THE Dress - Butterick 4790

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

  1. fluffy-tiger

    fluffy-tiger New in Town

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    Hello from not so sunny in any way Glasgow :D Seriously, it's supposed to be summer and it is depressing!!!!
     
  2. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    London is the same - longest day of the year and it's dark and damp :rolleyes:
     
  3. Miss Dottie

    Miss Dottie Practically Family

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    Here is mine that I made for Tiki-Oasis last year. Sorry--I couldn't find a single picture of me in it, but I thought it looked nice in the tiki print.

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    I haven't put the binding on, but so far so good!
     
  4. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    Yes, that fabric is fab!

    Ohh, I'm glad I bumped up this thread, I love seeing all our different takes on the same pattern!
     
  5. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    I love the ribbon detail you added - how does the neckline look on you?



    Ooh, will you post pics of this when you make it? I really like it... it would be nice in beige and brown colours, similar to those in the dresss Pink Dahlia recently posted in 'show us what you made'
     
  6. Oh that is super Ada Veen!! I really like the mods you have done :eusa_clap

    I still haven't attempted this. I get so easily put off doing things but the pictures in this thread are really inspiring!

    Fluffy Tiger; Your 2 dresses are excellent also. I love your choice of fabrics. Also, I really like the pattern you have. We must see the dress when it's finished yessss!!

    Oh, and I'm liking your new avatar AV :)
     
  7. fluffy-tiger

    fluffy-tiger New in Town

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    The neckline looks okay on me, I didn't have any problems with this pattern, and only had to make minor adjustments to the shoulders to get rid of slight gaping at the side, but it fitted me perfect everywhere else.
    The ribbon is actually the tie for an open fronted red crinoline I made as I wanted to make the skirt stand out a bit more like on the pattern cover. I have a picture of it somewhere but can't find it just now, so may post it later if I find it.
     
  8. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    ahh. I put my full crinoline under it but it did disagree slightly with the more fitted underskirt. I can't believe you made an open fronted one, that is genius!

    Thank you Dolly! It's not really era specific though!
     
  9. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    I'm glad this thread is bumped! I just got my copy of the pattern. I don't have my fabric yet, still thinking about what I want to use.
     
  10. RetroModelSari

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    I´m really really in the mood now to use up my red fabric for it.... I just don´t know which colour my bias-tape will have... hmmmm...
     
  11. Rachael

    Rachael A-List Customer

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    you can always cut self-bias or purchase a contrasting fabric. packaged bias tape is often poor quality fabric and I like to have the ability to match a fabric exactly. I have had a lot of fun trimming a solid item with a matching dotted bias. also by making your own bias you eliminate the worry of which edge to put on the outside; I stitch the bias on, then wrap it around to the back and press. It does add a few steps but I feel the end result is worth it.
     
  12. ShortClara

    ShortClara One Too Many

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    fluffy tiger, that blue gingham is about the cutest thing I've ever seen! Just amazing!

    I am afraid to try this dress, but I really must do it. I need to change the sleeves/ arms eye though - that cut is just not flattering to me.
     
  13. DimeADanceQueen

    DimeADanceQueen Familiar Face

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    It took me forever to finish...

    But now it's one of my favorites... Those are little tiny high heels all over it..

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  14. DimeADanceQueen: Pretty! Would it be possible to see the high heels up close? I like those prints with shoes, or hats, or dresses, or fashionable women strolling all along the length. :)

    DressADay just put up a vintage photo from a book, showing the Walk-Away Dress. The book even recommended making it from two old dresses. Makes sense, if you think about it.
     
  15. DimeADanceQueen

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    Up Close

    Yes! I'll dig out the digital and get a shot of the material up close it's really cute. And I found it on the clearance table, so double bonus.

    I read the A Dress A Day post too! It's actually what reminded me to post in FL.
     
  16. altamari22

    altamari22 New in Town

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    I love this pattern. I actually contacted Butterick on this pattern they said they didnt make it anymore however I was lucky to find it in their re-release section called Retro. I have got the pattern but I havent started to work on it yet.
    I would make a few changes though cause I dont wear sleeveless so I will be adding 3/4" sleeves to keep with the look and cover my arms. wish me luck
     
  17. altamari22

    altamari22 New in Town

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    DIME A DANCE

    I love your dress.. Love how you added the embellishments to the front. High heel pattern sounds cute can I see a close up view
     
  18. missmelly

    missmelly One of the Regulars

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    I guess this dress is a rite of passage. Here is my attempt. :p
    I think it needs 2 more buttons but I was pleased with the overall dress. I used linen so it will be nice for summer.
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  19. goldwyn girl

    goldwyn girl One Too Many

    Very pretty, I do like your colour choices. I put three closures in the front of mine. A hook on the top and two press snaps then sewed buttons over them. I like a more closely fitted look.
     
  20. Oooo that is very pretty missmelly! I agree, the colour is lovely, perfect for summer, or what I imgine summer to be like anywa, we don't really have them here lol
     

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