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1964 Pattern: SIMPLICITY 5540


Sizes: (original size: 12)
32 bust
25 waist
34 hips

Mad Men era square neck empire waist shift dress style with optional sleeves.
Fitted high waist bodice has a gathered, loose fitted skirt with center back zipper.
This pattern is excellent for border print fabrics.
It is very easy to sew, having only 4 main pattern pieces.

Fabric: woven fabrics such as gingham, cottons, light weight linen, lace, and silks.
Heavier fabrics such as velvet or tapestry are also suitable.

Sizing: Vintage sizes vary, so you must compare with your own measurements for fit
How to Measure:

Condition: This is an UNCUT vintage pattern.
It is in good shape.
The envelope is old and may be worn, as shown in the cover photo.

This pattern will be shipped by US Mail, first class, in an envelope.
Large or thicker patterns will require higher rates, due to their weight.

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Vintage 60s Empire SHIFT DRESS, Easy to Sew pattern, SIMPLICITY5540, 32 bust


  • Vintage Supply from the 1960s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 202 reviews
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