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Saturday, 1 January 2011

Lets Party like it's 1950's !!!

It's New Year so lets start it off with some 1950's Party time fashion.
Feminine, timeless classics, beauty & elegance.

Butterick 7285
Five section dress, with bias front yoke, has short sleeves cut in one with dress front and set in at back. Dress is lined, has pockets of dress fabric and lining fabric in front seams and zipper in center back seam. Dress neck is faced & interfaced. Yoke is lined and sewn to dress front. Top is bound and turned under and yoke is included in shoulder seams 

Vogue Special Design 1951

A Vogue Special Design one piece dress with a gathered skirt with applied lace skirt which is optional joins the bodice at wasit line. Underbodice included in pattern. Low square neckline in front, round in back. Sectional shaped collar. Above elbow-length sleeves gathered in seam.

McCalls 4008

Shirred Empire waist 1957 pattern. Beautiful full skirt with sleeveless bateu neck.
Silk, cotton, taffeta, or crepe.

Simplicity 2812.

The dart fitted bodice has a decollete V neckline and extended shoulders. The softly flared skirt is cut in four sections and is topped with a purchased or self belt. Style 1 has a collar split at the sides. Style 2 has a jacket with three-quarter length cuffed raglan sleeves. It may be lined to match the dress

Butterick 6988

Butterick 6988 Evening Dress: Short or Floor Length: Planned for gayer evenings--bare shoulders, full skirt. Widem scooped neckline has a deep band that forms the sleeves, is contrasted in View (C). Whirlwind skirt swings a full circle. (A) & (C) Short length. (B) Floor length.

Vogue Special Design 4007.

Misses' One-Piece Dress: Four piece circular skirt, more fullness in back, joins bare-topped bodice at waistline. Bias fold finishes top of bodice.

Vogue Special Design

A Vogue Special Design sewing patterns with a four piece flared skirt pleated at center-front and joins the bodice at wasitline. Low neckline and soft draped collar dropped to a pointed line in back. Elbow lenth kimono sleeves with cuffs.

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