Misses Two Piece Dress Sewing Pattern (Tunic & Skirt)
Designed by Mary Duffy Simplicity 7738 1997
Lined tunic has scoop neckline with back zipper. A and B have asymmetrical hemline, C and D have symmetrical hemline with shaped lower front and top stitching. Dress may be made long or short sleeve. Lined straight skirt has waistband with back zipper and back vent. Lace overlay option.
Pattern is dated 1997. This pattern is in new condition - uncut and still in factory folds, instructions are included. The envelope shows shop wear.
About the HOAX SYSTEM.
Mary Duffy has a purpose--helping guide large women to better ways of dressing--the HOAX system works quite well.
Based on her years in the large model industry and as a fashion consultant to the full-figured, here are Duffy's dressing tips for women who are H, O, A or X.
--For the H, no waist, small or moderate bust.
Best: monotone outfits; elastic waists, moderate padded shoulders; batwing and dolman sleeves; soft floaty fabrics and styles, elegant looks, semi-fitted jackets, curved lines like full cropped pants; plain pumps, big jewelry. Worst: sharp contrast tops and bottoms; set-in waists, cummerbunds or self belts; raglan sleeves; sleeveless styles; stiff, structured fabrics and styles; preppy looks; boxy jackets; square lines such as blazers and straight skirts; ankle straps or socks; chokers and bracelets.
--For the O, full through the middle with a protuberant midriff and, frequently, slim legs.
Best: squared off shoulders; elastic waist blousons; pleated trousers with elastic in waist; boxy, short jackets; fanny wraps and floats; empire waists; dark tops and light bottoms; one piece undergarments; blouson tops. Worst: dolman and raglans, fitted sheaths, pegleg pants; blazers, fitted suits; set-in waists and dropped waists; light tops and dark bottoms; girdles, tight sweaters; belts; high necks.
--For the A shape who are significantly larger in the hip and thigh than in the bust.
Best: big sleeves; lighter colors above the waist; padded shoulders; belts; bow blouses; unmatched suits; big tops; slight drop waists; soft, crystal pleats; soft dirndls; pleated, eased trousers; scarves and jewelry to add emphasis above the waist. Worst: tight-fitting tops; dark tops and light bottoms; halter tops; hip belts; long sweaters; fitted suits; turtlenecks; fanny wraps; straight skirts; A-line skirts; pull on stretch pants; boy cut shorts or swim suits; panty girdles.
--For X shapes, evenly proportioned with a clearly defined waist.
Best: Padded or wide shoulders; soft, romantic looks; draped dresses; flowing fabrics; wrap dresses; set-in waists; V-necks; belted dresses and coats; belts; soft ruffles; solid colors; princess lines. Worst: Snug, clingy tops or bottoms; man-tailored clothes; snug fitting knits; stiff fabrics and structured clothes; float, tent, or chemise dresses; high necks and bow blouses; boxy jackets and coats; shetland sweaters and preppy looks; too many accessories.