THE Dress - Butterick 4790

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Josephine, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Hestia

    Hestia Familiar Face

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    Thanks exquisitebones and cynroux!

    It's worth another try if you're up to pinning all that bias tape again, cynroux- as long as the waist fits snugly it all holds together well. It would be a "very easy" pattern if they would actually bother to size it right!
     
  2. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I though this was an interesting wrap dress. 3 arm holes? Okay...

    LD
     
  3. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    This looks familiar. I remember a neighbor lady wearing a dress made from this pattern.
    It must have been comfortable, she wore it a lot.
     
  4. Miss Crisplock

    Miss Crisplock A-List Customer

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    3 armhole dress

    I had one of those when I was about in say 3rd grade. It totally rocked.

    Happily I hunted down a pattern for this and got it off e-bay. SCORE!

    No way I am going to do all that bias tape with out a handy-dandy bias tape foot, though.
     
  5. Miss Caroline

    Miss Caroline Familiar Face

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    I am starting this dress this weekend, and given that this will be my first forray into the world of dressmaking, uhmm, ever, I am quite scared! Eeep!:eusa_doh:
     
  6. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    This should be a very comfy summer dress.
     
  7. GrrlFriday

    GrrlFriday New in Town

    I just started The Walkaway Dress. I'm pretty new to sewing. I got my machine for Christmas and I've done two really simple skirts and a tunic so far. Here's hoping this one doesn't do me in.
     
  8. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    If you don't have to make any adjustments to the pattern than it's pretty simple. I an not new to sewing but I still feel like a novice and I was suprised at how easy the dress was to make.
     
  9. GrrlFriday

    GrrlFriday New in Town

    The body of the dress came together really easily and quickly. I was surprised that even my darts didn't suck. But now I'm stuck. I chose a fun hot pink polka dot fabric and black bias tape. The black now seems way to "heavy," if you know what I mean. So I'm thinking of switching it out for either hot pink or bright yellow bias tape. Can't decide.

    Are there are any NYC Loungers who know where I can find a wide range of bias tape colors? M&J's selection was limited to neutrals.
     
  10. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    You can make your own bias tape. Why limit yourself?
    http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Things/How_Tos/free_how_to_make_bias_tape.html
     
  11. Jenniferose7

    Jenniferose7 One of the Regulars

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    Grrl Friday, I try to avoid M&J as much as possible. Too pricey there. I really like Daytona Trimming and there's another shop on W 38th St bet 7th & 8th Ave Called Pacific Trimming. They have a great selection of bias tape. That's where I got mine for my walkway dress. The bias tape is the most tedious and time consuming part of the dress.
     
  12. GrrlFriday

    GrrlFriday New in Town

    Thanks for the suggestion, JennifeRose7. I went to Daytona but they didn't have the color I wanted. Thanks for the link crwitt. I will try to make my own when my sewing/cutting skills improve some.

    In the meanwhile, I trekked to Joann's in Staten Island and got what I needed and finally finished this baby. What do you think?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48423788@N08/4473758768/

    (Grr. I can't figure out how to post the picture in the post.)
     
  13. Wire9Vintage

    Wire9Vintage A-List Customer

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    Grrrl, that pink is amazing! I love the flower in the middle, too. GREAT job!!
     
  14. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    Grrrl, that is my fave 4790 ever!
     
  15. miss_elise

    miss_elise Practically Family

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    that's so cute!
     
  16. GrrlFriday

    GrrlFriday New in Town

    Thanks for all the sweet comments, guys. I think I figured out how to post the image.

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  17. goldwyn girl

    goldwyn girl One Too Many

    Very cute, I love the pink !
     
  18. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    Cute! Looks like it actually fits you!! ;) (Mine had some size issues!)
     
  19. GrrlFriday

    GrrlFriday New in Town

    The shoulders/neck and armholes are actually a little big. But my sewing skills aren't advanced enough to figure out how to fix it. So I have to make sure to pull the front dress down periodically.
     
  20. ohairas

    ohairas Call Me a Cab

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    Ok girlies! Anyone else making one of these now, or have plans to?

    GrrlFriday, that is adorable!! Love the stripes with dots and I may just steal your flower idea and put a poppy on the front of my Wizard of Oz 4790!

    I have something else cookin' with this pattern, hope to share soon!
     

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