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NOT NOT NOT for a beginner
on 6 June 2011
I got this book because the dresses look gorgeous. I started to make the 1950s pintuck dress last night. I spent 2 hours trying to pintuck the bodice, before swearing, screaming, and re-cutting the fabric bigger. I read reviews on amazon.com and other people have discovered the pattern pieces for this dress are drafted wrong, so phew, it's not me, but so so cross that I wasted all that time, and energy, and expensive fabric. It seems that three pieces are wrong, and as I am a relative beginner I think redrafting the pattern is beyond me, so it's all been a waste, and I have a very disappointed 6 year old with no dress to go to her party in. These dresses look lovely, but do not attempt if you're a beginner, it will cause dangerous blood pressure.