1956 Dress & Jacket - 32 Inch Bust

1956 Dress & Jacket - 32 Inch Bust

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Part Number:F7138
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Sized for 32 Inch Bust, 35 Inch Hip - This 1950s reproduction sewing pattern features a sweet-mannered dress, costumed with its own curve-tracing little jacket with below-elbow sleeves.  Boasts a snug-fitting bodice scooped at the neckline and gathered at the sleeve line, a narrowed waist, and wide flared skirt.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:    Taffeta, Faille, Shantung, Light-weight 
                                                    Wools, Linen, Pique

44 Inch Wide Material  - Without Nap                4-5/8 Yards
25 Inch Wide Interfacing                                        1/4 Yard
44  Inch Wide Material - Without Nap               2-1/8 Yards
25 Inch Wide Interfacing                                       3/4  Yard
10 inch zipper for side closure
4 buttons for jacket
1 set round shoulder pads
4-3/4 yards seam binding - 1/2" wide
Optional - purchased belt

5 Stars
1956 Dress
I fell in love with this dress when I found it on this site. Although I did not make the jacket, I found the directions for the dress quite easy to follow. The only change I made to the original was on the bodice. I wanted a contrast trim along the neckline. To accomplish this, I attached the facing (backwards) on the inside of the bodice, wrong sides together, and once stitched, turned the facing to the outside. I then turned under the raw edge and top-stitched close to the edge. I made this up in a heavier cotton pique and found it a bit bulky when adding the side zipper. This may be due to the extra layering of fabric from changing the bodice facing(?) If I were to to this again, which I may, I would either go with a thinner fabric, or possibly move the zipper to the back - an easy re-do. I love the sleeve, and I love this dress. I would definitely recommend it!
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