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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2010 09:30:40 AM »

Thanks guys!  SophieMiriam yours looks great! bec89 , I can't believe they'd charge $460 for this! I would definitely encourage you to try this pattern yourself and save a few hundred $! Goddesss welcome to the forums!

If anyone is interesting in getting their own copy of this pattern and live near a Hancock Fabrics ~ They have Butterick patterns 4 for $5 from March 4-7 (i.e., right now)!
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2010 10:42:08 PM »

I am in love with this dress and I'm in love with the idea of making it. I think I have the pattern buried somewhere. But I'm pretty beginner-y. Like the most complicated thing I've made is the Jordy bag with a fold-over flap and a zipper. Is this something I could make?
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2010 04:09:04 PM »

I am in love with this dress and I'm in love with the idea of making it. I think I have the pattern buried somewhere. But I'm pretty beginner-y. Like the most complicated thing I've made is the Jordy bag with a fold-over flap and a zipper. Is this something I could make?

I'd say the hardest part of the dress (as given in the pattern's directions with the bias edging) would be doing the 3 sets of darts if you've never done darts before. The dress itself only has 3 pattern pieces. There's a little gathering when attaching the skirt back to the back yolk. Personally, I don't like working with bias tape but it's not really difficult (I just get bored/distracted).
If you're patient with yourself I think you'd be just fine. Good luck and post pictures when you get done! Smiley  (And Welcome to Craftster!)
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2010 12:44:53 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2011 07:41:13 PM »

awesome! i bought this dress last weekend because it was on sale at joann's and i have been wanting to delve into the world of patterns... i have been too terrfied to even open it though
i just found this pettern review board and was soooooo relieved that you say it was easy enough
i have to practice darting but other than thgat i feel my confidence growing
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2011 12:53:00 PM »

hello! I am new to the community. Wink

I made this dress a few years ago for a contest. It is not a easy dress to make - definitely not half day project. Wink  I'd made heavy non-design related alternations to make it fit my shape, but boy those bias binding sure drove me crazy. Wink Specially I used a 1/4" binding instead of the 5/8", and my dress was fully lined.

you can check out my blog post about it if you like.

http://iheartbeads.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-won_29.html


Anyways, I am happy to finally become a official member. Wink

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http://www.seattlecosplay.com/
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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012 06:21:52 AM »

I like the single-color uniformity.  Would be cute with the front bit of the dress as a complementary color as well.
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