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Topic: Butterick 5317 Maggy London Dress  (Read 7384 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2010 08:13:07 PM »

You did a great job. And it's so flattering, looks great.

I just picked up this pattern a few weeks ago. It's nice to hear that it's easy.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010 07:38:21 PM »

Very, very flattering. I like it!
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010 06:58:38 PM »

I've had this one sitting in my to do pile for a couple of months. Glad to see how nice it looks all made up!
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012 06:45:53 AM »

When i get wide-neck collar dresses, I normally get baby snaps and sew a little strap in the shoulder (tacked down on one side, snap on the other).  That way regardless of what bra you wear, you can temporarily attach the bra straps to the inside shoulders the dress - they won't slip, the teensy little strip of fabric won't give you bunchy shoulders, and you won't have to fuss with safety pins and the like.

Only trouble is til you're used to having them there, you might forget the first few times when you're getting undressed - accidentally tore a hole in one of my favorite dresses that way because I didn't tack the snap into multiple layers of seam fabric for durability like I should have.

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