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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!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

For those who don't know the walkaway dress...


This is the walkaway dress, a 1950's dress that you wrap to the front.
From the internet:
In 1952, Butterick Pattern Co experienced a phenomenon it had not known since the 'Garibaldi Suit' of the late 1860's. They released pattern #6015, and dubbed it 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.
You can see a link in this blog about someone's pitfalls with the B4790. I thought m y new pattern could resolve the issues of the two types of skirts, straight in front and full circle in back.

2 comments:

Lory said...

I've seen that pattern before but had no idea it had that history. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

These patterns are lovely, but the 50s was such a terrible time for women do we really want to go back there?