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Pattern Reviews> New Look> 6938 (Five Easy Options Dress)

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Reviewed by:casken

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Posted on:6/1/05 10:58 PM
Last Updated:6/26/05 9:43 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Leslie in Austin said... (10/3/06 8:42 PM) Reply
I've ogled your version of this dress each time I've seen it come up on the side "rotisserie". Can't believe I've never commented before. It's really lovely! You've inspired me...
AnneM said... (6/28/05 6:25 PM) Reply
LOL Glad your new dress was a hit. (And such pretty fabric.)
otis said... (6/26/05 8:18 PM) Reply
Your dress is cute, I can see why you got a little more attention with that neck line. :)) Just a little hint to get rid of the saftety pins. Use either a crocheted or sergered chain of thread or thin ribbon(hem the ends) a little longer than the width of your bra strap. sew one end to the shoulder seam so it can cross over your bra strap horizontally. On the unattached end sew the "socket" part of a small snap and sew it's mathing "ball" so that it enables you to controll the cap of your sleeve and the bra stap without monkeying with a saftey pin. You may need another set of bra strap guides on the back side of your shoulders too. This is a great trick for sleeveless tops too.
ladybegood said... (6/26/05 2:21 PM) Reply
Hee hee hee... your wedding story made me laugh. I showed it to my boyfriend, and he agrees that it 'frames the girls' very well. He thinks the spaghetti strap version might draw less attention. Just for a man's POV...
Danvillegirl said... (6/3/05 6:55 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress. Glad you had such great success with lining.
tigger said... (6/3/05 1:35 AM) Reply
I love this dress - it is SO cute! I'm not usually a 'dress' person but this seems perfect for the summer. Love it!
Lee Ann Hawkins said... (6/2/05 6:47 PM) Reply
congratulations! It is lovely.
Princess Jenny said... (6/2/05 11:13 AM) Reply
Gorgeous material choice. Beautiful job :)
Frogstitcher said... (6/2/05 8:59 AM) Reply
Really very cute. Great job on your first dress. I have this pattern and I'm just going to have to get it out and make it up. Thanks for reviewing it.
casken said... (6/2/05 8:18 AM) Reply
Pittysmom: You can get away with wearing a bra with thin straps. I am going to try this by pinning the sleevelettes with teeny tiny saftey pins. If this doesn't work, well I guess I'll wear a strapless bra.
jemgirlca said... (6/2/05 7:34 AM) Reply
Nice job on the dress. Very impressive for your first dress.
ryan's mom said... (6/2/05 6:34 AM) Reply
Very nice!
jlg said... (6/2/05 5:18 AM) Reply
Very, very pretty. I think that this is the cutest style.
AnneM said... (6/2/05 5:02 AM) Reply
You have a very pretty dress. I really like this style, more so when made up than in the sketch.
PixieCat said... (6/2/05 4:06 AM) Reply
Lovely dress! The color is beautiful!
Cambric Tea said... (6/1/05 11:28 PM) Reply
Cute! I bet it looks adorable on.
pittysmom said... (6/1/05 11:15 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress, and pretty fabric choice. Would one need a strapless bra with this? I can't see where you would hide a strap in there...
Marita Kinnula said... (6/1/05 11:07 PM) Reply
What a beautiful dress, very nice fabric!
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