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The walk away.

Added Jul 30, 2012

by kajawillip

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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.

Material Notes

cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 31, 2012, 03.38 AMby Lcanaled Lcanaled

    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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