Vintage Sewing Patterns


Butterick 6015; ca. 1952; Quick & Easy One Piece Wrap Dress. Here's the smartest idea of the season ... a dress that has only back waist and shoulder seams, that has its back wrapped around to the front for a sheath-and-overskirt look. Binding finishes the edges. Wear it for any occasion. Made from just 3 pattern pieces, no facings!

A "Mother & Daughter" fashion, for Daughter see Butterick 6204. Featured in Butterick Pattern Book, Vacation 1952

For the Australian re-released version of this pattern see Butterick 7500

Here's a look at the history of the Walk-away Dress:

During the 1950's, Butterick experienced a phenomenon it had not known since the 'Garibaldi Suit' of the late 1860's. It was pattern 6015, and it was dubbed 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. Sales of the pattern were so great, that at one point manufacturing of all other patterns ceased, and only the 'walk-away' dress was produced until all back-orders for this dress could be filled.

Fabrics - crepe, taffeta, faille, satin, velveteen, shantung, gingham, chambray, cotton prints, linen, pique, cotton broadcloth, light weight wool crepe, silk.

This pattern has been reproduced as Retro Butterick 4790

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