# 2761 - Dress With Drape - PDF

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Available: In stock
Available: In stock
Type: Day Dress
31 - 37 Inch Bust  26 - 32 Inch Waist 32 - 38 Inch Hip
39 - 45 Inch Bust 34 - 40 Inch Waist 40 - 46 Inch Hip
47 - 49 Inch Bust 42 - 48 Inch Waist 48 - 54 Inch Hip

This beautiful dress from 1949 features a Victorian inspired front drape - and a gathered bow trim at the back.   The short cap sleeves are perfect for the summer. 

Style II - not shown in the illustration, has a lowered neckline, and omits the drape and bow for a purchased (or self-made) belt.  

Suggested Fabrics:  Silk, Wool or Rayon Crepe, Faille, Shantung,  Tafetta, Satin, Cotton Broadcloth.

All of our patterns are replicated directly from the original source material of the period.  

This PDF contains files in all sizes shown above,  for printing and assembling at home, AND a full size print version in A0 size (48" X 33") to take to a local copy shop. 

Your download should contain four individual files.   Print and review the READ ME document which will explain how to print and assemble the pattern.

Prefer a full size print, mailed?  Find it here

A Note About Grading Vintage Patterns

 Grading from one size into a wider range of sizes is both a science and an art.   This is especially true with vintage patterns, that were often inaccurately manufactured, or previously used/altered by a past seamstress.

 Prior to grading, the digitized original size is checked to make sure that seam edges and notches match.  The grading process can (and often does) introduce some variables.  This can be especially true when expanding or shrinking more than three sizes from the original.  Such as from a 32 Bust to 42 Bust.  Or down from a 42 Bust to a 32 Bust. 

You may see some little peaks or valleys along curved edges like armholes or sleeve caps.   Just adjust your cutting to smooth out the curve where needed.  Shoulder seams and neck lines may widen or lengthen disproportionately – use the closest size to your measurements, and adjust accordingly. 

 Always sew a test garment to verify and alter fit before constructing the garment out of your final fabric.  


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2761 - PDF