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Posted on:4/24/05 12:40 PM
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velosewer said... (8/27/08 4:43 AM) Reply
I can't see the pic but your comments are really helpful. I could tell from the design that it's not really easy to sew successfully if you don't understand fabric drape and styles that flatter you. Thank you for your insights Jlg.
Lisette said... (3/3/08 8:53 AM) Reply
Hi! This is another dress that I'm considering to make up for an upcoming wedding. Could I see your picture?
PixieCat said... (4/25/05 3:07 PM) Reply
Such a beautiful dress on you! Great color too!
Gigi Louis said... (4/25/05 9:03 AM) Reply
What a lovely summer dress!
brooktrout said... (4/25/05 9:01 AM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful and you've inspired me to try it. I bought this pattern when it first came out and just received my new fabrics from EOS. It will have to be my next weekend's project (and maybe my first pattern review)!
AnneM said... (4/25/05 7:32 AM) Reply
Your dress is so much cuter than the pattern pictures. I can't say I liked those much, but your dress if excellent. Very much an in-style retro look.
JDpenelope said... (4/25/05 7:06 AM) Reply
After viewing the beautiful photo in your garden, when seeing the tip "trimming with pinking shears", I initially thought--"She trims her plants with pinking shears?" Silly me, you were talking about the seams, not the plants. You look very nice in dresses in general and this one in particular (as usual).
Danvillegirl said... (4/25/05 5:47 AM) Reply
Your mom is right. I remember seeing dresses like this in high school. Great dress, lovely fabric.
esmer said... (4/24/05 10:15 PM) Reply
jlg, this dress looks beautiful on you. You sewed this dress up very well. Know i am inspired to make this dress for my teenage daughter. Thank for the review
Schnauzer said... (4/24/05 10:01 PM) Reply
Yes, I am another one who remembers this style! It's a gorgeous dress and you look really lovely in it. Another wonderful review, thankyou.
Geri Lynn said... (4/24/05 6:32 PM) Reply
Ditto to all the other compliments. Looks so fresh and feminine. I always love your reviews, always informative and you have great taste putting fabric and pattern together with beautiful results.
Cambric Tea said... (4/24/05 6:13 PM) Reply
You look lovely, jlg. Sunny and pretty.
ryan's mom said... (4/24/05 5:13 PM) Reply
I loved the pattern and agree with your mom--definitely a retro look. Your dress looks beautiful and soooo ready for a nice, summer day.
touran said... (4/24/05 4:19 PM) Reply
How absolutely lovely. The style really is evocative of a 'gentler' time. Great work as usual.
lmg said... (4/24/05 4:18 PM) Reply
Beautiful! Very retro.
NancyDaQ said... (4/24/05 3:40 PM) Reply
I love this dress. The fabric is just perfect!
BjP said... (4/24/05 3:12 PM) Reply
Gorgeous as usual! Love the fabric and the style really looks nice on you.
The Renaissance Girl said... (4/24/05 3:10 PM) Reply
Simply lovely!
GorgeousFabrics said... (4/24/05 3:01 PM) Reply
Very pretty! I love the fabric. And congrats on your 4th star! -Ann
sewkal said... (4/24/05 2:58 PM) Reply
Great dress, great background. Both your sewing and gardening skills are very impressive. You always have something blooming- I'm so jealous :-)
Teri said... (4/24/05 2:01 PM) Reply
Very cute dress. It does look like you are ready for a garden party.
drsue said... (4/24/05 1:58 PM) Reply
Such a pretty dress on you. I have a 1950's pattern that is almost identical. I don't like dropped waists on my however, I bought the vintage pattern because one of the models looked exactly like my mother did in the 50's!
Patti B said... (4/24/05 1:35 PM) Reply
I love the dress -- it looks great for summer. I think I need to add this to my wish list. As usual you have married fabric and pattern so well.
Peggy L said... (4/24/05 1:32 PM) Reply
Your dress and garden are gorgeous! I'm with your Mom - I remember this style. I really hate to admit that!!
dvazz said... (4/24/05 1:08 PM) Reply
Lovely! You're ready for a garden party. (Along those lines, your yard and landscaping always look gorgeous in your photos, too!)
Eli said... (4/24/05 1:04 PM) Reply
Lovely dress... I grew to envy the place where you live since it seems to always be a lovely weather there!
CarolynGM said... (4/24/05 1:02 PM) Reply
Great minds think alike. I bought this pattern at the last Vogue sale because of the charming, retro look. I recently found a Simplicity pattern that is close to identical to the pleated version in my mother's pattern stash. Truly, the only difference is that it cost $.65 and has darts instead of princess seams. I think I'm the one that made the pattern (my sister and I both sewed like fiends), but I don't remember much else about it. Your version is lovely -- I do like the flared views a little better.
seKimberlyso said... (4/24/05 12:48 PM) Reply
Truly lovely. I have been eyeing this pattern; you are persuading me. Great job!
keric said... (4/24/05 12:47 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress! I love reading your reviews, and seeing your finished garments! They are always so much better than the similar designs you see in RTW! This dress is, yet, another example of that! Looks great on you!
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