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Ladies' evening dress suitable for the theatre, a dance, a dinner party or a soiree
Ladies' evening dress suitable for the theatre, a dance, a dinner party or a soiree

PAC5830: Ladies' evening dress suitable for the theatre, a dance, a dinner party or a soiree. There are three views from which to choose: The first view, View A, is the simplest with a plain skirt and long sleeves that are open from shoulder to wrist and fasten at the wrist with a ribbon. The second view, View B, has short sleeves and includes the scarf. The skirt and scarf may be trimmed with ostrich, marabou or fur. The third view, View C, is sleeveless. The skirt hem is cut in handkerchief points using the pattern as a guide. The pattern for all three views has markings to cut a high, medium or low neckline. There is also a camisole cutting line. The camisole cutting line is for making a body lining of satin over which is worn any of the dresses described above but it can also be used to create a fourth view, not described. This view, which was popular among the adventurously fashionable, would use the camisole cutting line to create a body with straps and attach either the plain or handkerchief pointed skirt. Size: 36" Bust, Hip 38". Finished front below waistline 33". Lower edge [width] of skirt 3 Yds. The pattern envelope describes the dress as, "Ladies' Slip-Over Dress with Two Piece Circular Skirt Attached to Long Body at Close-Fitting Hipline, with or without Long Body Lining Marked for Camisole Top." This pattern was published by The Butterick Publishing Co. in New York, London and Paris. The Deltor sheet of instructions are for making the dress and waist ornament are clearly illustrated. On the back of the pattern envelope is a diagram of the pattern pieces labeling the center fronts, etc. and the Outlet seam allowance. An Outlet seam allowance is explained, "At shoulder and underarm, and side edges of 5-6-7-8 an additional amount is allowed for letting out the garment if necessary. These edges are marked by large single perforations through which the basting should be made. On all other edges of this pattern 3/8 in. is allowed for seams and finishing." The pattern contains ten pieces. Suggested fabrics: Satin crepe, silk crepe, silk taffeta, chiffon velvet, georgette, crepe de Chine, and metallics. The dress may be trimmed with ostrich, marabou or fur. The scarf may be made of georgette and trimmed with ostrich, marabou or fur. Among the popular colors for evening were gold and silver metallic, greens, black, reds, violet and pink. Materials required: View A-Dress with long sleeves: 4-1/4 Yds. 36" wide, 4-1/8 Yds. 44" wide. View B-Dress with short sleeves with scarf: 3-5/8 Yds. 44" wide, without scarf: 3-1/4 Yds. 44" wide. View C-Sleeveless dress with scarf: 4-1/4 Yds. 36" wide, 3-7/8 Yds. 44" wide. Scarf alone: 3/4 Yd. 44" wide. Ostrich, Marabou, or Fur Banding: 3-3/4 Yds. Ribbon for Ornament:1-3/4 Yds. of 1" wide. WWI, 1920's,

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