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Other: Gertie's NBBS (Shirtwaist dress) - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:jennorthrop
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Posted on:11/18/13 12:14 PM
Project Photo:Other: Gertie's NBBS by jennorthrop

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Lawn  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Shirtwaist Dress with back shirring and side pockets

Pattern Sizing:
Size range 2-16. I used a Size 4 and cut down to a 2 in the shoulders.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, Gertie's book has illustrations and extra tips with each pattern.
This dress may be more complicated for a beginner
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the shirring with the elastic thread once I got the hang of it. Practice first. I think this pattern is flattering to most and love the pockets.
Fabric Used:
Liberty Lawn
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I graded the shoulders from a size 4 to a size 2 since I have narrow shoulders .
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes
Conclusion:
I enjoyed this dress and I will wear it often as it is a timeless style.
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Terri A said...
I love your dress, very nice! ;)
11/18/13 1:07 PM
nellc said...
Very pretty dress, I love the fabric you have chosen.
11/18/13 1:36 PM
butterflyfly said...
Love the dress! Very pretty!
11/18/13 6:12 PM
carolynw said...
Such a pretty dress - love how it fits you - looks comfortable but elegant and pairing it with those sandals adds to the whole look
11/18/13 7:33 PM
Morisot said...
Lovely dress.
11/18/13 11:10 PM
Melwyk said...
This turned out so nicely -- suits you perfectly, and I love the match of style and print.
11/19/13 0:06 AM
SewLibra said...
Nice, classic shirtdress and the color looks great on you. Great work, as the fit on these are not always easy. I bought some elastic thread and want to try shirring. Thank you for this review and the inspiration.
11/19/13 0:07 AM
MamaSewing said...
Your dress looks great...the fabric and the color are perfect and it looks like it fits well.
11/19/13 9:42 AM
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