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ejacqui
« on: January 26, 2009 07:22:17 PM »





http://www.butterick.com/item/B4789.htm

I made this dress twice (as you can see), one in a black bamboo jersey and another in a red rayon jersey. I love it, and everyone compliments the dresses regularly. They're very flattering and VERY easy to make. Like, ridiculously easy, IMO.

The one thing I'll say about this pattern is that, even when you cut it to your proportions according to the envelope, it ends up being rather large after sewing. Both times, I ended up taking it in on the sides fairly significantly, like 2 to 3 inches on both sides, but your mileage will most definitely vary. Just be aware of that!

Otherwise, I love the pattern and recommend it to everyone, especially the curvaceous among us. I'm a size 14/16 in off-the-rack sizes and a 20 or so in most sewing pattern sizes, and it really is flattering and totally awesome.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009 07:37:16 PM »

Looks lovely.  Where did you find bamboo jersey?  Sounds cool.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009 07:37:22 PM »

That looks AMAZING on you! I'm the same size as you are, so I think I might give this one a go. I haven't actually found any patterns I really liked enough to do (I usually freehand), but this one I might just have to try Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009 08:05:25 PM »

omg it looks so comfy and stylish and flattering!
and you have such great hips too Cheesy i want~
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009 08:16:22 PM »

You look gorgeous!  That's a great dress, and I am really tempted to try it too... esp cause I'm about that same size.  I can only hope it'd look half so amazing on me... woo hoo! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009 08:46:29 PM »

I agree about it being totally flattering - it looks gorgeous on you.  Very sensible to make it twice.  Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009 09:00:33 PM »

I think this dress is gorgeous
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it is so figure flattering.
It reminds me of like 1940's, when real women had curves and looked extremely sexy
The red one looks so cute :] i might just have to make one for myself!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009 09:45:06 PM »

The dress looks beautiful on you - great job! & I love your haircut!
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009 07:05:13 AM »

it looks FANSASTIC on you!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009 08:34:10 AM »

Thank you guys! You're all so sweet.

Looks lovely.  Where did you find bamboo jersey?  Sounds cool.

This particular bamboo jersey came from Vogue Fabrics (http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/product.php?productid=6591&cat=0&page=1). I love it because it's so incredibly soft. I think Fabric.com also has some black bamboo jersey, but Vogue offers it in more colors (I think red and purple). I highly recommend it as a jersey fabric. It's not only eco-friendly, but it's soft and comfortable to wear. Love it.
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009 10:31:30 AM »

it looks FANSASTIC on you!!!

I agree! It's really flattering and quite pretty! I really like your color choices too!
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009 10:39:04 AM »

va va va VOOM! But in a ladylike way....

Thanks for the link to the pattern. Next time there's a sale at Joannes, I'm getting it.

I wonder how it would look with 3/4 sleeves...
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009 10:58:46 AM »

That's beautiful and yes, it looks really nice on you! I will definitely look into that pattern Smiley Thanks so much for sharing.
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2009 11:28:54 AM »

Great job, your dresses look fabulous.  It's great to see a dress pattern that turned out well and is flattering on a real live human.  I may need to try this one out. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2009 11:47:17 AM »

beautiful!
I'm the same size, and I am soooo making that dress in the hopes that it looks half as good on me Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009 01:26:59 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2009 02:14:26 PM »

I am also writing down the pattern number and waiting for a sale at Jo-Ann's. It looks great! You did a fantastic job!
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2009 02:23:09 PM »

Seriously, all the craftster lesbians have bookmarked this post!

ROFL. Hilarious!
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2009 02:34:05 PM »

Shazam!  That's a fantastic little number!  I'm going to have to look into that.
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2009 04:45:36 PM »

The dress looks great on you! I have a similar body type and can't wait to try my own. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2009 08:49:43 PM »

oh my gosh you look soooo beautiful!!! im a size 16... but not shaped like you... I am so jealous of those curves!
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2009 11:44:52 PM »

A yummy pattern and I love your material choices too. It's one of those classic, flattering styles
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2009 12:00:51 AM »

Omg, I own a VERY similar store-bought dress ($40), but it's polyester and have always wanted a more casual version (because it is truly flattering), I am noting the pattern to try in cotton!
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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2009 07:23:18 AM »

Omg, I own a VERY similar store-bought dress ($40), but it's polyester and have always wanted a more casual version (because it is truly flattering), I am noting the pattern to try in cotton!

It's funny you say that, because I had a similar experience but kind of in the opposite direction. I was looking for a New Year's Eve dress three years ago and found this absolutely gorgeous red twist-front dress at Nordstrom, but it was being sold for $350+ and I couldn't buy it. This was before I learned to sew.

I had been on this hunt for a dress just like it for YEARS when I learned to sew, and when I happened across that pattern, I literally squealed out loud. My boyfriend thought I had lost my mind. I made my red one first (of course), and it was exactly how I wanted it to be after fitting.

Funny how that happens, huh? Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2009 08:11:26 AM »

I love it! I might have to pick this one up.
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2009 12:14:15 PM »

That dress is smokin - I may have to try it when I lose a few pounds.   Roll Eyes But it looks awesome on you!
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2009 10:37:27 AM »

There's a sleeved version:
http://www.butterick.com/item/B5079.htm


And you don't have to loose weight with either dress -- it's curve friendly!
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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2009 02:20:04 PM »

Wow!  As a your sister in voluptuosity (is that a word?) I think I'll run and snatch up this pattern.  Rarely do I find a pattern with such a beautiful and flattering design.  Thanks for posting and job well done!
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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2009 11:53:46 AM »

I never would have guessed that was your size, what you posted, that dress is just that flattering on you! 
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« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2009 11:50:29 AM »

BEAUTIFUL! I want to make myself one when I have time.
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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2010 12:05:53 PM »

! I love them.  the dresses are very flattering. The red is my favorite.
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