1952 walk away dress

Added Oct 15, 2009

by lovelypolly

Vienna, Austria

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Description

when I saw the dress, I was in the mood to make one, even if the occasions, where I can wear it will be rare. so, one day passing the local pattern store, i thought I could at least ask if the have the pattern. And they did. and voila: here is my 50is butterick walk away dess. it is only wraped: the front part is closed in the back like an appron and the back part is wraped around the body and closed with a butten in front.

Material Notes

3 m cotton
1.5 m strech material for front part
kilometres of satin bias

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jan 27, 2010, 11.09 PMby missb3

    It’s a lovely dress!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 04.50 AMby nikkishell

    I’ve had this pattern in my stash for too long. Yours looks great, i need to make one.

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    Oct 16, 2009, 05.37 PMby katensew

    I like this dress and thought at first that it was tied at the front as the photo sort of looks like that. I having been looking all summer for a 50’s style and now I know that Butterick make one – ( was it recently that you bought it ) ?

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    Oct 16, 2009, 02.26 PMby irmchen

    Perfect work! Sehr hübsch… die Aufnahme könnte direkt aus einem Dreh für einen 50er Jahre-Streifen stammen.

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    Oct 16, 2009, 02.15 AMby calicocouture

    I wish we still dressed up every day like they did in the 50’s. You look really cute in the dress. =)

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    Oct 15, 2009, 06.50 PMby pinup

    gorgeous, im making one of these this very minute, made lots of adjustments, hope its as pretty as yours!

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      Oct 15, 2009, 07.56 PMby lovelypolly

      good luck with yours! I am looking forward to see it!!!!

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    Oct 15, 2009, 02.41 PMby lala86

    At first I didn’t like this one… but now I like this pattern more and more each time I see a variation of it. I’m gonna have to get it…

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    Oct 15, 2009, 01.36 PMby akiyo

    LOVELY !

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    Oct 15, 2009, 01.31 PMby katexxxxxx

    I’ve had my eye on that pattern for a while… I didn’t realize it was a wrap dress. :) How easy is that! And so easily done in contrast fabrics…

    I love your version: clean and crisp looking.

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      Oct 15, 2009, 02.14 PMby lovelypolly

      that’s true, the idea of the dress is really easy. however for me it was a challenge to find the right fabrics. on the one side you need a lot, so it should not be too expensive, on the other side looking like a lovely schoolgirl would have been inappropriate for me, so no light blue and pink fabric etc. that’s why I ended with the black ones :-)

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      Oct 16, 2009, 05.14 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Me too, I have decided I am going o buy it this weekend, I have seen so many great versions on BurdaStyle so I am finally going for it! Great job lovely_polly :) I think we should take the time to dress up more often, you can always wear a cute 50s apron over it at home to keep it clean ;)

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    Oct 15, 2009, 01.14 PMby begysh

    So nice and different dress. But i think the occasions aren’t so rare.

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