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Vintage 50s Sheath Wiggle Dress Pattern with Short Jacket, Butterick No. 8460 Size 14 (Bust 34, 84cm)

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A sweet sheath dress, as we used to call them, with waist darts front and back, back pleat, and sleeveless and with scoop neckline. The short jacket is double breasted, with three quarter length sleeves and optional round collar. I remember my sister making this dress and being very envious of how smart it made her look. It resembles an outfit Elizabeth Taylor wore in one of her movies. I just saw the movie "The Help" and the heroine was wearing a suit similar to this.

Size: ~~~~~~~14
Bust~~~~~~~~34"~~~~~~~~84cm
Waist~~~~~~~26"~~~~~~~~66cm
Hip~~~~~~~~~36"~~~~~~~~92cm

Condition: The pattern has been cut but is complete with all pieces and instructions. The envelope has tears in the upper corners.

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Vintage 50s Sheath Wiggle Dress Pattern with Short Jacket, Butterick No. 8460 Size 14 (Bust 34, 84cm)


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  • Vintage Supply from the 1950s
  • Material: paper
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