This gorgeous reproduction dress pattern, created from an authentic 1957 dress pattern, has optional peter pan style contrast collar. 6 darts, gussets, and optional ribbon bow. Absolutely stunning! The original pattern is rather rare and expensive so I decided to do some edits, without compromising authenticity, and offer this dress as an affordable digital download. In order to achieve the classic silhouette, wear this dress with a crinoline (pattern not included). This is not a physical pattern or the finished product.
✿ Size: M
✿ Bust: 34
✿ Waist: 26
✿ Hip: 36
✿ Back Waist: 161/4
❤ Fabric Types: cotton, polished cotton, silk, faille, lightweight wool, linen, shantung. Also for collar: satin.
❤ Fabric Length: 3⅜ yards of 45", 1/2 yard of 35" wide (or 41/4 yards if not using contrast collar)
❤ Notions: thread , pins, safety pin, ⅞ yard of 25" wide interfacing, 12" or 14" dress placket zipper
❤ Optional Notions: ribbon seam binding, 433/4" of 6" wide ribbon
❤ 8 Pattern Pieces
❤ 31 Pages of 81/2 x 11 paper
❤ 2 pages of instructions
✹ In order to use this pattern, you must have access to a printer that prints 81/2 x 11 paper and a PDF reader. Be sure your printer is not scaling and is printing at 100%. After printing, tape the pages together at the indicated symbols, cut the pieces, and you are ready to go!
✹ This pattern does not contain illustrated instructions but detailed step-by-step worded instructions. You must have basic sewing knowledge in order to complete this pattern.
✹ You are allowed to make and sell as many of this pattern as you please without any written consent from me. You are not, however, allowed to offer this pattern anywhere in physical or digital form for free or at a cost.
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