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  • 'Seven-Way' Opulent Drama Dress - Bust 34” (86cm)
  • Model wearing seven-way dress made from Woman’s Illustrated D2397 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        1950s Opulent Drama Dress

        A beautifully designed versatile dress for the most special occasions with a choice of attractive necklines with an up and down version, fitted bodice and full skirt.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF Download.

        Size Guide

        Bust: 34” (86cm)
        Waist: 27” (68.6cm)
        Hips: 38” (96.5cm)
        Neck to waist of all versions: 16” (40.7cm)
        Waist to hem of Versions 1 to 5: 31” (78.8cm)
        Waist to hem of Versions 6 and 7: 34” (86.4cm)
        Neck to hem of Versions 1 to 5: 47” (119.4cm)
        Neck to hem of Version 6: 50” (127cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread, Zip fastner, petersham for belt backing.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        (Without an up-and-down way, except for Version 5)
        Bust size: 34” (86cm)
        36” width Version 6, 6 yds.
        Net under-skirt
        (Nos. 6 and 7), 2 ¾ yds.
        Skirt of Version 7, 4 ¼ yds.
        Blouse of Version 7, 2 yds.
        Corduroy for Version 5, 4 3/8 yds.
        54” width Versions 1 & 4, 3 yds.
        Version 2, 2 5/8 yds.
        Version 3, 2 7/8 yds.
        42” width
        Version 6, 5 ½ yds.

        ¾ yd. of 36” velvet or contrasting for Versions 2 and 3, 1 ¾ yds. of fur trimming for Version 4. Petersham for backing belt or waist-band, a zip fastener. See separate leaflet for amount of wool and knitting instructions for gilet and cuffs of Version 1.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Dress- lightweight woolens (plain or fancy); silk or rayon crepes; cottons; tie silks, taffetas; lightweight failles; jacquards. Gilet – organdie; mousseline de soie; pique and linen. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level


        What You Will Receive

        If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.