Ladies’ “Go To” Shirtwaist Dress– Fit and Flare —1939 to Early 1950s, Sizes 4-32. Modern, Retro, Theater or Reenactor.
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. There are two sleeve options: a short and a long sleeve. There are 4 necklines from which to choose, all of which can be made with a collar or plain without a collar. There are a choice of two optional fabric belts, narrow at 1 3/4 inches wide and one wide at 2 3/4 inches wide. There are two different skirts; one is a wide A-line and the other is flared. There are a choice of three aprons; plain, decorated with a ribbon lattice, or made with contrast areas of color. There are four headpieces included; a ribbon decorated lattice bandette, a contrast color bandette, a nurse cap, and a chef hat.
This pattern is printed on white bond paper with colored cutting lines. These patterns are well researched and offer suggestions for modern & historical details. Sizes 4-32 all included in the pattern.
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