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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 1606 (Misses and Petite Dress)

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Reviewed by:Terri A
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Posted on:9/4/13 11:41 PM
Last Updated:9/10/13 2:57 PM
Simplicity: 1606 by Terri A Simplicity: 1606 by Terri A 
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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tvrcat said... (6/18/14 4:04 AM) Reply
Great review with some useful tips. thank you
kareninwisconsin said... (9/15/13 4:24 PM) Reply
They all look great! Love the fabrics, what a ray of sunshine.
KathleenS said... (9/15/13 5:47 AM) Reply
Great work. The dresses look like they all fit so well. Hopefully some of the bridesmaids will gradually realise (especially if they wear the dresses again) that the dress doesn't have whatever problem RTW dresses consistently have for them (e.g. too tight in certain area, curves in at wrong place) and begin to appreciate the benefits of custom-made. Thanks for the review too.
TaraDebbie said... (9/10/13 10:22 PM) Reply
Nice job! You've made me curious about trying out boning too!
NancyZL said... (9/10/13 3:48 PM) Reply
Love this ! Such pretty prints , what a fantastic job you did!! I hope you had a glass of wine when you were done!!
Terri A said... (9/10/13 2:38 PM) Reply
Thanks! Carolynw, It was the wedding of my daughter's good friend. She had already purchased her dress when she approached me about sewing the bridesmaids dresses. It would have been lovely to sew her dress but alas...
SavageCoco said... (9/10/13 12:33 PM) Reply
THANK YOU for all the superb tips! I love that the dresses are all different prints. No taffeta allowed-yay!
AnneM said... (9/10/13 12:26 PM) Reply
Great dresses, and great tips that you shared. Congratulations!
carolynw said... (9/10/13 11:26 AM) Reply
These are all beautiful dresses - quite the undertaking but you sure came through with flying colours. I think you also made the wedding dress? Was this your wedding?
Lori V said... (9/10/13 6:49 AM) Reply
These are gorgeous dresses, I like the mix of prints
ArtAttack said... (9/9/13 10:39 PM) Reply
Wow...what an accomplishment! They're simply gorgeous!
Terri A said... (9/9/13 7:49 PM) Reply
Thx so much all - I'm sorta tired out now - ha!
lakaribane said... (9/9/13 7:13 PM) Reply
Love the group shot! That is a really cute idea to have a color theme but different prints.
beanchor said... (9/9/13 7:02 PM) Reply
These are lovely. What an undertaking!
slmstyle said... (9/9/13 5:55 PM) Reply
What a wonderful job you did on these dresses! Thank you for writing a great review of this pattern.
sewnotwork said... (9/6/13 12:31 PM) Reply
Great dress! I'm looking forward to using this pattern
persevering said... (9/6/13 8:13 AM) Reply
Wow, amazing is right - congratulations!
stonecutter17 said... (9/5/13 1:39 PM) Reply
This is such a sweet little dress. It's bringing out the girl in me!
NEMDF said... (9/5/13 12:16 PM) Reply
It looks gorgeous, and I am anxious to see the wedding photos. You workmanship is excellent. I have never used boning before either (See SewLibra's comment). I might be tempted to go to the hardware store and see about getting some nylon/plastic cording of some type at a better price. NICE WORK!
prostheticsgirl said... (9/5/13 9:19 AM) Reply
These are all lovely and I can see how the style would be flattering to all figures. The prints are just gorgeous!
cleverkitty said... (9/5/13 8:59 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, sewing and fabric excellent review :)
Terri A said... (9/5/13 1:22 AM) Reply
Aww thanks. Yup, farm/country style bridal party and all different sizes and shapes of girls. It's this weekend, so finally getting them to let me mark the hems. It's a challenge coordinating with so many.
SewLibra said... (9/5/13 0:51 AM) Reply
Looks great and very precise sewing! I have yet to use boning in anything...sounds like a pain with the comparison to string cheese - LOL. Are these bridesmaids dresses or for a wedding party somewhere else? I'm confused.
MaryDB said... (9/5/13 0:20 AM) Reply
Love the dress - nice job. The next four should be a snap!
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