1950s Ladies Ceil Chapman Formal Dress - Reproduction 1958 Sewing Pattern #F1251 - 35 Inch Bust

1950s Ladies Ceil Chapman Formal Dress - Reproduction 1958 Sewing Pattern #F1251 - 35 Inch Bust



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This 1958 reproduction sewing pattern is replicated from a Ceil Chapman Design. Pattern is cut to Designer Measurements NOT Standard Pattern Measurements. It is sized as follows:

Bust - 35 Inches
Waist - 25 Inches
Hips (5" below waistline) - 36 Inches

Length of dress is 48-1/2 inches
Length from nape of neck to waist is 16-3/4 inches

This one-piece formal dress features a dramatic pleated front bodice with pleated and layered off-shoulder short sleeves. The waistline is darted with layers of pleats along the back for a fabulous drape. Dress closes at back with a zipper. Thanks to Jess and Laura for the fabulous photos of their dresses. For wonderful constructions details, take a look at Laura's Blog: http://www.lauramaedesigns.com/2014/04/out-of-season.html

**Due to the designer details of this design, this pattern is recommended for an ADVANCED sewer. A MUSLIN IS A MUST!**

SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Plain or Printed Silks, Novelty Cottons, Silk Taffeta, Satin, Peau de Soie. MATERIAL FOR LINING: Lightweight Crepe. MATERIAL FOR INTERFACING: Cotton Lawn

~ 39 Inch Wide Material - Without Nap 4-7/8 Yards
~ 42 Inch Wide Material - Without Nap 4-5/8 Yards
~ 50 Inch Wide Material - Without Nap 4 Yards

~ 39 Inch Wide Material - Without Nap 1-3/4 Yards

~ 35 Inch Wide Material - Without Nap 3/8 Yard

~18 Inch zipper, seam-binding, hoods & eyes, thread.

This pattern was originally created by Dec. 30, 1959 and the copyright has expired. The original was by Spadea - Ceil Chapman Original Design. This pattern has been re-digitized into it's current format. All content falls under the copyright Vintage Pattern Lending Library 2010, and as such, no portion of this pattern may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without the written consent of Vintage Pattern Lending Library.

Our replicated historic patterns are the highest quality available. They are electronically digitized and printed on a high-quality graphics printer in two to three colors. Paper is a beautiful 18lb semi-transparent vellum for ease of pinning and cutting. They are NOT inferior hand drawn, photo-copied or blue-printed replications. Our reproduced patterns are printed on full size sheets - no need for taping multiple small pages, or re-sizing from a small diagram.

Our patterns include seam allowances, grain lines and updated text for ease of construction. Patterns are reproduced directly from the original source material, with no changes in order to retain the historical accuracy of the pattern. Prior sewing experience and knowledge of working with vintage patterns is recommended.

Please note: This is NOT a finished garment and the original documentation and pattern are NOT included.

Since 1998, VINTAGE PATTERN LENDING LIBRARY has been the 'go to' source for vintage sewing pattern reproductions. We accept 100% returns on any patterns you are not happy with. Please visit us at www.vpll.org to learn more about our preservation projects.


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Alyssa Dolan Sep 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

It was beautifully packaged, the paper is so sturdy, and everything is just so nicely put together and will store very nicely! I have to resize it, but I cannot wait to make this!

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Kjirsten Gustavson May 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Just gorgeous! I cut this paper pattern last night and was thrilled with the quality of the paper--not too heavy, not too light (picky detail, I know, but I like good paper for patterns). It is clear and easy-to-read. Also, the seller could not be sweeter!! This is my new favorite pattern source. :)

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granger, ann Sep 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Well I am VERY happy with how this turned out. A really flattering shape and style. I'm a 38" bust, not 36" so had to learn how to enlarge patterns. Easy to follow instructions and great communication with seller. 5* all round!

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