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1950s Fit and Flare Summer Dress Pattern Kimono Short Sleeves Career Dress * Neckline Options Skirt with Pockets Simplicity 3878 Bust 33

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Simplicity 3878 1950s Classic Summer Dress Pattern

For summer wear,...this pattern only provides short sleeves which are kimono styled and cut in one with the bodice pieces. Crisp looking, it has a pretty flared skirt with concealed pockets in the front skirt seams.

Buttons can run full length of front or only to the hip area. View 1 has contrasting collar and cuffs.
For comfort, the construction of the dress includes and underarm gusset. Refer to the third photo.

View 2 has a unique shaped neckline and saddle-stitching trims the front. I love the scarf shown at the waistline.It looks especially effective contrasted with a summer white fabric.

Size 14 1/2
Printed Pattern--Cut---Complete
Dated 1952
Flap is Missing from Envelope
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Occasionally a pattern may be missing a minor piece.
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