My daughter in vintage Butterick B4790

by Greengirl on January 29, 2012 · 12 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I was so excited to make this dress for my daughter, not only was it sinfully easy to sew, it turned out exactly how I wanted it to after a couple of alterations. The waist is tricky with this pattern, it’s important to measure the length of the back of the dress for the sides to meet.

I found cute skull buttons!

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Katherine January 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

She looks adorable. Nice work, mum! :D

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Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns January 29, 2012 at 11:38 pm

What a cute dress! That print is just perfect for the retro look! I’ve done extensive work with that pattern before, and you might be interested to see the adjustments I made to the design here: http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=552

Happy sewing!

Katrina

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Amanda January 30, 2012 at 1:03 am

This is amazing! It looks super professional :D

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valerie January 30, 2012 at 5:50 am

Un look rétro très réussi!!
What a wunderful dress!

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Jade January 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

I love this dress. I have made several of them and it just looks good no matter what. And is super flattering on just about everyone. Great job. She looks wonderful in it.

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BoPeep January 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Ah, the infamous Walk Away Dress. . . I’ve made this before with mixed results. There are a lot of reviews and photos online if you’re thinking about making another one. Your daughter has the perfect 1950s look. Love the contrast trim!

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puu January 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

your daughter looks so great! a fabulous retro dress but still has a sort of modern feel–and a beautiful young woman!

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lorrwill January 31, 2012 at 1:31 am

You know how some people and some looks go together perfectly?

This is it.

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Kimberly January 31, 2012 at 8:07 am

cute! I am looking forward to making one of these for myself at some point this year :)

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Green Girl February 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments, I really appreciate them!

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Miss Crayola Creepy February 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Everything is perfect! I think I have this pattern and now I want to make it :)

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Ginger February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

So cute! I love this! Great job!

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