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


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:

Happy sewing!



Amanda January 30, 2012 at 1:03 am

This is amazing! It looks super professional :D


valerie January 30, 2012 at 5:50 am

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


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.


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!


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!


lorrwill January 31, 2012 at 1:31 am

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

This is it.


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 :)


Green Girl February 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

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


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 :)


Ginger February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

So cute! I love this! Great job!


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