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A 1934 Evening Gown

This sewing pattern #886 from duBarry, brings such details that don't really hit you at first, but upon closer examination - they really come to life. The drape at the front neckline gives this design just enough feminine shaping while the low V-shaped back adds swoon worthy drama. 

The bias cut of the bodice and skirt, and the pointed seam lines make for a body hugging silhouette.  And the fluttery two-tier sleeves and four ruffled godets which sweep the hem make it all just dreamy to wear.

This may be a bit more difficult than other vintage projects given the amount of pieces it takes to make up the ruffles and flutter sleeves, then add hemming all those pieces - whew... but then it goes together nicely, and the end result is so worth the effort of those funny shapes.

Pattern is available in a size 32 inch bust – although it fits nicely on a 34 inch bust mannequin. You can find this reproduction pattern available for purchase here.

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