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  • Model wearing dress made from Simplicity 4856 pattern
  • Julie Garland and Vincent Minnelli on their wedding day
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        Judy Garland Style Draped Dress

        Step back in time with this 1940s sewing pattern for the Garland Draped Dress. The smart surplice bodice and V neckline add a touch of elegance, while the gathered skirt creates a flattering silhouette. Choose between three-quarter length sleeves or short sleeves with a unique drape. Channel your inner Judy Garland and create a vintage-inspired masterpiece.

        The smart surplice bodice is gathered at the side seam and finished with a V neckline. The skirt front is gathered to the lowered waistline seam. Style I has three quarter length sleeves and the short sleeves of Style II are fashioned with an interesting drape.
        This dress puts is in mind of the Irene designed wedding dress worn by Judy garland when she married Vincent Minnelli.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. 

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 12
        Bust: 30” (76cm)
        Waist: 25” (63cm)
        Hip: 33” (83cm)
        Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to hem of;
        Dress: 42” (106cm)
        Width Around Lower Edge of;
        Dress: 55 ¼” (140cm)

        2” (5cm) TURN UP FOR HEM OF DRESS

        Sewing Notions

        Sewing Notions
        STYLES I-II – Button fastening OR slide fastener; seam binding; triangular shoulder pads (optional); matching thread 100 yds.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - not pre-shrunk -matching stripes, nap materials and plaids – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
        If this garment is shortened 2”, it will require 1/8 yd. less fabric than yardage given for every size except Style I on 54” material and Style II on 39”, 41” material and 54” material.
        35” material, 3 ¼ yds.
        39” material with nap, 3 1/8 yds.
        39” material, 3 yds.
        41” material, 2 5/8 yds.
        54” material, 2 yds.

        35” material, 3 yds.
        39” material with nap, 2 7/8 yds.
        39” material, 2 ¾ yds.
        41” material, 2 3/8 yds.
        54” material, 2 yds.

        STYLE I OR II
        TRIANGLE SHAPED SHOULDER PADS – ¼ yd. of 35” muslin or use purchased pads.
        ONE NON-SEPARABLE SLIDE FASTENER – 9” or 10” long used in side opening or dress or ready-made button fastening.

        ¾” (1.9cm) SEAMS – INDICATED BY SMALL “S”

        8 pieces pattern

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        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.