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« Reply #130 on: August 14, 2008 08:23:07 PM »

I really love this dress...
I have seen it everywhere on Craftster; it's a perennial favorite for sure...
I think it looks better on a curvy girl, though, and you make it look fab!

I have a couple of questions, though. 1. How well would it work for the supremely busty? I'm a 36G and don't really have the know-how to do major bust changes to a pattern. 2. How well would it work with a crinoline, do you think?

I'd love to use this pattern for my wedding dress (which is not all that formal) but am dead set on a 50's inspired, tea-length, full-skirted dress with a red crinoline underneath Smiley
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« Reply #131 on: August 15, 2008 08:30:38 AM »

Hey Jezebel!  Thanks so much for the compliments  Smiley  I think it would work well for someone who's bustier-- besides the front buttons, the only thing that's holding it on is one bigger button around the waist on the inside, which makes it really easy to fit.  As for a crinoline, you would have to wear it over the bottom half of the front (solid green on my dress) since that part is kind of like a sheath dress.  Personally, I think that would be awesome looking with just that little peek of color showing through the slit!  Good luck and I hope this works out great for you!
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« Reply #132 on: August 20, 2008 08:42:55 PM »

Love the fabric, love the pattern, adore those shoes!  LOL 

Great job on this one.  I need to buy this pattern!!!

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« Reply #133 on: October 08, 2008 09:40:39 PM »

This is a super cute pattern.
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« Reply #134 on: October 09, 2008 04:44:13 AM »

Such a gorgeous dress.it looks lovely one you.
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« Reply #135 on: October 13, 2008 07:48:21 AM »

wow fantastic job. the colors look great. I love this pattern. I made this myself in a soft pink/floral that turned out pretty good.  Takes an ungodly amount of fabric tho.
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« Reply #136 on: October 18, 2008 02:16:07 PM »

it's very original!!
 I like it!!!!
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« Reply #137 on: October 23, 2008 08:57:14 AM »

Cool, I just bought that same pattern a week ago!!! How strange. I haven't made mine yet but I'm gonna after seeing your pictures.
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« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2008 06:26:35 PM »

I love the color and it looks beautiful on you.  One thing I know from experience, if you want to get rid of that bit of buckle around the middle and under big boobs, it's better to use spring steel boning instead of the plastic stuff.  You can get it online for super cheap.  The plastic stuff just doesn't hold up well if you're bigger than a size 14/36B or so.
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« Reply #139 on: November 02, 2008 03:14:24 PM »

the stores i shop at don't even carry butterick, i can only get them at the fancy fabric store that never has sales! mine must be a simplicity or a mccalls. probably mccalls, they seem to have more vintage patterns.

does yours close with hooks? i think the pattern i have ties... i like the hooks better!

If you sign up on the McCalls website they will send you alerts when the patterns go on sale...
i am a pattern junkie lol

Love the dress... it is so cute i was eyeing that pattern lol
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