As promised here are some photos I took this weekend of my Walk Away dress!
I whipped this dress up in a couple of hours last weekend, but had to wait for a sunny day to take some photos. This dress was very easy to make. I have the reproduction pattern so it has the various sizes on the pattern pieces, which was useful for me, as I have a pear-shaped body. I was able to cut the bust to one size, and then the waist and hips in a larger size.
There has been a lot of hating towards this pattern, the general consensus online seems to be that it has no shape and looks like a large apron/hospital gown. I totally disagree. I think (for my shape at least) that it turned out to be super cute and is a perfect dress for our warm Australian summers. I do think though that the success of the dress relies on good fabric pattern choice, and the correct contrast bias binding - otherwise I do see how it could end up looking like the wearer was disappearing beneath 4 meters of fabric!
I wore this dress out today, visiting a cafe and doing a bit of shopping, and three people complimented me on the dress! That never happens when I wear the clothes I make - so for me this dress was a success :-)
I teamed the dress with Casey's latest romantic Edwardian updo. This was my first attempt at the hairstyle and I think its a cute look.
Positives for this pattern:
* The pattern fitted my body perfectly and required no altering.
* The bias binding was very easy to do and finished off the sides nicely.
* Sewing in snaps and button fastenings was a nice change from the usual zipper insertion.
Negatives for this pattern:
* It requires 4 meters of fabric, so this is probably a pattern I will only make again if I find some fabric on sale.
Have any of you ever made this pattern? Would love a link to see your version :-)