Walk-Away Dress: Butterick B4790

by Dolly Creates on April 18, 2014 · 2 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I have absolutely fallen. in. love. with vintage fashion. I can’t get enough of it! So, being as I am a bit of a novice sewist, I chose an easier pattern for my first vintage-style dress. It was SO nice to not have any zippers, buttonholes, or interfacing to deal with. I used a vintage-style cotton, and it worked great. It does wrinkle a bit, but not enough to be a problem.

It took a while to complete, since I hand-sewed the seam binding and the hem, but it still was fairly fast. I can’t wait to make another one of these dresses – they look cute with a shirt underneath, or with a cardi on top.

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Smee April 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

I love it! I’m in the middle of making my first walking dress (I have to hem it and add the fasteners- other projects popped up and cut into my time). I love that fabric, too! And a good idea on the shirt underneath- it certainly does stretch the amount of time the dress can be worn.

Nice job!


Dolly Creates April 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Great! I can’t wait to see pictures of your dress! I wasn’t sure how a shirt would look underneath, but it actually looks great. And, I have found that short, bolero-style sweaters, average length cardigans, and longer-length sweaters all look great with it!
Thanks for commenting!


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