Unique vintage pattern for elegant day dress - Vogue 7697 Bust 38 - from the 1950s

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Rare vintage pattern for elegant day dress - Vogue 7697 Bust 38 - from the 1950s

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The finest tailoring of the early 1950s is featured in this special dress design. Inverted pleats, darts, topstitching, and optional turn-back cuffs -- this versatile dress has it all. It even has pockets! This style could be worn to work or anywhere sharp tailoring is appreciated.

This pattern could be made up in several different ways (i.e., long sleeves or short sleeves with stylish cuffs, neckline open or closed) and is friendly to spring/summer fabrics such as pique and broadcloth, as well as fall/winter woolens.

From the pattern envelope: "Skirt with inverted pleat at centre-front and pockets in side seams, joins the bodice at waist-line. Outside stitching around the collarless neck-line continues down centre-front to below the waist-line. Open or closed neck. Long fitted set-in sleeves and short sleeves with turn back cuffs."

Front of envelope reads: "Copyright 1952. The Conde Nast Publications Inc."
Back of envelope reads: "Handbook of good taste and good fashion - the Vogue pattern book."

Suggested fabrics: linen, pique, cotton broadcloth, percale, chambray, gingham, faille, shantung, surah, rayon suiting, worsted, alpaca, wool crepe, flannel, lightweight woolen.

This is a unique and highly collectible pattern. The cover illustration features accessories from the time period -- i.e., bracelet, gloves, belts, scarf, handbag and hat. [Note: Except for a belt piece, these accessories are not part of the pattern.]

size 20
bust 38
hip 41
If this is not your size, but you are interested in customizing the fit of this design, please see Threads magazine's helpful article describing the process in detail: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4424/quick-reference-for-cut-and-spread-pattern-grading (by Terry Horlamus, from Threads #101, pp. 66-70).

There are 11 total pattern pieces. The tissue paper is perforated and the instructions illustrate clearly how the perforations are useful for tailor tacks.

Condition: Good. Wear, tear, wrinkling and yellowing, commensurate with pattern age. Small tears along top of pattern envelope at back and sides. Color graphics remain sharp. Please see all photos.

This item is an original vintage sewing pattern. I am not an expert pattern dater. This vintage sewing pattern does not include a finished garment, notions, fabric or a fabric label.

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