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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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ejacqui
« 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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