LM134 Fit and Flare Shirtwaist Dress Pattern

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Laughing Moon Mercantile #134 Ladies' "Go To" Fit and Flare Shirtwaist Dress, Modern, Retro, WWII, 1939-1950s, Civilian, Uniform, Theater, Re-enactor Character, Cosplay and Costume Sewing Pattern

Copied from a documented extant garment. The fit of the bodice has intentional ease to enable free movement for dance, exercise or work. There are instructions on how to make the fit tighter if desired. The following design elements are all included in the pattern and are interchangeable. There is a design guide to assist in choosing which elements you may want to combine in your dress. This pattern is a dress with separate bodice and skirt with the bodice ending at the natural waistline. The bodice front has horizontal bust darts (which can be repositioned as desired) and four pleats at the waist. The bodice back has a two piece back with a yoke and wider lower back gathered into it. The back has two pleats at the waist for fitting. There are two sleeve options: a short and a long sleeve. Both sleeves have a very full sleeve head which is either darted, pleated or gathered into the armscye. The short sleeve can be made plain, with a ribbon lattice decoration or the choice of 3 cuffs (plain, wing or pointed). The long sleeve can be made plain or with a cuff. There are 4 necklines from which to choose (V-neck, high-neck, lapel, or scoop), all of which can be made with a collar or plain without a collar. The collars for the v-neck are notched, square, pointed or sailor. The high neck can have a long shirt collar or a spread collar. The lapel neckline can be made with the shirt or spread collar. the scoop is made plain with no collar. There are a choice of two optional fabric belts, narrow at 1 3/4 inches wide and wide at 2 3/4 inches wide. There are two different skirts (wide A line or flared). Both skirts can be made with either no pockets, large inserted pockets or patch pockets. There is an option of a breast pocket, with either lattice trim or plain. There are a choice of three aprons (plain, decorated with a ribbon lattice or made with contrast areas of colour). There are four headpieces included (a ribbon decorated lattice bandette, a contrast colour bandette, a nurse cap and a chef hat).

Fabric: Modern - any fabric. Period - silk, cotton, linen, wool, nylon, rayon. Interfacing: medium weight. Notions: at least 12 5/8" or 3/4" buttons. Additional buttons needed for the optional belts. Wide belt - two additional. Narrow belt - one additional. Nurse cap - two additional 1/2" buttons. Wing cuffs - two additional 1/2" buttons. For the diner waitress lattice trim dress - 1 1/2 yards of 1/2" wide ribbon or double fold bias tape. Optional - 1/4" shoulder pads. Optional for any Bandette - narrow plastic headband. Chef's hat - 3" of hook and loop tape. Sailor - 8 yards Middy Braid.

Package includes: Paper pattern and instructions for US sizes 4 - 32



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