Online Sewing Class: Sewing Basics
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4790 (Retro '52 Wrap Dress)

72 more reviews
Viewed 603 times 
Reviewed by:awesomepotatoes
photo

 
 
About awesomepotatoesstar
Member since: 10/10/11
Reviews: 17 (patterns: 17)
Skill level:Advanced Beginner
Favored by: 3 people
more...
Report a problem with this review

Best Patterns of 2007
Posted on:4/1/12 2:21 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    
Available for sale on PR: $16.95 Pattern Details
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
Available for sale on PR: $16.95 Pattern Details

Merchants on PR

Boho Banjo art to wear


pdf sewing patterns
Web site

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

<< Previous      Next >>
7 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
TJSEWS said... (4/3/12 4:02 PM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful. I love it!
magpie57 said... (4/2/12 10:49 PM) Reply
I hand baste the first turn on all my skirts. Of course, I love hand sewing so it is no bother to me. The second turn, done on the machine, does not get puckers that way. It really doesn't take that long. One TV show and the longest hem is done. I like this dress and I think you are very clever to go get bedsheets.
JEF said... (4/2/12 8:17 AM) Reply
Very cute on you. I really think it looks great.
Cowtown Karen said... (4/1/12 9:29 PM) Reply
Pretty!
zoe said... (4/1/12 1:48 PM) Reply
A very cute retro look, updated by the shorter length. Looks very pretty on you.
Claverie said... (4/1/12 9:50 AM) Reply
Love the handle and the avatar... Dress looks nice, and clever how you did the closure (mine wasn't going to hold with snaps either!) About the hemming, CRAFTSTYLISH recommends: 1. Turn up the hem edge inch. Press and machine stitch along the fold. 2. Trim away the excess fabric in the hem allowance close to the stitching. 3. Turn up the hem again. Press and machine stitch along the fold. but I find just pulling the fabric taught in step three and avoiding pressing altogether, works well for me. Yep, practice. Nice dress though, and yep, I have two... too.
jenleeC said... (4/1/12 9:15 AM) Reply
Congrats on your first review! Your dress is a beautiful colour. Circular hems are tricky and time consuming for both beginners and experienced sewists. You have done a lovely job!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Online Class
Understanding Wool Fabrics
Understanding Wool Fabrics

Class Details

BurdaStyle Magazine 07-2011-114

photo
by: French.Sea...

Review
Favorite Things Ballet Slippers Pattern

Favorite Things Ballet Slippers Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl 200mm Kiss Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 200mm Kiss Purse Pattern

Pattern Details