Monday, February 21, 2011

Project Walk Away Dress Take 2

This is my finished Walk Away Dress (Butterick 4790) for the Vintage Sew Along that I joined. This was my first sew along so I am happy that I completed my project!  This was also my first time sewing a vintage pattern.

 The bodice part of the dress is a black retro square cotton fabric that I purchased over 12 years ago!  It was one the first fabrics I purchased when I bought my Singer.

I really like this full circle skirt & I added a little ruffle trim with a daisy charm on the neckline.

I added waist ties that I made my self.  I serged the trim in hot pink for contrast.

 I also sewed all the black trim on my 1960's Singer that is always threaded black.

It was a sunny day for a change but was cold!

I like this picture showing mini-me's shadow (taking the photo)

 This is a fun dress to wear!

The back view.

I really enjoyed taking a silent view in this sew along as so many of these ladies are extremely talented and the issues they had with these vintage patterns were way beyond my expertise! I did learn quite a few new techniques and found that I have a new addiction to vintage patterns & soon will be looking for more dress patterns.


WobiSobi said...

Wow, that dress looks great, beautiful job!

Chrissie said...

I love this idea. Great Job!

Sharon said...

Looks great!! Very beautiful!

magdamagda said...

this dress has some princess-like elegance which you enhanced using contrasting fabrics!

Just Jo said...

Love that dress!

Little Treasures said...

You've done a fabulous job! The dress is terrific!

Donene said...

You did a fabulous job! It looks great!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That looks beautiful. You are very creative!

CJ xx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Aren't you so talented! I wouldn't even know where to begin with a dress! I wish I had more of my Grandmothers sewing skills :)
Hope your having a wonerful week and thank you for your visit!

Sandie lee said...

Great job! I like the fact that it can go from casual to dressy. Nice =)

New follower from Thirsty Thurs.

Sandie lee

Wakela Runen said...

Wow! I wish I had learned how to sew. That dress is fabulous.

Stopping in from Thirsty Thursday. I am a new follower here.

Wakela's World

AllieMakes! said...

This is Very lovely! I love this pattern. It served me well for many a shows I costumed!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Emma Michaels said...

I am a new follower! YEAY!!! Hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

Emma Michaels

Loree said...

New follower, stop by my blog when you have time- you have done an amazing job with the dress! WOW. Can't wait to check out your other creations!

chris said...

What a great dress. I've been poking around a bit, and so impressed with your daring designs. Have a lovely evening.

Tany said...

Fabulous! I really love the final result, you look like a Diva from the 60s!