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I finally got my Mum to photograph me in my walkaway dress that I made.  
Pics here if you want a look.Technically it's red but looks pink from a  
distance it's a very fine red line square on a white ground.

https://www.facebook.com/108807385836211/photos/pcb.952289758154632/952289664821308/?type=1

This was the Buterick pattern that they used on Sewing Bee UK. Mum got  
the pattern and had a trial run. I had the benefit of her test . We  
added fabric so that it meets in the back and in the front also.

I also altered the neckline slightly as I prefer a boat neckline, it  
balances my hips better and I removed a bit off the arm cap, I didn't  
like that. Write ups on-line highlighted the difficulty of moving in  
this dress, a lot of people found it nice to stand still in but  
commented that it rode backwards because of the weight of the full  
circle skirt when they moved. To cure that I took out the buttons and  
loops that I had used and replaced with press studs ( hammered on type)  
and in the front fastening covered the press studs with buttons. The  
point of this was to make the waist fit snugly and hold the weight of  
the fabric. I found if the waist fits snugly it doesn't move at all.

The top needs you to be wearing a decent supporting bra even if you  
don't have much bust like myself, plus I added a petticoat (standard  
shape not 1950's) in case of showing my knickers.

Sewing and cutting out took me about 2 hours possibly 2 and a half but  
no more . I found a few misses on where I was a bit close on stitching  
down the bias binding when I washed and ironed it for the 1st time so  
you can add on another half hour for unpicking and restitching those  
bits. It's the Butterick B4790 pattern.
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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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I finally got my Mum to photograph me in my walkaway dress that I made.
Pics here if you want a look.Technically it's red but looks pink from a
distance it's a very fine red line square on a white ground.

https://www.facebook.com/108807385836211/photos/pcb.952289758154632/952289664821308/?type=1

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
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I didn't know you could test patterns neither did Mum, how do you get  
that gig? Sounds like fun.

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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I didn't know you could test patterns neither did Mum, how do you get
that gig? Sounds like fun.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
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I like your revisions!  Looks like a great hot weather dress!

Kay


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Thank you Kay , it may be a bit hot for today tho' They are predicting  


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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On Monday, June 29, 2015 at 1:22:22 AM UTC-5, Claire in France wrote:
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I was at work yesterday (as I am presently) when I tried to view your handiwork but they have our system to block out anything such as Facebook, MySpace, etc..
I was able to view your dress once I was at home last night and you  
did a fantastic job!!  Very, very nice indeed.


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Claire in France wrote:
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Lovely dress, and it fits you to perfection.

I am disinclined to make wrap garments of any flavor, as the yardage  
called for seems excessive.

However, that is a beautiful outfit.

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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On 6/30/2015 2:27 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Pretty Dress, Claire. Looks really nice on you!


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