This is my version of the 'Walk Away Dress'.I've used a really nice embroidered gingham from Spotlight with the re-issued pattern from Butterick 4790.
The original pattern was Butterick 6015.
OK. This was a super easy pattern....no facings at all and it just needed bias around the neckline, armholes etc.
This was actually going to be my Christmas outfit and was going along just fine (on Christmas Eve) when I realised that the centre front was only held together by 3 press studs.....
I stopped sewing straight away. The thought of my 3 tiny snaps "popping" after downing the Christmas turkey left me in a cold sweat! I didn't even entertain the idea - I had read a few pattern reviews on this particular pattern, and a lot of sewists suggested making a size smaller than needed, so I had, and it was nice and firm around the waist (the full circle skirt makes it rather heavy, making it drag a little at the behind), so any added pressure would have been disastrous!
So instead of the press studs/snaps, I used a 'hook and eye tape' and it holds nice and firm. And the 'self cover' buttons on the front just hide the sewing nicely.
I love this dress! Perhaps it's my New Years Eve Dress instead...