way you have used coloured trim. Thanks again for a great review.
3/23/05 3:49 PM
CatherineN said...
I remember my mom and grandmother wearing outfits like this when I was a kid. Very nice and a pretty color.
3/23/05 3:40 PM
Cambric Tea said...
Thank you for the buttonhole tip! I have been working with Simplicity 4637 Threads Collection which has a similar blouse/jacket. I would not have thought to do a contrasting collar and I just love how you did yours!
3/23/05 3:39 PM
Susan Dryer said...
Another lovely outfit! Elegant, refined and somewhat retro. Very nice.
3/23/05 3:36 PM
The Renaissance Girl said...
Cute outfit! Very retro, i love it.
3/23/05 3:35 PM
jacalhoun said...
What a great outfit! I love the style, the color, the contrast, everything! Great job!
3/23/05 3:32 PM
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