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« on: March 07, 2009 10:32:55 AM »

Well, I have seen a few of these dresses floating around here, but I thought I would have to put in my two cents.  This is a butterick retro pattern.  REALLY easy to follow.  So, here's the pattern and how it ended up!


I don't think it came out as cute as on the picture, but it's hard to have a waist that is tapered so.  I'm not a statuesque model.  It really looks more like a cute housedress, but a housedress none-the-less.  I don't think I could wear this "out".

Here is a link to another one.  I like this one much better.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89632.0
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009 10:34:09 AM »

Awesome dress and awesome tiki bar!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009 10:54:38 AM »

I actually think this is very adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 11:32:20 AM »

What?!? You could totally wear that out! In fact if I saw you somewhere wearing it I would stop you (i do this quite often to my hubbys dismay) and tell you it's adorable and you look like a little retro housewife!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 11:35:17 AM »

Very cute! I made one of those dresses too. I love how simple the pattern is.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009 11:47:58 AM »

The dress is nice.  I have the pattern and keep telling myself that I will make it, but haven't decided on a fabric yet.  Love your choices! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009 12:08:25 PM »

I love your dress and would totally wear it out of the house. You rock sister!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009 12:22:01 PM »

I think it is adorable!
You know, on those vintage repro patterns, I think they just start printing them again, not taking into account the different undergarments that people wear now.  I really think that changes the look of a lot of these vintage dress patterns.  And, while I think your dress is great, you aren't the only person on this board who hasn't liked the way it has turned out, there have been couple posts of them.
I actually think the way the waist looks on you is very flattering!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009 01:34:01 PM »

Even in the 50's & 60's the finished project  never looked like the drawing on envelopes even on slender an statuesque people - real people just are not built like that.

I think your dress turned out great and I would totally wear it out in public.

I also agree with the above poster that your tiki bar is awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009 02:16:47 PM »

I would totally wear it out ! It's so cute !
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