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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A better answer to the walkaway dress...


I received this in the mail today, S5449, a different version to the walkaway dress from the 1960's. I have read reviews of the B4790 that have mixed results, some love it, some have problems with fit and the bigger back skirt pulling and gaping with that skinny front skirt. Now I do not fit a pattern on me out of the envelope, so that worried me. And I have considered making it, alot. So when I saw this on etsy, I jumped at it. There is a larger or smaller version on ebay, too. This is kind of small for me, but I would rather size up a bit than down. This way the skirt should be around the right length. What I liked is both front and back skirts are the same width (approx.) so better coverage is possible and it looks like it could wrap to the front if you make it that way. Plus it uses ties to close the wrap. I am not fond of the button look on the walkaway for me. This is on the "things to do soon" list, so I will post about it soon, I hope.

5 comments:

gwensews said...

Isn't that the cutest dress? Love it!

sewducky said...

I love the walk aways but I would never wear/make them.

Can't wait to see it!

Lory said...

It looks really pretty, I'm sure you'll make a cute version. :)

Julia said...

I love that pattern. I just made a similar little girls' version for two of my grand daughters. I had never heard of a walk away style, but it makes sense.

Susan said...

Thanks for the pattern info. I'll have to add this one to my list, too.