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Auction 1219 d 5257 green dress 14 1942 43 unp
Auction 1219 d 5257 green dress 14 1942 43 unp

1940s Size 14 Bust 32 Swing WWII Button Front Dress Du Barry 5257 Pattern USO


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A Du Barry Perfect Pattern 5257…a Misses’ and Women’s Dress Sewing Pattern in Size 14. This is an unprinted pattern. The pattern is cut and all the pieces are there. All the pieces are very nice except for the sleeve, H, which was cut into between the notches on the underarm seam…just draw a straight line with a ruler for about 2 inches (where the cutting line should have been) and you will be fine. The instructions are there but very brittle and shattered around the edges…they hung outside the envelope for years…but are still usable. The envelope is in poor condition with tanning, pin holes and tears. I have not returned the pattern pieces to the envelope. The envelope flap is gone; this is an envelope that opens on the bottom. There is no copyright date but following the guide this pattern 1942 or 1943. WWII with its fabric rationing caused hemlines to rise. Du Barry sewing patterns were manufactured by Simplicity Pattern Company for the Woolworth Company stores. Production began in 1931 and ended around 1947. Between 1933 and 1936, the NRA (National Recovery Act) logo appeared on the envelope front. Because of their manufacture for one store chain and a 16 year production period, Du Barry sewing patterns are more difficult to find. Remember to check the seam allowance! Many of the old patterns do not use the 5/8” that is standard today. Pattern Description “Collar is cut in one with front of blouse. Dress buttons down front. Skirt is joined to blouse at natural waistline. Long or short sleeves are darted into armhole.” Size 14: Bust 32”, Waist 27”, Hip 35” Don't miss out just because the sizing isn't quite right! Resizing a pattern is simple, instructions may be found here: How to resize a pattern! All patterns are vintage items and sold…AS IS. Although I maintain a smoke-free and a pet-free studio, I have no control over where items have been previously. I attempt to represent my goods as honestly as possible, but sometimes something will get by. If you have any doubts about an item, E-MAIL ME! I want to make sure that you will be pleased with your purchase. I will make a refund as merchandise credit; buyer pays for return shipments. Pattern comes in a zip 2 mil. plastic bag and is shipped in an envelope with a cardboard insert. The zip bag is great for storing the pattern! Please note that I count the pattern pieces unless factory folded, assess the pattern’s condition and press the pattern as necessary. You will never purchase a pattern from me with “It looks like it’s all there” or ‘Pieces need pressing’

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