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The walk away.

Added Jul 30, 2012

by kajawillip

Stromness, Unite...






This is my first shot at the walk away dress butterick b4790 and I’m fairly pleased with how its turned out! I followed edelweiss blog instructions as to how to get a better fit http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=552. This is because butterick re-drafted the original 50’s pattern to fit a modern day figure…BADLY I might add…..but I’ve found this to be the case with many re-printed vinatge designs..they seem to turn them into big baggy messes.

I found a lovely bird silloette pattern for £3 pm which is great since this pattern does go away with at least 4mtrs of fabric.

If you want to make this dress I strongly recommend making up a mock up first for the front panel and back piece (you dont need to do the back skirt panel) to get a better fit otherwise you’ll end up with a very baggy unflattering bodice. I’m a size 12 uk and I used the size 8 for the neck/arms and bust and graded it to a size 12 for the waist…it free on the hips so I just stuck with the 12.

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    Jul 31, 2012, 03.38 AMby Lidia Esther

    woa, i almost bought this pattern today. Love it.

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    Jul 30, 2012, 05.09 PMby Sewing Your Style

    I love it!! I wish you’d put pictures of you wearing it as well :)

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      Jul 30, 2012, 05.26 PMby kajawillip

      lol….I will do but at the min its up in my shop window for the world to see…but I plan on taking it down and wearing on friday. Xx

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    Jul 30, 2012, 04.35 PMby Juniperr

    Soooo cute!

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    Jul 30, 2012, 02.53 PMby TailorFairy

    very pretty, love the print in combination with the little red!

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    Jul 30, 2012, 01.27 PMby Mary Athey

    this is fab!! i love the fabric and the red trims lovely. your stash is as bad as mine as well lol x

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