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 :)