hmmm..not sure why I decided to sew it .Read the reviews,comments you name it on pattern review but I still decided it was a go that day ! lol
(sewn about 2 yrs ago btw)
Well first I did read the reprint is “Not ” the same as the original ! That from Butterick themselves.Hence it did not fit the same .Accept I changed mine to fit higher and more snug when I wore it .By the way it looked nothing like the way it did on me ..like it does on my dress form .My dress form being much more bigger ,curvier and I have a short torso and longer legs .Well it actually looked better on me then the mannequin.Issue was I felt this dress could lift up and reveal a bit too much when I wore it .lol
It is currently just sitting in my basement in a bag of has been projects .
Quick & Easy One Piece Wrap Dress. Here’s the smartest idea of the season . . . a dress that has only back waist and shoulder seams, that has its back wrapped around to the front for a sheath-and-overskirt look. Binding finishes the edges. Wear it for any occasion. Made from just 3 pattern pieces, no facings! A “Mother & Daughter” fashion, for Daughter see Butterick 6204
For the Australian re-released version of this pattern see Butterick 7500
Here’s a look at the history of the Walk-away Dress:
During the 1950′s, Butterick experienced a phenomenon it had not known since the ‘Garibaldi Suit’ of the late 1860′s. It was pattern 6015, and it was dubbed the ‘walk-away’ dress, because it was so easy you could “Start it after breakfast… walk-away in it for luncheon!”.
It’s simple yet flattering wrap design and easy construction were what made it so popular. Sales of the pattern were so great, that at one point manufacturing of all other patterns ceased, and only the ‘walk-away’ dress was produced until all back-orders for this dress could be filled.
Fabrics – crepe, taffeta, faille, satin, velveteen, shantung, gingham, chambray, cotton prints, linen, pique, cotton broadcloth, light weight wool crepe, silk.
This pattern has been reprinted as Retro Butterick 4790
This pattern below reminds me of a reverse of the walk away dress -hence you won’t see me making it :)
With the limited time I had last time I started going through some of my pattern stash . I never thought I would sell my lutterloh system and the 50′s lutterloh booklet of patterns but here it is the next day and I have them up on etsy .Will be going placing more patterns up for sale but this time I will bring my scanner from our other house to do it .Once I declutter my stash of patterns then I will have more space for my sewing ,I can not post all on sale on etsy …so some will be given away just as I go along
And here is the first one !
The pattern is New Look- 6007 size xs- xl Fall is coming up .it is an easy pattern with great style to start off the season .
also vogue oscar de la renta 2584 sz 8-10-12
Here is how the contest goes…..
1) list me on your site
2) – and just right down who or what brought you to my sight .If you were a follower or not already
3) link to your own blog /or someone elses that has your fav pattern or most wearable outfit:) or just ‘press this’ (if your on wordpress)
end date of contest September 7th
looking forward to going through my collection again tonight.
I have not weighed myself but I estimate I gained a good 50 -60 pounds at least not joking during pregnancy ,hence my low self image and absence of drive in sewing !
And not to use puns but other weighty issues .Sigh
On the bright side we sold our house in Barrie . It is an area like the twilight zone .The neighbors had not much to do .It’s a great place to visit but as for living there.No way !LOL
Our house is smaller then in Barrie but I don’t really mind as the neighborhood is more family oriented.A great place we can bring up our kids.
Our previous home
(no clue how long this link will be up as the closing was July 13th ,2012) but real estate agents seem to not bother I notice updating half the time )
End unit billed as an “executive Town home” 9 ft cathedral ceilings on first floor
small pics of our end unit we sold …..
real estate listing info
Spacious and bright end-unit townhome close to Go train, shopping and schools. 9ft. celings on main including California knock-down ceilings, rounded corners, fresh paint through-out and high quality, brand new wide plank laminate flooring. 5 appliances included, all bedrooms are large and windows have just been fitted with brand new custom blinds. Shows 10+!!
Our home was shown without furnishing but some other units are shown with and are on You tube
The one in the link below was listed in February .We listed ours second week of May .
We sold ours in a month .They are still sitting on theirs. As our real estate agent stated it does not show well.As a designer I really want to help them ,but you would think their real estate agent would explain to them this .I have seen the others that sold they were all like ours and show splendid . This one is lacking ,even though with so much potential . Well maybe their agent did advise but they are not listening . You can not expect to make money sometimes without placing in the effort .If I could I would of brought our bedrooms and closets to our new home .
The url for the you tube link below is “NOT ” our house.
It was on sale before ours months before ans still for sale !
The picture of the end unit is ours and if you click on to the picture it
should open to our media for it’s sale
Unit 16( hmmm…they could of done better )
Our unit pictured below from the outside-click on picture to see our actual media promo of ours
Our New home
Bungalow (smaller in sq feet but we are happy )
Well because of my high risk pregnancy….gaining weight (I really have to loose it) moving,
the stress from **^P$%^ people I was lead a stray from my passion.
But on a positive note I am getting the 3 rd bedroom currently made into my sewing room !
Has to be perfect girls!