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Topic: Queen of Hearts - Vintage Butterick Walk Away Dress 1952  (Read 23624 times)
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« on: May 21, 2006 06:45:53 AM »

This is the first time I've made a dress and used a pattern. thank god it was really easy Cheesy

I used Butterick pattern B4790
I made the skirt part half circle instead of full circle since I didnt want it to be too wooshy .
The front wraps right around and buttons at the back then the back wraps around and buttons at the front.

here's the dress (no I'm not on a hill my mum was just trying to be artistic  Roll Eyes )

here's the side veiw

close up of the heart buttons  Smiley

I made a practice one out of a bedsheet first then tryed to dye it black but it didnt work so I gave it to my boyfriend to play with.
I think he likes it  Cheesy

nick in a frock

for mine I'm going to make a red flower pin or something to make it a bit more exciting i think.

If I get a chance I might make one to list on my etsy shop  but i think I'll practice again first though, but i just want to make like 10  there so fun  Grin

Lauren  Kiss

« Last Edit: May 22, 2006 09:55:33 AM by kategirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2006 07:06:00 AM »

Oooh! How gorgeous! So glad you showed it off. Now I need one. How hard was it?

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2006 07:09:21 AM »

« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006 07:15:39 AM »

it was really really easy when i first got the pattern i was scared to even open it lol but it was simple pimple Cheesy I'll give a little step by step to show what you do

1. pin all the pattern parts and cut them out
2. pin an stitch the darts front and back
3. sew the skirt to back piece
4. sew shoulders together
5. hem front pannel then the skirt  
5. pin and sew the binding round neck and sides
6. sew on buttons and snaps

it's quick to make too the only bit that takes any time is pinning the hem on the skirt Smiley


« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2006 07:42:08 AM »

omg i looovee it... (and the nick in a frock lmao Cheesy) i wannt one!! lol sound slike a good weekend project!
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2006 07:45:51 AM »

Ooh! that's nice, I bought this pattern the other day and I can't wait to try it. I was planning on making the skirt less-full too. I love the red and black.  What kind of material is it?
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2006 07:48:24 AM »

hahah, nick is gonna kill you!

 wear the dress!!

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2006 07:48:53 AM »

Gorgeous! I so want this pattern!

Because I'm lazy and don't like to hem, I would have added the red to the bottom of the skirt.

You are a very good sewer, I envy you. Grr.

« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2006 07:54:45 AM »

prettyandpetite thank you Smiley

intergalacticj dont tell nick i posted his pic lol

stretchy_elastic_band it's just plain old black cotton


« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2006 08:15:37 AM »

It looks great and I love the black and redness!
Where abouts did you get the pattern from, that website? I can't find it for the UK anywhere online Sad
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