The Shelley 1940s wrap dress NVL plus size multi size repro vintage sewing patterns

Sold by NewVintageLady
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In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 weeks
Arrives from the United States


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Check out the video of some mock ups of the pattern!

Welcome to New Vintage Lady multi size reproduction vintage sewing patterns.

This pattern is for The Shelley, an ideal 1940s wrap dress.

There are five size packets available for this fab style:
Each packet is color coded and printed on quality weight paper. The instructions are printed with the pattern.

Size chart above in the pictures.

This pattern has been COMPLETELY re-drafted for a larger figure. My goal with this pattern line was to update the sizing of period correct vintage styles for the larger person.

If you have default fitting alterations (we all do) then you will have to adjust the pattern accordingly.

Thanks for all the support!


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    Can’t wait to try it out!
    Jul 3, 2018 by minimeredith

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Reproduction patterns paper and PDF version
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Lay-aways are done on a person by person basis. Please contact me for a lay-away request. 20% of total purchase is due at the request. The item will be pulled from etsy circulation until the total payment is collected.

The payments will be broken into two bi-weekly payments for purchases $150-$400, or three bi-weekly payments for purchases $401+

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If the lay-away balance is past the agreed time, the lay-away will be promptly canceled, and money refunded (minus the 10% and PayPal/credit card fees).

Custom dresses start at $175 and go up depending on complexity of design, and/or sizing requirements. Price does not include shipping (extra flat rate of $20) and cost of materials (buyer's responsibility, but I am more than willing to work with the buyer to purchase the fabric on my end, or to have them mail it to me).

My Process is this: Once a dress design has been agreed upon, I send you a form for your measurements. I do a mock up garment and mail that to you. You try it on and tell me if it needs anymore alterations: The neckline may need adjusting, you want a different fit on the arms, etc. If you wish for a second mock up, there is an extra charge ($40). From that discussion, I then make the real dress and send it to you!

Payment of 50% is due before start and once mock up is mailed, that is non refundable. The final 50% is due at the start of the final garment. Progress images are messaged to the buyer throughout the process. Please allow 2-3 weeks for garment to be made.

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