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My daughter in vintage Butterick B4790

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, 8:53 pm

    She looks adorable. Nice work, mum! 😀

  • Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns January 29, 2012, 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!


  • Amanda January 30, 2012, 1:03 am

    This is amazing! It looks super professional 😀

  • valerie January 30, 2012, 5:50 am

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

  • Jade January 30, 2012, 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.

  • BoPeep January 30, 2012, 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!

  • puu January 30, 2012, 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!

  • lorrwill January 31, 2012, 1:31 am

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

    This is it.

  • Kimberly January 31, 2012, 8:07 am

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

  • Green Girl February 2, 2012, 2:50 am

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

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

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

  • Ginger February 3, 2012, 5:10 pm

    So cute! I love this! Great job!

  • Donna Hanenburg February 11, 2015, 6:39 pm

    Where can you obtain this beautiful pattern?

  • bink moss February 24, 2015, 7:46 am

    where do you get the pattern from?

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