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Review submitted in Bargainista Fashionista Contest 2014 Contest
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Reviewed by:markita
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Posted on:4/29/14 10:15 PM
Project Photo:Self Drafted Pattern: 152795-1000 by markita

Self Drafted Pattern: 152795-1000 by markita  Self Drafted Pattern: 152795-1000 by markita  
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
Filed Under: Barganista fashionista  
Fabric:Polyester Charmeuse  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Self drafted halter dress inspired by Gucci Spring/Summer 2014

Pattern Sizing: I sized it for ready to wear size 10

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Close but the model is probably size 0, and I am not!!!!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Since I drafted the pattern the instructions made sense to me

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I first made this in a test polyester print fabric which was much easier to work with than the silk organza and polyester charmeuse. I worked out the fit issues with the first "muslin".

Fabric Used: The top layer is a silk organza with metallic dots from MOOD fabrics @ $10.00 per yard. The under layer and lining are polyester charmeuse from at $4.98 per yard. The colors worked perfectly together

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The design changes - reduced the skirt fullness and increased the halter top coverage.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I love my "muslin" version as it has a casual feel with a cotton tie sash. This version is dressy and has more of an evening wear feel. I will make it again as it is a comfortable and unique summer dress.

Conclusion: Original Gucci Bordeaux Polka Dot dress $3500.00 - (coordinating sandal $770) My Barganista Fashionista dress - Silk organza 4 yds @ $10, polyester charmeuse 3 yds @ 4.98 = 54.94 (other notions - invisible zipper, interfacing, thread)
Percentage saved: 98.42% !!!!!!
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FARQUHAR said...
This is beautiful!
5/12/14 10:33 AM
ConnieBJ said...
Loved seeing this in person! Beautiful dress!
5/9/14 10:40 AM
AuntieShel said...
Gorgeous dress!! You nailed this!!
5/5/14 11:58 PM
beanchor said...
You looked spectacular in person at PR weekend (I didn't get a chance to tell you)! Great dress!
5/5/14 8:40 PM
1stitchinfool said...
5/3/14 11:46 AM
petro said...
Super dress, I bet you feel wonderful wearing it.
5/2/14 7:06 AM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
Very beautiful and sexy! Can I say that?
4/30/14 9:54 PM
markita said...
Thanks all for the kind words - it made my day!
4/30/14 9:37 PM
meggipeg said...
Stunning dress, you look fabulous!
4/30/14 9:32 PM
michellep74 said...
Gorgeous dress! Great job!
4/30/14 6:01 PM
norie creates said...
Absolutely stunning! It's so great to be a Bargainista : )
4/30/14 12:38 PM
carrie18584 said...
You look stunning in this dress! Great job drafted your own pattern!
4/30/14 10:12 AM
egreen42 said...

4/30/14 10:01 AM
egreen42 said...
OMG, this dress is fabulous excellent job!
4/30/14 9:57 AM
Quickie said...
I love your dress and "your model" looks much better than the inspiration anorexia type
4/30/14 1:36 AM
sewtofit said...
It's wonderful when you have the guts to work at drafting your own fashions. Way to go!!! Looks great.
4/29/14 11:52 PM
Dilliander said...
Absolutely gorgeous dress!
4/29/14 11:32 PM
Sew Good said...
Wow is right!
4/29/14 10:32 PM
Kathy Russell said...
WOW ! That looks great. Very flattering.
4/29/14 9:57 PM
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