Thursday, September 29, 2011

Aimée's Collection: Vintage 1940s Dance Dress Sewing Pattern

Butterick Pattern Number 4576, Circa 1948

11 Pattern Pieces

Pattern Description:

Misses' Dance Dress:  Off-Shoulder Neckline - (A) The off-shoulder neckline of the basque-bodiced dance dress is encircled by a ruffled fichu.  Two rows of ruffles sweep around the hem of the full, flared skirt. (B) Ankle length version of (A). (C) Self frills outline shoulders and hem.

Suggested Fabrics:  View A - Taffeta, faille, satin, rayon crepe, lace edging.  View B - Linen, pique, taffeta, purchased shirred ruffling..  View C - Cotton prints, organdy, taffeta.

My Comments:

Oh my friggin Scarlet O'Hara I love this dress!  Obviously, somebody needs to take me to a dance.  Unfortunately I don't see that happening anytime soon, but I would love to own this dress.  Another one for the future "make" list.  I love playing with my vintage patterns!


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