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« on: March 24, 2010 07:01:22 PM »

Butterick B6582.... oh, how I have waited for you! I bought this pattern about five years ago. I thought it would be perfect made up in white stretch satin. I bought the satin about three years ago... and it sat on my sewing table. And sat... until I cut it out last summer, and finally put it together last week. Whew. Only took five years for it to come together.

Overall, I think it turned out great. Not that I'm sure white stretch satin was the best choice... but the pattern is solid. The only part I disliked was the "cross over" neckline. Not much of a cross. More like a two-part-sewn-down neckline. The pattern was not too difficult, maybe an intermediate level? I would certainly recommend it. I love the late 50's, early 60's feel.

Also blogged http://katiesredumbrella.blogspot.com/2010/03/vintage-charm.html.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010 07:41:24 PM »

Wow! Go you!!! It looks AWESOME!! I can only dream of sewing clothes. Great job!  Grin  Hitting this ROCKS!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010 07:42:35 PM »

ooh la la! Very pretty.  I love vintage dresses.  Grin
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010 08:02:56 PM »

I think this was worth the five years of hard work, Gorgeous!

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010 08:16:33 PM »

It looks incredible! Great job.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010 02:55:26 AM »

Absolutely beautiful dress Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010 12:02:35 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012 06:40:15 AM »

It's hard to see the cross-over in the white - you'd have to add a contrast piping or something to get it to show up.  Here's one of the same pattern that shows the cross a little more:

I prefer the single-sided pleats yours has tho - especially on the single-tone satin, it adds dimension.  Prolly wouldn't use a stretch fabric myself; maybe a heavy brocade or some type of upholstery fabric, then a shrug in a complementary color to wear in fall/winter.  Can totally see wearing this to the symphony.
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